They say small town travel is on the rise.
According to the Pinterest100, the site’s fifth-annual end-of-year look at top trends, travelers are looking at off-the-beaten-path destinations for 2019, and that includes previously overlooked small towns.
There’s a certain charm, a beauty and quaintness that can be found in many small towns and the area of Huay Yai certainly has that in abundance.
Take for example the Chinese quarter.
Nowhere showcases the Chinese-Thai roots of the community more than at Huay Yai’s Ban Chak Ngaew Market.
The small community of Thai-Chinese still maintain the traditional lifestyle similar to Talad Noi in Bangkok and every Saturday from 3 pm until about 9 pm, locals will open the traditional market in the form of pedestrian mall. There are various products available, especially many rare foods both Thai and Chinese food. There is also Chak Ngaew Rama, the original wooden cinema that remains to the present.
Ban Chak Ngaew is a beautiful example of old meets new and that really is the charm of Huay Yai.
In the truth the area couldn’t be better located. Drive in one direction and in a matter of minutes your South of Pattaya and enjoying the beautiful coastline Na Jomtien, Ban Amphur and Bangsaray have to offer, not forgetting to mention the plethora of beachfront eateries, quirky cafes and Hotel/Resort dining on offer.
Drive in a different direction and you will find yourself in the lakeside area of Mabprachan or the beautiful mountainous areas of Silverlake.
All of this and your still only a short drive from Pattaya City with easy access to the Sukhumvit and in under 30 minutes you can drive to U-tapao International Airport.
The area is also currently part of Thailand’s EEC development plans with huge new infrastructure, roads and highways currently be installed making it even quicker and easy to get around with fiber optic cable bringing high speed internet being laid down wherever new roads appear all over East Pattaya, Huay Yai is part of the Bangkok-Chonburi corridor.
Golf Course in abundance
If golf happens to be your thing then Huay Yai is the place for you. Siam Country Club, The Planation, Phoenix, Chee Chan and SCC brand new golf course (currently being constructed) are literally on your doorstep, just a short drive away (in the car, not the golf shot) along with countless other courses that rank among the top PGA courses in Thailand.
Within a 20km radius of Hua Yai you will find three top-class international schools – Regents, Rugby and St Andrews and there’s also a French curriculum international school in the heart of Huay Yai.
Only a short drive from Huay Yai you will find two of Thailand’s largest water parks along with the tourist attractions of Nong Nooch Botantical Gardens and Legend Siam.
Silverlake winery and vineyard is also close
Being a predominately residential area Huay Yai has many eateries with both Thai and international cuisine, our favourite being Baan Na Garden Restaurant and Bar set in a tropical Garden environment and if fine dining takes your fancy the area is surround by many luxury resorts and beachfront restaurants.
D-Sign Villas is a brand-new housing development brought to the city by the ultra-talented team at D-Sign Homes and D-Sign Furniture.
Phase 1 of the latest project is a modern boutique village comprising 14 private plots situated in Huay Yai.
“We offer flexible payment options coupled with fully customisable house designs enable you to purchase a home that satisfies all of your dreams and expectations.”
Prices at D-Sign Villas start in the region of Bt4.79m with both one- and two-storey Villa choices available as well as a varying range of furniture packages customised specifically for your needs.
The whole area is quickly becoming an upmarket suburb of Pattaya and with the huge infrastructure being put into place and new toll roads providing easy access the only way is up for Huay Yai as prices for both land and houses are set to steadily increase.
Huay Yai is most certainly a hot spot for investment and a guaranteed return.