This bustling seaside resort on the Eastern Gulf Coast of Thailand has long been famed for its vibrant nightlife and colourful bars – though today Pattaya holidays are becoming more about cultural sites and beautiful beaches. There are many developed coastal resorts dotted around Thailand, and in Pattaya you’ll achieve the highest level of luxury and comfort, with some top hotels and modernised amenities waiting to facilitate your stay.
Holidays to Pattaya are perfect for young travellers in search of a lively night out, while families will also find a number of fantastic attractions that will keep the young and young at heart entertained. Beach bums will revel in the expansive strips of sand, and culture vultures will also find a place in this characteristic resort, with numerous temples and religious buildings adding a touch of authenticity to your trip.
Beaches, Parties and Sacred Sites
There’s no point in flocking to a seaside resort if you’re not going to embrace the beaches, and luckily for you, there are several great options for those that have brought their swim gear. Pattaya beach itself reflects the hustle and bustle of the nightlife, crowded and full of excitement and energy. For something a little more sedate, families or those seeking some solace should head to Jomtien Beach to achieve a relaxing afternoon chilling on the sand. You’ll also find cleaner and calmer beaches at Naklua, providing a great setting for swimming.
Water sports are also rife around Pattaya, with some great snorkelling and diving trips on offer for those that fancy some exploration beneath the waves. For more fun and adventure during your Pattaya holidays, heading to the fantastic Khao Kheow Open Zoo and Elephant Village will prove a great way of pleasing the kids of animal lovers, while culture enthusiasts should check out some of the nearby temples, including the Sanctuary of Truth Temple, the Big Buddha and Wat Phra Yai, while Pattaya’s floating market is another fascinating insight into local customs and traditions.