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After celebrating new year among Bangkok’s sky scrapers, it was finally time for some rest, days in the sun by the beach at our Hua Hin boutique hotel. We had longed for this for months….2017 was an amazing year but also a crazy one both in terms of work and travel. 15 countries and 32 cities. I guess it says it all. We both agreed, this time we needed to have a quiet and peaceful vacation, to relax, to get an energy overdose, all to be ready for another exiting year.

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Our Vacay Vision

Things to do in our Hua Hin Boutique Hotel

Three hours by car from Bangkok and we reached our little paradise, our Hua Hin boutique hotel hideaway for the coming nine nights, Aleenta Hua Hin. This small luxury hotel was perfect in all aspects. Located in Pranburi, an unexploited fishing village in a lush tropical spot by the beach. A true boutique hotel with only 25 bungalows. It was easy to get into vacay mood here. Slowly but surely, we forgot which day it was, let the days pass by in slow motion with the sun as our guiding star in terms of time. All problems felt far away and life easy! Read all about our Aleenta life and our 5 reasons why we loved this place so much!

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A Day @Aleenta Hua Hin

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1.  The Gorgeous Mornings

The mornings are the best when you live by the beach. Opening the glass doors, letting in the sound of the waves together with the morning sun. Suddenly, sleeping in did not feel like a good idea. These golden hours in the morning are to die for.

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Can I pls always wake up like this!!!

Continuing the mornings with a great view and to the sound of the waves, we either had a delicious and healthy breakfast or a morning massage, in the Ayurah Spa on the third floor facing the beach.

Good start of the day - Ayurah Spa
Good start of the day @ Ayurah Spa

2. The Days by the Pool & the Hammock

Built to be one with the environment, giving a lush and tropical feeling, each of the bungalows are set to give their guests a true feeling of privacy. The staff were amazing and gave us the opportunity to try out three of their different choices; Palm Pool Villa, Pool Residence and the extra-large Palm Pool Villa.

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Early morning in our Palm Pool Villa

Our favorite was for sure the Pool Residence, the number eight (ask for this when you are booking as it is the best one). Located just by the sea, with a cool round architecture, we spent our days in the sun beds or the lovely hammock, sipping in the sun, reading books, playing Yatzy, blogging or just letting ourselves be seduced by the view.

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Just chilling…

Another favorite spot was the infinity pool. Located on the second floor next to the restaurant, the view from here is truly magic. Even though there were only for sunbeds in the small sundeck, we always had the place totally for ourselves. Lying here it was honestly hard to do anything else than just looking into the horizon….

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Could sit here forever and ever….
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Quite a view…

3. The Afternoons at the Beach

The afternoons meant walks on the beach. Around 4 pm the tide took the water away and the wide Pak Nam Pran Beach showed its golden sand. I love that you still can find these unexploited, untouched places in Thailand. Here you will find only a couple smaller hotels, and some impressive luxury private houses and during our afternoon walks we hardly met anyone.

Afternoons at the Hua Hin Beach
The afternoon walks…

Even though, we were on the wrong side to see the sunset at hour Hua Hin boutique hotel, the sky offered us impressive spectacles every evening. The light in the afternoon were so beautiful. Turning everything into a golden, silvery or pink shimmer. These afternoon beach walks will stay in my memory for a long time….

Sunset at Hour Hua Hin Boutique Hotel
When magic happens
My Favorite Beach House Hua Hin
My favorite beach house
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Along the road passing through the sleepy village of Pranburi is also a long board walk where you can walk or take a ride with the bicycle. One afternoon, it was time for a fourty minutes walk and a visit to one of our larger neighbors, the Evason Hua Hin. A big contrast to our small resort with its 20 acres of landscaped lush tropical gardens full of lotus ponds, still very cosy. A great alternative if you are looking for a bigger luxury resort. Loved their Six Senses Spa and their yoga and meditation schedule!

Evason Hua Hin
Evason Hua Hin

4. The Magic Sunsets at our Hua Hin Boutique Hotel

Fredrik is a lucky guy. Having his birthday at January, 6, it means that he gets to celebrate his birthday in various places every year as we usually are traveling this time of the year. And so was the case also this year. Breakfast in our Palm Pool Villa at our Hua Hin boutique hotel, a lot of presents, massage followed by a day in the hammock, well a great set up for a birthday.

The Birthday in Pink at our Hua Hin Boutique Hotel
Happy Birthday Darling!

However, I saved the best for last. A romantic dinner for two right at the beach. This evening the nature was on our side. Just before it was time to sit down, the sky turned into pink, giving the entire beach a beautiful shimmer. Never seen a light like this. Can not get more romantic…?

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The Pink Spectacle – All for Fredrik!
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Dinner time

Want to know more about my favorite Hua Hin boutique hotels. Have a look at my Hua Hin Hotel Review.

5. The Trip to Hua Hin

This vacation was not a typical one for us. We usually explore a lot, do not stay more than three nights at the same place. But…. this time we needed to rest, to relex and recover. So, we did for seven nights but then it was time to leave our bubble to at least see Hua Hin for some true Thai tourist feelings. We visited one of the many night markets, strolled down the many small streets lined by Thai massage, small shops, tailors and bars.

Night market time in Hua Hin
Night market time
Hua Hin Shopping Market
Fredrik and all lovely fabrics

If you like sunsets then I have a great spot that you can add to your list of things to do in Hua Hin. The best place to watch the sunset in Hua Hin is the White Lotus Sky Bar, located at the roof top of the Hilton Hotel. Sitting in on of the lounge sofas, sipping on a bellini we enjoyed the sight of Hua Hin at dawn.

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White Lotus Bar @Hilton

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When in Thailand you need to have a tuk tuk ride. After the sunset it was time for the obligatory ride, one of the unique things to do in Hua Hin.

The destination was one of my favorite boutique hotels in Hua Hin – Putahrasca Hua Hin. I stayed here with Jenny (@swedishyogagirl) three years ago and we loved this hip and cool Hua Hin boutique hotel.

The hotel also hosts a beach club and a restaurant, The Oceanside Restaurant & Beach Club, located along the beach. I remembered the great food here and it was still as good. We had a delicious dinner, some tasty rose wine and ended the evening in one of their huge sun beds watching the stars.

Oceanside Beach Club
Oceanside Beach Club

You want to get my full guide to the sweet spots of and things to do in Hua Hin. Read my full Hua Hin Travel Guide!

The End…

Everything comes to an end and so did our days at Aleenta. 4 am the alarm clock went off but even though it was dark outside, we had not slept so many hours and we had a long trip home ahead of us, we left this little paradise full of energy and with a big smile on our face.

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True Happiness

Aleenta Hua Hin – Thanks for a truly amazing experience! We hope to see you again in the future!

Planning a trip to Thailand? I’ve got your back! For the ultimate guide to Hua Hin check out my Hua Hin travel guide. If you’re more of a foodie my Bangkok Restaurants and Rooftops guide is perfect for you. What better way to enjoy the big city than by finding the coolest things to do in my Bangkok travel guide. If you’re planning on staying in Bangkok, Akyra Thonglor is the best boutique hotel I would recommend. Extend your trip in Hua Hin and check out my top choices for the best hotels in Hua Hin.


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