Hua hin Weather April Averages, Thailand
What's the weather like in Hua Hin in April
The temperatures go higher in April, setting the tone for what is truly a hot season in Thailand. The average is a bold 30°C (86°F) over the month, going slightly higher over the second and third week. The nights are quite hot as well, estimated to reach around 26°C. The hottest days of the month are bound to reach 34°C on average, so we do recommend as much water and shade as possible during this period plus accommodation with air-conditioning!
The shines gloriously for up to 9 hours in the day, with 74% chance of sunny days altogether. We strongly advise that you pack plenty of SPF protection for your Thai holiday while the sun and salty air breeze may facilitate a perfect natural tan, you don't want to risk overexposure. Chances of cloudy days barely reach 4% on average, so expect nothing but gorgeous blue skies and occasional wisps of white.
There's barely any rainfall this month, its volume of 40mm amounting to a cumulated total of 3 days and only 6% chances of rainy days. We are positive that these 40mm of summer rain will be absolutely welcome during the hotter times, so we don't even think it's worth mentioning that you may need an umbrella. The natural showers are soft and cooling, and often the subject of music videos.
Humidity gains a few units and measures 77% on average, still dry and comfortable on the dew point.
Wind speeds stay mellow at 2.5m/s on average, warm currents from the south and south-east. Chances of windy days are basically non-existent so expect a very still air out on the land. The sea is different, blessed with marine breezes and tepid underwater currents flowing from further south.
The Gulf water temperature averages at 30°C (86°F), which is beyond perfect for splashing and swimming around, but if you're looking for cooler waters, April is a good time to start taking some of the diving tours around the island. The deeper the water, the cooler the feeling.
Hua Hin Hotels for April
G Hua Hin Resort & Mall
As the high tourism season approaches its peak in Thailand, it's definitely a good time to get a deluxe double or twin room at the popular 4-star G Hua Hin Resort & Mall, just 200 yards from the massively beautiful Hua Hin Beach. Its spacious and modern designed rooms feature air conditioning, a private balcony, and en suite bathroom with a walk in shower.
The G is a splendid luxury resort with a big outdoor swimming pool, lush tropical gardens and a wicked restaurant. It's only 250 yards from the Hua Hin Market Village, and just 0.6 miles from the famous Cicada Market and beautiful Khao Takiab. The hotel also features a business centre, concierge and laundry services. The lovely Pier 94th offers a delicious variety of Thai and European cuisine, which also offers the option of in-room dining.
Wora Bura Hua Hin Resort & Spa
The sumptuous 5-star Wora Bura Hua Hin Resort & Spa offers superb superior double or twin rooms for prices starting at £132 per night for couples. This is a superb seaside venue, its low-rise buildings of Thai-Colonial style surround an outdoor freeform swimming pool with a hot tub, and lush tropical gardens. The spacious rooms feature air conditioning, LCD TVs and spectacular views of both the resort and the Gulf of Thailand.
There are five restaurants and bars incorporated into the Wora Bura, and you'd only be 100 yards from beaches along the Siam Gulf. Herbal welcome drinks and fruits are offered upon arrival, and the spa offers a wide variety of massages, sauna and luxury beauty treatments. The Bak Talay Restaurant has the option for fine dining, with open air terraces and views of the bay. The Chonlamark Pool Bar menu also offers some delicious light meals and refreshments, perfect for this hot season.
D Varee Diva Kiang Haad Beach
A good deal can be found at the D Varee Diva Kiang Haad Beach, a 4-star resort hotel offering rooms for just £57 per night for couples, just 0.9 miles from Hua Hin Railway Station. These modern twin towers with bold colour design accents are situated just 200 yards from the Market Village, and 1.1 miles from the Night Market. It features 2 outdoor pools, a fitness centre and free Wi-Fi all over the venue. The rooms are fitted with a flat screen TV, work desk, safety deposit box and a lovely en suite bathroom. The Pieum Sook Restaurant offers delicious Thai and International signature dishes.
Hua Hin Beaches for April
Further south of the splendid Khao Takiab you'll find Khao Tao, a firm stretch of white sand and shallow azure waters framed by natural wilderness and the occasional restaurant or terraced café. It encompasses both the Sai Noi and the Sai Yai beaches, quiet and relaxing havens for those looking to soak in the sun and splash around in beautiful clear waters. While the seabed is too sandy and soft for any quality snorkelling, you can certainly enjoy a swim out to deeper waters caution is always advised nonetheless.
South of Prachuab Khiri Khan, off the main highway to the west and right on the Burmese border you'll find another little slice of Thai paradise, known as Dan Singkhon, a natural beach covered in pearly sand and bordered by tall sea pines on one side, and almost turquoise sea on the other. This is certainly a good spot to visit, as it has plenty of natural shade, as well as complete beach amenities and a string of seafood restaurants within walking distance.
Bars and Restaurants
Royal Indian Food
You'll find all kinds of restaurants and eateries in Hua Hin, celebrating not just the local cuisine, but flavours from all over the world. One such fine example is the Royal Indian Food, a celebrated restaurant specializing in Indian food, as well as a variety of mixed Asian dishes, Thai cuisine and delicious vegetarian specialties.
For some not-so-pocket-friendly pampering, you can easily head down to Suan Bua (Salathai). It is certainly worth every single penny, as the atmosphere is extremely pleasant in this superb venue, with poolside dining. Its part of the sumptuous Centara Hotel and it serves a variety of authentic Thai dishes. If you're looking for the best in local traditional and modern cuisine, you've probably found it right here.
The Beach at Anantasila
The Beach at Anantasila is a moderately priced restaurant and offers a delicious and sophisticated menu, consistent of Thai signature dishes, as well as some international contemporary cuisine.
The beautiful Mai Tai next to the Hilton Resort attracts a consistent crowd every evening throughout the year with no exception whatsoever. This place is very friendly from both a social and a wallet view, and the exotic cocktails are pretty much out of this world. It's actually best known for its signature cocktail, the smooth and seductive Mai Tai. After all, if you're looking for the authentic taste, you might as well visit the source.
Things to do in Hua Hin in April
Pranburi Park Reserve
While the weather is just so hot and perfect, it's actually a good time to go down the Pranburi River and even visit the Pranburi Park Reserve, two of Hua Hin's landmark nature spots. You can go on a long hike along the river, or you can simply organize a trip from the city, inclusive of river tours and a stop by the superb Sam Roi Yot National Park. The lands on both sides of the river offer splendid views with natural scenery, as well as peaceful farmlands and rural patches. You can even engage in a long walk through a mangrove forest close to the water.
If Thai nature hasn't tired you out already, then you can certainly jump on one of the rickshaw taxis that can be found outside hotels and main tourist spots. For just pennies, you can take some slow but fun tours of the streets of Hua Hin, enough for you to fully absorb the colour and inviting smells of the city and its numerous street corner eateries.
Baan Boran Massage & Spa Resort
Assuming you now need to unwind a little from the wilderness and city traffic combined, you can simply relax at the Baan Boran Massage & Spa Resort, built inside a 137 year old Thai house. This is an authentic massage parlour and their professional staff really look after you. The tea is soothing and the traditional Thai massage is absolutely superb.
April is full of events as well. First off, on 6 April, the people celebrate Chakri Day, the founding of the current dynasty of Rama I. But most importantly, on 13/14/15 April, the Thais celebrate their traditional New Year, known as Songkran and also celebrated as a water festival.