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Situated some 30km south of Hua Hin, Pranburi and Paknampran are fast becoming tourist destinations in their own right. For many years, they were not so favoured, either with locals or tourists, as most people stayed in Hua Hin or Ch-am.
However, Pranburi and Paknampran are now becoming popular and as a result there are a number of hotels and resorts that have sprung up in the area and more are being developed.
The beach here is not one of the area's best, but it is passable and what attracts most people is its peace and privacy.
The national park of Khao Sam Roi Yot is located in the vicinity and should be seen if you are staying in Pranburi, or even Hua Hin. Hua Hin's fishing fleet moved to Paknampran a number of years ago and a visit to see it and the accompanying hustle and bustle is definitely worthwhile. Pranburi Forest Park covers a large area and has a peaceful pine-fringed beach and mangrove nature trails.
See our South of Hua Hin pages for more ideas and discussion of the area.
Eco tours are available down the Pranburi river and into the mangrove plantations.
Read more about Paknampran eco cruises »
As mentioned above, the number of hotels and resorts in the Pranburi/Paknampran area is on the increase and the main ones are listed below with brief descriptions of each.
Lawana Beach Resort
Situated in Paknampran proper at the mouth of the Pranburi river, this stlyish 20 bungalow resort is a great place to get away from it all. It faces the fishing fleet and the atmosphere is one of stepping 40 years back in time. The beach stretches for 3km and the local village is a stone's throw away. Each bungalow has air conditioning with refrigerator, tv, hot water and private balcony. An open air restaurant serves Thai and international cuisine and drinks. There is a range of activites such as sea kayaking, fishing and river cruises. Facilities include telephone and internet facilities, jeep and motorbike rental and laundry services.
Address: 5/1 Moo 1, Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuabkirikhan 77210.
Prices: From 1,740 [ book online ]
Tuangsook Lake Hills Resort
Located 2.5km from Pranburi beach, the resort is set in the middle of a coconut plantation with great views of the surrounding hills. Accommodation is split between one bedroom garden suite rooms and family suites. They are all air conditioned and have mini bar, refrigerator, satellite tv and balcony.
A restaurant can cater for all your culinary needs, both Thai and western and other facilities include a swimming pool and jacuzzi, internet and laundry service.
Address: 393 Moo 2, T.Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuapkirikhan 77220.
Prices: From 1,130 [ book online ]
Brassiere Beach, The Cosy Beach
So named after local folklore when a father tore his beautiful daughter up into pieces as he couldn't decide which suitor to give her away to (one of her breasts fell into the sea and the local fishermen tie brassieres around a spirit house for good luck). Accommodation is provided in a number of different styles and all rooms have air conditioning, living area, mini bar, refrigerator and CD player. The higher standard and larger accommodation come with private pool. A restaurant serves a wide selection of food and drink and numerous other facilities are on offer.
Address: 210 Moo 5, Tambon Baan Hau-Tan-Taew, Samroiyod, Pranburi, Prachuapkirikhan.
Prices: From 2,950 [ book online ]
Purimuntra Resort and Spa
This Oriental-style boutique resort is newly opened and situated right on the beach. It has 19 high-quality suites and villas that have been appointed to the highest standards. They range from The Beach Suite to a Superior Room. All are air conditioned with mini bar, refrigerator, satellite tv and internet. The more prestigious accommodation come with bathtubs or private jacuzzi and outdoor shower.
The restaurant serves a wide variety of Thai and international cuisine and the spa specialises in traditional massage, aromatherapy, foot reflexology and various scrubs. There is a 100m long swimming pool for those who don't fancy getting into the sea.
Address: 97 Moo 4, Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuapkirikhan 77220.
Prices: From 3,300 [ book online ]
Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi
This private resort offers ten rooms and one villa. They are all very special and offer a range of amenities, some with private plunge pool, others with twin bath tubs or rooftop deck. All are air conditioned and have wireless internet access.
