The Authentic Thailand
The Rayong Province
The province of Rayong is located in an unspoilt area of Thailand without any mass tourism just two hours South-East of Bangkok international airport. Here you can experience "The land of Smile" at prices much lower than in the traditional and packed tourist destinations.
There are plenty of local tourist attractions and beautiful places to visit, and if you are in the mood for some colourful nightlife or a shopping spree in world famous shopping malls, then both Pattaya and Bangkok are easily reachable for a day trip.
See Tourism Authority of Thailand Brochure for Rayong
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Places of Interest Rayong City Map Rayong Area Map
VISIT THE 10 KM LONG BEACH
A DRIVE ALONG THE BEACH ROAD
The 10 km long beach road along the beach is right outside the resort gate. The beach is white and sandy with shallow clean water safe for everyone. VIP Chain Resort has its own strip opposite the gate where we provide deck chairs and refreshments for you.
Along the beach road you can visit local restaurants, street vendors and convenient stores. Take a walk, or rent a scooter and explore the beach road.
RENT A KAYAK OR CANOE
A GREAT AND ACTIVE EXPERIENCE
We can arrange for a kayak or canoe trip on the beach right outside the resort gate. It's a great way to spend the day and fun for the kids as well. We provide the necessary safety gear.
We can also arrange for a speed boat (with driver) so you can get further off the cost, or maybe visit the island Koh Samet for a great day trip.
VISIT BAN PHE
THE LOCAL FISHING TOWN
The local fishing town Ban Phe is around 10 minutes from the resort. Here you will find local colourful markets with both food and souvenir items, narrow shopping streets and original Thai lifestyle.
In Ban Phe you will also find the local ferry to Koh Samet, the popular island right off the coast. Rayong Aquarium is also located in Ban Phe.
VISIT THE AREA
THE LOCAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
The local area offers plenty of opportunities for a nice day out. Visit beautiful nature parks, visit the local islands, visit great restaurants, or visit one of the longest zip lines where you glide from tree to tree down through the jungle.
GOLF COURSES IN THE AREA
There are plenty of opportunities for playing golf. The golf courses are 30 minutes to one hour from the resort, so go by taxi or rent a car. Ask in the reception for further information.
See 30 places to visit > and check out item number 10 about golfing.
VISIT PATTAYA OR BANGKOK
PERFECT FOR A DAY TRIP
The famous and vibrant city of Pattaya with all it's nightlife is just an hour away, and Bangkok with world class shopping malls and upscale restaurants is 2.5 hours away. The reception can help with transportation arrangements.
These cities offer a great opportunity for a packed day trip or maybe an overnight stay before you get back to your lovely and quiet holiday home in VIP Chain Resort.
- OR JUST STAY HOME
ENJOY APSARA MASSAGE AND SPA
Don't forget Apsara Wellness Center right inside VIP Chain Resort. Here you can get traditional Thai massage, oil massage, hot stone massage, aroma Jacuzzi etc, and you can relax in the lovely pool garden.
You can also sign up for a massage program that runs over several days. Visit Apsara or the reception for further information. Read more >