Planning that next beach getaway?


Avani Hua Hin (, formerly Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa, occupies a quiet stretch of beach in the coastal town.

The 185 rooms/suites and 11 villas are decorated in subtle earth tones and wood, accented with splashes of green. The hotel as a whole toes the same line between modernist and traditional, contrasting square architecture with Thai textures, like woven bamboo furniture.

Rates start at B3,600/night, but are higher for the 11 one- and two-bedroom villas, which come with a plunge pool or a Jacuzzi and direct access to the lagoon pool. Active vacationers can check out the fully-equipped gym and the array of watersports on offer (sailing, kite surfing, paddle boarding and yoga).

The Hammam spa room has a Turkish steam bath, which you can follow up with a massage (B1,500). Come evening, find your way to the resort’s jazz lounge for mellow blues with cocktails and mezze plates.

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