Welcome to the enchanting coastal haven of Pranburi, just 3.5 hours away from Bangkok, where the sun-drenched shores meet a tapestry of adventure, relaxation, and cultural discovery.
Pranburi is located south of Hua Hin along the same coastal region of the serene Gulf of Thailand. With an artistic, bohemian vibe, Pranburi is quickly becoming a top destination with travelers looking for a tranquil escape.
From golfing on world-class courses to spa retreats and cultural explorations, Pranburi offers a symphony of experiences, making it the perfect canvas for your next unforgettable getaway. Here are the top seven unique experiences that await you in this coastal haven.
1. Kite-Surfing on Pranburi Beach
Renowned for its consistent winds and vast stretches of pristine sands, Pranburi Beach provides an idyllic setting for both novices and seasoned kite-surfers alike. The rhythmic dance between surfers and the azure waves creates a captivating spectacle against the backdrop of clear skies and the tranquil Gulf of Thailand. Whether you’re riding the waves for the first time or mastering new tricks, Pranburi Beach promises an immersive kite-surfing adventure, blending the adrenaline of water sports with the natural beauty of this coastal haven.
2. Scenic Bicycle Routes along Coastal Paths
Embark on a journey of discovery along the scenic 25km bicycle routes that wind through the captivating coastal paths of Pranburi. As you pedal along the shores, the gentle sea breeze accompanies you, revealing breathtaking panoramas of the Gulf of Thailand. Whether you’re a leisurely cyclist or a dedicated enthusiast, these routes cater to all, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.
3. Natural Wonders
Delve into the enchanting realm of Pranburi Forest Park, a natural gem south of Hua Hin. Here, the largest mangrove forest in Thailand beckons, offering a unique exploration that sets this destination apart. Navigate the waterways by a long-tail boat or traverse the lush landscape via the boardwalk, providing an intimate encounter with the rich biodiversity of the mangrove ecosystem.
Venturing further into the natural marvels of the region, Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park beckons with its dramatic limestone formations, pristine beaches, and diverse flora and fauna. One of the highlights is the boat trip to Phraya Nakhon Cave, where an ethereal pavilion bathed in natural light awaits, creating a surreal and magical atmosphere. The park also boasts a picturesque lotus pond, a serene oasis surrounded by limestone formations, creating a tranquil atmosphere for moments of reflection and appreciation of the park’s natural beauty.
4. Visit the Pranburi Walking Street
The Pranburi Walking Street, a testament to the region’s cultural richness, invites locals and visitors alike to partake in a delightful evening of shopping, dining, and immersive cultural experiences. Nestled in the heart of Pranburi, the Pranburi Walking Street consists of two-storey wooden houses with a 200-year-old market and comes alive in the evening, transforming into a lively hub of cultural exchange. Vendors line the streets, showcasing a delightful array of local handicrafts, clothing, and souvenirs.
5. Temple Exploration
Experience the serene beauty of Wat Khao Kalok, a seaside temple offering breathtaking coastal views. Discover cultural richness at Wat Huay Mongkol, home to the revered giant monk statue Luang Phor Thuad. For a tranquil retreat, explore the historic Wat Ao Noi, nestled amidst lush greenery. Uncover the spiritual charm of the region through these sacred landmarks.
6. Golfing in Hua Hin-Pranburi
Indulge in a golfer’s paradise amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Hua Hin, a coastal gem renowned for its world-class golf courses. Tee off against a backdrop of azure skies and lush greenery as Hua Hin unfolds as a golfing haven, offering a selection of meticulously designed courses that cater to players of all skill levels. The region is home to several championship golf courses, each boasting its unique features and challenges.
Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul with wellness offerings in Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi. Embrace a holistic retreat at Aleenta, where spa treatments and wellness programs are curated to restore balance and vitality. Indulge in ocean-view yoga sessions, therapeutic massages, and organic spa rituals, allowing the tranquil surroundings to enhance your wellness journey.
WHERE TO STAY?
Located on the picturesque Pak Nam Pran bay, its beach is a mecca for kite surfing enthusiasts from around the world, the Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi suites and beachfront villas* are always within steps from the beach, with a stunning view of the gulf of Thailand, most with private pool. Quiet and quaint, eclectic and always personalised, it epitomises the barefoot luxury beach house where no 2 rooms are the same, the resort is beloved by so many of its returning guests over the years, most have their “favourite room” to return to.
There is no TV at Aleenta Pranburi, but plenty of stars to gaze upon at night and other activities for guests to enjoy. Highlights include a visit to its organic farm and chicken coop for fresh free range eggs, a farmers market that opens daily, a famous bakery that opens till noon, and a beach cafe that beg you to linger all afternoon. Wake up to the sunrise and take a bicycle out on a cycling track that runs on the coast then return to give alms to local monks that walk by the resort every morning at 7am. The award winning Ayurah Spa offers traditional and holistic treatments from expert healing hands.