After an assessment revealed it had been illegally constructed and infringed on state property under the care of the navy, the Royal Thai navy issued an order for the luxury resort in Chon Buri to cease operations and be demolished.
The navy’s examination followed allegations that six pool villas in the Sattahip neighborhood were encroaching on state property and were being advertised on social media.
Vice Admiral Suthin Laicharoen, commander of the Sattahip naval base, requested assistance from the local government in a formal letter written on Tuesday to the Samae San sub-district in order to supervise the demolition of the luxury resort.
According to the research, Ms. Rommanee Joe, the owner of the resort, requested authorization to rent state land for housing and agricultural uses, but the license was never granted.
The navy gave her a 30-day deadline to demolish all structures on the property and vacate it since the installation of the structures there is illegal.
The resort is situated on 4.4 acres (approximately 11 rai) of land on a hilltop and has nightly hotel rates between 15,000 and 18,000 baht. There are six renovated shipping containers there, each with a pool and a variety of facilities.
In accordance with King Rama VI’s royal order, Samae San land is protected by law. The Sattahip naval base is in charge of the property.
Individuals cannot receive land title deeds from it, and citizens are not allowed to legally occupy the land.