Plodd Stop – THE Overlanders Stop!
Plodd Stop is situated in a semi-rural area on the outskirts of the city of Pattaya. A little over an hours drive from Bangkok International Airport, Plodd Stop is the ideal base from which to explore South East Thailand and its surrounding islands, or to simply stop over and give yourself and your vehicle a well-earned break from your long adventure.
Tel: +66 (0) 811756609 Dave
Tel: +66 (0) 803428971 Natalie
Whether you are travelling with your large overlander truck, motorhome, 4×4 or motorcycle, Plodd Stop offers everything you need to make your stay comfortable, together with all the essential services required for a scheduled stopover.
Completed in early 2016, Plodd Stop is the inspiration of Dave & Lesley Goodchild, and is managed by their daughter Natalie. As experienced Overlanders themselves, they hope they have considered everything that may be required when undertaking your journey. They completed their own trips from England to Thailand in 2014 and from Thailand to England in 2017, a total of 65,000km in “Plodd” – a converted ex-police prison truck…hence the name “Plodd Stop”! Having been semi-permanent residents of Thailand for over twenty five years, they have travelled many times throughout the adjoining countries and can provide invaluable advice in respect of border crossings. Their other overland trips have taken them throughout South Africa, West and Eastern Europe and North America.
Plodd Stop Overlander Base is run by my daughter. It is located next to my house, just outside Pattaya city, with plenty of shops and places to eat nearby. Unfortunately, we cannot provide much by way of catering, although we do have a very nice roof top patio, with a fridge, water heater and a microwave oven. There is also a pool table and darts board for use only by adults. It’s an ideal place to enjoy a cold beer and meet other travellers to discuss experiences, exchange information etc. Plodd Stop is getting to be very well known among overlanders visiting Thailand. I have been able to collate a fair bit of knowledge about local suppliers and repairers too.
Plodd Stop can accommodate up to five large vehicles and several motorcycles in a completely secure yet tranquil setting. Planted with mature palm trees, the complex is gated and illuminated in the evenings.
The complexes roof terrace with views of Pattaya in the distance, is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the sun throughout the day or as the temperature cools down, an early evening drink. An ideal opportunity to exchange your experiences with other like minded travellers from around the world, who as seasoned travellers will be able to share some of their own adventures with you.
Ideal for overland camping vehicles, motorcycles or indeed for overlanders wanting a break from sleeping within their own vehicles, Plodd Stop offers a selection of accommodation. On the first floor we have an en-suite air-conditioned twin bedded room with its own large private balcony. On the ground floor there is a self-contained air-conditioned apartment which has its own kitchen/lounge, separate double bedded room and bathroom. Also on the ground floor there are two single bedded rooms with ceiling fans and shared showers/toilets
The many facilities available include, separate gents & ladies toilets together with shower rooms in the public areas, Free Fibre WiFi, the use of our vehicle inspection pit, non-drinking water filling tap, self-service washing machine* and electric hook-up** (*washing machine charged at Bt 50 **Electricity hook-up charged based on usage at Bt 20 per unit).
That’s not all…our “Overlanders Information Exchange” will show maps of Thailand & its adjoining countries, include a travellers message board, offer a book exchange, display a varied selection of tourist information and a comprehensive directory of local amenities including car/motorcycle hire, mechanics, doctors, dentists, supermarkets, hospitals and restaurants. Directly opposite Plodd Stop, a small authentic inexpensive restaurant has opened and offers exceptional Thai food.
We also offer long-term very secure vehicle storage should you need to return home before setting out on the next stage of your adventure. Pre-booking is essential as this facility has become extremely popular.
Don’t forget to collect your “Plodd Stop Vehicle Sticker” on your departure…we need your help in spreading the word of what a fantastic facility we have to offer!
We look forward to welcoming you
How to find us…
Here are the exact coordinates in the formats most frequently used by overlanders;
N1256.585 E10056.101 degrees with decimal minutes (Garmin)
N12.94309* E100.93508* decimal degrees
N1256’35.1 E10056’01.1 degrees minutes seconds
12.942985, 100.935062 (Google Maps)
Where are we…
Kamoonsti, Moo 1, Soi Porprapanimit 13 T
- 5km to the nearest beach
- 40-minute drive & 40-minute foot passenger ferry crossing to Koh Si Chang
- 30-minute drive & 30-minute foot passenger ferry crossing to Koh Larn – the coral island!
- 1-hour drive & 30-minute foot passenger ferry crossing to Koh Samet
- 3-hour drive & 1-hour car/truck ferry crossing to Dave & Lesley’s personal favourite, the very beautiful Koh Chang – otherwise known as Elephant Island!
Due to Plodd Stop being a relatively small complex, pre-booking is advisable but not always essential.
Plodd Stop can accommodate 4 or 5 vehicles at a time (depending on size), in addition to several motorcycles.
Accommodation Rates – As from 1st February 2020
The ground floor air-conditioned apartment with its own kitchen/lounge, separate double bedded room and bathroom
1 night Bt 900 or Bt 800 per night for 2 nights or more
The first floor en-suite air-conditioned twin bedded room with its own large private balcony
1 night Bt 800 or Bt 750 per night for 2 nights or more
A ground floor single bedded room with ceiling fan and shared showers/toilets
1 night Bt 450 or Bt 400 per night for 2 nights or more
All of the above include secure parking
24-hour secure parking and staying in the vehicle including the use of all public facilities
Thai Bt 250 per night for vehicles up to 6m, for vehicles longer than 6m we have very limited space and the extra cost is Thai Bt 50 per meter, these prices include two people staying in the vehicle, any extra people will be charged at Thai Bt 100 per person including children. These prices include the use of all the facilities, Showers etc.
Also available…long-term secure vehicle storage for motorbikes, cars or campers
Bt 100 per day per vehicle
Sorry we no longer have any facilities for tent camping
Check-in time is from 2pm (14.00) to 6.30pm (18.30)
Check-out time is strictly 11am (11.00). Your co-operation with this is essential to allow for adequate cleaning time.
Please note; all vehicles & contents parked at Plodd Stop are left entirely at the owners risk
How to contact us…
To enquire about making a booking, please call Dave on +66 (0) 811756609, or Natalie on +66 (0) 803428971 (both based in Thailand) or email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your requirements
“Created by Overlanders for Overlanders!”