Trip Budget for Hua Hin
Hua Hin Overview | Creating a Budget for a Hua Hin Trip
Any time you decide to travel, you need to be aware of the expenses involved, but you should be especially careful and budget for a Hua Hin trip to Thailand. While you'll find that many of the resorts have everything you need, you still need to budget for a Hua Hin trip in terms of transportation, activities, and other little "extras" that you may or may not expect.
When you budget for a Hua Hin trip, you need to keep in mind that you aren't just going to a foreign country; Thailand is likely to give Westerners a bit of a culture shock, and you need to budget for a Hua Hin trip with your personal needs as a Westerner in mind.
What should be included in a budget for a Hua Hin trip?
The first rule of travel is to never drink the local water - the water that can disrupt your digestion - so a budget for a Hua Hin trip should include bottled water, especially with the number of outdoor activities and the tropical heat. That brings us to another portion of your budget for a Hua Hin trip: sports and other entertainment. Some hotels and resorts charge a rental fee, so your budget for a Hua Hin trip should include this possibility.
Anything you plan to do in town will need to be included in your budget for a Hua Hin trip, including shopping, eating, entertainment, and gathering of souvenirs. Also, if you intend to travel to Bangkok for a day, you may opt to take a train or bus or even hire a driver, something to be considered in your budget for a Hua Hin trip. Fortunately, you most likely will not need a rental car, saving you a little money, but you should include the cost of renting bicycles in your budget for a Hua Hin trip, since this is the main form of transportation.
Of course, consider accommodations in your budget for a Hua Hin trip, but remember the "extras". Many of the resorts offer restaurants, small stores, and even spa treatments and packages. Special needs that pop up (first aid or replacement of a lost item) and participation in spa treatments should be part of your budget for a Hua Hin trip. Above all, remember that hospitality in Thailand is unsurpassed, so add gratuity money to your budget for a Hua Hin trip, and always tip your service providers.
Last Updated: 05 Feb 2008