Situated just three hours south of Bangkok, Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s premier beach towns. Located right on the Gulf of Thailand, the seaside city is easy to reach by air, road or rail. Because of its fantastic location, long-term rental in Hua Hin is very popular with expats and locals alike. Here you will find a vibrant and understated city that welcomes people from all around the world with a welcoming smile and open arms.

Since its very humble beginnings as a sleepy resort town and gradual maturation into a royal vacation spot and then full-blown holiday destination for weekend trippers from Bangkok and sunseekers from around the globe, Hua Hin has become one of the most beloved seaside towns in the country.  

Although there is now quite a bit of money floating around Hua Hin in its high-end villas and swanky shopping malls, the town is still a relatively budget-friendly, convenient and friendly place to call home. If we’ve piqued your interest, here are our top four reasons to live in Hua Hin:

1) Perfectly balanced

Those who frequent Hua Hin often all agree that the city is perfectly balanced between its Thai and Western elements. The town is a real melting pot of different cultures, traditions and beliefs, evident in everything from its food to its festivals. Particularly for foodies, the city offers a wide array of international eats, from local street food and Michelin-star restaurants to ma-and-pa seafood shops and gelato cafes, you can find anything and everything in this town!

2) Affordable living

One of the best things about Hua Hin is its affordability for everyday living. Sure, you can choose to live a Kardashian-level lifestyle, but for the average Joe, the living here has remained budget-friendly, despite high-end residents moving into town. Whilst living expenses do vary a lot depending on your taste and needs (i.e., condominium vs villa), what’s good is that the city has a vast array of everything and can cater to every budget.

3) Outdoor recreation

The countryside surrounding Hua Hin affords nature lovers and sporting enthusiasts with endless recreational opportunities. The area’s ubiquitous national parks offer up beautiful hiking trails, cascading waterfalls, lush mangroves and fascinating caves. For those of you that love the water, Hua Hin is also an excellent spot for kiteboarding, windsurfing, sailing boating, surfing, scuba diving and fishing.

4) The vineyard experience

And finally, vino lovers will be in heaven here. Why? Because Hua Hin is fast becoming Thailand’s premier vineyard hub. The lush rolling hills west of the downtown area are now awash with wineries. The best part being, they all come with outstanding dining, tasting and touring opportunities. Whilst it’s not quite Napa Valley, Hua Hin is still a tranquil place where wine lovers can feel at home and enjoy a tipple or two!

We hope this brief article has helped you realise how many charms the city has and why a long-term rental in Hua Hin is such a good idea for those wanting to settle in the Land of Smiles for a while.