Pattaya may not be idyllic but it certainly makes up for it with a wide variety of activities, accommodation, and nightlife venues.
Pattaya is on the Gulf Coast of Eastern Thailand, Bangkok to Pattaya is only about 150 km to south-east zone. Today, hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn each year to Pattaya to enjoy many popular Pattaya tours & activities as windsurf, water ski, swim, sunbathe, snorkel, sail, or take trips to nearby islands. Other activities include bungee jumping, cycling, skydiving, go-karting, Muay Thai (Thai boxing), and Paintball, Para-sailing, and sea Walker.
Pattaya tourism is also be supported and promoted as a conference, convention and seminar venue, and the grapevine hosts rumors of future developments of varying degrees of plausibility, such as a horse racing track, casinos, and a tram system. Wide ranges of activities such golf, shopping, cabaret shows, an elephant village, and a Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum it’s impossible not to have an action-packed Pattaya holiday. Unless of course its relaxation you crave, in which case there are thousands of beach chairs and umbrellas lining the Pattaya shore, where wandering vendors will cater to your every need: from barbecued shrimp to a foot massage. Pattaya is certainly a Thai beach resort that meets the needs of any visitor on any budget.
Pattaya nightlife is really popular for its Pattaya Walking Street which is probably the most exciting street in the world if like to have fun. Here you will find all kinds of entertainment, from bars, discos, Gogo-bars, cabaret shows and much more.
The well known and popular among the tourist is Pattaya Tour Package 3D2N and Bangkok Pattaya Package 5D4N.
Getting Around North Pattaya (Pattaya Nua) – not the northern-most part of Pattaya (as Naklua lies further north), but the section of Pattaya adjacent to the northern end of Pattaya Beach and extending inland to both the north and south of North Pattaya Road. Does not include Naklua. South Pattaya (Pattaya Tai) – not the southern-most part of Pattaya (as the Buddha Hill headland, and then Jomtien, lie further south), but the section of Pattaya adjacent to the southern end of Pattaya Beach and extending inland to both the north and south of South Pattaya Road. Includes Pattayaland and Walking Street. Central Pattaya (Pattaya Klang) – not the dead center of Pattaya, but the section of Pattaya adjacent to the middle of Pattaya Beach and extending inland to both the north and south of Central Pattaya Road. Some maps/guides disregard the Central Pattaya convention, and instead extend North Pattaya and South Pattaya to meet each other along Central Pattaya Road; Ko Laan (or Lan or Larn, or Coral Island) is 7.5 km west of Pattaya. It covers an area of 5.6 sq.km and has six popular beaches with a decidedly “touristic day-trip” flavor, offering banana boat rides, jet-skiing, parasailing, and the like. Also available from and around Ko Laan are various underwater activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, seabed walking and submarine rides; there are also numerous restaurants, some accommodation, and a shooting range. Places of Stay Pattaya has an extensive selection of inexpensive, mid-range accommodation, and a good variety of more up market options. Unless otherwise noted, prices quoted here are low season. Like all resort areas in Thailand, hotel pricing is highly seasonal. High season dates vary from hotel to hotel, but typically prices go up considerably during the Christmas-New Year period (which co-incides neatly with the season of best weather), and are lower between May – October. In addition to higher rates during the holiday period, guests staying over Christmas and New Year’s Eve will often be required to pay for “Compulsory Gala Dinners” which can substantially increase the cost of the room.