434/34 Thanon Thap Phraya, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
laguna beach resort 1
Jomtien Second Rd, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Jomtien Beach Condominium, Jomtiensaineung Road, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand
View Talay 2A Thappraya Road, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand
viewtalay residence condo 4
Unnamed Road, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
315/21 Thep Prasit Rd, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Angket Condominium Jomtien
Level 5, Pattaya 406 M.12, ทัพพระยา เมืองพัทยา อำเภอบางละมุง ชลบุรี 20150, Thailand
123/9 MOO 10 Thep Prasit 5, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Jomtien is the beach just south of Pattaya to which most Thais flock on their weekend escape from Bangkok. Do the locals know more than the foreign tourists?
The first differences that attract the locals are price and style. With more than 10 kilometres of sand, Jomtien is much longer than Pattaya’s three kilometres of beach. With more available space, many cheaper accommodations and restaurants flourish here. For the same reasons, many Bangkokians own condominiums along this beach.
The difference in style is critical too. Pattaya is seen as a ‘tourist’ beach, while Jomtien is much more ‘Thai’. Both food and prices in Jomtien are local, plus there is more choice and better flavours to satisfy the Thai’s fastidious needs when it comes to eating. In Pattaya, many restaurants that chase the foreign tourist trade put their major effort into atmosphere, lowering their focus on spicing and other subtleties that Thais customers demand in their cuisine. This is a potentially mortal mistake for restaurants in this country – unless they have foreign customers – for Thais won’t return to beautiful places if the sour-salty-spicy levels are not precisely right.