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.

Known for

Shopping, Beaches and Family-friendly

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Where to stay in Pattaya

Central Pattaya
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Central Pattaya

Beaches, Shopping, Family-friendly

Central Pattaya is a welcoming neighbourhood with many tasty options for restaurants and bars. Take in the natural beauty of the beaches and island views – or broaden your horizons with some local shopping.

Pattaya Bay
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Pattaya Bay

Beaches, Shopping, Bars

Known for being walkable and romantic, the Pattaya Bay neighbourhood offers many convenient options for bars and restaurants. You can experience the local shopping and live music, or enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches.

North Pattaya
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North Pattaya

Spas, Beaches, Water Parks

North Pattaya is a welcoming, relaxing neighbourhood. Part of the neighbourhood’s charm is its sunny weather. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches.

South Pattaya
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South Pattaya

Beaches, Walking, Family-friendly

South Pattaya is a welcoming neighbourhood with many tasty options for bars and restaurants. Other highlights include the local shopping and the natural splendour of the beaches.

Ban Bang Saen
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Ban Bang Saen

Beaches, Universities, Friendly People

Ban Bang Saen (1) is a neighbourhood that welcomes all visitors. The neighbourhood has many appealing features, among them its friendly people and university culture.

Pratumnak Hill
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Pratumnak Hill

Seafood, Adventure, Sea

Pratumnak Hill is a welcoming, relaxing neighbourhood. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the seaside.

Top hotels in Pattaya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Grande Centre Point Pattaya
5 out of 5
456, 777, 777/1 M.6 Na Kluea, Pattaya
£105/night
15 Aug-16 Aug
4.5/5Wonderful! (300 reviews)

"Location, swimming pool , breakfast was excellent with variety of choices and staffs are very nice."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2019

Grande Centre Point Pattaya
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Hilton Pattaya
5 out of 5
333/101 Moo 9 Nong Prue, Pattaya
£137/night
19 Aug-20 Aug
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,225 reviews)

"Good customer's service, location conveniences, friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 18 May 2019

Hilton Pattaya
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Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya
4.5 out of 5
390 Moo 9, Tambon Nong Prue, Pattaya
£68/night
7 Aug-8 Aug
4.3/5Excellent! (1,678 reviews)

"convenient location, walking distance to all Pattaya attractions. Roof-top swimming pool and bar has the nice view of Pattaya beach."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2019

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

Popular things to do in Pattaya

Buddha Mountain
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Buddha Mountain

Marvel at a golden Buddha image carved into a mountain and admire breathtaking landscapes of fields, lotus-filled ponds and vineyards.

Pattaya Beach
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Pattaya Beach

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. 

Jomtien Beach
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Jomtien Beach

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

Walking Street
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Walking Street

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

Walk amid magnificent gardens, enjoy boating on scenic lakes, ride on an elephant’s back and watch Thai cultural shows at this family-friendly theme park.

Pattaya Floating Market
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Pattaya Floating Market

Enjoy a stroll or boat ride around this traditional water-based market, where you’ll find delicacies and handicrafts from every region of Thailand. 

Top activities in Pattaya

Private Standard Car: Bangkok - Pattaya
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Private Standard Car: Bangkok - Pattaya

£63

Enjoy convenient private transportation between your Bangkok City Center hotel and Pattaya hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Bangkok City Center, the zones to select from include: Bangkok City Center Available neighbor

Tiffany's Cabaret Show With VIP Seating
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Tiffany's Cabaret Show With VIP Seating

£33

Experience the first-ever transvestite cabaret show in Southeast Asia. Be amazed by more than 100 professional performers in dazzling costumes presenting creative impersonations through songs, dance, and tales of romance and adventure.

Koh Larn Coral Island Day Trip with Lunch
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Koh Larn Coral Island Day Trip with Lunch

£26

Escape to the beautiful Koh Larn Coral Island—only a short distance off the Pattaya coast via speedboat. Have a day at your leisure, relax on the beach, or try out some fun water activities.

The Sanctuary of Truth with Roundtrip Transfer
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The Sanctuary of Truth with Roundtrip Transfer

£27

Step into one of Thailand's newest and grandest temples for a journey through the world of Buddhist and Hindu magnificence amid spectacular Khmer-style design. With its vast dimensions and intricate motifs, the Sanctuary of Truth offers a look at the engineering marvels and rich culture of Thailand.

Alcazar Cabaret Show with Transfers
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Alcazar Cabaret Show with Transfers

£25

Indulge in one of Pattaya’s must-see spectacles, the Alcazar Cabaret Show. Sit back as you’re entertained by glamorous drag queens with song and dance in a modern theater with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. Begin your journey just outside your hotel.

Coral Island Tour with Lunch
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Coral Island Tour with Lunch

£26

Escape the crowded beaches of Pattaya and experience true bliss on the sands of Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island. Spend a day relaxing on the warm, white shores of the island, which features 6 main beaches, intimate bays, and a number of restaurants for you to enjoy.

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