Pattaya beaches and Koh Larn will reopen Monday as part the third phase of reopening Thailand’s economy.
Closed for nearly two months, the beaches will reopen with restrictions on the number of chaise lounges allowed, with vendors required to space each beachchair at least a meter apart.
Pattaya also will closed beaches for three continuous days one week a month to “clean, improve and sieve sand” – although there’s little chance the coronavirus would survive in sand under the hot sun.
The three-day closure will replace the weekly Wednesday removal of beach chairs.
Also set to reopen is Koh Larn, which sealed itself off from the world to prevent Covid-19 from reaching the tourist resort island. Hotels on the island cannot reopen, but day trips will be allowed.