Usually I tried to avoid travelling to Hua Hin. It’s one of those been there done that place that I wouldn’t go unless there is a special event like the elephant polo or the antique cars. This time we headed to somewhere we haven’t been which is the new Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villa. It is a bit further away from Hua Hin about 24 kilometers to be exact. The reason why we came here in the first place is it’s an all pool villa resort and Pranburi is more peaceful and less crowded than Hua Hin.
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To avoid the traffic we left Bangkok late, but still there were heavy traffic because Rama 9 bridge was under construction. After getting through Rama 9 Bridge the drive was pretty pleasant. We arrived at Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villa at around 11.15 pm. Everyone was hungry, first thing we ask the reception was “is the kitchen still open?”. The kitchen is usually close at 11pm, but they went ahead and took our order without hesitation.
Our room was the pool villa suite which has 2 separate villa one a living villa which can be converted to a second bedroom and the master bedroom villa. The villa suite is an enclosed compound with a large pool and a sala and a big garden area. This unit alone has a total area of 376 square meters. It could be considered a size of a house. After getting settled, our room service has arrived.
Ceaser salad with grilled chicken
Chilled Vegetable Soup with crab meat and avocado
Salmon teriyaki steak, vegetable tempura a and Japanese rice
Cheese burger with fries
Mango with sticky rice and coconut cream
Orange cheese cake with berries compote
The property is located right by the sea near Pranburi estuary. The resort used to be the Six Senses Evason resort which has a very rustic character. The rustic style is charming but sometimes it could be less comfortable. Now operated be Sheraton, the interior gets a new face lift more comfort and more colorful.The resort is comprised of villas connected to the central facility: the lobby, the lotus pond and Dalah restaurant by walkway surrounded by tropical and indigenous plants. Every villa has its own private entrance and pool. Some villas have two stories with a double height living area. There are a couple of villas that has sea views. The architecture is typical contemporary Thai style, every function is detached into small enclosure but with the right setting combined with landscape and interior it is very appealing.
One must do activity here, is the bicycle ride. Bicycle are provided for free for all guest. There are two types of bicycles: the typical type and the mountain bike with shock absorber and gears. The ride along the seaside road provided many opportunities to explore the area. The strong wind was another factor that makes it very enjoyable.
Every Saturday there is a BBQ buffet at Dalah restaurant. There were plenty of food to choose from appetizers, salads, soups to a variety of Thai and international cuisines. On the grill there were plenty of meats, beef, lamb, pork, chicken, prawn, rock lobster, squid, etc. Chef Jerome Chautard welcome guest to his restaurant by suggesting some rare European dishes in in the buffet line. Some item are really rare, I haven’t it anywhere but here. The price was also very affordable only 1,100 nett baht per person.
Coming to Hua Hin doesn’t have to be hectic and crowded, it could be relaxing and spacious. The Sheraton did a great job in converting an old property to a new one with all the comfort anyone would need for the weekend. Pranburi has many near by attractions which is waiting for us to explore.
Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas
9/22 Moo 5 Tambol Paknampran, Amphur Pranburi · Prachuab Khirikhan, 77220 Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 32 708 000
During breakfast, these birds pray on small fishes in the pond. Very interesting to see this in close range.
Girl playing cymbalo
Lotus in the pond