How is Mae Rumphueng Beach so perfect AND so peaceful?
Most tourists who visit Rayong only come for Koh Samet. They get off the bus, stop in the store for a minute and then hop on the ferry to the island, completely oblivious to all the beaches and activities on the mainland that they are missing out on.
Just the way we locals like it!
Although tourists are rare here, Thai people all know and love Rayong. Mae Rumphueng and the other nearby beaches are the popular weekend getaway for Bangkok locals eager to escape the cement jungle for a couple of nights. The fact that farang are the minority here in Rayong — unlike other well-known Thai destinations, where tourists outnumber locals — only adds to the authenticity. Did you come to Thailand to be surrounded by white people, or Thai people?
Mae Rumphueng Beach
Rayong province is well-known by Thai people but has been largely overlooked by farang (foreigners). With more than 100 kilometres (62 miles) of coastline, Rayong has plenty of beautiful beaches that remain virtually untouched. However the province has traditionally focused on fishing, agriculture and industry rather than tourism, like most other Thai provinces. The result is an untouched and off the beaten path Thai paradise! What would you like to know about Rayong? Read more…
Khao Laem Ya – Mu Ko Samet National Park is located in Rayong, Thailand just down the street from Mae Rumphueng Beach. Comprised of 81,875 rai (131 square kilometres or 50 square miles), the national park is actually split into two portions.
The first half of Khao Laem Ya Mu Ko Samet National Park is on the mainland next to Ban Phe and Mae Rumphueng Beach. The huge hilltop here can be dominates the coastline and can be seen many kilometres away.
Since opening a couple years ago, Pizzeria Sofia has gained a reputation as the best pizza in Rayong — and possibly all of Thailand!! (Menu photos further down.) Located right in front of The Royal Rayong, the smell of Sofia’s gourmet pizzas drifting down Mae Rumphueng Beach is irresistible.