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.

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Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

 Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim on the gulf of Thailand is only ninety minutes by car east of Pattaya, and 2 hours south of Bangkok. Beautiful white sand and clean water, and so quiet and peaceful after the noise & Madness of Pattaya.

The main road in Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Reminds me of the Eagles song “Long Road out of Eden”, so little traffic midweek compared to Pattaya.

Fresh seafood caught by these boats.

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

There are about 15 seafood restaurants offering all varieties of fish and shell fish.

One of the many seafood restaurants

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

There are about 16 live seafood restaurants.

Xing Xing at Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

After much discussion this id the one we chose and it proved to be an excellent choice.

Curry crab & spring rolls

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

The crab was very good (B600) however the spring rolls were absolutely fantastic.

Sinsiam Resort

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Our hotel was rather old fashioned but the rooms were very good and the pool was enormous.

Olympic size pool

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

The water was a perfect temperature for guys like us who are allergic to the cold. 🙂

Larry Krausz, Warren and David Herd

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Here we are the three amigos having lunch at Tequila Sunrise.

This was double schnitzel day

Mae Pim Thailand fabulous food

The meal was huge, however the Swedish meat balls were the pick.

Step down to the beach

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Grab a little sun and sand before lunch at Tequila Sunrise.

Tequila Sunrise

Mae Pim Excellent Hotel Thailand

A busy bar with a great selection of food, however B175 for Jack Daniels is way over the top.

Back to the beach

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets

Tequila Sunset restaurant overlooked the sandy beach where the gentle waves brushed against the shore, we marvelled at the beautiful onshore breeze blowing from the west, and thoroughly enjoyed the solitude of Mae Pim compared to the madness of Pattaya.

Mae Pin street vendor

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

All the usual souvenirs and floats for kids.

Bike for hire

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

These multi passenger bikes are for hire, the roads are very quiet so I’m sure they are reasonably safe.

Mae Pim Resort

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

 This is certainly the hotel I will stay next time I visit, nice facilities with a good pool and across the road from the beach.

Mae Pim Resort pool

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets

Nice setting on the 1st floor of the hotel. Book through this link for an excellent room rate.

Rabik Coffee

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

You realise you are in a Thai village when the local coffee shop does not show any English. 🙂

Bus to Ban Phe or Rayong

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

The cheap way to get to Pattaya is take a 30 minute songthaew ride to Ban Phe then hook up with a mini bus.

20 minutes past Rayong

Mae Pim beach boats sunsets

Mae Pim is two hours from Bangkok airport & only 90 minutes east of Pattaya. Thanks for visiting my Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim photo blog. Use this link for a discounted rate at THE MAE PIM RESORT.

Farewell from the Herd brothers

Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim

Many thanks for visiting my Thailand Beach Resort Mae Pim photo blog.

                        Check out my Tequila Sunrise photo blog here.


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Author: David Herd

My history, particularly over the last 30 years is dominated by overseas travel. I sold my home in Australia October 20th 2011 and have have been living in Thailand since then. I don’t know where the time has gone? It seems like you go to sleep one night, wake up the next morning, and 20 years have flashed by. Not sure how many years I have left, however I have enjoyed a wonderful charmed life, and if it all ended today I would leave this world with no regrets. I was born in Sydney halfway through the last century, started my travels in the 60s with the usual U.K. Europe adventure at the age of 20, back to Australia and worked in Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide in Sales & Marketing with multinational companies including Sanyo, Canon & Remington. Engaged to be married 3 times and never quite made it to the alter, finally realized by the mid 90s I was not cut out for "long term relationships" so I moved to the Gold Coast in Queensland in January 1987, worked for a couple of banks as a Financial Planner, I took a year off work in 1998 to travel and never went back to full time work again, after 25 fun filled years on the Coast I packed up and moved to Thailand. What is the purpose of this blog? Well I really want to use it to record my travel experiences & to display my photographs, give and receive travel tips, comment on places I visit, restaurants I eat in and use it to replace the autobiography I intended to write, apart from all that it helps me fill in my day. :) I moved to Thailand mainly because I wanted to keep travelling while my health allowed me to, there are huge advantages being closer to all the places I want to visit. Cost of living in Thailand is around 35% of the cost in Australia, plus flights are 50% cheaper because you are much closer to everywhere. ???? Consequently I am able to travel to many more places compared to living in Australia. Having said all that, it is & has always been my intention to return to Australia when my travelling is finished, I predict this will happen around 2021.

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