There are many beaches offering an idyllic setting for visitors but few do so in such peace and tranquility as Cha-Am. Neighbor to the famous Hua Hin, this small and little-known coastal town plunges the visitor into a cotton-wool-like cocoon of Thai delights.
It has the ability to be hugely seductive, with its monumental 4-mile-long beach, whose grace captivates at the first instance. Here, welcoming translucent waters embrace you, promising afternoons of relaxation punctuated by the sound of the breeze in the branches of a pine tree above you. With its fine sand and its many activities available on site, Cha-Am beach's is unmissable and probably just as important as the Kaeng Krachan National Park.
One hour's drive from Cha-Am, the largest natural park in Thailand is a natural attraction that is utterly entrancing. Both through the air you can breathe there and the immensity of its water reserve, providing a habitat to all sorts of wildlife, this place is a national treasure. Watching the mist rise in the morning, as nature awakens, is a spectacle of unforgettable beauty.
The biggest foodies among you will accompany this timeless moment with a khao niao mamuang (sweet sticky rice with mango), a staple of Thai cuisine that's perfect for breakfast.
But Cha-Am also knows just how to disarm the traveler. The sheep farm is one such distraction with its farming of Swiss sheep, its western feel and its outdoor activities for all ages. An extravagant remainder of Europe, in the heart of Thailand; it's sure to be a hit with the younger visitors. In the same vein and not far away lies the Santorini Water Fantasy and its Greek reflections, which are certain to delight thrill-seekers, both big and small.