The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

April 9, 2016 by David Herd

Fishing boats on Jomtiem beach

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south in my mind used to be Pattaya’s poor cousin, well times have changed. There are many people who prefer to live in this quieter area on the Thai coast rather than busy gridlocked Pattaya beach. The beach stretches for miles & miles and the water is much cleaner than Pattaya bay.

Relax in the shade

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

Sabai sabai means relax in Thai, one of about 10 words I know the meaning of. I have only been living in Thailand five years so that equates to 2 words a year, hmm I guess I’m a little slow. 🙂

Building boom

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

The first couple of photos may have given the impression of a sleepy backwater, well nothing could be further from the truth, High rise condos and hotels are exploding on the skyline. This monster has the unfortunate name of Cetus which always reminds me of part of the female anatomy.

 Jomtiensaineung Road

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

 Chom Tian is the name you will often see on road signs, located 165 km south-east of Bangkok and a few minutes south of Pattaya.

Magic sunset at Jomtien

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

A great time of the day to swim or just enjoy a cocktail by the beach.

Lots of restaurants

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

The beach is about 6 kms long and there are many restaurants opposite where you can enjoy the sunset and the sea breeze.

Indian, Italian, French and many others.

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

So many restaurants and so little time.

Natan’s is my favourite

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

Put Naten’s on your bucket list, it is in my top 6 restaurants in Pattaya and Jomtien. The food and décor is exceptional and rather inexpensive

Drifters Beach Cafe

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

A little further south overlooking the beach is a nice little cafe bar where you can enjoy a cocktail or a pizza while watching the beautiful sunset.


Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

You really need a car to get to Drifters cafe.

Thailand’s ugly overhead power lines

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

A common sight in Thailand, the next photo highlights the highly trained workmen.

Master electrician at work

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

Workplace health & safety is not a high priority in Thailand, however there is a guy holding the ladder  ?

Jomtien Pattaya south

Jomtien Beach Pattaya south

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

The building in the middle is the Holiday Inn, on the left is the Amari Hotel which is another very good five star hotel. Use THIS LINK to book for a very good room rate.

Sabai Wing North Pattaya


The best Pattaya budget hotel, 3 pools & opposite Central Marina shopping mall. For a great room rate just book through THIS LINK.

Sutus Court is a great budget hotel right i the heart of one of Pattaya’s main bar areas, just use THIS LINK for a terrific room rate. 420/100 Moo 9 Soi Buakhao.

Pattaya Hilton

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This is the view from Horizons the amazing rooftop bar. A great five star hotel located opposte the beach & above the Central Festival shopping mall. Just book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate. 

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