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PattayaThailand

Located 150 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, Pattaya has long been regarded as the naughty little sister of the Thai capital. The massage parlours, go-go bars and discos have been the big attraction since the 1960’s, when US soldiers on leave from Vietnam would come here to let off steam. Take a walk down Walking Street in the evening and it’s clear that the nightlife culture remains the big selling point for Pattaya.

Of course, it is possible to escape the party. Thanks to the many beautiful, sloping beaches, the city has a ton to offer tourists who are looking for rest and relaxation at a luxurious beach resort. Find a place in the sun on one of the numerous sunbeds on Pattaya Beach, kick back and watch the world drift by. Want to get active? Then rent a jet ski, go parasailing or book a diving or snorkelling excursion to the nearby island of Koh Lan. If you want something a little more secluded, then head to Dongtan Beach and Crescent Moon Beach: havens to escape the crowds.

Make sure you see the spectacular The Sanctuary of Truth: in this hand-carved, wooden complex are the symbols of the four major religions of Asia, integrated through traditional Thai craft techniques. Visit the Pattaya Floating Market if you're looking for souvenirs; here you will find items and food from all four main regions of Thailand.

The traffic is chaotic and often can be overwhelming when you first come here for. Dare devils might want to rent a car, jeep or even a motorbike to get around; otherwise, there are plenty of taxis and tuk tuk in the streets, so you can get everywhere easily.

Where to stay in Pattaya

Walking Street which includes food

South Pattaya

4/5Very Good!(69 area reviews)

The pristine beaches and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to South Pattaya. A stop by Walking Street or Jomtien Beach might round out your trip.

South Pattaya
Pattaya showing performance art and interior views

Central Pattaya

4/5Very Good!(255 area reviews)

Are you interested in stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife and popular shops? A visit to Central Pattaya might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Central Festival Pattaya and Pattaya Beach Road.

Central Pattaya
Pattaya Beach featuring a sandy beach

Pattaya Bay

4.5/5Wonderful!(310 area reviews)

Are you interested in stunning beaches, fantastic nightlife and popular shops? A visit to Pattaya Bay might be the perfect thing. You can also explore top sights like Pattaya Beach and Pattaya Beach Road.

Pattaya Bay
The Sanctuary of Truth featuring religious aspects

North Pattaya

4/5Very Good!(92 area reviews)

North Pattaya is known for its pristine beaches, and you can make a stop by Mini Siam and The Sanctuary of Truth while in the area.

North Pattaya
Pratumnak Hill, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

Pratumnak Hill

4/5Very Good!(35 area reviews)

The beaches and seaside views are top of the list for many visitors to Pratumnak Hill. A stop by Pattaya View Point or Phra Tamnak Beach might round out your trip.

Pratumnak Hill
Ban Bang Saen, Thailand

Ban Bang Saen

4/5Very Good!(20 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Ban Bang Saen (1). You might want to make time for a stop at Bangsaen Beach or Bangsaen Lang Beach Public Park.

Ban Bang Saen

Top hotels in Pattaya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Cape Dara Resort
Cape Dara Resort
5 out of 5
256 Dara Beach, Soi 20, Pattaya-Naklua Road, Pattaya, Chonburi
The price is £108 per night

Located in North Pattaya, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Art in Paradise and CentralMarina. Central Festival Pattaya ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,009 reviews)

"My number 1 hotel choice in Pattaya. When I’m in town Cape Dara is the only place I stay. Best Staff and Five Stars services."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2020

Cape Dara Resort
Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort
Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort
4 out of 5
463/100 Moo 9, Nongprue, Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi
The price is £52 per night

This family-friendly Pattaya hotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Art in Paradise, Tiffany's Show and Pattaya Beach Road. Terminal 21 Pattaya ...

4.1/5Very Good! (991 reviews)

"Nice stay! Pool area was a lot of fun! Will come again!"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort
Centre Point Prime Hotel Pattaya
Centre Point Prime Hotel Pattaya
4.5 out of 5
275 Moo 6, Sukhumvit Rd, Naklua, Pattaya, Chonburi
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £31 per night

Located in the centre of Pattaya, this family-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mini Siam and Bangkok Pattaya Hospital. Pattaya Beach and Pattaya ...

4.1/5Very Good! (87 reviews)

"Thank you for the welcoming smiles and helpfulness from the Front Desk, Concierge, room service, the restaurants and housekeeping. We were moved for every gesture and friendliness from all of you. The room was clean and neat, the breakfast was great. Looking forward to my next stay with you."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jun 2020

Centre Point Prime Hotel Pattaya

Popular places to visit in Pattaya

Jomtien Beach
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Jomtien Beach

4/5(182 reviews)

Enjoy magnificent sunsets and watersports, family entertainment, Thai cultural shows and striking views from a lookout at this sweeping beach resort.

Bangsaen Beach
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Bangsaen Beach

4/5(85 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Bangsaen Beach, a popular beach in Chonburi. While you're in the area, wander around the parks.

Pattaya Beach
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Pattaya Beach

4/5(280 reviews)

Action packed water-sports, exquisite boutique hotels, relaxing days in the sun and legendary night life make this beach favorite with sun-lovers the world over. 

Walking Street
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Walking Street

4/5(244 reviews)

From international restaurants to late night go-go clubs, Pattaya’s most famous road should be your first stop if you’re looking to party.

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

4.5/5(87 reviews)

Walk around the magnificent gardens, enjoy boating on scenic lakes and watch Thai cultural shows at this family-friendly theme park.

Sriracha Tiger Zoo
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Sriracha Tiger Zoo

3.5/5(22 reviews)

Why not visit the animals who live at Sriracha Tiger Zoo and see why this is a favourite sight in Si Racha? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Top things to do in Pattaya

Pattaya Beach & Coral Island (Koh Larn) Small Group Tour
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Pattaya Beach & Coral Island (Koh Larn) Small Group Tour

£249
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Coral Island Excursion
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Full-Day Coral Island Excursion

£32
Per adult
Ko Samet Island Full-Day Excursion
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Ko Samet Island Full-Day Excursion

£38
Per adult
Koh Samed 4 Islands Adventure Day Tour from Pattaya
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Koh Samed 4 Islands Adventure Day Tour from Pattaya

£80
Per adult
Coral Island Tour with Lunch
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Coral Island Tour with Lunch

£29
Per adult
Art in Paradise at Pattaya Admission Ticket
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Art in Paradise at Pattaya Admission Ticket

£11
Per adult

Reviews of Pattaya

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
218
5 - Excellent 37.45704467353952%
4 - Good
260
4 - Good 44.67353951890034%
3 - Okay
83
3 - Okay 14.261168384879726%
2 - Disappointing
16
2 - Disappointing 2.7491408934707904%
1 - Terrible
5
1 - Terrible 0.8591065292096219%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

24 Mar 2020

I've been many times before it was a shame that this corona virus has spread so bad causing lots of places to close but its for our own health purposes so hopefully when its all been sorted it'll be business as usual.....

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

Pattaya is liveiy and friendly with a good range of places to eat and lots of people that want to meet you to help make your stay more enjoyable... 

5/5 - Excellent

Terry

4 Mar 2020

Always have a relaxing time in Pattaya and Jomtien. Plenty to do and great food. The Sky Gallery restaurant is my favourite place to eat. We go at sunset and it is a magical setting, my wife and I enjoy it immensley.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Mar 2020

Be back next February.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Feb 2020

Beach and road needs sorting and cars dont want to stop for zebras

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Feb 2020

Live and let live, best attitude. I enjoyed it very much.

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