Hua Hin – September 2014

As it’s so hot these days I wish I could turn back time and just dive into the private pool at the Cape Nidhra in Hua Hin. The engineer and I traveled for the 2nd time to Thailand and it was Hua Hin were we wanted to stay. I found this absolutely luxurious hotel with a plunge pool in every single suite. It was a little bit pricey, but hey as my parents always told me “always stay better than at home”.

When we stepped out of Bangkok Airport the humidity hit us like a sledgehammer. Our driver, who picked us up, shooed us to the airconditioned car and off we went on a 3 hour drive to our final destination Hua Hin.

As soon as we came near Hua Hin our tiredness from the flight was blown away and excitement took place. The typical questions arose like if the hotel is a nice as on the internet, or if the destination was the right choice, maybe it would have been better to somewhere else. The engineer with his calmness and nice words tried to ease me, it took him not long because we saw the first shops and drove past a night market. There were so many people on the street and they were all busy doing their food shopping or just getting something to eat at one of the many cook shops which are so prominent in Thailand. After being in Khao Lak 2013 it was such a difference to see the streets as crowded as in Hua Hin.

Finally after a few “dangerous” moments in the traffic for us Europeans we pulled in the gateway of the Cape Nidhra. We were welcomed with cold towels and one of the best ice cold drink ever. The check-in was easy peasy and just a twinkle later we were led to our Deluxe Sky Pool Suite and it left us speechless. It was an enormous room with an open bathroom, an over-sized bed, a daybed on the balcony and finally the private pool. The balcony provided absolute privacy what we took advantage of to get a line free tan. As it was so late we ordered from the room service, which was delicious.

In the next morning we woke up European time which was just perfect to explore the hotel and the breakfast. They offered everything what you can think of and to my surprise brown bread, croissants, Danish pastry just to name a few. I headed for the fresh cooking station where you can tell the chef how you like your eggs. And for sure I checked the fresh fruit station. We had a lovely breakfast on the terrace and enjoyed the sun.

The first day we just relaxed a little bit on the big infinity pool and looked at the waves rolling in. The beach wasn’t what you expect from Kho Pee Pee but we were looking for a city hotel with the possibility to have alone time as we needed it from our stressful everyday life.

That’s it so far from the first impressions of our stay at the Cape Nidhra in 2014. Stay tuned for updates from our day trips in Hua Hin with the best boat noodles I ever tasted, the floating market Damnoen Saduak, the Meaklong Railway Market and the Bridge on the river Kwai.

xox Mel

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