Huay Yai often can get classed as East Pattaya, which geographically is correct, but we think that it is an area which deserves some recognition on its own. It has become quite a thriving community in the last decade, and a far cry for what was always viewed as a remote place, south of Jomtien. There are some outstanding villages which make it appealing for working families as well as retirees who may find the hustle and bustle of downtown Pattaya a little too much.
Here are a few other reasons why it is so appealing.
1. Close to Pattaya and Jomtien
One of Huay Yai’s most significant advantages is that it is outside Pattaya and has a much slower, more laid back way of life. However, Central Pattaya is only around 20 minutes away and Jomtien far less. You, therefore, get the best of both worlds, the quiet almost countryside living of Huay Yai, while also everything you need from a cosmopolitan city on the other. It is ideal for families who want a peaceful home life but still want all the attractions that Pattaya has to offer.
2. Upmarket neighbourhood
Just as Pratamnak and Wongamat standout as upmarket areas for condos, Huay Yai has the same appeal when it comes to villages and private houses. There are some superb modern villages in the area as well as large private residences. The locality overall is very well maintained and is a pleasant place to bring up children. It is a location which has almost no problem with crime, and there are no bars or nightclubs that have music blaring out at all hours of the night.
3. Outstanding beaches close by
The fantastic beaches of Na Jomtien and Ban Amphur are just a few minutes’ drives away from Huay Yai. They are undoubtedly some of the best in the area and are largely unspoiled and far cleaner than those in Jomtien or Pattaya. Trees offer plenty of shade, and you will find some excellent beachfront restaurants as well as some more traditional beachfront shacks. Once again, this is ideal for families and those who enjoy the sun, sea, and sand.
4. Good for commuters
Huay Yai is well located for commuters traveling to the Eastern Seaboard or Bangkok. The Highway 36 is very accessible, making it easy to get to Bangkok or Rayong with the Sukhumvit Road also nearby. U-Tapao Airport is also only around 30 minutes away, meaning it is convenient for those who are frequent flyers around the region.
5. Excellent amenities
Huay Yai and the surrounding areas have all the amenities that you would need. There are some excellent restaurants in the village itself as well as the upmarket restaurants at Ban Amphur. There are some family-orientated bars, the usual 7-Elevens and similar shops with Big C and Tesco Lotus in South Pattaya being only a short drive away. Of course, the area has typical Thai markets selling fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, and fish.