during my next stay in Bangkok (10 days) I want to go to a beach destination for 4 or 5 nights.
The beaches in the South are familiar to me, but now I like to go to either Cha Am, Hua Hin or Pattaya, because I do not want to spent a lot of time travelling (and towards Hua Hin I could use a train, which I did not do before). What would you suggest - my main wish is to have nice water, good value for money and some options to walk around and find a nice place to eat.
Or: should I take a plane and go further South again? Or should I consider Koh Chang?
Every information is appreciated!