While most tourists prefer a vacation to Thailand flock to the islands of Koh Samui, Phuket and Koh Phi Phi, Pattaya, locals have long loved this low-key stretch of beautiful coastline.
More than pristine sands, Rayong offers a traditional Thai life that is becoming increasingly hard to find in tourist-heavy spots.
A lifestyle worth seeing for travellers willing to take the time to explore and learn this part of Thailand.
Here are some of the activities and hotel to compliment your stay in beautiful Rayong, Thailand on your next vacation.
Located in tropical gardens that gently cascade down the hillside to the natural white-sand shores.
Each of the 40 villas has steep thatched roof design with high vaulted ceilings.
Drawing influence from Moroccan and Balinese design elements, the villa interiors blend deeply soothing soft natural hues.
Planning an idyllic getaway to Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa?
Situated on the eastern coast of Thailand, this luxury hotel is steps from the pristine sands of Wang Kaew Beach.
Delight your palate with delectable fare and creative cocktails at our distinctive restaurants and bars.
Punctuate a memorable day in Rayong with a refreshing swim in their sparkling pool.
or a restorative massage, beauty or wellness treatment at the Quan Spa.
Aksorn Rayong, The Vitality Collection is Rayong’s first upscale Wellness hotel designed to the most exacting international standards.
Here, an imaginative design concept allows guests from around the world to come home for a vacation.
A launching point for land and sea explorations with long-distance bus terminals, ferry piers, food stalls and lively handicrafts and seafood market, Baan Pae is a hive of activity.
Laem Mae Pim, perhaps the second most popular destinations after Baan Pae, is an ideal spot for relaxation, with a lineup of beachside eateries and calm, inviting waters.
Perfect for a family vacation!
The casuarina-fringed Had Suan Son, named as one of Thailand’s most picturesque beach roads, is another popular attraction just four km from Baan Pae.
Other attractions further inland include Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Herbal Park, Sopha Arboretum and the Rayong Aquarium.
Rayong is never short of mouthwatering seafood.
In fact, dining is as much an experience for the eyes and ears as the palate.
As many restaurants are situated by the beach, with an outdoor deck that juts right into the water.
So, dining at these venues almost guarantees a great view.
With a bustling seafood market, Baan Pae is one of the best places to go get a serving of freshly caught steamed crab, prawns and many more!
Finish off a satisfying meal the local style – with a plate of fresh tropical fruits.
Rayong is more famous for its causarina-shaded beaches and translucent blue sea than as a nightlife hotspot.
For live concerts or DJs, head to Rayong Brewery located on the same street, closer to Rayong Hospital.
Baan Pae also has a number of pubs, bars and karaoke lounges.
Rayong is one of the best places from which to bring home tropical fruits.
Such as deep-fried durian chips, dried mangoes and preserved fruit candy.
Baan Pae is the place to go for live or processed seafood and seashell souvenirs.
For local handicrafts, handmade crystal ornaments home décor products.
Mats, purses, handbags and hats – are the two speciality crafts of Rayong.
More popular for it is a lineup of beachside seafood restaurants and shady beaches than for water sports, Rayong beaches are peaceful and relatively free of large crowds.
Marine excursions are limited to fishing, snorkelling and diving at nearby islands such as Koh Kruai, Koh Thalu, Koh Pla Tin and Koh Kham.
Island hopping is also an attractive option for those in search of a little adventure.
Golfers will find a haven amongst Rayong’s range of well-designed courses, including the 72-par championship course at St. Andrews 2000 Golf and Country Club and Eastern Star Country Club.
Well connected by an efficient network of buses and songtaews (passenger-carrying trucks), public transport is the best option if you don’t have a car.
Within Rayong City, several lines of public buses operate between popular tourist destinations.
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