From all of the developments released in the 2013/4 season, the most successful by far was Riviera Wongamat, a project which sold out nearly all its 979 units over the course of just a few months due to a combination of an excellent location which offered sea views from the majority of apartments, exceptionally high standards of finishing, plus a substantially higher range of facilities than at any other luxury development.The developers are now back and are repeating exactly the same winning formula with their next development, Riviera Jomtien.Although the project’s location may be very different from the developer’s first project, being located in the Jomtien area to the south of the city centre, all of the other elements that made Riviera Wongamat such a stunning success are present in the new project. In terms of location. Riviera Jomtien is located on Jomtien Second Road just 400m from the beach, which can be reached in just two minutes due to the fact that there is a private road leading directly from the project to the beach. This close proximity, plus the fact that there are no other high-rise buildings directly between Riviera Jomtien and the beach means that there are excellent sea views from nearly all of the front-facing units on the development. Standing 46-storeys tall, Riviera Jomtien will be the tallest building in this part of the city and, containing 1,049 apartments, it will also be the largest high-rise in the area.Riviera Jomtien also matches the original in terms of facilities as you will find more amenities here than you can find at a five-star hotel, including vast. multi-level pools, a podium play area, a jungle bamboo forest and peaceful relaxation garden areas spread among the floors. The entire 42nd floor is dedicated to leisure and recreation. Here can be found the project’s sky lounge, which features a sunset terrace, gym, gardens, jacuzzis, barbecue area, quiet zones and salas. A shopping arcade is attached to the project for owners’ convenience.The final element which sets Riviera Jomtien apart from most of its competitors is the quality of the finishing and furnishings of the project. Only a trip to the project’s on-site Sales Gallery to see the high standards of the show apartments there can give potential buyers an idea as to the luxurious standards to which all of the apartments in the project will be delivered. Apartment sizes at Riviera Jomtien range from studios of 23 to 33m2, through one-bedroom apartments of 34.7 to 48.7m2 up to two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartments of 76.6 to 85.8m2. However, the modular design of Riviera Jomtien enables buyers who are looking for larger-sized two or three-bedroom apartments to combine adjacent units to create some completely bespoke options.As was the case with Riviera Wongamat, such was the level of interest in the new project that substantial amounts of units were bought up by institutional investors before the project was even officially made available to the public. As a result, well over 50% of the project was sold even before it was announced, which means that availability on the project is already quite limited. Because of this fact, it is only possible to buy units under Thai Company ownership on units lower than the 20th floor. The remaining units on this highly prestigious project are selling fast, so interested buyers need to act quickly if they wish to be one of the lucky ones to own an apartment here.
Jomtien is a quieter and less busier area that stretches along the beaches south of Central Pattaya. It has become popular for upmarket residential developments attracting long-term expats and Thai second-home buyers seeking the right mix of tropical and residential lifestyle.