Pattaya to renovate 2.7km beachfront

A rendering of the proposed Pattaya footpath. (Photo © PATTAYA CITY)

Pattaya has invested 166 million baht to refurbish a 2.7km-long beachfront footpath, from North to South Pattaya.

Pattaya City awarded the project to Nong Nooch Landscape and Garden Design Company, an affiliate of the well-known Nongnooch Garden in Pattaya, for the 820-day project.

The plan is to expand the road along the beach by converting the 3m-wide footpath to accommodate parking. The new footpath will be 11m wide. New facilities will be added such as children’s playgrounds and areas for exercising equipment.

Last week, shady Indian almond trees were removed to pave the way for road expansion. The trees will be replaced by palm families including coconut and date palms.

However, locals voiced their concern over the removal of the old Indian almond trees citing that those trees gave more shade to beachgoers than palms will. Pattaya mayor Sontaya Khunpluem later announced that some of the Indian almond trees will be replanted and the footpath will have more variety of trees.

The Pattaya beach revamp project is expected to complete in May 2023.

Highway 3 in Trat set to be expanded

The Highway Department has invested 985 million baht to expand the last 23.4km section of Highway 3 (Sukhumvit Road) from Ban Mai Rud to Ban Klong Chak in Trat.

The project is part of the Trat-Hat Lek road expansion to support the government’s Eastern Economic Corridor.

The road will be upgraded from two to four lanes with an asphalt concrete surface. The project is scheduled to be completed in November. The department expects that the road expansion will facilitate logistics and tourism between Thailand and Cambodia in the future.


– Vietjet will launch direct flights between Phuket and Chiang Mai, starting on Sept 15.

The flight will be available once a week on Wednesday. The flight will depart Phuket airport at 9.50am and the return flight will depart Chiang Mai airport at 12.25pm. The travel time is about two hours.


– ThaiSmile is offering a special charter flight from Phuket to Bangkok today.

The flight will depart Phuket airport at 2.30pm and will arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport at 4pm.

The one-way ticket is priced at 4,300 baht net. The airline expects to resume normal flights next month.



– Sooknirund Hotel in Chiang Rai is offering a 15% discount when booking at least three nights.

Promotion prices start from 1,785 baht net per night for staying in a standard room (23m²). The price includes daily breakfast for two plus a special offer when booking a room directly with the hotel. The offer includes a mini afternoon tea set for two persons per stay, late check-out until 2pm and free departure transfer to Chiang Rai airport.

Opened in 1962, the property is one of the pioneer hotels in the northernmost province. It was renovated to be a boutique hotel a couple of years ago. Today the hotel features 52 rooms and suites.


Kram Pattaya hotel has launched a Luxury Escape package.

– Prices start from 3,699 baht for a night stay in a Deluxe room. The offer includes daily breakfast for two, late check-out at 2pm, an afternoon tea set for two and a welcome signature mocktail.

The hotel will offer an additional 10% discount if apply to its membership.

Located on Pattaya-Na Kluea Road, the property features 75 rooms, a private pool villa and a two-bedroom Villa.


– Relo’ The Urban Escape Hotel in Cha-am, Phetchaburi, is offering a book now pay later promotion.

Prices start from 3,500 baht for a night stay in a Deluxe Sea View room (45m²). The hotel is located on a beachfront 3 rai site and was renovated from Haven Resort Hua Hin. The name Relo is short form for relocation, implying that guests will feel like they have relocated from their busy city life to stay in harmony with nature.

The property offers 54 rooms including villas and executive suites which have up to three bedrooms.

Bookings are available at