Stay in a former royal residence near Hua Hin
Dating back to the 1800s, the all-villa De Chaochom (www.dechaochom.com) was formerly the summertime residence of Chao Chom Manda Mhod, the royal mother of Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse of Chumphon.
To see where the royal family spent their time in Hua Hin, opt for one of the two beachfront properties, Lookmai (58 sq-meters) and Metha (36 sq-meters, B4,500/night), whose clean, white colonial designs feature glossy blond wood floors and white wood carvings.
For something more modern, the contemporary, square-shaped pool villas (70 sq meters, B4,900/night) come with bedrooms that open straight onto the pool. All-day Thai and Western dining comes courtesy of onsite restaurant Ruen Chaochom set along the quiet, crowd-free beachfront.
For more royal exploration, the Klai Kangwon Royal Summer Residence is just a few minutes’ drive away.