Bangkok & Hua Hin twin centre 

You can easily head straight to the beach, but you'd be missing a trick by not spending at least a couple of days in Bangkok. Some arrive daunted by its chaos, but most leave thrilled by its vibrancy, tradition and culture – it's the classic city and beach combo where you can stay among skyscrapers before relaxing on the golden sands. And of the beaches, Hua Hin is more accessible than some as it's on the north-western shores of the Gulf of Thailand, around three hours by road from Bangkok.

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Twin Destinations
10 nights
Bangkok, Hua Hin
Multi Centre

Recommended itinerary

Days 1-4

Oriental Residence, Bangkok

Spend three nights here and you're at the heart of Bangkok . But this feels like an oasis compared to the buzz of Bangkok. It feels exclusive, and there are some pretty stand-out features, such as the fourth floor indoor / outdoor pool where you can relax amisdt the city sounds. It's close to shopping malls and the sky train so you're well-placed for exploring.

Junior Suite

Days 4-11

Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas, Hua Hin

Hua Hin was one of Thailand's first beach resorts as the railway network expanded from Bangkok in the 1920s. The railway forms part the town's history, and people also visit for the beaches and seafood. It's a more traditional-style resort, and you get a sense of that history at Centara Grand Beach Resort, which blends its colonial style with contemporary touches. It's right on the beach and there's lots to do, from spa treatments and t'ai chi to dining by the beach.