Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Dirty Jomtien Beach

Most of the time, and indeed most of the day Jomtien Beach is suitable for swimming in. But often in the morning, and particularly during the high season there's a foamy surface pollution to it that makes it unsuitable for swimming. 

These are tough days for the tourism business in Jomtien with up to 50% downturn in Russian tourists who are the bulk of the business on Jomtien. We suggest now is the right time to start thinking about this issue and plan ahead for the long term.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Ocean Marina Yacht Club - Pattaya Boat Show & Koh Rin

Ocean Marina Yacht Club are having their Ocean Marina Pattaya Boatshow this Thursday 27-30 November. They've done a cheeky little video above that has some gorgeous backdrops of Koh Rin island that we expect to be posting about in the future.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunset by Drone Camera | Ban Amphur


Ban Amphur is just a short drive or cycle ride south of Na-Jomtien. They have a charming beach and good sea food restaurants. Some gentleman has taken a video of sunset at Ban Amphur with a drone controlled camera. It's rather good and we can see Jomtien from time to time as the camera faces North (second photo down).

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Top Jomtien Breakfasts - Denmark Hotel

One of the best breakfasts in Jomtien is available at the Denmark Hotel, Jomtien Beach Road Soi 7/1 or Soi White House as it's better known. The hotel is at the end of the soi on the right hand side.

They offer a Scandinavian style breakfast with cold meats and cheeses in addition to the usual expected breakfast fare of eggs, bacon and sausages. The price is currently 170 Baht which is outstanding value for one of the most generous breakfast buffet spreads we've come across. 

It's the choices of breads, deli meats, sausages an cheeses that make this an attractive way to spend a weekend buffet breakfast. There are Thai and Asian dishes if you wish, and cereals as well as pancakes and fruits. The buffet spread has different offerings on the two occasions we've attended so it's really about knowing the variety and quality is as good as it gets and seeing exactly what's on offer on the day you attend.

We like to go on Sunday morning when it's all very relaxed with mainly Scandinavian guests and their Thai partners enjoying the good food and pleasant seating arrangements that offer a number of different perspectives depending on how you wish to enjoy the food and the experience.

If you have any breakfast recommendations to make in Jomtien please let us know in the comments and we will be sure to try them out.