Team Building in Hua Hin Thailand
Hua Hin as your team building and MICE destination
The royal town of Hua Hin is situated on the west side of the Gulf of Thailand, and lies about 250km southwest of Bangkok. It enjoys a status as one of the country's most popular beach resort destinations, used by royalty and members of high society, as well as offering good value for ordinary Thais as well as excellent infrastructure and accommodation.
Hua Hin is the oldest beach resort of Thailand with the oldest beach resort - now called The Centara Grand Hua Hin, but before known as the Railway hotel from the days when the main line was busy in the era before air travel became widespread. It's perfect for walks through quiet winding streets, trying all kinds of tasty food from restaurants and market stalls and enjoying the atmosphere of a friendly coastal village. It is also a fishing town, where traditional fishermen on the Gulf of Thailand make their living.
With about a million tourist arrivals a year, Hua Hin has become a popular MICE and team building destination due to it’s laid back atmosphere, easy distance from Bangkok and wide range of hotels which can accommodate large groups.
A number of excellent resorts supply a wide range of facilities and services for meetings and incentive travel, from huge ballrooms and exhibition halls to conference rooms for seminars and tropical gardens for gala dinners.
The surroundings are also fascinating with several national parks, beautiful views, forests, farms, lakes, caves and rivers for eco-adventure activities and day trips and excursions. The nightlife is also worth exploring, with a great choice of western and Thai restaurants, as well as several discotheques and open air bars.
Hua Hin, and its close neighbour Cha Am, are renowned nationally and internationally for their quality and quantity of golf courses. More than 20 top level courses and links are within a short trip from the city, and many hotels offer daily rates and can arrange packages.
MICE Hotels Getting There
Hua Hin and Cha Am are located about two and a half hours by road from Bangkok. The seaside resort can also be reached by local train from Hualomphong Bangkok station. Airport transfers from Bangkok international airport are easy to arrange by coach or by van.
Weather in Hua Hin
Hua Hin has fortunate weather, as it is fairly protected and centrally located and on the narrow peninsula of Khra, that extends down to Malaysia.
As a result, Hua Hin has three separate seasons - as opposed to four that most northern hemisphere countries experience. These are often referred to as "cool", "hot" and "rainy". However most visitors will experience them as "hot", "even hotter" and "hot, rainy"!
Roughly speaking the "cool" season is from November-February. At this time of year, nights can get a little cold at less than 20 degrees and the average daily temperature is 26 degrees centigrade.
There is always plenty of sunshine, although it is not quite as strong as later in the year. The seas can get rough, and it can get windy in the afternoons, although rain is not very common.
The "hot" season runs from March-June. Temperatures can easily reach an average of 30 degrees centigrade, with daytime heat rising to 35 degrees. The climate remains pleasant though, due to the onshore winds and fresh air. Nights are also hotter than before and humidity gets a little higher. The sea is calmer, but it can again get windy in the afternoons. Towards the end of this period, it is common to get some showers, but mostly in the afternoons and generally lasting no longer than an hour or so.
The "rainy" season lasts from July until October. Luckily, Hua Hin does not suffer from the monsoon downpours that the north and south experience as it is protected by the gulf of Thailand. Temperatures often average about 28 degrees centigrade in the day, with the evenings slightly cooler than in the hot season. Mornings are sometimes overcast, but most days clear up and become warm and humid. Rain often arrives in the mid afternoon as cloud cover builds up over the hills in Burma (Myanmar) to the west, and when showers occur, they don't last long and are a refreshing end to a balmy day. The sea is generally calm.