Rooms start at a shade over B3,000. 

Located along Prachuap Khiri Khan's peaceful Samroiyod Beach, Varinah (098-464-4958, www.varinahresort.com) is a relatively small resort that hits the price-to-style sweet spot.
 
The 48 guest rooms and eight private pool villas start at an enticing B3,100. The 50-sq-m villa comes with its own private pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and roof deck with panoramic views of Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park—yours for about B6,400/night.
 
While the resort is about 30 minutes’ drive from Hua Hin city center, the stunning fourth-floor infinity pool, library, fully-equipped fitness and seaside restaurant mean you probably don’t need to leave.
 

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