Pattaya is a vibrant city on Thailand's east coast that looks out onto the Gulf of Thailand. The city has a seedy reputation with many visitors choosing to visit because of the go-go bars and massage parlours.
Pattaya holidays have developed since the 1960s with tourism in mind. Its beachfront road is packed full of restaurants, bars and shops. Entertaining guests is the main aim for the residents of Pattaya.
Who is Pattaya suitable for?
Pattaya has been created with one thing in mind and so it attracts a very specific type of holidaymaker. Mostly men, usually in lively groups, and more often than not celebrating a stag do. Families and couples who holiday in Pattaya tend to spend their time within the confines of the hotel and it isn't a resort recommended for those seeking a relaxed Thailand beach break.
Attractions in Pattaya
There are endless activities available on a holiday to Pattaya from theme parks to shopping to water sports.
Parasailing, snorkelling scuba diving and windsurfing are just some of the water sports on offer. If you fancy something inland then how about bowling, paint balling, tennis or go-karting. If that's not enough then get the adrenaline pumping with a bungee jump or some cable skiing. Horse riding, boat trips and excursions to elephant villages and crocodile farms are also possible options.
Nightlife in Pattaya
The nightlife on a Pattaya holiday is what draws many of its visitors. You'll find plenty of bars, discos and famous transvestite cabarets. If money is burning a hole in your pocket then head towards the party atmosphere of one of the city's open air beer bars.
- Nearest Airport
- Thai Bhat