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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Travel Agency
“Seafood fresh from sea can be found here, whether you want it cooked or fresh, go for it!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“On the highway from Cha-Am to Hua Hin in Thailand you will find after a short distance the Cha-Am Forest Park. This natural Forest Park has been left in its natural state and many birds and mammals, like wild living monkeys, have now settled there again. This small but very beautiful Forest Park on established on the 4th March 1992. It offers long walks protected by shady trees and an unique flora and fauna. Especially in the morning you will see many rare birds, big lizards and other exotic animals. An asphalted path invites you to an early morning jog in the nature.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Thai seafood restaurant right on the beach front. A fish lovers’ heaven, Platoo, named after the Thai word for mackerel, whips up a wide list of fish dishes from salt-coated grilled sea bass to deep-fried grouper with three-flavored sauce. But it is the platoo that’s the real highlight, served as either delicious tom yam soup or stir-fried with chili paste. 241/44 Ruamchit Rd. 032-451-355, 032-508-175. Open daily 10am-10pm. www.platoorestaurant.com”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tasty European, Thai and Seafood at very economical price. No credit card accepted.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Maruekhathaiyawan Palace between Cha-Am and Hua Hin was build by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) as a seaside summer retreat in 1923. Originally, the King had a Palace built on Hat Chao Samran beach, a little more North, but he was unhappy with it and decided to demolish the building and use the teak wood to construct a new Palace facing the sea in Cha-Am district. The location was found convenient because Cha-Am was by then connected to Bangkok by rail and the area was beneficial to health with its forest and fresh sea air.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Located at Regent Cha-Am 2km away it’s easily accessible by car or it’s a 1km walk down the beach for those feeling fit and adventurous! Good selection of Italian favourites served in a beachside restaurant.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“This is the largest fresh food market in the Chaam area. It's a Thai style market that sometimes attracts tourists. It's best to go in the morning (before noon) because many of the vendors pack up after the late morning crown rolls through. If you want to see a true Thai style market”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“This resort is very popular with Thai people. The restaurant is pricey, but there are small restaurants nearby that won't blow your budget. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very close by, which can be reached by club car from the project. Chill surrounding, good foods, A/C included. MOST IMPORTANTLY, there are real Alpaca on spot. Very cute!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Racetrack
“The Cha-Am ATV Park is situated on Bor Khaem Road of Km.#198 Phetchakasem Road, Tambon Cha-Am, (about 8 KM. from Cha-Am beach / 22 KM. from Hua-Hin market) covering a total area of 43 rai. Our park has received the Award of Outstanding Performance in the category of Recreation Tourist Sites at the Thailand Tourism Awards 2008 and 2010. It is a soft-adventurous attraction with various activities available; including, ATV riding at different levels of difficulties, paintball game, gun shooting, archery.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Newly built with good seafood but so far one of the best tom-yum goong in Thailand. Very good sunset view also.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In a vacation day, when you think of cozy wind by the beach with delicious food, come to Platoo Restaurant, beach side restaurant, and one of the “Best on the beach” in Cha-am beach”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Thai restaurant on the beach, good food, reasonable price, very clean, nice staff.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Have some excitement at Cha Am ATV park. There are 3 racetracks with different levels of difficulty. Archery, paintball and pony rides are also offered.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The soi where are concentrated most of the bars is on Cha-Am south, just before soi 1. It’s a large soi with guesthouses, bars and a few shops on either side, and another row of bars in the middle. It is also known as “Soi Bus Station”, because there are buses departing to Bangkok. Except during the high season, most of the bars are quiet. But there are pool tables (you can play for free), TV screens, cold beer and friendly ladies (most of them from Issan, with very little English abilities), so you can still have a nice time. Closing time is 2:00 am, or earlier if there are no patrons or if the police decide so.”
  • 3 locals recommend