Over the years, Hua Hin’s population has kept expanding, which resulted in higher demand for sports facilities and activities to cater the healthy lifestyle. Today, there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you are looking for more relaxed activities to stay in shape or extreme sports, Hua Hin has it all. There are even a few notable sporting events held in Hua Hin, such as the Kite Boarding World Cup, International Beach Polo matches, PGA golfing tournaments and several international tennis friendlies. Below, we listed some of the most popular activities in Hua Hin to lead a healthy lifestyle.
One of the main attractions of Hua Hin are its beaches, which is why it’s no surprise that there are many water sports and other activities available. Visitors can rent a jet skii and take a ride on the sea or choose a more slower option and rent a kayak. For those interested in something more adventurous, you can try parasailing and kitesurfing. In addition, many beaches have volleyball nets where locals and fellow expats often join for a friendly volleyball game on the beach. This can be very entertaining and a great way to meet new people. Beside the sea and beach related activities, there are a few water parks in Hua Hin that offer wakeboarding and water skiing among water slides. They are not only fun for children, but adults as well.
It is impossible not to mention golf when talking about activities in Hua Hin. There is an abundance of golf courses in Hua Hin and it’s surrounding areas. Beside more affordable options, Hua Hin has several well-known world-class golf courses, which attract many golf enthusiasts and professional players each year. For many, golfing options and diversity is one of the main reasons for choosing Hua Hin as their retirement destination, or a second home.
CYCLING & MOUNTAIN BIKING
Cycling has become one of the most popular activities in Hua Hin, with the construction of new cycling tracks all over the city and beyond. There are also specialized cycling tour guides for both groups and individuals that will take you around the city or even to further locations such Sam Roi Yot national park, Monsoon Valley vineyards of Hua Hin and more.
MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS
Thailand is well known for it’s martial arts and there are many gyms available in Hua Hin, with focus on Muay Thai or Thai Kick Boxing. Some of the former champions and stadium fighters offer classes, which is a great way to learn how to defend yourself or simply stay in shape. The selection of gyms and fitness centers varies from small neighborhood gyms to high-level fitness facilities.
Tennis, football/soccer, squash, badminton, pickleball, snooker, bowling, you name it, Hua Hin has a wide range of ball related sports for you to choose from. This is not only a good way to stay physically healthy, but also to meet new friends. There are numerous clubs or groups for each sport, consisting of both Thai and expat players. Quick search on Facebook will result in many groups where you can join and establish the initial contact with people interested in the same activity.
MEDITATION & YOGA
If you are looking for meditation or yoga classes, you will be pleased to hear that Hua Hin has several options for you. Many hotels, wellness & spa, as well as independent retreats, offer classes in meditation, yoga, reiki, tai-chi, pilates and more.