Discerning travelers, Thais and foreigners alike, know well that Hua Hin – Cha Am is a treasure trove of amazing Unseen Thailand spots. Of course, our beautiful Cha Am beachfront hotel, SO Sofitel Hua Hin, is well known for its white sand beach and abundant beach activities, but no less exciting are the many Cha Am attractions in close proximity to the resort. We invite our free-spirited guests of all ages to explore some of these things to do in Cha Am that showcase Hua Hin’s natural wonders.
For a truly surreal Amazing Unseen Thailand experience, few Cha Am attractions can beat the sight of 2 million bats in a snaking column as they depart at sunset for their evening foray for food. The nightly mass exodus from Nayang Bat Cave is a spectacular display of nature and poetry in motion as they make an undulating trail across the sky.
You can literally set your watch by the bats’ internal clocks as they set out at 5:30pm every night to forage, with the last bats bringing up the rear about 20 minutes after the mass departure begins. Witnessing this spectacle is a fantastic way to enjoy a pre-dinner sunset cocktail, and SO Sofitel Hua Hin can make all the arrangements for you. From the hotel to the Bat Cave it’s only a 10 minute drive to Nayang, the small village near the cave. Your comfortable viewpoint will be a local’s private home where a terrace on 2 floors has been set up for visitors to sit, chill, relax and take photos of the Cha Am sunset while waiting for the show to begin. The best time to visit is from the end of February till early May.
Give the beach a break and delve into the many other Cha Am attractions that make Hua Hin such an attractive destination. You can explore the local experiences from a locals’ inside perspective with SO Sofitel Hua Hin’s new SO Explorer program. SO Explorer makes it easy to discover new and fun things to do in Cha Am that you never knew existed.
Our join-in trip to Nayang Bat Cave is an excellent case in point. SO Sofitel Hua Hin makes it easy to see these nocturnal creatures do their evening sky-dance. For THB 500 net per person our full-service Cha Am resort provides a van transfer and park entrance fees, plus bar snacks and a choice of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Binoculars are also provided to get the most of this amazing phenomenon.
Plan your next trip to Cha Am – Hua Hin and treat yourself to one of the finest hotels in Cha Am beach. SO Sofitel Hua Hin lets you uncover all that Hua Hin has to offer from our exclusive Cha Am resort, delighting families with fun activities and impeccable facilities on stunning Cha Am beach. SO Sofitel Hua Hin welcomes couples and families with two of the best beachfront restaurants in the region, Beach Society and White Oven, serving personalized seafood at the sea’s doorstep.
You can take a hand at that bespoke service every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. when SO Sofitel Hua Hin presents Saturday Fisherman at SO, our SO Explorer promotion where guests can select their favorite seafood directly from the fishermen at their beachfront stand. Our talented chefs will then masterfully prepare your choice to your liking, capping a perfect weekend for any family getaway.