Welcome to Cha-Am, Thailand
Onlychaam.com is a personal webpage exclusively dedicated to Cha-Am, in Thailand. Our goal is to provide free and up-to-date information for tourists and expats.
Latest News from Cha-Am
Happy Loy Krathong! (published 25 Nov 2015)
It’s this time of the year when you can let all those negative vibes float away on a “krathong”, a little boat made of a slice of a [...]
Cha-am is now closer to Bangkok (published 18 Nov 2015)
It all started when a member of our forum (see the discussion here in French) wanted to find the Land Department Office, to get his [...]
Read more in our blog
Cha-Am (it can also be written Cha am or Chaam, in Thai ชะอำ) is located 170 km south from Bangkok (2 hours by car) and 25 km north from Hua Hin, the famous seaside resort. Whereas Hua Hin has more facilities and a lot to offer for tourists (shopping, restaurants, entertainment...), Cha-Am is appreciated for its quiet and laidback atmosphere, its 5 km long beach, and its wide range of restaurants and accomodations.
Why visit Cha-Am
While Cha-Am successfully caters for foreign tourists, it remains a Thai resort, with a large majority of Thai tourists. So if you are looking for the "real Thailand", for an "authentic experience", well this is it! However, the sea isn't really crystal clear, so if you want to do some diving or snorkelling, you should go further down south, to an island like Ko Tao or Ko Pha Ngan. Please also note that there is hardly any nightlife in Cha-Am. There are much better places elsewhere if you are after partying and nightlife action.
Thai people visiting Cha-Am usually come from Bangkok for the weekend. So the beachfront is very quiet during the week, and gets more animated during the weekends and national holidays. No need to say, Cha-Am is THE place to go if you are travelling with your Thai wife or Thai family. They will love it and they will feel comfortable here, which is not always the case in other popular resorts. Cha-Am is also ideal for western families, as there are a lot of activities for children and no bar scene like in Pattaya or Phuket. Expats and long term tourists in Cha-Am are mostly retirees from Northern Europe (Scandinavia, Netherlands...).
Let's share our experience
If you have any questions about Cha-Am or Thailand, or if you want to meet fellow expats, please join our forum!
Latest active topics:
How was your Loy Krathong? (latest reply 30 Nov 2015)
Real-estate. In Cha am (latest reply 21 Nov 2015)
With the Kasikorn Bank in Cha-Am i had no Problem to open a Bank [...]
Cha-am Paris Style (latest reply 21 Nov 2015)
migrant wrote:Stephane wrote:
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This looks awesome, is this the mixed charcutrie on the menu?
Went last night, had an excellent meal. Duck confit, lamb chops, and mixed charcutrie. along with a liter of the house red.
Not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but we [...]
Permis de conduire (latest reply 19 Nov 2015)
Désolé pour vous, mais content qu'on ai fini de se "disputer". [...]
Reintroduce myself (latest reply 18 Nov 2015)
Welcome back, nice to see you here again!
Thanks! Great to be [...]
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Onlychaam.com aims at providing free, detailed and up-to-date information about Cha-Am for tourists and expats. It is a non profit website run by an expat living there.