One of the hottest beach resort destinations in Thailand Pattaya may not be idyllic but it certainly makes up for it with a wide variety of activities accommodation and nightlife venues.
Pattaya is a popular beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand just 150 km southeast of Bangkok a mere two hour drive. Pattaya pulsating nightlife is well known but local authorities have in recent years improved the quality of the beaches and reinvented the resort as a more family friendly destination. Today hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn each year to Pattaya to windsurf water ski swim sunbathe snorkel sail or take trips to nearby islands. Other activities include Bungee jumping cycling skydiving gokarting Muay Thai boxing and Paintball. Golfers both novice and expert are well catered to as well with a wide selection of golf courses around Pattaya. Another major draw for visitors to Pattaya is the wide selection of restaurants serving some of Thailand’s freshest seafood. Due to the high number of expatriate foreigners in Pattaya there is also an excellent selection of authentic foreign eateries serving French Italian Swiss German Hungarian Scandinavian English Indian Arabic Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Drawing such a large number of diverse visitors from across the world its no surprise that Pattaya also boasts an incredible choice of accommodation. Those on a tight budget and those with money to spend are equally able to find rooms to suit their needs. Visitors can always find some peaceful beach time at nearby Jomtien beach just 3 kilometers south. Just over one hour from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport Pattaya is a lively beach town that draws visitors from around the world. With activities that include a wide array of water sports golf shopping cabaret shows an elephant village and fascinating museums its impossible not to have an action-packed Pattaya holiday. Unless of course its relaxation you crave in which case there are beach chairs and umbrellas lining the Pattaya shore where wandering vendors will cater to your every need from barbequed shrimp to a foot massage. Pattaya is certainly a Thai beach resort that meets the needs of any visitor on any budget.