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BANGKOK 19 May 2019 18:31
Chas Wanledear

Where is the best area in Pattaya to stay?

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Just a general question. I have been looking around Pattaya, Jomtien, Naklua and across on the Darkside. I have only been here on holiday in the past, but now going to stay here for a year starting in July. I am lucky I can work from home so not worried about getting to or from an office etc.... So where is best to live, I don't care about girly bars etc, yes they are fun and enjoyable but not a necessity. I like Jomtien and like Darkside. Been looking around on property websites and there are lots of places available for a years rent.

 

Is there anywhere people can recommend or places to avoid?

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  Can you drive a motor scooter?

If not that could limit your options

So areas such as Soi Bua Khao  would work if you cannot drive a motor scooter

Everything  is located on that street

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The "Darkside" worked well for me, spent 15 years living there, the "madness" of downtown is just a drive away when you want it, need to have your own transport though, preferably four wheels.

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Its a personal choice, i like beyond 3rd road which makes central Pattaya walkable. I don't fancy Naklua or Jomtien. Pratamak isn't a bad choice between central and Jomtien

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8 minutes ago, CGW said:

The "Darkside" worked well for me, spent 15 years living there, the "madness" of downtown is just a drive away when you want it, need to have your own transport though, preferably four wheels.

Jomtien is good...convenient for wild evenings when feeling the urge...

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19 minutes ago, mike787 said:

Jomtien is good...convenient for wild evenings when feeling the urge...

I lived in Jomtien for about two years before moving to the Darkside, 98 - 2000, it was quite back then, very few bars or decent restaurants.

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35 minutes ago, madmen said:

Jomtien. Not far by baht bus and fairly quite

Not always the case with the baht bus from Jomtien to Central.

On a Friday or Saturday evening you can sit in the thing for an hour before arrival.  All the while sucking up the exhaust of buses and other vehicles.

I would choose Pratumnak and recommend the OP get a motorbike wherever he decides.

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There is a soi in naklua, maybe Soi12, that lead to some temple of truth or something.

 

I loved that area....visited someone who had a nice bungalow there. Was lovely

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6 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Its a personal choice, i like beyond 3rd road which makes central Pattaya walkable. I don't fancy Naklua or Jomtien. Pratamak isn't a bad choice between central and Jomtien

I could not beat pratamnak. Quiet sea vuew condo to live and work, you have a nice uncrowded beach right there, yet walking distance or baht bus to downtown. The problem is, it felt to quiet and desolate knowing the wild downtown scene was right there.

 

I recall looking up at a empty condo building and saying to mysf 'is this it? Retirement, the end of the line, and becoming depressed, but thats another story.

 

The question is, as always, what do "you" want?

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7 minutes ago, fhickson said:

I could not beat pratamnak. Quiet sea vuew condo to live and work, you have a nice uncrowded beach right there, yet walking distance or baht bus to downtown.

Quiet for sure, and I would even say dead as soon as the night arrives :sad:

Most Pratamnak is not on or near a bahtbus route and very few people would choose to walk to Pattaya: 2-3 km going up and down the hill ! You must have a bike if you stay in this area.

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4 hours ago, JHolmesJr said:

There is a soi in naklua, maybe Soi12, that lead to some temple of truth or something.

 

I loved that area....visited someone who had a nice bungalow there. Was lovely

I lived on that Soi in 97, the area was nice - problem was, even back then the traffic! getting back onto the main road was "challenging" that was the main reason I moved out to Jomtien.

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17 hours ago, KC 71 said:

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