Bang Saray has established itself as being one of the most popular areas on the entire Eastern Seaboard. It is a former sleepy fishing village that is now the upmarket home to several hundred ex-pats and their families and welcomes tens of thousands of tourists each year. On paper, it may not seem like the most desirable option, but as you drive into the “town” center, you quickly realize its appeal and why so many people choose to live there. Here are just five reasons why such a diverse audience loves Bang Saray.

1.Fantastic Beaches

Arguably, Bang Saray’s most appealing feature is its stunning tree-lined beach with golden sands and clear waters. Unlike many of the other beaches in the area, it remains largely unspoiled with the beachfront bars and restaurants very much in keeping with the relaxed, hassle-free ambiance of the town. The beaches are clean with very few hawkers meaning that you can enjoy a relaxed family day out in a very safe environment.

2.Relaxed Way of Life

There is little doubt that the town enjoys a very relaxed way of life which is much more in keeping with life in “real” Thailand as opposed to the tourist resorts. It still has a very Thai feel, although it has all the modern amenities that westerners need to be able to stay for the longer term. There is a selection of excellent bars and restaurants along with all the shops that you would need. Should you need to visit Tesco Lotus or Big C, they can be reached in less than 30 minutes.

3.Away From the City

Pattaya has many attractions, and this is one of the reasons why the area is so popular. However, an increasing number of people prefer to be located away from the “action” in a more relaxed and sedate environment knowing that should they wish to go into the city; it is only a short drive away. In effect, it means that you get the best of both worlds, a serene home environment along with a cosmopolitan city on the doorstep, not to mention all the golf course and water sports which are also nearby.

4.Stunning Scenery

The scenery around Bang Saray is noticeably different from that in the local area. It is surrounded by mountains which are lined with trees, giving it a more rural feel while the views over the local bays are equally as impressive. You do feel like you are in a different world, and it is hard to believe that the vibrant city of Pattaya is so close. If you are a nature lover and appreciate the great outdoors, then Bang Saray would be your idyllic home.

5.Ideal for Families

While Pattaya has undoubtedly changed its image in recent years, there is still a certain element that makes it less appealing to families. Bang Saray, on the other hand, is perfect for families with the beaches, water parks, and other attractions in the area. There are none of the things that Pattaya used to be associated with, and this makes it an ideal holiday location or home for bringing up a family.