Hua hin Weather September Averages, Thailand
What's the weather like in Hua Hin in September
The weather in September is not much different in terms of temperatures when compared to August.
The average is 29°C (84°F), while the high end remains steady at 33°C on the hotter days of the month. The nights are warm at 25°C, but there is a slight discomfort coming from an increased humidity, which rises up to 85% on average. Air conditioning is now definitely an essential part of your sleep, unless you want to deal with oppressive dew points around 3am to 4am.
The days continue to experience up to 7 hours of sunshine, and chances of sunny days drop back down to 19% on average, in the middle of what is known as the hot and significantly wet season in Hua Hin.
Fortunately though, this part of the Thai Peninsula does not suffer from heavy monsoons, so rainfall is expected to increase to only 100mm on average, spread over a cumulated 13 days.
Chances of cloudy days also remain constant at 25%, while chances of rain jump to 31% on average. Much like in previous month, a decent mix of glorious sunshine, heat, clouds and cooling showers are expected to grace this area throughout the month. Precipitation is expected to increase substantially towards the third and fourth week in the lead-up to October, the wettest month.
Winds are still soft 1t 1.5m/s on average, particularly south-eastern with northern and north-eastern influences towards the end of the month.
The tides get bold and the waters will get slightly choppy in the late afternoons, but the sea temperature maintains a superb 29°C (84°F) on average, perfect for late night swimming and deep diving. When the sun is out, however, we strongly recommend that you have the SPF protection handy. It's not as intense as in previous months but it can still do harm to unprotected skin if overexposure occurs.
Hua Hin Hotels for September
Devasom Hua Hin Resort
A good place to try in mid-September is the lovely Devasom Hua Hin Resort, a superb 5-star resort with seaside deluxe twin rooms going for £133 per night. Located on a private beach, this luxurious hotel provides a stunning sea view from a private balcony and a free minibar. This is an award winning hotel with a sumptuous sun deck and splendid infinity pools, and its modern spacious rooms feature a flat screen TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speakers and an open concept bathroom with a standalone tub and rain shower. You can just laze on the beach, enjoy a traditional Thai massage, or even enrol in some Thai cooking classes.
The Baan Bayan
Another wonderful option is the Baan Bayan, a 4-star resort which offers double rooms with a garden view for just £64 per night for couples. It's merely 350yds away from the Market Village, and it's a gorgeous beachfront luxury resort with an outdoor swimming pool and sun loungers, a massage room and a restaurant. Overlooking the courtyard, the garden or the Gulf of Thailand, its air conditioned rooms are spacious and fitted with a flat screen TV, DVD player, minibar and a coffee machine. It's a 10-min drive from the main golf courses and there's also a 24-hour front desk with daily newspaper service and car rental facilities. The beautiful Café Bayan serves authentic Thai cuisine and delicious western dishes, and you can also indulge in serving some grilled seafood barbecues by the sea, or cocktails at the posh Poolside Bar.
The superb 4-star Baanlaksasubha Resort is another great accommodation option, offering studios and spacious suites from £173 per night for couples. This is a private beachfront hotel with beautiful sunset views, a free-form outdoor pool with sun loungers and a fully functional spa. The stunning Thai Victorian Klai Kangwon Palace is only 1.6 miles away. The all-white guestrooms feature private balconies, traditional Thai design accents and high quality duvet covers, as well as a flat screen TV, a DVD player and a fully stocked minibar. Its wicked Zaanti Spa is placed inside a Balinese style villa and provides luxurious flower baths, Thai massages and herbal therapies. Thai cooking classes and horse riding sessions along the beach are also available.
Hua Hin Beaches in September
The Lion Island
The Lion Island, better known as Koh Singto is just 800m off the coast of the beautiful Suan Son Beach. It's a small patch of dry land, lush with exotic flora and perfect for fishing and diving. It's based on a good rock formation hence it's more than appropriate for underwater exploration, particularly snorkelling, as there is also a beautiful abundance of marine life to observe around the island. You'll find boats for hire near Suan Son, which you can take either by yourself or with an experienced local.
There's actually a number of islands with gorgeous beaches to visit on the sunnier days of September. Thalu Island, Sang and Sing Island for example are great for fishing and snorkelling as well. They're only a 20-min boat ride away from Ban Pak Khiong, just 3km east of Bang Saphan. The sand is fine and white, and the shallow entrance also favours swimming and splashing around.
Bars and Restaurants
Beach Cafe Restaurant
For a mix of Thai and European and also a big juicy steak and a hefty draught beer, you can head down to the Steak for Piang, one of Hua Hin's most popular steakhouses. The fresh meat is locally sourced and the dips are just out of this world, while the local beers are cold and refreshingly tasty. Another great steakhouse is the Beach Café Restaurant, which also serves fresh seafood, some Thai dishes and plenty of grilled meat and veggie dishes. The staff is also friendly and the prices are definitely inviting.
You should definitely visit Cha-Am and experience its vibrant, colourful and vibrant nightlife, riddled with girlie bars and karaoke lounges, fun discos and even a funky go-go bar, all of them concentrated around the beautiful Cha-Am Beach. Another hot spot of Cha-Am is the Soi Bus Stop, where most of the bars can be found, along with an upbeat atmosphere and a multitude of fascinating locals and tourists.
Things to do in Hua Hin in September
Phra Ratchaniwet Mrigadayavan
There are plenty of amazing places to see and adventures to experience while in Hua Hin. One of the absolute must-see spots is Phra Ratchaniwet Mrigadayavan, just 12km north of the city. This is a stunning summer palace on a breezy seaside, built in 1924 during the reign of King Rama VI. It is set in a beautiful garden, its elegance was designed by an Italian architect in order to maximize air circulation for the benefit of a King. It's now situated within the grounds of Camp Rama VI military base, so you may need your photo ID in order to go and see this marvellous palace.
Hua Hin Bike Tours
You can also sign up for one of the Hua Hin Bike Tours, operated by a husband-and-wife cycling company. They offer day-long and multiday tours to a variety of local attractions. You can pedal all the way to the Hua Hin Vineyards if you wish, or tour the coastal byways south of the city, or maybe ride among limestone mountains in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park either way, you're bound to have an unforgettable view and cycling experience. They also rent out premium bikes for independent bikers and even recommend good routes depending on time of the year.
The Hua Hin Elephant Polo Tournament takes place every year in September, and it's organized for a good cause, in order to raise awareness about the mistreatment of Asian elephants and their value to the global ecosystem. Ponies are replaced with pachyderms and funds are often raised to help preserve the local elephant population, due to the high risk of poaching.