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    Wong Amat Beach

    If you'd like a slightly different beach experience to Pattaya, head north to the Pattaya-Naklua road (follow Second road up to the round-about and turn right) then find Soi 18 on your left. Follow this to the end and you'll be standing at Wong Amat beach. To your right are a number of high-rise hotels and a narrow beach with the usual crowd of deckchairs, but certainly a more upmarket style than on Pattaya beach. The deckchairs appear to belong to the hotels and bars, rather than being managed by individual ownders.



    There is a good seafood restaurant on the water's edge called Rim Talay (which means seafood on the water's edge, so not a very imaginative name). There are a couple of bars here and live music apparently, so it might be worth visiting in the evening, perhaps for the sunset as the sign suggests.



    Turn left and another very narrow beach goes south around the headland, with some nice shady spots among the rocks where you can sit and have a beer in relative peace and quiet. There is a huge block of land fenced off here, so no doubt another high-rise is on the way, but in the meantime you can enjoy this tranquil spot where the only people selling stuff seem to be bikini merchants.



    Walk further around the headland and you can see Pattaya in the distance.



    Turn up before lunchtime and you may spot a crab fisherman at the end of soi 18 untangling crabs from his nets. They don't get fresher than this and they are happy to sell you some.

    Did you just make that up?

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    It amazes me that people go to Pattaya beach, Jomtien is much nicer, and Wongamat is even nicer looking, plus all the European restaurants down the side sois do some great food.

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    Excellent post but I am afraid I have to disagree on Rim Talay. The food is bloody awefull, expensive and if you sit on the balcony all you can smell is the sewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremia View Post
    Excellent post but I am afraid I have to disagree on Rim Talay. The food is bloody awefull, expensive and if you sit on the balcony all you can smell is the sewers.
    Ah, that's a shame. To be honest we just had some goong and a beer so I suppose I needed to try more of the menu before commenting. Nice view at least, didn't notice a smell that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenBenBaa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremia View Post
    Excellent post but I am afraid I have to disagree on Rim Talay. The food is bloody awefull, expensive and if you sit on the balcony all you can smell is the sewers.
    Ah, that's a shame. To be honest we just had some goong and a beer so I suppose I needed to try more of the menu before commenting. Nice view at least, didn't notice a smell that day.
    When in the area I tend to stick to two places for food; perhaps you could give them a try and post photos and your opinions.

    1, Red Ant. I have to say that the steamed sea bass is the best I have ever tasted and the missus loves the yam talay. Spag Bol is good and the kids loved the chicken wings. They serve draught beer chang, a good choice of cocktails, an excellent irish coffee but stay away from their wine. I have used it so often now that I can buy my wine of choice at Best supermarket and they tag on 200 Baht...Footie ( and other sport etc) is shown on small unobtrusive screens on the outside with no sound or inside on a large TV with sound

    2 Moom Arroy. This was my first choice for years untill they changed their wine supplier. It went from a top notch SA wine to Jacobs Creek and now sells at 1700 Baht wine that costs 350 in Best supermarket. The clentelle has also changed from mostly Thais to mostly Chinese / Korean tour groups. What I like are the tables by the sea that have loungers so that you scoff a bit of wine and food...and relax...then continue until you have run out of money. There is no rush to kick you out the door for the next customer as in Walking Street!!..There are two completely different dining experiences. I have spent quite a few afternoons in their chilling out and slowly getting rat assed whilst picking at a choice of smaller dishes. At night they have a band on and is much busier ( ref my previous comment on tour groups) but still a good chillout experience .....if you can get at the loungers by the sea,,

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    Hi

    Yes I find it`s pleasant there, sometimes go late afternoon for a stroll.
    Way better than Pattaya beach.
    I`ve not tried that restaurant.

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    You have a photo of my Condo here.Views are fantastic and its nice and peaceful.Beach is small and does tend to wiff a bit by that restaurant.

    Best beach for me is Cosy beach

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    Wongamat

    I live in BKK and go to Pattaya for an occassional getaway. I'm not crazy about Pattaya beach,I do like Koh Larn.. I have never been to Wongamat beach. Could you possibly post a map showing it's exact location.I would like to try it next trip..

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    Driving down Sukhumvit turn into North Pattaya Road, down to the round about, got some dolphins and stuff on there and turn right, follow that for a few hundred meters and turn left, big signs up for it and several roads leading to it, million times better than Pattaya beach.
    This may do it arpa guesthouse - Google Maps

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangkoken View Post
    I live in BKK and go to Pattaya for an occassional getaway. I'm not crazy about Pattaya beach,I do like Koh Larn.. I have never been to Wongamat beach. Could you possibly post a map showing it's exact location.I would like to try it next trip..
    This is where I was standing:

    arpa guesthouse - Google Maps

    Zoom out to see how to get there

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    It amazes me that people go to Pattaya beach, Jomtien is much nicer, and Wongamat is even nicer looking, plus all the European restaurants down the side sois do some great food.
    I'm at Jomtien Beach right now, and I've decided that this is my last trip.

    It has become so crowded now, with the enormous number of rooms available in the new multi-story condos behind the beach.

    It concerns me a little that a great number of these are Russian, the signs all along the beach and around town are Thai/Russian/English, and the Thai Govt says they're hoping to encourage more, as the Russians helped keep out the English and the French 120+ years ago! What the hell!!

    I am not normally a bigot, but just this once.....

    PS: A quick trip into Pattya confirmed that the smell of sewers and drains is all-pervading now.

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    You should attempt to start up the British Empire ?

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    Beaches that have major developments going on behind the are not even worth the effort. It's not what a beach experience is about. How can you relax on beach and escape with a constant cacophony of metropolitan life and the constant interruptions to buy some beads or a fake Bolex watch?

    "2000 baht. No scratch glass"

    "Where you from sir? You like jet ski?"

    Fuck that.

    Give me peace and tranquility.
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    I was there yesterday and asked "where's wong" , nobody knew

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    Some pics on Wong Amat beach 2009

    2 Dogs





    Shellpickers







    Photo pose with Pattaya city sign faintly showing in background and Thai bystander


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    PS: A quick trip into Pattya confirmed that the smell of sewers and drains is all-pervading now.[/quote]

    The stretch of Road at Bali Hai Pier - where the Seafood stalls are located - really reeks from the sewers..... and stinks!!!
    It would be a good idea to get the local Firebrigade to Flush these sewers every now & then to get rid of the putrid stuff festering in there.

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    Would you want to be up to your knees in the collective shite of a million people when you are being paid a pittance?

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    have the prisoners do it like bangkok does. Simple.

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    ^I bet they look forward to days out like that, better than being stuck in jail.

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    I spent 4 days over Xmas at the Centara Grand Mirage Resort, (depicted in the corner of that shot).

    I recommend it. Most imaginative with its "Lost World" theme. The water slides and 'Lazy River' are good for kids, though i'm not sure they'd get past UK 'elf and safety regulations.

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