Seven Seas Condo Resort
Most recent of the Jomtien mega-resorts to be released, during the autumn of 2012, is Seven Seas Condo Resort.
Today something of an ‘arms race’ is happening between the developers of these resorts as each one tries to outdo the last in terms of the amount of facilities that each one can offer – including the biggest pool areas and the most amount of apartments crammed on to as large a plot as possible so as to provide the developer with the greatest economies of scale.
So if you are a believer in the ‘bigger is better’ philosophy, Seven Seas Condo Resort could be the right project for you as, with over 1400 apartments on offer, this is the largest resort in Pattaya launched to date. It also has more in the way of facilities than any of the other resorts (with the possible exception of Laguna Beach Resort 3).
The development takes its name from the fact that there are seven main areas to the vast lagoon-type pool that fills the entire centre of the resort. Each of these ‘seas’ has an island in the middle, each of offering different facilities such as a Jacuzzi, waterslides, clubhouse, etc.. If you’ve already seen the pictures of Atlantis and Grande Caribbean, you may get a sense of déjà vu while looking at those of Seven Seas. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that all three projects came from the same firm of architects who now seem to be running out of fresh nautical themes to apply to resorts which have developed into fully-fledged waterparks with apartment blocks built around and among them.
In terms of location, Seven Seas’ site on Chaiyapruek Road makes it the furthest of the resorts from Central Pattaya. This fact is made up for, however, by the fact that it is one of the closest to the sea. Seven Seas also has some existing shops and restaurants around it, whereas most of the other resorts will have to wait a while before such facilities open up in the vicinity.
As for pricing, there is not a great deal to choose between Seven Seas and Laguna Beach Resort 3 (or any of the other Jomtien resorts for that matter), at least on a price/m2 basis. The smallest unit sizes at Seven Seas are slightly larger than those at Laguna Beach Resort 3. This makes the starting prices at Laguna Beach Resort 3 a little lower than Seven Seas, but there really is very little between them.
One difference between the two developments is the fact that Laguna Beach Resort 3 has all of its blocks around the perimeter of the site whereas at Seven Seas, most of the block are ‘T-shaped’, jutting out into the centre. This means that, in many cases, the distances between blocks are quite a bit closer at Seven Seas. As a result, if you are looking for the maximum levels of privacy and direct sunlight on your balcony, Laguna Beach Resort 3 will have the edge.
If you don’t have all of your cash together, however, Seven Seas is definitely the better option of the two though. Here you only need to pay 55% of the price before handover. At Laguna Beach Resort 3, conversely, the figure is 90%.
These are very minor details, however. If you are in the market for a resort in Jomtien that will appeal to the entire family, you should definitely check out both of these resorts prior to making any commitments.