Is it true that Hua Hin is one of the safest holiday resorts in Thailand. And, full of friendly Thai people? According to www.holidaysplease.co.uk it is correct with visitors averaging a rating a very positive of 8.4 out of 10.
Hua Hin is famous for many things: tropical beaches, the Royal Palace, countless golf courses and sports like kiteboarding, mountain biking, golf, fishing, tennis, football and badminton. The food is renowned too with a choice of many popular Western dishes like Indian, French and Italian and a great selection of Thai and fresh sea food. This has all been well documented over the years.
However, what is not so well-documented or discussed is crime and safety. Our clients often ask us about safety and the crime rate in Hua Hin. The simple answer is, it really is very low. We cannot say it is non-existent. That would not be telling the truth. But, I personally would be happy for my mum, fiancee or any family member or friend to walk around the city on their own at 2:00am in the morning.
I come from England in the UK. I cannot say the same about letting family walk around the towns there late at night. Hua Hin really does have a great sense of community and friendliness. One of the reasons may come from the fact that all Thai people are taught to respect their elders. Their culture also embraces politeness to a large degree.
From a very young age, Thai people learn to respect their elders. This can be seen in all walks of life and in all ages. This is probably one of the reasons why the crime rate is so low in Hua Hin, Thailand. And, why foreigners feel safe whether they are at home, out in the streets or out late at night.
Also, Hua Hin is not renowned for its wild all-night-long nightlife. Hua Hin has nightlife, and plenty of it too from family-friendly bars to the more ‘colourful’ streets. But, it is low key. It does not power on through the nights. And, it is friendly and respectable in general.
Perhaps, this is why Hua Hin tends not to attract big groups of party goers looking for wild nights out. Hua Hin is certainly family-based and attracts retirees, semi-retirees, families and many professional people along with many Thai people from Bangkok.
Above, are perhaps just a few of the reasons why Hua Hin remains one of the safest, if not the safest, of h0liday resorts when compared to Pattaya, Phuket and Samui. The truth is, Hua Hin is generally very secure, safe, calm and friendly – for both Thai people and foreigners either on holiday or for expats living here permanently.