Pranburi/Sam Roi Yod

Pranburi/Sam Roi Yod

Things to do - general

Pranburi is home to the main water resource of the area, and is named after the River Pran which runs through it. ‘Paknam’ meaning river mouth and ‘Buri’ meaning town.

Pranburi is located just 25 km south of Hua Hin, and 180 KM south of Bangkok, and there is now a convenient bypass that can get you to and from Bangkok by car in less than 3 hours.

The most popular surrounding areas include Khao Tao, Khao Kalok, Pak Nam Pran, Dolphin Bay, Sam Roy Yot, Kuiburi, Bang Saphan, Sangarun, Huay Yang, Baan Krud and Prachuap Kiri Khan. All of these have wonderful unspoiled beaches and untouched natural beauty.

Pranburi town itself features all modern conveniences, such as a large Tesco, Makro, banks, western restaurants, hospitals, 5-star beach resorts, etc as well as many traditional Thai markets, temples, restaurants, locally grown fruit, cheap, fresh seafood and a charming Thai atmosphere that sets itself apart making it a less touristy part of Thailand.

Sun, sand, pristine beaches, the clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand, a charming local village, several eco-attractions, and a convenient location just 25 km south of Hua Hin are the main reasons for Pranburi’s fast-growing popularity.

It’s no longer a sleepy coastal village, but home to several world-class resorts ranging from very affordable accommodation to super-luxurious retreats that are spread out far apart to retain privacy and exclusivity. Ultimately, what attracts people to this part of the country is the unparalleled sense of privacy it manages to retain.

Located in coast of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, it is the first marine national park of Thailand. Khao Sam Roi Yot means “The mountain with three hundred peaks” and refers to a series of limestone hills along the Gulf of Thailand with highest one at 605m above the sea level. The northwest corner of the mountain range is called Thung Sam Roi Yot and is mainly freshwater marsh covering nearly 37% of the national park which makes it the largest wetlands area in Thailand.

The main attractions of the national park are Phraya Nakhon Cave with it’s iconic royal pavilion and huge chambers, Kaeo Cave and Thung Sam Roi Yot Freshwater Marsh. The park is also an attractive destination for it’s rich wildlife in mangrove forests, beautiful beaches, limestone islands, trails and view points. It is easily acessible, only 60 km south from Hua Hin and nearly 3 hours from Bangkok.

Khao Sam Roi Yot is home to a great diversity of bird species making it another great destination for birders with estimated around 300 species, half of them migratory birds. It is one of the best places in Thailand to see waterbirds on the flight path between Asia and Australia around January/February. Purple swamphen, Malayan plover, Kentish plover, white-bellied sea eagle, greater spotted eagle, oriental hobby, eastern marsh harrier, spoon-billed sandpiper are few of the birds common in the park.

Only 38km from Hua Hin, directly on the beach of Dolphin Bay, the resort is surrounded by Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park and some of Thailand’s most magnificent natural scenery.

Far from crowded beaches, bright neon lights, and noisy tourist hangouts typical of Thailand’s other vacation destinations, Dolphin Bay Resort lies on a spectacular, unspoiled 5 km beach with panoramic views of the bay, nestled between mountain peaks and dotted with lush tropical islands.

Country Thailand
Visa requirementsVisa is required
Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedThai Baht (Yhb)

Sports & nature

Visitors to Pranburi get the best of both mountain and coastal scenery and the activities that ensue. Our holiday resort is surrounded by Sam Roi Yod National Park, providing stunning views over the Limestone Mountains. In Thai, Sam Roi Yod means “Mountain with 300 Peaks”, and you can see why from our pictures. Sports and nature image

Nightlife info

The area offers a number of hidden tropical beaches and traditional fishermen’s villages are just around the corner. Watch the locals at work and if you’re lucky, you might be able to jump on one of their long tail boats and go on a fishing expedition! Pran Buri is well removed from the nightlife some beach town are famous for, creating a safe, family-friendly environment.Nightlife image

Culture and history info

Just around the corner from Pranburi, there are several fishermen’s villages, affording a great opportunity to observe the locals going about their daily life. You might even be able to hop on one of their long tail boats and go fishing! In Pran Buri, you are far away from busy tourist beaches, crowded city bars, noisy tourist hangouts and bright neon lights. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, shop at the local markets, try a relaxing oil-massage by the water as you listen to the waves or enjoy a cocktail with your feet in the sand along unspoiled Dolphin Bay Beach. Culture and history image


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169/5 Moo 3 Paknam Pran, Pran Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand 77220
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