The picturesque coastal town of Cha-Am has managed to retain an essence of serenity one can only imagine derives from its fishing town origins. Plenty of attractions call home to Cha-Am to keep you occupied when you’re here. From the long stretch of relatively undisturbed beach to the colorful temples and royal palaces – there is always a route of discovery worth taking here.
The surrounding landscape consisting of national parks, mountains, caves and waterfalls, creates a natural beauty in Cha-Am that is complemented by an impressive list of luxury beachfront resorts. At the top of this impressive list is SO Sofitel Hua Hin, perfectly embodying the aspects of idyllic luxury and elegance in a relaxed yet energetic atmosphere. Located just 30 minutes from Hua Hin on its own pristine Cha-Am beach, this 5-star hotel in Cha-Am is elegant, hip, and unpretentious all in one chic package. Design and technology come together to create a mesmerizing, spirited retreat, with playful sculptures and imaginative art greeting guests at every turn. The striking geometric structure of the hotel, itself, is a work of art that tickles the imagination.
This bold, lighthearted hotel offers a transcendent selection of 109 spacious rooms and villas designed by well-known interior designer Donatien Carratier to let guests experience tropical beauty at its finest. Lavish decorations adorn the arty and nature-themed rooms of this celebrated beach resort, and our Cha-Am pool villas are SO savoir-faire for special occasions, allowing guests to take in the lovely beachfront setting while experiencing the height of luxury.
SO Sofitel’s Hua Hin Pool Villas for private and intimate stays are perfect for honeymooners, star-struck couples or group get-togethers. Each villa’s private pool is a personal playground, while a living room, day room and dining table suitable for hanging out graces the interior. Outdoor cabanas feature a sofa with ceiling fan and 2 sun beds for leisurely lounging.
Treat yourself to the history and culture of Thailand, all while indulging in a beautiful tropical setting. Cha-Am Beach Resorts provide the perfect getaway for anyone looking for restful refinement, exuberant excitement, or anything in between. The best resorts to stay in Cha-Am draw inspiration from Cha-Am’s natural splendor, but SO Sofitel Hua Hin takes that to a new level by incorporating French modern art. SO Sofitel Hua Hin’s ultimate escape for couples, families or meetings provides French inspired elegance in a natural setting that’s both pleasing and playful.
Luxury hotels in Cha-Am reach the height of art de vivre at SO Sofitel Hua Hin, where nature’s splendor meets modern French design. Experience resort chic with the open planned design of SO Sofitel’s Nature theme. High ceilings provide a spacious atmosphere in our tastefully designed rooms, perfect for taking in full natural light with floor to ceiling frameless windows. Balconies with a pool view provide an excellent spot to take fresh air, or enjoy pool access directly from your room and private terrace complete with sofa lounger.
Amenities that make SO Sofitel Hua Hin the best resort to stay at in Hua Hin include Sofitel MyBed, DornBracht RainShower System, marble bathtubs, digital safety deposit boxes, complimentary daily refill in-room private bar (non-alcoholic), illy coffee machine and local tea selections and yoga mats, and more.
Thanks to its long and peaceful coastline on the Gulf of Thailand, hotels and beach resorts in Cha-Am are thinly spread out to make for a clutter-free area that’s never overcrowded, and most have direct beach access. Cha-Am itself is 26 km north of Hua Hin, a pleasant 30 minute drive up the coast. Cha-Am beach is clean and void of the busy activities that are often found on Thailand’s popular beaches. Even so, Cha-Am’s attractions are plentiful, making Cha-Am beach a fun experience for those who seek a little bit more than a deckchair and a parasol for the day, though your hotel in Cha-Am will be happy to provide these, too.
Cha-Am is full of fun attractions to keep you busy on your luxury beachfront holiday. One with a touch of Thai history and culture, along with a dash of Western influence, is Mrigadayavan Palace. This Golden Teak mansion built by King Rama VI is south of Cha-Am, close to SO Sofitel Hua Hin between Cha-Am and Hua Hin. This former palace and residence of Rama VI is one of the longest teak buildings in the world, with a simple, yet elegant, design that sits in harmony with the tropical seaside climate – perfect for afternoon High Tea.
For you nature lovers, a day excursion to Khao Sam Roi Yot’s dramatic limestone peaks and spectacular caves is not to be missed. This scenic National Park is about 60 km south of Hua Hin and every bit as visually stunning as Krabi Province’s dream-like seascapes on the Andaman Sea. The park is also interspersed with marshes, wetlands and mangrove swamps, making it critical habitat for an abundance of wildlife and migrating birds.
Back at Cha-Am beach, everything from pony rides on the beach and thrilling banana boat rides for the kids (and grown-ups!) to waterskiing, windsurfing and parasailing for adventure-seeking beach lovers are close at hand from our Cha-Am beach resort. The long sandy beach offers something for everyone, so if it’s a peaceful spot you’re after to bury your nose in a book, or a traditional Thai massage under a parasol, you’re easily covered. Cha-Am beach is a great place to take a long stroll – or a jog – especially at sunrise or late in the afternoon when it’s cooler. All along the beach are patches of trees fringing it (but no palms), and a humorous aspect of Cha-Am is that these are the spots where you’ll find Thai visitors, while foreign tourists seek out the unshaded areas to bronze up. After all, a beach holiday wouldn’t be complete without a tan to show off when arriving back home.
Oceanside resorts in Cha-Am offer no better place for a luxury beachfront holiday than SO Sofitel Hua Hin, and no better luxury space at this chic resort than the Two Bedroom SO Pool Villa. These spacious villas are perfect for families and friends, boasting a master bedroom, a guest bedroom and two bathrooms. The living area features a couch and dining table, while privacy with outdoor seating await at your 3×9 meter private pool.
SO Sofitel Hua Hin is also renowned for its creative escape specials. This 5-star resort offers regular deals and special events, including cocktail and jazz venues, meeting and business specials, Sunday brunches and signature French dining, seafood buffets and renowned spa treatments and memberships, family packages and much more. Your luxury beachfront holiday is always SO Special at SO Sofitel Hua Hin!