The restaurant and pool lounge will cater for your every taste, whilst the spa offers yoga training and traditional massage. Other facilities include a swimming pool, library and music (CD) library.
Address: 183 Moo 4, Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuapkirikhan 77220.
Prices: From 4,200 [ book online ]
Evason Hideaway and Six Senses Spa
This unique resort provides a range of accommodation. There are 19 Pool Villas, 19 Pool villa Suites, 16 Duplex Pool villa Suites and 1 Two Bedroom Pool Villa Suite. All have their own private pool and garden, private sun lounge and are air conditioned with satellite tv, CD,VCD Hi-Fi system, floating outdoor bathtub and outdoor sala.
The emphasis at the resort is to furnish guests with luxury amid elegantly designed modern architecture. Your culinary needs will be well cared for at the main restaurant or in the bar area and private dining, prepared at your villa or personal barbecues can be arranged at any time. Activities include tennis, watersports, gym facilities and trekking.
Address: 9/22 Moo 5, Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuapkirikhan 77220.
Evason Hua Hin Resort and Spa
Set in 20 acres of lush tropical landscape and right on the beach, this resort is located approximately 30km south of Hua Hin. It is well-regarded as a "get-away" location and its 145 rooms all have their own individual style that range from an Evason Room to an Evason Pool Villa. The spa is impressive and offers therapeutic treatments to revitalise you. The six restaurants and bars can cater to all tastes from classic Thai cuisine to western dishes and snacks. The facilities are excellent, including swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness centre, library, shops and in-house clinic.
Address: 9 Moo 3, Pak Nam Pran Beach, Pranburi, Prachuabkirikhan 77220.
Tel: +66 (0)32 632111.
Bacchus Home Resort
This 66 room resort is situated overlooking the beach and is designed to offer a spa atmosphere that blends in with the natural surroundings. There are 66 rooms that range from Superior Garden View to Sweet Panorama. All are air conditioned with refrigerator and hot water showers. The restaurant serves Thai and western food and other facilities include a swimming pool with jacuzzi, a childrens' splash pool, massage service, karaoke room, wireless internet and laundry service.
Address: 478/7 Moo 2, Tambol Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuapkirikhan 77220.
Prices: From 1,500 [ book online ]
Pattawia Resort and Spa
This 174 room resort is situated right on the beach and includes 2 Honeymoon Villas, 8 Executive Suites and 6 Family Suites. All are air conditioned with mini bar, refrigerator, tv and private balcony. Two restaurants by the pool and inside will serve you delicious Thai, Chinese and western cuisine. The spa offers therapeutic treatments such as traditional Thai massage, foot massage and general stress relief. Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre and library.
Address: Pranburi, Prachuapkirikhan.
Prices: From 1,935 [ book online ]
Milford Paradise Hua Hin
(note: maybe operating under different name)
Located just 15km south of Hua Hin, this 171 room hotel is right on the beach and associated with nextdoor Milford Golf Course. The rooms range from Superior to Honeymoon Suite. All have modern facilities and balconies facing the sea. Facilities include a coffee shop, restaurant, swimming pool, high speed internet service, 2 tennis courts, snooker room, fitness room and sauna.
Address: 200/3 Moo 1, Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuapkirikhan 77110.
Prices: From 1,530 [ book online ]
Tanao Sri Resort
Overlooking Paknampran Bay, accommodation is made up of single and two storey villas set in tropical gardens. Each have their own private entrance lobby and feature air conditioning, cable tv, mini bar and refrigerator. An open air bar and cocktail lounge will supply your food and drink requirements and other facilities include a swimming pool (with childrens' area), small spa and lounge deck.
Address: 146/7 Paknampran Beach Road, Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuapkirikhan 77120.
Prices: From1,900 [ book online ]
This resort is designed in Thai/Balinese style and features 16 living accommodations sitting in tropical gardens, right on the beach. All have private balconies with sea views and benefit from a full list of modern amenities.
Facilities include two restaurants that will serve you with both Thai and international food, a swimming pool and laundry service.
Address: 173 Moo 4, Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuapkirikhan 77220.
