Jomtien is one of the oldest parts of the greater Pattaya area. Not too long ago, the entire south of Greater Pattaya ended in Jomtien; the whole region was just a small village without much development. From this area, Pattaya has grown from what it is to what it is today.
Development in this area started very recently compared to other parts of Pattaya, but the area has expanded tremendously within this short period. Very recently, a wide Jomtien Second Road was opened close to its shoreline. If you are within this area, you will notice steady developmental growths from condominium complexes to showrooms, sales offices, and numerous infrastructural elements.
Research from Colliers International in 2014 shows that 40% of the 56,000 new planned apartments in Pattaya are built within Jomtien. That’s not all; there are plans underway to build a high-speed rail link, which will link this region with Bangkok. So expect a rail link to Jomtien soon.
Jomtien has many restaurants, bars, massage parlors, and souvenir shops, making it look somewhat like Beach Road in central Pattaya. These shops might not be as big as those found in Central Pattaya, but the good news is, you can always drive down there to the central part of Sukhumvit. If you have a car or a bike, you can easily access every other part of Pattaya.
What makes this place stand out is its beach. The sea and beach around here are cleaner than the beach in Central Pattaya, and unlike the coastlines along Naklua, the coastline along Jomtien has an embankment that goes straight to the beach. This coastline is always busy with fun seekers looking to enjoy the cool coast.
Places to Visit in and Around Jomtien
Enjoy Jomtien Beach
This beach is very big to allow you to enjoy the open view of the sea; it is a few minutes’ drive away from South Pattaya. It stretches as long as six kilometers and serves as an escape for people who need rest and want to enjoy nature. There are many things to do here; you can choose to sunbathe on its beautiful shores or hide in the natural shades provided by trees just at the edge of the beach. Other activities to enjoy are windsurfing, kitesurfing, parasailing, and jet-skiing.
The beach also has cool refreshment spots and several cafes and restaurants where you can get local fresh seafood and local fare. Not too far away, you will see the Cartoon Network Amazone for families with children.
We all love the amazing tale of adventure and romance. It can even get better when you watch “Moulin Rouge” at an IMAX 3D Theatre or Blu-Ray. The best part of this experience is that you will enjoy the amazing shiny costumes, dazzling stage sets, and stunning ladyboys; the best part is that you get a show that will blow your mind.
Amid this excellent mix of beautiful sounds, light, and color, you can now enjoy a theatrical event that you cannot see elsewhere except in Tiffany Cabaret Show, lots of dance and skit from different cultures ranging from slapstick burlesque to Broadway spectacular, Bollywood-style musical to Korean fan dance. If you stay in Jomtien, you certainly need to visit this place.
This river market is a few minute’s drives from Jomtien. It covers up to 100,000sqm and spans four regions in Pattaya, separated into four sections. Each region represents selling items. If you stay around, you should visit this market.
The market houses numerous fruit stalls, eateries, art galleries, souvenir shops, and many other entertainment complexes. There is also a cultural display every afternoon. The 350 million baht market has over 114 shops; ensure you don’t miss the water vendors selling original Thai desserts, foods, and specialties from all over the country.
The best way to enjoy the floating market experience is to hire a boat to take you around; this way, you will enjoy the beautiful market and discover Thai architecture and riverside life.
Places to Eat Within and Around Jomtien
This beautiful restaurant is located in a perfect idyllic beachside location on the beachside. The restaurant gives diners open access to the Gulf of Thailand, surrounded by pine trees that provide coverage for afternoon and evening guests. This way, they will be able to enjoy the cool breeze.
A perfect place for family, friends, and lovers to relax and enjoy the best of nature. They serve both Thai delicacy and European-style meals.
Café des Amis is a cool and classy restaurant that is often underrated. Since you can’t hide quality food, it is gradually growing into one of the top restaurants in the region.
They have a team of talented and experienced chefs who use only quality imported meats to produce and create an amazing range of dishes. Beyond the quality of the food served, the restaurant’s atmosphere is another factor that stands out.
Café des Amis is located in a residential district just behind Thappraya Road, precisely between Pattaya and Jomtien.
This exotic restaurant is located just Jomtien’s Thappraya Road, although attached to the Sugar Hut Resort, it has managed to carve a niche for itself. It specializes in serving just anybody looking for the best traditional Thai delicacy served in classy surroundings. It is perfectly located in the heart of the city, like an oasis in the desert.
They have amazing chefs who specialize in serving Thai cuisine and other delicacies, if you want good food, Sugar Hut Restaurant might just be the perfect place for you.
People love this place because it is close to almost every place in the Pattaya area, it is calm and peaceful, and it also allows you to gain access to several entertainment hotspots in the center. Houses here are a little expensive. However, there are a couple of affordable buildings around.