Welcome to Tropical Beach Resort and the Thai Riviera
Tropical Beach Resort holds an enviable beachfront location on the Gulf of Thailand, just 180 kilometres from Bangkok and a one and a half-hour drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The location in Rayong province on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard is truly one of the gems of Thailand, not to be missed, and boasts one of the best year-round climates in Thailand.
Rayong offers visitors a taste of the genuine Thailand at a more relaxed pace than much of the overdeveloped coastal area, a great atmosphere and lower prices than many of Thailand’s other tourist destinations, all resulting in an increasing number of Europeans choosing to both visit and retire here.
Rayong City retains a relaxed local atmosphere and is a popular getaway for holidaymakers looking for a more peaceful beach atmosphere than the nearby high profile tourist centre of Pattaya. Thai families and Bangkok residents come to enjoy the local seafood, soft white sand and clear water. Rayong beaches are peaceful and relatively free of large crowds, popular for the many restaurants serving mouthwatering seafood, with decks jutting out over the water. For nightlife, head to Ratbamrung Road, with a large number of pubs, bars and nightclubs. Rayong City can be reached from Tropical Beach Resort by car in about 30 minutes.
Islands and National Parks
Koh Samet is one of the pearls of Thailand and part of the Khao-Laem-Yah Koh Samet National Park. Just 5km across, the island is well known for its stunning white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and exotic coral reefs. There are 14 different beaches for visitors to discover and the island is popular with Thai and foreign visitors alike seeking sun, relaxation and great cuisine from its many fine restaurants. Getting to Koh Samet takes about 10 minutes on one of the regular fast ferries operated from the fishing village of Ban Phe, just 6km from Tropical Beach Resort.
Munks, Dolphins and Waterfalls
Culture, history, nature and wildlife, all in the same day! Visit the Khao Sukims temple, with its art collections from Thailand and Indochina, dive with dolphins and visit the Phliew national park with its waterfall and scenic views.
Discover Koh Kudi and its Islands
Khao Wongs National Park
Koh Man Nai and Koh Talu
Koh Man Nai is a small island, only 100 meters wide, surrounded by turtles and beautiful coral reefs. Koh Talu has stunning beaches of white sand, crystal clear water and the best coral reefs of the Rayong seas.
Fishing and Snorkelling
Close to Tropical Beach Resort, a vibrant wildlife can be seen at close hand. For fishing, recommended places are the two islands of Koh Man Kang and Koh Man Nok.
A Paradise for Golfers
Tropical Beach Resort in Thailand’s best areas for golf with dozens of world class courses for every level of player and price class, easily accessible and offering picture perfect backdrops. An excellent local club is the Wangjuntr Golf Park. At just a 30 minute car journey from Tropical Beach Resort, the club offers two 18 hole courses, The Highland Course och The Valley Course, with a further 18 hole course planned. Rayong’s courses also include the 72-par championship course at St. Andrews 2000 Golf and Country Club and the Eastern Star Country Club.
An attractive and genuine holiday resort town, popular with Bangkok visitors and a growing number of Europeans, Mae Phim is known for its long fine white sandy beach, clear waters and the many good value fresh fish and seafood restaurants. Select your own catch to be grilled and served from one of the many ocean view restaurants along the beach, from where a number of shops also sell fruit direct from the producers. Mae Phim is a short drive west of Tropical Beach Resort.
Most foreign visitors pass quickly through Ban Phe, pausing only to wait for the ferry on route to the island of Koh Samet, but this small town, 6km west of Tropical Beach Resort, is also an attractive and still authentic traditional Thai port town. Restaurants, lively handicrafts and a bustling seafood market, make Ban Pae a hive of activity with its beaches popular with locals and Bangkok visitors. Try the freshly caught steamed crab, prawns and the favourite local dish of sea bass with lime and ginger sauce, followed by a plate of local fresh tropical fruit. Just four kilometres from the town is one of Thailand’s most picturesque beach roads, the causarina-fringed Had Suan Son. Ban Phe also offers the closest banks and supermarkets to Tropical Beach Resort.
A Little Further Afield…
Bangkok offers all you would expect from a great world city and much more. Culture, history and tradition sit side by side with the modern side of this great metropolis of 15 million people – business, world class shopping, restaurants and endless entertainment. Take an evening cruise along Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, the River of Kings, and experience Bangkok’s skyline at night as you pass palaces and temples including the Ayutthaya temple together with the modern skyline of modern hotels and skyscrapers. End the day with a drink above the city at the Lebua State Tower, with a spectacular view over Bangkok. Bangkok is easily accessible in two hours via modern motorway connections from Tropical Beach Resort.