Extreme Heat Causes Tourists to Dwindle at Jomtien Beach

Pattaya —

Jomtien Beach in Pattaya is seeing significantly less tourists as Thailand’s summer heat intensifies.

While the beach still attracts a fair number of sunbathers, swimmers, and those seeking an escape from the city’s sweltering temperatures, the crowds are significantly smaller compared to earlier in the year, The Pattaya News reporters observed while visiting Jomtien Beach at 2 PM on April 28th.

The decline in the number of visitors could be caused by a number of reasons, including the post-Songkran holiday season and undoubtedly the current scorching weather. Temperatures in Pattaya and Banglamung district have been soaring to nearly 40 degrees Celsius for the past few days. This may have deterred many people from visiting the beach.

The Pattaya News reporters inquired with beach bench operators at the beach about how their business was going. Most optimistically stated that Jomtien Beach will likely see a slight uptick in tourists during the upcoming National Labor Day holiday on May 1st and the following weekends.

However, the operators worried about their income situation, with some saying it was only enough to make ends meet. They shared that although they receive some customers, these people are typically locals in the area, with only a few foreigners and domestic tourists.

Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.