The Vibe: Private, minimalist all-pool villa resort.
The Area: A 10 minute walk from Bang Saray beach ( a former fishing village), 21km south of Pattaya proper.
The DNA: A beautifully designed tropical modern resort, the Cross Pattaya Oceanphere is all brutalist concrete, lush foliage and shimmering pools – it has already won a string of awards, including “Best New Hotel Construction & Design: Thailand” at the Asia Pacific Property Awards. Facilities include a bar-bistro, fitness centre and wellness area.
Suite-Me-Up: The luxurious resort offers 59 one-bedroom pool villas and spacious two-bedroom duplex pool villas, each of which comes fully equipped with tropical living space, a kitchen, bathrooms, an outdoor garden, terrace and private pool.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 59 villas (150-410m2) (1,615-4,413 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 (formerly X2 Resort) • architecture: Creative Crews ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk