Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hua Hin, Thailand: The Fabulous Marriott Resort and Spa

The bus ride from BKK to Hua Hin was cheap (about $7.50 each), the 25-passenger was modern, comfortable, and air-conditioned, but the ride itself took 4 1/2 hours, making for a long and somewhat draggy afternoon. An upcoming national holiday might be the cause of the congested traffic, as the trip would ordinarily take no more than 4 hours.




There was a lot to see, mainly urban, and we did go past a huge number of artificial ponds and fields where workers appear to be harvesting... salt. Another blogger explains what we saw in detail.



From the Hua Hin bus station, fortunately, it was a quick and cheap taxi ride to the Marriott, where we were greeted as VIPs (holding Gold status through United Airlines surely doesn't hurt).

The resort reopened a few months ago after an extensive closure and renovation. We were fortunate to get it for a grand opening bargain rate.



We are in a lovely ocean view room and it's going to be a great place to spend the next three nights and two full days before returning to Bangkok.



The view from our balcony...


We wandered down to the beachfront bar and enjoyed the view and the breeze on an otherwise hot and humid evening.






We ate dinner at the resort in their Amber Kitchen and found Thai food attractive and very tasty.





Larb...



Crispy fried pork...



Pad Thai...



Finally, we walked back to our room through the beautifully lit grounds to a good night's sleep.




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