While most people will think Hua Hin as a beachfront town just 2 hours from Bangkok, there is actually another side of Hua Hin that not many visitors come to know, literally.
AKA, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World of SLH, has 2 properties in Hua Hin and another in Samui. While AKA Resort is an all-villas retreat, AKA Guti is an exclusive monastery styled resort located higher up on the hill.
With the help of GPS, the journey through the unfamiliar roads in Hua Hin was a breeze. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly staffs, who also brought us our welcome drinks while we were checking in to our suite. From the reception, we took the golf-cart ride to our room, along the way observing beautiful scenery with the resort overlooking a village below, as well as mountainous horizon ahead.
The Suite was spacious, with a large living area, with 2 daybeds that both of us could relax on, an outdoor sala, again with 2 mattresses, and of course the outdoor infinity pool with a stunning view.
With the intention to be as close to nature as possible, we decided to take a walk around the resort. The main pool of AKA Guti is situated near the main diner, and you could actually enjoy another stunning view of the sunsetting during your evening swim there.
Breakfast at both AKA Guti and the main resort were equally impressive. While we had our a la Carte at Guti during the first morning, we decided to drive down to the main resort on the 2nd day for a change of environment and experience. While we’ve found that the main resort was more crowded with groups of tourists arriving and leaving, breakfast selections and quantity were in abundance.
If you’re looking for a really peaceful stay, with your own private pool, as well as trying a totally different experience in Hua Hin, both AKA properties would be great alternatives for you. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and appropriate the friendly staffs, as well as the decor, food and spa offerings, especially at AKA Guti.For more information, check out their website.