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    Mae Pim Beach Resort review

    End of October and with another visa run to Cambodia done, we decided to stay at Mae Pim Beach for a break on the way back to Bangkok.
    On arrival on a Saturday afternoon we were surprised how quiet and tranquil the beach was compared to Pattaya just around the coastline.




    After checking a few places out, we decided the best value was at the most expensive place on the beach , the ' Mae Pim Resort Hotel ' at 1400 a night for a sea view room including breakfast for two. We had looked at other places at 700 and 900 but they were both a bit drab and lacking in basic maintenance.



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    Out the back of the hotel they are building a condo complex and swimming pool but so far only the pilings have gone in and construction seems to have ground to a halt. Didn't bother us as we had a sea view . Well, almost as trees blocked the view a bit . The room was well equiped and super clean and there was a seperate shower cubicle in the bathroom so no wet bathroom floor all the time. The Television was very basic though with only a couple of extra channels on top of the 3 through 9 offerings.



    All around the hotel, plenty of places to enjoy a drink and chill out after the long drive.




    And just across the road was the very nice beach.







    Mind you, considering the scarcity of tourists they were a bit heavy handed with the deckchairs. Could have put away 75% of them and still had plenty of choice.




    To get away from them you can either hire a bike or scooter or just take a 1 K stroll further up the beach where its much nicer.







    As for nightlife. Absolutely non existant. So its a case of finding a place to eat and then making your own entertainment. We tried two eateries selling seafood just 50 metres down from the hotel. The seafood was fresh, the portions very large and the taste in both....very bland and disappointing. Get better seafood back home in Bangyai from almost anywhere. Too much suger used was the gf's opinion. In any event....neither place was packed with customers.




    The free breakfast at the hotel was very good though, with eggs done anyway you liked and cooked to order. I don't usually like Khao Dtom but even that was so nice we had to have a bowl. Top marks all around.





    Heading back to Bangkok we had a quick look around the headland where jut 10k away there is a mangrove walk ( not visited yet but will check it out mid November ) and a nice headland park where there is a warship you can visit. Unfortunately, this was not accesible from the viewpoint so we plan to see it next visit when we"ll have more time.









    Scanky beach here but nice view anyway




    Finaly..... a short video of the beach at Mae Pim. ( best viewed in 480 although 720 available if you broadband is fast enough )


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    Thanks for that bangyai, a nice change from the usual pattaya pix.

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    Nice pics. I've passed by there but never stopped. I think my next getaway will be to someplace a bit simpler, cheaper, and quieter like that.

    Is there a small rock island there in one of the pictures? I remember something like that not too far from the shore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggroll View Post
    Nice pics. I've passed by there but never stopped. I think my next getaway will be to someplace a bit simpler, cheaper, and quieter like that.

    Is there a small rock island there in one of the pictures? I remember something like that not too far from the shore.
    Yes, you can see the small rock island in the video. Maybe we looked at the wrong places but it seems to us that the eastern seaboard ( Pattaya excepted ) is more expensive than the western coast from Cha am down. We've been to several beaches along here now and accomodation tends to be more expensive than similar places in Cha am or Prachuab . Bang Sapan has some very cheap places but its that much further from Bangkok.

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    I stayed there the other week - at the "Sabai" resort - i think it was called.
    During the week the place is pretty much empty. The resort is new clean and well planted - there are houses for rent and a block of rooms at the rear.
    I got a huge suite for 1200 baht for the night - after pointing out we were the only customers.
    beautiful room and pool outside. THere din't seem anyone around in the morning to supply the "included" breakfast, but we didn't ask either.

    PS - the breakfast looks disgusting - I HATE those weiner-style sausages and the oh-so-sweet latex-toast

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    Plce is desserted.

    And if they keep paintint that ship it's gonna sink.
    They'd move it the the fuel costs too much.

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    Mae Pim Beach Resort review

    Yes Mae Pim is much cleaner, and quiter than Pattaya etc.

    Please keep this information to yourself in future, we don't want any more Bloody Touristas coming to spoil it. Thank You.

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    I've been there a few times this year.

    It IS a lovely, uncrowded beach missing 99% of what they have done to destroy Pattaya & Jomtien.

    Bloody sand fleas (or something) just ATE me and the wife up down there though.

    You don't notice them till the next day. They leave a welt like a mosquito bite and it took weeks for them to go away and stop itching, and they itch horribly. Quite comparable to chiggers (red-bugs) in the US.

    Maybe it was the time of year. They might not be so bad once the dry season kicks in. At least that's what my friend that has lived on Ko Chang for a few years tells me.

    He lives on his boat & says they are horrendous down there, and that they spray the tourist areas for them.

    No need to spray Pattaya beaches. Too much dog poop & plastic for them to be able to survive.

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    Looks like a ghost town and you call that a nice beach? fuking Blackpool is better than that

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaywalker View Post

    Bloody sand fleas (or something) just ATE me and the wife up down there though.
    Ko Samet also had a bad problem with sand fleas in the past. They must have done something though as its pretty popular now.

    As for being a ghost town....true enough. As another poster pointed out, for some this is an attraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed View Post
    Looks like a ghost town and you call that a nice beach? fuking Blackpool is better than that
    Deserted beach. Yes this is a HUGE attraction.

    Even if Pattaya/Jomtien weren't as polluted as they, I'd still avoid them due to having to tell the touts I don't want to buy any ice cream, shrimp, corn, wallets, belts, watches or fake silk or anything at all, all day long.

    It's a HUGE pain in the ass to try to relax/read a book or just take a nap with 5,000 travelling salesmen/salesladies bugging the tar out of you every 90 seconds all day.

    They have a few beach chair vendors at Mae Pim, so food & drink is available. Take your own lady friend/wife & relax.

    I definitely plan to give it another try once the rain slacks off.

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    Ko Samet.......Yeah I was there a couple years ago & had no sand flea problems at all.

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