Located approximately 16km south of central Pattaya, Bang Saray is a small fishing village. The area is developing quickly, mainly due to completion of the motorway extension that now runs from Bangkok to Rayong. This also connects to U-Tapao International airport, giving easy access by land or air to the area. This will be attractive to more international visitors from all over Asia and to the wealthy (Hi-So) Thai market that love a holiday getaway.
The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) plays a huge part in Thailand’s continued economic growth. The government allocated 1.5 trillion baht to this area in 2016. International companies have made bases here, including many Japanese vehicle assembly depots.
U-Tapao airport currently serves mainly domestic, cargo and military business, but with the intended upgrades, hopes to see the flow of through-traffic increase to up to 60 million passengers. It is intended that this airport will become the third busiest airport in Thailand. This will undoubtedly bring more business to the once-sleepy town of Bang Saray, which will in turn result in land prices growing.
Bang Saray will continue to be an alternative holiday destination to Pattaya. In many respects with new building works underway this will be a more organised town with better infrastructure and ease of access than Pattaya, which grew wherever someone wanted to build a hotel! Bang Saray will remain a beautiful town suited to people who don’t want the bright lights and banging music of Walking Street.
Bang Saray benefits from a clean 5km beach. There are many bars and restaurants along the Beach Road and on piers reaching out into the Gulf of Thailand. Already there are some beachfront resorts including Sea Sand Sun & Sunset Beach Resort. Luxury villages are also available currently.
Pattaya is less than 30 minutes north with public transport serving well during the day. There are half a dozen golf courses within 15 minutes drive. There are various other attractions easily accessible including 2 water parks, Khao Chee Chan Buddha, Silverlake Vineyard, Wat Yaan Chinese Temples, and even access to the Naval Base just south with beautiful unspoilt beaches.