Safe, lively family resort three hours from Bangkok

Cha Am is one of Thailand’s longest-established and best-loved beach resorts. Enjoyed by locals and international holiday makers alike, its proximity to Bangkok - under three hours by road - and its easy-going holiday atmosphere make it a Thai gem. Neighbouring Hua Hin just 25 km south is Cha Am’s sister resort, and is equally popular and well equipped for beach holidays. Both resorts are situated on Thailand’s Western Gulf, heading south from Bangkok. At Cha Am there are plenty of good budget hotels alongside top-of-the-range deluxe resort complexes. Transfer time from Bangkok airport to Cha Am is two and a half hours.