Hua Hin is very relaxing, it certainly does not have the best beaches but when you think it is only 2 and a half hours from Bangkok it is ideal for a stay at a beach near Bangkok when visiting Thailand. Nearby national parks are excellent, also a good range of shopping, restaurants. There are also temples and historic sights to see. Overall a lovely place in Thailand for a holiday vacation. We found Khao takiab the nicest part of Hua hin, in particular Hua Don Beach which is much better than the meain beach.