Mae Phim beach has to be one of if not the best kept secrets on the East Coast of Thailand, located only 180 kilometers from Bangkok in the province of Rayong and only just over an hour’s drive from the vibrant city of Pattaya this somewhat hidden gem is a must see to believe.
Although on the mainland Mae Phim has a distinct ‘Island Feel’ so pack your flip flops, grab a coconut and enjoy the beautiful coastline that stretches far beyond the eye can SEA.
Enjoying Mae Phim doesn’t take much planning, let that Island vibe kick in and you’re already winning.
With everything you could need or want for a great escape’ at your disposal simply breath and enjoy the pleasures of a laid-back existence.
Getting around is easy too, it’s simple enough to hire a bike or car and with all the beaches in close proximity, you’re never too far from where you should be.
If ‘Dusk till Dawn’ lights and sounds is what you’re searching for then Laem Mae Phim won’t be it however if you’re looking for a peaceful escape with beautiful sandy shores, crystal clear waters, great food options and cool beach bars then you’ve found your oasis.
At weekends and holidays as with most beaches near populated areas Mae Phim does get a little busier having said that with its vast coastline the area is large enough to cater for the crowds and most weekdays you can almost have this long beach to yourself… almost!
‘Mae Phim is undeniably one of the finest beach locations in Thailand’
When looking for somewhere to stay REm love Grand Blue Resort & Beach Club located right on Mae Phim beach this hotel and beach club resort ticks all the boxes, whether a single travel or with a family Grand Blue is perfect.
The resort style setting and large swimming pool overlooking the ocean as well as two restaurants and bars (Mezzetto and Buffalo Bill) make it our choice every time.
DRINK & CHILL
Undoubtedly the #1 spot for sundowners and maybe even sunrises is The Drift Bar (they say Mae Phim’s first beach party bar).
This really is a bar with a difference and somewhere we can’t recommend highly enough situated on Ao Khai beach (and we literally mean on the beach) you can enjoy a cold beer a cocktail or two whilst watching the sun drop over the horizon