View point Pratumnak Hill
Pattaya Bay Beach Resort is a city two hours south of Bangkok. My first visit was 37 years ago in 1980 and after many trips over the years since then I decided to move here from Australia in October 2011. Without a doubt it was the right decision given how expensive the cost of living in Australia has become. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Australia with a passion, however at my age Thailand offers a better lifestyle at an affordable price.
The following photos and video were taken from the naval base on Pratumnak Hill beside the communication tower you can see in the centre of the above photo.
Pattaya Bay Beach Resort
A perfect view of Pattaya Bay stretching all the way to Wongamat which is the next beach to the north.
Construction was halted in 2014 due to alleged anomalies in the building specifications and planning permits. Nobody seems to have any idea if and when work will re-commence.
In late 2016 it was reported they have to now remove the top 8 floors of the building.
Bali Hai pier
Just below the view point is Bali Hai pier where for B30 you can take a ferry to Koh Larn where there are some excellent beaches and clean water.
A closer look at the pier.
The ferries to Koh Larn run about every 39 minutes from 10 am.
Admiral HRH Prince of Chumphon(also written as ‘Jumborn‘) is the man who is referred to as the ‘Father of the Royal Thai Navy’.
The city behind Pattaya Bay Beach Resort.
View to the south
As you can see there is a lot of construction under way in Pratamnak.
A building boom
Well if it’s not a building boom I’m not sure how you would describe it in May 2016.
The sunsets in Pattaya Bay Beach Resort are as spectacular as anything I have seen in this world, as are the tropical storms.
During the wet season which is May to November these fierce storms roll in over the bay often causing severe damage to the beach. Follow this link to see the aftermath of Vamco in 2015.
Para-Sailors in Pattaya bay.
Here is a short video.
A great view of the city.
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I hope you enjoyed my Pattaya Bay Beach Resort photo blog.
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What a great year for travel in 2015
That’s all folks