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One of the most vibrant, lively and energetic tourist spots in Thailand, the seaside resort of Pattaya has established itself as a must-see location in South-East Asia. Holidays in Pattaya boast tropical beaches, fun-loving attractions and an invigorating nightlife scene with plenty of places to eat, drink and shop; making it a top beach holiday location for families, friends, couples and solo travellers. Spend time on the sun-kissed bay of Pattaya, the largest beach in the resort, where you can spend hours in the shimmering water enjoying jet skis, parasailing, and diving amid multi-coloured coral reefs and wrecks. If you have the kids in tow, take them to explore Mini Siam, which houses miniature versions of Thailand’s iconic landmarks, or visit The Elephant Village where you can spend time with the orphaned animals in their natural habitat.

 

Pattaya holidays can be as laid-back or lively as you wish, with the option to sail over to castaway islands such as Koh Larn and Koh Sak - where bliss is at its best - or head for the hustle and bustle of Walking Street, the city’s hotspot for nightlife and entertainment. Better still, if you fancy a twin-centre holiday, the buzzing capital of Bangkok is just two hours away, with the cheapest commute via bus. Browse our flights and hotels to Pattaya and plan your visit between the months of December and May, once the wet season has passed and the weather is hot.

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Places to go and things to do in Pattaya

When to Visit

When to Visit

The dry season is warmer and runs from December to May. There is a high chance of rain between June and November with March and April being the most humid months. This is a popular time to visit, if you’re flexible about when you travel it’s a good idea to check out our last minute deals for further savings on Pattaya hotels.

Top Beaches

Jomtien Beach is the liveliest with an array of watersports available from windsurfing, diving and kiteboarding, complete with an exotic palm tree-lined beachfront. Wong Amat Beach is best for families as it boasts a more chilled vibe, or if you want to go slightly off the beaten track, head to Koh Larn Beach which can be accessed via a leisurely 15-minute boat ride.

Shopping in Pattaya

Central Festival is a modern plaza with over 300 shops, featuring high-street names, food courts and a cinema. If you’re looking for something more traditional then head to the floating market which opens from 10am to 11pm, where you can find local handicrafts, art and other goods.

Nightlife

Walking Street is famous for its plethora of neon-lit bars, buzzing clubs, massage parlours and all-round entertainment, making it a must-visit when travelling to Pattaya. Beach road is also popular, yet more spacious and has many local and international bars and restaurants. Or equally, you can visit the northern area of Jomtien beach road, which offers a more relaxed evening.

 
Food and Drink in Pattaya

Street food is big in Pattaya, like the rest of Thailand, and you’ll discover an abundance of local stalls dotted throughout the city. Kiss Food offers a fusion of Western and Eastern cuisine and within the shopping plazas you can find well-known international eateries like Subway and grill houses – for a taste of home.

Local Culture

Pattaya is one of the more westernised cities in Thailand, however it still retains a deep-rooted Thai culture that can be found throughout the city. Many Thai Spirit Houses can be seen all over the city in addition to Buddhist temples and symbols. Remember to show deference to these cultural attractions and the Thai people take great offence to signs of disrespect towards their culture.

Top Attractions

The Sanctuary of Truth is a unique sanctuary of philosophical history and is 105m tall and made of wood. Coral Island, or Koh Larn, is about 7.5km outside of Pattaya but provides a great escape from the hustle of the big city, and for an extravagant experience take a seat at Tiffany's Cabaret Show which has three performances per day.

Events in Pattaya

The MAYA Music Festival takes places every February and has an absorbing mix of traditional Thai and Western dance music. The Pattaya Bike Week is great for any motorcycle enthusiasts out there and if you are a fitness fanatic then the Pattaya Marathon takes place in July.

Places to go and things to do in Pattaya

When to Visit

When to Visit


The dry season is warmer and runs from December to May. There is a high chance of rain between June and November with March and April being the most humid months. This is a popular time to visit, if you’re flexible about when you travel it’s a good idea to check out our last minute deals for further savings on Pattaya hotels.

Read More
Top Beaches

Top Beaches


Jomtien Beach is the liveliest with an array of watersports available from windsurfing, diving and kiteboarding, complete with an exotic palm tree-lined beachfront. Wong Amat Beach is best for families as it boasts a more chilled vibe, or if you want to go slightly off the beaten track, head to Koh Larn Beach which can be accessed via a leisurely 15-minute boat ride.

Read More
Shopping in Pattaya

Shopping in Pattaya


Central Festival is a modern plaza with over 300 shops, featuring high-street names, food courts and a cinema. If you’re looking for something more traditional then head to the floating market which opens from 10am to 11pm, where you can find local handicrafts, art and other goods.

Read More
Nightlife

Nightlife


Walking Street is famous for its plethora of neon-lit bars, buzzing clubs, massage parlours and all-round entertainment, making it a must-visit when travelling to Pattaya. Beach road is also popular, yet more spacious and has many local and international bars and restaurants. Or equally, you can visit the northern area of Jomtien beach road, which offers a more relaxed evening.

 
Read More
Food and Drink in Pattaya

Food and Drink in Pattaya


Street food is big in Pattaya, like the rest of Thailand, and you’ll discover an abundance of local stalls dotted throughout the city. Kiss Food offers a fusion of Western and Eastern cuisine and within the shopping plazas you can find well-known international eateries like Subway and grill houses – for a taste of home.

Read More
Local Culture

Local Culture


Pattaya is one of the more westernised cities in Thailand, however it still retains a deep-rooted Thai culture that can be found throughout the city. Many Thai Spirit Houses can be seen all over the city in addition to Buddhist temples and symbols. Remember to show deference to these cultural attractions and the Thai people take great offence to signs of disrespect towards their culture.

Read More
Top Attractions

Top Attractions


The Sanctuary of Truth is a unique sanctuary of philosophical history and is 105m tall and made of wood. Coral Island, or Koh Larn, is about 7.5km outside of Pattaya but provides a great escape from the hustle of the big city, and for an extravagant experience take a seat at Tiffany's Cabaret Show which has three performances per day.

Read More
Events in Pattaya

Events in Pattaya


The MAYA Music Festival takes places every February and has an absorbing mix of traditional Thai and Western dance music. The Pattaya Bike Week is great for any motorcycle enthusiasts out there and if you are a fitness fanatic then the Pattaya Marathon takes place in July.

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