Located on the Bay of Bangkok in Thailand, Pattaya, boasts a beautiful 3km beach with all year round heat. Surrounded by many accessible islands and intriguing places to visit this popular, self-governing municipal is a popular destination for families, couple or single travellers alike. Locals also like to visit Pattaya for a day at the beach so expect weekends to be a busier time.
Whilst the temperature in Pattaya remains consistent (around 23-31 degrees C) choosing which time of year and season to travel is advisable. Dec to Feb is hot/dry season, Mar and April is hot/humid and May to Nov hot/rainy.
Pattaya is 110km away from its main airport – Suvarnabhumi International Airport. A wide range of airline operators are available to transport you from most airports in the United Kingdom. Direct flights are available from all London airports to Suvarnabhumi with travel times of 12 hours to destination. Cheaper flights are available with 1 or 2 passenger stop-offs, but expect travel times to be longer. Transfers from Suvranabhumi airport to Pattaya are widely available although prior booking is advisable.
Things to Do
Have fun scuba diving, jet skiing or parasailing on Pattaya or Jomtien beach or relax with a drink and a book underneath a parasol just taking in the relaxing atmosphere.
As well as the many beach and water sport activities you can expect to find in Pattaya you can also encounter the cultural, spiritual and natural sights of this area. With a host of monuments, museums and wildlife parks to visit, you’ll never be lost for things to do.
If its food and night life that makes a holiday for you, then look no further than Pattaya for its entertaining bars, cabaret shows and market style food stalls. If a sporty break is more your style, check out the Fairtex sports club for Thai boxing, the kart speedway for high speed track action or Treetopasia zip wire and jungle fun.
Pattaya also has a lively shopping area where you can barter for goods. With its many malls, beach shops, bazaars and even a floating market, you’ll easily find what you desire.
Finding somewhere to stay to suit every budget isn’t a problem. Backpacking in a hostel is a simple and cheap way to see Pattaya with like-minded people and can cost from as little as £5-£10 per night or if its bed & breakfast that suits you then the price per night is around £15.
Self-catering apartments or condos are popular and convenient places to enjoy your visit whilst ensuring restaurant costs are kept to a minimum. These start at around £15 per night increasing according to the amenities available at your chosen site.
Budget 2 star (£20 per night) up to 5 star luxury hotels (from £65 per night) can be found in abundance in Pattaya. Treat yourself to panoramic views of the beach, bustling by day and buzzing at night, by booking top end hotels.