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It was the Vietnam War that was to prove a major milestone in Pattaya’s history and seemed to send a gradually germinating tourist industry into overdrive. 1967 saw the first US Air Force flight operations over Vietnam and these took off from the Royal Thai Navy Base at U-Tapao in Pattaya Thailand. Being close to the Pattaya, the now thriving village was the obvious destination for troops and civilians looking for relaxation and fun.
Bored in Pattaya, is that actually possible? I do not think so! This seaside resort close to Bangkok is known for its beaches and luxury shopping malls and is notorious for its nightlife. From barstreets to water parks and from temples to shopping malls - the city providers really have something for everyone.
Relaxing day at the beach
Clear blue sky. Blue and green water and fresh, clean wind that blows your heart to happiness. By simply looking at the Ban Amphur Beach south of Pattaya in the gulf of Thailand, anyone can feel the comfort and relaxation that cannot be found in a busy and noisy surrounding. In the harbor you can find the food stalls with fresh fish and cury`s. Relax your day at the beach here the beach is not overflowing with tourists and you can still take a nap under a palm tree. Its a popular beach by Thai familys for picnic.
Jomtien has long been the weekender getaway beach for the domestic Bangkok tourist crowds. In fact, many have been so taken by the area they have bought up houses and villas along the area. The beach has go much more space than Pattaya beach, and with less crowds, there is always a quiet spot to be found along the sand. Along the beach and the district there are plenty of amenities, from hotels and restaurants. They are considerably cheaper than the districts nearer to the city centre.
Were to stay:
Located on a beautiful, unspoiled sandy beachfront, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya is the leading luxury resort on Thailand’s eastern seaboard. Offering 260 spacious, modern rooms, world renown five-star Swiss hospitality and a comprehensive range of facilities including top class food and beverage outlets, state-of-the-art spa, expansive lagoon swimming pool and world-class, fully equipped fitness centre. Located just one hour from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and close to many of Thailand's top tourist attractions, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya represents the best that Pattaya has to offer for guests seeking a touch of luxury in their tropical paradise.
Towering above the Jomtien skyline, the 38-story D Varee Jomtien Beach commands sweeping views of the ocean. The interiors feature a blend of contemporary and traditional Thai design elements.
All guest rooms sport at least one sea-facing balcony, allowing guests to enjoy spectacular views of the beach and the Bay of Siam at sunset.
Jomtien Beach is renowned for its golden, sandy beach stretching over two kilometres.
D Varee Jomtien Beach is an upscale 38-storey hotel located on the beautiful Jomtien beach of Pattaya with a mere two-hour drive away from Bangkok. Along the straight beach road, there are plenty of souvenir shops, food stalls, restaurants and activities to be found. The transportation around the Pattaya and Jomtien area is pleasant.
Boutique hotel In the middle of the city but an oasis of peace with a wonderfull pool to relax.
A unique Pattaya boutique hotel that demands attention with its bold and contemporary design and resort style facilities.
This Boutique Hotel in Pattaya offers an array of innovative food and beverage options throughout the hotel. The hotel’s Signature Restaurant SEA offers all day dining in a funky retro dining environment. The Sunset Lounge offers some of the best cocktails in town with a tapas style cuisine with one of Pattaya’s best views
Mera Mare located in the heart of the vibrant Pattaya City, a few steps away from Pattaya Beach and 10 mins walking distance to the big shopping malls like Central Festival or the new Terminal 21. Famous walking street is a 15 min walk away or take the bath bus in front of the hotel. A luxury boutique hotel with 80 rooms including 3 luxurious suites. Equipped with state-of-art décor. Mera Mare a boutique accommodation that includes the right blend of luxury, warm service, and efficiency. A perfect placet to visit the city of Pattaya just minutes away from all the city as to offer.
Luxury 3 Bedrooms with private pool, elegantly decorated with a shower bathroom classic Tuscan beam ceilings. large terrace with private pool.
4-star villa is within close proximity of Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden and Bang Saray Beach.
Things to do:
Spend a fun day at the Water Parks
It is hot in Pattaya. Aside from chilling by the beach, one of the ways to cool down is going to the water parks! In fact, Pattaya has some of the coolest water parks in Thailand.
Ramayana Water Park is the biggest water park in Thailand. It has 50 slides and attractions including many thrilling water slides, a double FlowRider, 3 pools, and a lazy river. It is only 20 minutes away from downtown Pattaya. So, it will be a quick getaway for the whole family to enjoy!
Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park is the world’s first cartoon network themed amusement and water park. It has loads of fun-filled and thrilling rides like Alien Attack, Banana Spin, Cartoonival, Goop Loop, Humunga Slide, Jake Jump, Mega Wave etc. Cartoon Network fans will rejoice at this place since there are live shows performed by various Cartoon Network characters, such as Adventure Time’s Finn and Jake, Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo, and Gumball & Darwin. The little kids (and adults who are young at heart) will definitely appreciate this place!
Chill out at the beaches
Pattaya’s beaches are always lively and busy with many tourists. Chilling out by the beach is one of the best things to do in Pattaya for sure. There are 2 main beaches in Pattaya: Pattaya beach and Jomtien beach.
Pattaya Beach is famous for the Pattaya city sign. It is close to the main beach road which has palm trees down the paved promenade. There are many shops and restaurants nearby. It is a great place to sunbathe and relax with some good food and drinks.
Jomtien Beach is for those who seek a quieter beach than Pattaya beach. The golden sand, clear blue sea, and shining sun continue to attract all type of travelers.
Get away from Pattaya City and explore the Coral Islands!
If you want to be away from the busy streets of Pattaya, go explore the beautiful Coral islands!
Koh Larn or Coral Island is one of the most popular island destinations in Pattaya with its glistening white sand and transparent blue waters. It is only 15 minutes away by speedboat, and the beaches are definitely cleaner and nicer than the main beaches in Pattaya. You can sit back and relax on the beautiful Tien Beach with dozens of water activity options such as snorkeling, parasailing, underwater walking, and banana boating.
Near Coral Island, there are a bunch of small islands such as Koh Rin, Koh Phai, and Koh Man Wichai. Go on an island hopping expedition and try snorkeling at these Coral islands. This will be such a fascinating experience to swim around with colorful fish and the coral reefs
Explore the 4 different sections of the Pattaya Floating Market
Pattaya Floating Market has long been the major attraction in Pattaya, and is the largest of its kind in Eastern Thailand. Covering an area of 100,000 square meters, Pattaya Floating Market is divided into four different sections each representing and selling items from four different regions of Thailand. (North, Northeast, Central and South)
When you visit here, expect to find many eateries, fruit stalls, souvenir shops and several art galleries. Every afternoon, a cultural show will take place to entertain guests.
Pattaya Floating Market has over 114 shops and vendors selling authentic Thai food, dessert and delicacies from all over the kingdom.
Be creative at Pattaya’s unique attractions
Pattaya has lots of incredible museums and unique attractions that pull tourists all-year-round. Exploring these places is among the best thing to do in Pattaya especially with a family.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum offers the most bizarre experiences to everyone. It has 10 galleries with more than 300 weirdly unique exhibits such as a shrunken head, a mask made from human skin, a wax figure of a 4-eyed man, and old torture devices. They also have many attractions available such as Haunted Adventure, 12D Moving Theater, Infinity Maze, and the Wax Museum!
Art in Paradise is one of the coolest attractions in Pattaya. This is a three-dimensional interactive art gallery with hundreds of optical illusion paintings. The gallery is set up perfectly so you can take pictures in a way that it looks like you are part of the painting. It is great fun for children as well as adults so be ready to spend