It is no secret Hua Hin is developing into becoming a lifestyle resort city with more and more attractions for all ages. The newest project in Hua Hin to attract people with an active lifestyle is the Hua Hin Tennis Complex which will be located on a large piece of land next to soi 112 right next to the flyover. For the past years Hua Hin have annually held show tennis tournaments and the Centennial park but the court and tribunes have not been a permanent facility as the new complex.
The complex will besides housing several tennis courts have many different sports facilities. Information about Hua Hin Tennis complex are still few but we will try to give you updates as soon as we know more.
VANA Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle
VANA Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle is Hua Hin’s newest coming attraction. It is a part of the Proud Group who among other spectacular developments are the owners of InterContinental Hua Hin resort and the new Bluport resort mall presently under construction. VANA Nava Hua Hin Jungle water park will debut in Hua Hin end-October 2014. “We decided to open a water park in Hua Hin because the attractions are not diverse enough in this leisure destination,” said Usa Boonchalakulkosol, director of sales and marketing at Vana Hua Hin.
The one billion baht (US$30.7 million) integrated development is divided into three phases, with the water park marked for the first phase while an InterContinental Hotels Group property resort and a 400-room residential condo are slated for the second and third phases. Located in Hua Hin’s sourthern parts around soi 112 and 114 and not too fare from the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort and the Cicada Market, the 3.2ha (32.000 sq.m) jungle-themed water park boasts over 19 attractions designed by Canadian water park specialist, “WhiteWater West”. Highlights include Thailand’s first Abyss slide, a surf shack with a surf simulator, a 1,600m2 wave pool, a multi-level aqua course, a 345m lazy river and an events plaza. Other facilities include an open-air concert venue, F&B outlets, massage pavilions, souvenir shops and lounges. Besides catering to families and leisure vacationers, the water park can also be used as a corporate teambuilding and events venue, with the Tree Top Lounge and VIP Event and Meeting rooms available for private rental.
When asked about the similar product coming up in Pattaya, Usa pointed out the different strengths in each attraction. She said: “Hua Hin and Pattaya attract different market clientele, and we also view more water parks in Thailand as healthy competition.” While pricing details are still not available at press time, Usa affirmed that the attraction’s management is already devising plans to package the destination with Hua Hin hotels and offer incentives for travel consultants, in addition to organizing media/trade farm trips and participating in travel trade shows to drum up awareness of the new attraction.
A join venture
A join venture between Thailand’s second largest shopping complex chain The Mall Group and Proud Group have lead to the development of Hua Hin’s first Resort mall at a prime location on the main street Petchasme road right opposite the Intercontinental Hua Hin resort. The Mall group is among other large shopping complexes the owner of The Emporium and Siam Paragon in Bangkok and the Proud Group is one of Thailand’s leading Real Estate investors lead and managed by the highly regarded Liptapanlop family who have recently opened the Intercontinental Hua Hin Resort.
The Resort mall is to be named “Bluport Hua Hin” and will be a high class shopping mall featuring an international shopping experience with famous retail brand names, dining and entertainment venues for both children and adults. A rooftop water park and a 200 room 5 star resort is planned to be build in connection with Bluport Hua Hin in all valued at a 4 billion THB investment by the two parties. Work have already begone and is scheduled to be completed mid 2015.