There was quite a bit of Songkran holiday traffic on our drive to Hua Hin from Nichada (230 kilometers) and it took us about 3 hours. The Hyatt is located on the southern edge of the town and is really not convenient to anything in the central part of town. I would estimate that the Hyatt is about 1 1/2 miles from the central business district of Hua Hin. There are tuk tuks and taxis readily available if you do want to go shopping, try different restaurants, go clubbing, etc. However, we were quite happy to park ourselves by the pool for the duration of our stay and did not leave (or want to leave) the resort. There were four restaurants on the property and each had a menu selection that was varied enough to please the boys, Caitlynne, my friend and I. We thought the food was very good - two nights we had Italian food and one night we had very authentic (and very spicy) Thai food. The friends we went with had also upgraded to the club level so our breakfast was included and we ate that in the club lounge. Lunch was eaten poolside - burgers, salads, etc. The service was impeccable - plenty of staff around to anticipate your every need and they were all very pleasant and so helpful. The buildings, the pools, and the grounds were clean and well maintained. Each morning, right as the sun rose, there was an army of workers landscaping, vacuuming the pool, cleaning floors, windows, etc.
A spirit house flanked by elephants stood at the entrance to the hotel property.
I think the figures on this raised mural symbolize the days of the week. But, I could be wrong.
The view from our room.
There was another spirit house/pair of elephants set up on the beachfront edge of the property line. I think they were so festively decorated in celebration of Songkran.
The entire resort is spread over 16 acres and the landscaping was so dense and tropical. There were beautiful flowers, lush green foliage, numerous water gardens and fish pond.
Looking out to the Gulf from the reception area.
Have a great Thursday.