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Why Jomtien Beach is special ?
Jomtien Beach, with an abundance of hotels, condominiums and inexpensive guesthouses, has therefore become the perfect destination for tourists who don’t fancy a holiday in the middle of Pattaya’s bustling entertainment zones but still don’t want to miss out on the city’s vibrant nightlife and immense shopping facilities, all located just a few kilometres north of Jomtien.
Jomtien Beach is located just a few kilometres south of Pattaya, in its own bay with a six-kilometre stretch of sandy beach, and is a perfect alternative for tourists who seek a more tranquil alternative to Pattaya’s traffic and noise.
Since the late 1990s, long after Pattaya had already emerged as one of South-East Asia’s top beach resorts, Jomtien has become increasingly popular not only with family vacationers and weekend tourists from Bangkok, but also with “traditional” Pattaya visitors who like to party just as much as they wish to chill out. Jomtien’s ultimate bonus is that it provides all the features of a relaxed beach holiday in a more quiet and less “touristy” environment, however within immediate vicinity of South Pattaya and Walking Street, which can easily be reached by “Baht bus”.
What to explore at Jomtien Beach?
Jomtien offers a much more relaxed environment for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying the various beach activities, than Pattaya’s crowded and noisy main beach. And although Jomtien has in recent years become exceedingly popular with Russian family vacationers, Chinese tour groups and Thai tourists from Bangkok, especially over the weekends and public holiday periods, the atmosphere here is indeed less “touristy” and the nightlife much more relaxed and laid-back. Then again, somehow this approach doesn’t really do justice to Jomtien.
Beach activities include banana boat and jet ski rides, windsurfing, parasailing, scuba diving or snorkeling – in a nutshell, whatever you can think of. And if you feel like chilling out Thai-style, or you get tired of just hanging out on your sunbed, why not enjoy a relaxing Thai massage on the beach or take a speedboat to Pattaya’s own “coral island” (Koh Larn) where truly crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches are just waiting for you?
Jomtien’s own gay beach (called Dongtan Beach) is situated north of the Dongtan police station at the junction of Jomtien Beach Road and Thrappraya Road.
Along Jomtien Beach Road and its numerous side-streets you’ll find an ever-growing number of Thai, seafood and international restaurants, money exchange booths, travel agencies, souvenir shops and 7-Eleven stores, massage parlours and real estate agents, as well as a number of pharmacies, dental clinics and opticians.
Although shopping facilities at Jomtien (with most shops being rather small and specialized in “souvenirs” or beach clothing) surely can’t compare to the shopping paradises of Pattaya or Bangkok, Jomtien will still satisfy most of your tourist shopping expectations.
For example, the popular Thepprasit Nightmarket (Thepprasit Road, Sukhumvit Road end) which is held every weekend from Friday to Sunday night, is one of Pattaya’s largest and most interesting markets and well worth a visit. Just around the corner on Sukhumvit Road, a large Tesco Lotus branch and the “Outlet Mall” – which features brand-name clothing at discount prices – are awaiting you.
Then there’s the popular new night market on Jomtien Beach Road, just north of Soi 9, which is open every night. Aside from the usual market stuff like souvenirs and clothes, this place also has many cheap food stalls which are are popular exceedingly with Russian tourists. Near the junction of Thappraya and Thepprasit Road, you can even find a large international supermarket (“Foodmart”) that caters for the culinary everyday needs of long-term tourists and expats. And if all that still isn’t enough to satisfy your daily shopping needs, then Pattaya with its numerous shopping malls and markets is just a 10-minute taxi ride away which shouldn’t cost you more than 20 Baht.
Beach and water activities include banana boat and jet ski rides, windsurfing and parasailing, deep sea fishing trips,scuba diving and snorkeling, to name but a few. Other popular daytime pastimes and nearby attractions include, e.g., bungee jumping, a visit to the Pattaya Water Park and Tower, Underwater World on Sukhumvit Road, the Pattaya Floating Market, or a day trip to Koh Larn island just off the coast of Pattaya.
- The best beach in the Pattaya area
- Nice clean less crowed place
- A great place to escape to
- Nice Beach for those who like calmness
- Jomtien Beach one of the famous beach and old known
Tips for you
There's some decent food on offer and the sunbeds are reasonably priced. Should try. There is have chairs and umbrellas to rent with reasonable price. There have showers options for 15bath. Swimming areas are designated to keep the water sports and swimmers separate. You can do. Beach chairs are 30 baht/day. There are plenty of beach vendors (sometimes too many) which are selling fresh fruits (pine apple, mango, . . .)Service
The beach is great for tanning water activities. The food service is amazing! Everything from ice cream to fried crabs (local food). It's an interesting experience for first time visitors. If you're shopping from the beach. Friendly people and clean service. If you're looking for crystal clear waters, you should visit the islands near by.