ABOUT HUA HIN Hua Hin is located 200 kilometres south of Bangkok at the west coast of Gulf of Thailand. It is easily accessible via a through highway, and also by plane or train. La Lua Hua Hin is located is only 7 km south of Hua Hin town centre and about 10 minutes (by car) away from the beautiful, white sandy Khao Takaib beach, on which you can walk along all the way up to the Hua Hin town centre. Royal Residence Hua Hin Hua Hin is the oldest and the most traditional beach resort in Thailand. The residence of the king, the old fishing village with the kilometer-long beach is one of the most prestigious holiday destinations for Thai people. In the last decade it was the topmost holiday spot in idyllic towns attracting visitors from all around the world, many of them from Europe and Australia. Historic Town In 1929 during the reign of King Rama VII, the Klai Kangwon Royal Palace was built right on the beach. Klai Kangwon (i.e. ‘without worry’ or Sanssouci) is still always the official residence of the King of Thailand, in which he spent most of his time during the recent years. His presence guarantees a strong military and police force in Hua Hin, which results in a controlled development of the town with very few crimes. Golfers’ Paradise Hua Hin In 1924 Royal Hua Hin Golf course was opened as the first Golf course in Thailand. It was the core for the Golf region of Thailand developed in the meantime with over 10 Golf courses, which is reachable within 30 minutes from Hua Hin by car. They include two championship courses, one of which is the Banyan Golf Course next to La Lua Hua Hin, which received the award for the ‘Best New Golf Course in Asia Pacific 2009-11’ in the very first years of its existence by the leading Golf magazine ‘Asian Golf’. Under 1 km To Banyan International Golf Course Built among the beautiful pineapple plantations and mountains, Banyan Golf Club in Hua Hin is the nextdoor neighbor to La Lua Hua Hin, only 2 min away. La Lua Hua Hin is located so close to the golf course so if you are a golfer, then La Lua Hua Hin is the best residence choice in Hua Hin. Banyan international golf course was awarded 2009 Best New Course in Asia Pacific by the readers of Asian Golf Monthly. Since then Banyan golf course and clubhouse has consistently claimed ‘Top 3 in Thailand’ awards . The world class 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Thailand golf course architect Pirapon Namatra from Golf East and is known to be one of the best layouts in Asia. The course provides for spectacular mountain and ocean views from most all of the hole. Each hole has 6 tee boxes making the course more or less challenging depending on ability and tee selection. Strategically placed water hazards, waste bunkers, and sand traps are spread out throughout the course. Significant use of native pineapple groves make local fruits come into play if straying too far off the fairways. The signature 15th hole is a 127 meter par-3 with panorama ocean views all the way to Singtoh (Tiger) Island in the Gulf of Thailand. Hole 12, a par-5 monster is 558 meter, all uphill, making it a challenge to reach for even the most accomplished of golfers. The Banyan Golf Club has a contemporary Thai styled club house including, full reception area, well-stocked pro shop, elegant locker rooms, and 2 international restaurants; all of which are first class. Here you can also see down to La Lua Residence and enjoy the scenic an stunning sunset over the burmese mountains. The Banyan Golf Course is designed for walking, but for those who opt to ride, optional golf carts with onboard GPS can be helpful. La Lua Hua Hin luxury villas offer an exceptional investment opportunity. The villas are very sought after because of the high quality construction, excellent security, unique indoor and outdoor living areas and interior design, unobstructed oceanfront views, exceptional service, fantastic and numerous leisure and dining options. Living at La Lua resort gives you free shuttle service to and from the golf Banyan course. Dining & Shopping In Hua Hin In Hua Hin there are some of the finest hotels in Thailand. This not only ensures a high standard of living, but also culinary attractions. And also small cafes in the old town and on legendary night market have healthy traditional Thai cuisine and everything for international flavour. Various night markets offer inexpensive shopping opportunities for tourists and local residents. Bargain hunters can also stock up famous branded items during the daytime in some outlet centres in the nearby areas of Hua Hin. Tourist Attractions In & Around Hua Hin The seven-kilometer long sandy beach is the main attraction for swimmers and beach walkers. Pony rides are characteristic of Hua Hin, especially for children. Naturally there you can find even different water sport activities, kite-surfing and more. Those who are looking for health improving options in the town can find a wide range of various forms of traditional Thai massages. South of Hua Hin there are many caves and quiet beaches, to which half day and full day excursions are offered. Recently, there’s even one of the largest vineyards in Thailand, which is part of the Red Bull Group. There you can learn to taste and appreciate the local wine at a cosy wine tasting place. Of course many day trips to several tourist attractions in Thailand, for example, Floating markets, River Kwai Bridge, National Parks are also organized by travel agencies in Hua Hin.