Najomtien (Blue Lagoon)

Continent
Asia
Country
Thailand
Next Big City
Bangkok
Next Town
Pattaya, Sattahip
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Shop, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Tide not a factor, no waves. Flat or choppy. Shallow (>100m) between February to September. No rocks, reefs or corals.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Beautiful white sand, nice roomy launching area. More than 4 km sandy beach. Easy landing and launching. No major danger, perfect for beginners.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, July, August, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
SW, NW
Main Direction:
SW, NW

November to March Northwest sideonshore 15 knots. April to June Southwest sideonshore 15 knots. July and August onshore 18-20 knots. Wind blows all year except October with the most consistent wind November to March and the strongest wind July and August. West oriented, wind on and sideshore all the year. End November to February thermal wind in the afternoon, about 15 knots. March to May stronger wind, up to 18/20 knots (15-23 days/month). June to August, average 15 days/months with >20 knots. Wind season 10 months/year.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Arrange transportation from Bangkok to Pattaya (many alternatives from the USD 2 equivalent public bus to a private taxi from the airport for anywhere from $20 to $40 one way). Pattaya is approximately 150 km (about 2 1/2 hours) from Bangkok on Sukhumvit. The Blue Lagoon is located at Sukhumvit 155, look for a large blue sign with white print. Huge building at the beach.

Extra information

Rules
Other

The local kiters do emphasize and adhere to safe kiting standards.

Nightlife

Huge nightlife in Pattaya.