Prices: From 3,600 [ book online ]
Dolphin Bay Resort
Located close to Sam Roi Yod National Park, the resort offers 24 beach bungalows and 24 first floor rooms. All are air conditioned and have satellite tv, mini bar and private balcony. In addition, there are appartments, with 2, 3 or 6 bedrooms. Some have their own own swimming pools and spas. Food and drinks can be found at the poolside bar or restaurant. Facilities include 2 swimming pools, gym, Thai massage and water sports.
Address: 227 Moo 4, Phu Noi, Sam Roi Yot, Prachuapkirikhan 77120.
Prices: From 1,150 [ book online ]
Anchana Resort and Spa
Located between graceful hills and the sea, this 50 room resort is designed in Balinese style and set in tropical grounds. Accommodation ranges from Superior Rooms to Cottages all with a full range of amenities including cable tv, air conditioning and private balcony. Two restaurants and a coffee bar can serve up delicious Thai, Chinese and western dishes and other facilities include a free form swimming pool and mini-mart.
The spa specialises in deep tissue and reflexology massage.
Address: 228 Moo 4, Sam Roi Yod District, Prachuapkirikhan 77120.
Prices: From 2,100 [ book online ]
Sam Roi Yod Holiday Resort
The resort offers a variety of accommodation, set in tropical gardens, ranging from private villas to terraced houses. All are air conditioned with tv, refrigerator and hot water.
The restaurant is close to the beach and serves a selection of Thai and western dishes.
Address: 181 Moo 4, King Amphur Sam Roi Yod, Prachuapkirikhan 77120.
Prices: From 1,010 [ book online ]
Privacy Beach Resort and Spa
This luxury boutique-style resort offers 76 forms of accommodation ranging from One Story Pool Villas to Pool Villa Rooms. All are air conditioned and have mini bars. The larger units come with bath tubs and private pools.
An indoor and outdoor restaurant together with pool bar and afternoon tea corner are able to serve you delicious food and drink. Facilities include a spa, fitness centre, large swimming pool, business centre and childrens' play area.
Address: 252 Moo 3, Tambol Sam Roi Yod, King Amphur Sam Roi, Prachuapkirikhan 77120.
Prices: From 2,400 [ book online ]
Ali Baba Boutique Resort
This Dubai style hotel is situated on Pranburi beach and all rooms have full modern facilities.
Address: 169/8 Moo 3, Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuabkirikhan 77220
Prices: From 1,330 (book online)
Away Hua Hin
This resort can accommodate up to 16 guests in 4 Thai style villas and a 55 year old traditional teak wood house. It sits on the unspoilt Pranburi Sam Roi Yod beach.
Address: 83 Moo 1 Sam Roi Yod, Prachuabkirikhan
Prices: From 3,710 (book online)
Bayburi Vacation Villas Hua Hin
The 4 villas are located on the beachfront and whilst almost identical in design they have their own unique character. There are uninterrupted sea views from almost every room and each villa has its own pool, kitchen, study, living areas and maid's quarters. The residences are available for long and short stay guests.
Address: 306-9 Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuabkirikhan
Prices: From 16,100 (book online)
The 9 modern rooms are ideal for families and business travelers. The resort has an impressive range of amenities and is set in 2.5 rai of tropical gardens. Free wi-fi is available also.
Address: 169/5 Moo 3, Tambon Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuabkirikhan 77220
Prices: From 1,530 (book online)
Golden Pine Beach Resort and Spa
Located on Pranburi's sandy beach, the Bali style resort offers clean and comfortable accommodation with all amenities.
Address: 454/25 Moo 2, Tambon Paknampran, Pranburi, Prachuabkirikhan 77220
Prices: From 1,700 (book online)
This Moroccan resort sits on a stretch of Pranburi beach and has superb facilities including fitness room, library, good restaurants and a spa.
Address: 165/3 Moo 3, Paknampran, Prachuabkirikhan 77220
Prices: From 5,250 (book online)