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Hi All

I know I may get hammered for asking this question on here but here goes.

I live in Chiang Mai and we are keen to drive down to either Pattaya or Hua Hin for a short 5 day holiday with the family. We just want to spend some time near the ocean.

I have a newborn baby, a 13 year old boy and a 19 year old daughter. 

Not looking at staying in the center of Pattaya. Interested to know any resorts that may be family friendly with fair beaches on the outskirts. Don't really need anything super flash. Just a nice pool and clean rooms. We just want to relax and chill for 5 days near the ocean.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Tony

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Wongamat beach area. Check booking.com

 

As well u got 2 water parks nearby. Cartoon Amazon and Ramayana for kids. 

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For family it might be worth going with higher class hotels and a discount rather than trying for lower priced.  You can always eat somewhere else.  Lower priced venues are likely to be where the 'Pattaya' action is most obvious.

 

In years past we always stayed in Jomtien as did most Thai couples or at Pattaya 4 star places with large discounts.  If you stay on beach roads should not be much of an issue (but admit have not actually been there for a few years now).

 

We preferred Cha Am in most recent years.  Not the Disneyland of Pattaya but some nice drives along beach and more Thai.  

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I would avoid anywhere in the main gulf and go round the hook, south of Pattaya, which is where you will find clean waters, so you won't be itching and scratching when you get out.

Nam Sai beach near the Sattahip naval base is excellent, and has a very good range of nice places to stay, some right beside the water. Easy to find too as 10 minutes past Utapao airport.

When I have friends over, this is where we always go.

You can check it out here: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=nam+sai+beach+sattahip

The water parks mentioned earlier are both pretty close too.

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Check out Koh Chang, Thailand's second largest island. Has everything you require and can take the car across on the ferry.

 

Koh Samet is much nearer to Pattaya but can't take your car across and smaller and quieter.

 

 

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5 hours ago, darksidedog said:

I would avoid anywhere in the main gulf and go round the hook, south of Pattaya, which is where you will find clean waters, so you won't be itching and scratching when you get out.

Nam Sai beach near the Sattahip naval base is excellent, and has a very good range of nice places to stay, some right beside the water. Easy to find too as 10 minutes past Utapao airport.

When I have friends over, this is where we always go.

You can check it out here: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=nam+sai+beach+sattahip

The water parks mentioned earlier are both pretty close too.

Thanks so much for your help. Will be looking for resorts in this area as it sounds the perfect place. Thanks again.

 

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9 hours ago, JT65 said:

Thanks so much for your help. Will be looking for resorts in this area as it sounds the perfect place. Thanks again.

 

Be warned, on that very link that was provided by darksidedog the google reviews shows that 7 foreigners who put in a review all stated that there is NO ACCESS to foreigners to this area. One person complained that he was with his Thai family and they were allowed to go in but he wasn't because he was a farang. Please don't shoot the messenger, click the google reviews then click the foreigner reviews. 

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6 hours ago, bmanly said:

Be warned, on that very link that was provided by darksidedog the google reviews shows that 7 foreigners who put in a review all stated that there is NO ACCESS to foreigners to this area. One person complained that he was with his Thai family and they were allowed to go in but he wasn't because he was a farang. Please don't shoot the messenger, click the google reviews then click the foreigner reviews. 

Thanks for the update. I did note that on some of the reviews when I looked it up. I don't need that issue so will probably give the beach a miss.

Thanks again

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Airbnb.com

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Lots of families stay in Villas or Condos near the beach at Pratumnak Soi 4 and Soi 5, just 10 minutes south of Central Pattaya.  Enjoy.

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There is so much to do for children and young people around Pattaya and if you have your own transport staying nearby makes it possible to avoid some of the tour buses. I took my growing family there many times a year through the nineties and noughties and in terms of attractions there are even more places now. 

 

But as people said, Koh Chang is great too!

 

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Go somewhere else, maybe the islands, or the Ademan coast north of Phuket.  Pattaya is a dump and not suitable for children.  Avoid like the plague. Koh Chang is a nice enough town, but nothing much to do and the beaches are terrible, full of rubbish and soi dogs and deep shelving water.  Go east of Rayong and the beaches are very nice and some fairly new 3* hotels there too. Personally, as I did with my kids moons ago, the further south you go the better. 

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Koh Samet - Sao Keaw Beach resort - great for a family  stay.
 

There are also.loads of hotels in Pattaya that are good for the family, but the beaches are not quite up to the mark.
 

Hua Hin is better, loads of good family hotels on the beac, but the sea is never that nice. 
 

Chantaburi is a decent option.

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3 minutes ago, RoadWarrior371 said:

Great, another useless diatribe from a born again evangelist whose view of Thailand is based on a 3 day binge with a Soi 6 ladyboy. 🙄

sorry, what?  No idea what you are talking about. I was commenting specifically on Pattaya, which is indeed a sleazy, polluted, crime/scam ridden, traffic nightmare, dump of a place.  Also on Koh Chang beaches, where I have to dodge rubbish and dog turds to even see the ocean.  Not sure what lady boys and Soi 6 have to do with anything.  Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed today? 

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