Huai Yang is a paradise for sun and bath. Orchid Village has its own beach and there is a footpath the entire way there. It's shallow and the sand and bottom is soft and nice. The water is crystal clear, warm and nice the year around, and among the finest swimming waters in all of Thailand. In connection to the beach is a beach restaurant. If you want to jump and dive you can go some hundred yards to the north to the pier that lies outside Jack’s Resort.
If you want to dive for real or snorkel there’s a tremendous underwater world to explore. Equipment and boat can be rented in the village or in the marine reserve of Wannakorn beach two miles north of Huai Yang. Guided diving tours to different islands and reefs depart from many places along the coast. Among others to Similan Iceland that is regarded as one of the worlds three greatest diving waters. Immediately south of Prachuap Khiri Khan there is a very nice aquarium, Waghor Aquarium, for those of you that want to see the underwater world without having to dive.
Up in the mountains that stretches 1500 yards above sea level lies Namtok Huai Yang national park that's regarded as one of Thailand 's most beautiful. Here there are rainforest and fantastic waterfalls. Animals you can get to see include elephants, leopards, langur, gibbon and wild boar. The Park is very well-managed with restaurants, toilets and resting places.
Apart from the beach restaurant and Jack’s Resort there are several restaurants in connection to Orchid Village. And downtown is even more. It is amazingly cheap. An entirely decent meal can cost up to 1 euro and a more luxurious one about 3. A restaurant I can highly recommend is Kob seafood restaurant that lays a couple of hundred yards inwards country from Jack’s Resort. The staff is very nice and the food is tremendous. If you rather want to make your own food there is plenty of shops that sell food, beverage and alcohol.
Fresh products you can buy in any of the markets. There are a few in Ban Huai Yang, and in Prachuap Khiri Khan and Hua Hin there is even more and bigger. A very special market exists in Dansingkorn some ten miles northwest of Huai Yang on the border of Burma. Thais and tourist mustn't pass over the border to Burma but the merchants from Burma can cross with their products. They sell fantastic furniture cut from a sole wooden piece, gems, jewellery, jars and many other beautiful things.
Even if there are many restaurants where you can have a cold beer or a drink in the evening there is no real nightlife in Huai Yang except from a few festivities and beach parties. If you want to go to a real pub or go for a spin on the dance floor you have to go to Hua Hin were there are plenty of pubs and a few nightclubs.
Golf courses you find many in Hua Hin but Prachuap Khiri Khan have the nearest that lies beautifully along the coast. You can easily get there yourself or you can take a guided golf tour from Jack’s Resort were everything is included, greenfee, equipment and dinner for approx 700 bath (approx 15 euros!).
In Hua Hin you can rent a pony and ride along the beach, there you can also do most aquatic or land based sports, and other activities, you want.