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
Monday night quiz at the Blue Lagoon (published 18 Dec 2015)
I’ll be hosting the quiz next Monday (Dec 21), so I hope to see many people coming! It’s always a fun night and the food is [...]
Cha-am countdown 2016 – concerts line-up (published 15 Dec 2015)
Here is the line-up for the concerts that will take place at Cha-am viewpoint to celebrate the new year. They’re all pretty famous, or so I was told.
29 December 2015 – Earnkhwan Waranya (เอิ้นขวัญ วรัญญา)
30 December 2015 – Kluay [...]
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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:
Nouvel ilotier sur Cha Am et ses environs (latest reply 14 Feb 2016)
Bonjour à toute la Communauté Française de Cha Am et de ses environs,
Je m’ appelle Laurent AZOULAY, je reside à Cha Am et j’ ai le plaisir de vous annoncer, qu' a compté du 1er janvier 2016, Cha Am et ses environs, s’ est doté d' un Chef d'Ilot -en ma personne-.
A titre d’ informations, je vous [...]
Bat Cave / Chauve-souris (latest reply 12 Feb 2016)
N'y étant pas allé moi-même je ne suis pas certain, mais il me semble que les coordonnées GPS sont : 12°52'22.07"N / [...]
traveling from sukhumvit bangkok to scandy resort chaam (latest reply 05 Feb 2016)
Hello everyone, i wonder if anyone can help me out.I'm traveling from soi 8 on sukhumvit road bangkok on the 11th of july to the scandy resort hotel and i am wanting to know does anyone know of any reliable minivans that could take us there.There will be 5 of [...]
Short time Hotel (latest reply 21 Jan 2016)
As well...only from hearsay, I think it gives ones on the other side of Phetkasem, opposite the soi Phyton is talking about.
As i wrote....only from [...]
Thai tailor (latest reply 20 Jan 2016)
Thank you Phyton. I will check them [...]
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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.