462 Moo 7
Hin Lek Fai / Hua Hin
Baan Sanook, or “Fun House,” is a great place to go out for dinner and fun with the family, especially those with younger children. It is the biggest covered outdoor playground in Hua Hin, with many different slides: covered and uncovered, straight and twisty; obstacles, bridges, see-saws, tunnels, swings, merry-go-rounds, steps, jungle gyms, and many other different types playground equipment. With 3+ meter walls on 2 sides, and a 2 meter fence and bushes separating it from the minigolf course, your children are not able to leave the playground, and the restaurant seating area is directly in front, so you can easily observe your children at play and ensure their safety. Reservations are available for dinner parties or specific dinner tables, the dance floor, or childrens parties.
The ground is also made of a soft, rubber like substance, so if your child was to fall while running or playing, it is much safer than concrete or dirt.
There are 15 jungle style huts, with tables that sit 8 each, with baby/toddler seats available upon request, free of charge.
They have an outdoor, covered dance floor, that can fit 12 tables that seat 4 each. Every wednesday from 19:00-21:00, there’s a music/dance event geared towards seniors/retirees, with a self serve buffet.
There is an 18 hole mini golf course, 100 baht per child and 200 baht per adult.
There is a pool hall opened from 3 pm- 12 am, with 4 pool tables in an enclosed, air conditioned room, that is free to use if you’re eating at the restaurant.
There’s a very large muay thai gym, that is very highly regarded for its great trainers and the fighters they have produced,…. There is a fight there once a month, with the ticket prices as follows: 900 baht VIP… table 700 baht…. Standing room 400 baht .
Training available in muay thai, boxing, and BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), open 7am- 10pm.
Muay Thai and all access training:
- 1 session/ day: 350 baht
- 2 sessions/ days: 600 baht
- 1 week: 3000 baht
- 1 month: 10,000 baht
- 3 months: 27,000 baht
- 6 months: 45,000 baht
- 1 year: 80,000 baht
- 1 private session: 500 baht
- 1 day: 150 baht
- 1 week: 700 baht
- 1 month: 1,000 baht
- 3 months: 2,500 baht
- 6 months: 4,500 baht
- 1 year: 8,000 baht
Hutsadin Elephant Foundation
Right next door to Ban Sanook, is The Hutsadin Elephant Foundation. It is a government recognized, non-profit organization, founded by 3 local businessmen to rescue elephants abandoned by their owners due to health issues, old age, or simply because they were no longer able to care for or financially support them. It is 300 baht to enter, and you are given a bushel of bananas to feed the elephants. Extra bananas are 100 baht per bushel, and for a photo of either sitting on the elephant’s back, or getting a “hug” from the elephant, is also 100 baht. Though there are places in and around Hua Hin that are cheaper to visit and spend time with elephants, I personally feel that this is the best, as it is a rescue facility that helps elephants that are truly in need, and ANY and ALL funds received go to directly benefit the elephants.
Statement from the foundation:
“The aim of the Hutsadin Elephant Foundation is to care for our elephants and give them every opportunity to live a life that is full and pain free. In order to achieve this, we depend on donations from companies and the general public. We also provide the opportunity to ride, wash, walk and feed the elephants for a small donation. We are located in the forest just outside Hua Hin, which provides the perfect habitat for the elephants, and as we continue to develop, we can provide the perfect living environment. There are opportunities to meet the mahouts (the elephants personal caregivers) and even offer your time as either a short or long time volunteer.”