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It´s only a short 20 min. drive from Pattaya south to the fishing village of Bang Sare (Saray) with its 8000 friendly inhabitants. It is not only because of the nice landscape and the long and untouched sandy beach - named sunset beach - why more and more travelers and investors come to Bang Saray. This small viallgae has a lot to offer for a nice stay or living. Now there are only a few resorts and some nice fish restaurants, but the times are changing. Condominium buildings and houses for sale are already available for people, who want to escape the hustle of Pattaya. On sunshine beach, a huge luxury hotel is being built on more than 80 rai of beach front land. Till now the prices are low and the beaches are empty, but the near future will show a different picture. Beside the wonderful long sunset beach with its beautiful sunsets, the near surrounding area has more places, beaches and bays to see. Diving and cruising through the many islands is a must do, especially at the island of Koh Khram, which is uninhabited and preserved as a national park. Worth visiting is Nong Nooch Botanical Garden, the biggest botanical garden in Thailand and one of the biggest in southeast Asia with hotel facilities, attractions and events.
The taxi from Pattaya to Bang Saray charges 500 Baht. Cheaper is a 20 Baht jump onto the white songthaew pickups, which connect Pattaya and Bang Saray on Sukhumvit road.
Till now there is no official taxi service from Bang Sare to U-Tapao airport (30 Km distance). One may take the white songthaew and drop off at the airport, but must walk the rest from Sukhumvit to the terminal, what is no fun with luggage. By chance a green songthaew may drive to the airport for about 500 Baht.
Taxi services (e.g. PtTaxiService) from Pattaya charge 700-800 Baht and may be called for pick-up in Bang Saray.
Weather and climate
The climate in Bang Sare is tropical with a rainy period from June till October and some afternoon showers around the year. The daytime temperature ranges between 28 and 33 degrees Celsius and the water temperature is around 28-29 degrees. High season and best traveling time is from November till May. A good time to travel is also May and October, when privces are low, weather is quite good and its rather empty.
- time zone: GMT plus 7 Stdn
- mobile phone: possible
- electricity: 220 volt with US and Euro plug
- wifi: everywhere available
- vaccination: not mandatory
- ATM and banks available
- medical care: hospitals in Pattaya and pharmacies in Bang Sare