Less than an hour away from Bangkok sits one of the sexiest cities in Thailand. With its stunning beaches and coastline, limitless activities and comfortable hotels, Pattaya draws in punters, backpackers, families, package tourists and weekenders alike. This vibrant city is a place packed full with entertainment, activities and things to do for all ages. Pattaya offers everything from golf courses, theme parks and watersports, to charming offshore islands, beautiful temples and an extensive and naughty nightlife.
Some may refer to Pattaya as nothing more than a nocturnal city packed full with half naked woman dancing in Go-Go bars, and to an extent this is true. However, Pattaya offers so much more than just a vibrant and buzzing nightlife scene. It is as much a top holiday destination for couples and families, as it is for single people and groups of friends – you simply need to know where to head.
The land of smiles is well-known for its friendly hospitality and Pattaya is no exception. A mere stroll along the beach front, through the centre of the city or to a local attraction and you’ll be greeted with a smile.
Each area of Pattaya offers something different. Central areas including Walking Street and Beach Road are better suited to night owls who love a fun packed night out whilst getting to know the locals. Naklua is perfect for couples and Jomtien is ideal if you like to be near the action with great beaches, but still like your quiet nights too.
Pattaya is blessed with no less than 15km of coastline offering everything from secluded coves, to long sweeping bays packed full with watersports activities. Pattaya Beach is one of the most convenient and easiest beaches to get to from the city centre. Offering a wide choice of hotels, restaurants, bars, watersports activities along the shoreline and lined with sun loungers and umbrellas. It’s easy to see why this beach is popular with tourists and locals alike. Head a little further afield however, and you’ll witness a slightly more relaxed vibe on the northern beaches or at Jomtien Beach to the south.
Pattaya is more of an activity destination, rather than a sightseeing city. It’s an ideal holiday destination for those who like to keep busy; water parks, amusement centres, theme parks, extreme sports, leisure activities, shopping – it’s all here. Whether you are a solo traveller, visit with friends or enjoying a family break away, Pattaya offers visitors a huge variety of things to do all year round.
When it comes to finding the perfect accommodation, the city has some fantastic budget options as well as some truly extraordinary hotels. Whether you’re searching for basic weekend accommodation or require something a little more exclusive, Pattaya has plenty of options. The very best resorts, condos and villas can be found in many of the top beach areas, right in the middle of all the action and close to popular attractions, restaurants and bars.