Whether you want to come to enjoy golf, beaches, shopping or entertainment, or you just want to kick back and relax on the beach, there truly is something for everyone here in Pattaya. Our team at Be Our Guest Asia has developed the following content to help you plan your stay in Pattaya.
- About Pattaya and related travel information
- Pattaya then and now – a history of Pattaya
- Pattaya weather
- Visit requirements for visiting Pattaya and the Kingdom of Thailand
- Getting to and around in Pattaya
- Government services and numbers
- Pattaya’s shoreline neighborhoods
- Accommodation in Pattaya
- Pattaya condos and serviced residences
- Pattaya hotels
- Dining in Pattaya
- Shopping in Pattaya
- Pattaya nightlife
- Adult entertainment areas – Pattaya beer bars and gogo clubs
- Pattaya “ladyboy” cabaret shows
- Live music & discos in Pattaya
- Leisure, recreation and excursions
- Pattaya beaches
- Golfing in and around Pattaya
- Attractions & sightseeing in and around Pattaya
- Cinema, spectator sports and other leisure activities in Pattaya
- Sailing & boating
- What’s on in Pattaya
- Health & wellness
- Pattaya hospitals
- Cosmetic surgery and dentistry
- Massage therapy and spas
Central Pattaya is a vibrant shoreline resort cityCentral Pattaya is clearly the center of the city’s shopping and entertainment districts, internationally known for its nightlife and adult entertainment. The area features hundreds of beer bars, gogo bars, pubs and other entertainment venues, dozens of hotels and many dining options. Soi LK Metro is the place to go if you want to rub elbows with more of a local crowd. If you are young and single and want convenient access to shopping, dining and entertainment, this is a great place to live.
Walking Street is perhaps the most popular tourist destination for entertainment for tourists. The area running between Beach Road and Second Road from Soi 7 to Soi 13 features many beer bars. The area north of soi 6 is more sedate, with 5-star hotels and formal dining. And there is a wide selection of Pattaya property situated in this conveniently located section.
Pattaya Beach is very popular with tour groups partaking in array of water sport options, including para-sailing, banana boats and jet skis. There are many vendors offering beach chairs and umbrellas where you can rest and enjoy the breeze and the sun. We do not recommend swimming in Pattaya Bay.
There are numerous shopping opportunities in Pattaya, which boasts several shopping malls, huge jewelry shops, art galleries, many spas, restaurants and massage therapy. Central Mall (Beach Road, Soi 9) is the newest, featuring Central Department Store as its anchor, with virtually every other type of retail shopping and dining experience available. Other shopping opportunities include the Avenue Mall (Second Road, Soi 13/1), Central Festival (Second Road, Soi 2), Royal Garden Plaza (Beach Road, Soi 13/2), and several local markets.
Getting around Pattaya Beach is very easy. If your destination is a bit too far to walk, simply hop on the next baht bus, press the buzzer at your desired stop, and hand the driver ten baht for each passenger. Here you really do not need a car, unless you plan to golf or visit the attractions in the outskirts of town.
Holiday rentals and serviced apartments in Central Pattaya – ditch the car and walk everywhere from your city center condo
If you’re looking to stay in Pattaya’s vibrant city center, our most popular residence by far is The Base Pattaya. Here you’ll find 5-star facilities including rooftop pool, sky garden, sky lounge, indoor and outdoor children’s playgrounds, a fully equipped fitness center, yoga room, numerous relaxation areas, even half-court basketball.
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Quick GuideArea Beaches Pattaya Beach: this sandy beach stretches from just south of the Dusit Hotel to the entrance to Walking Street. Grab a beach chair, curl up with a good book and enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of fresh seafood.
Dining in Pattaya Casa Pascal: The owner of Casa Pascal can often be seen mingling amongst the diners, checking to see that all is well and explaining about how he uses only the very finest ingredients. This includes rarities such as Atlantic lobsters and European mushrooms or truffles. The menu is varied including Continental cuisine and a few Thai dishes. The seafood is some of the best offered around town. Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya. Tel: +66 (0)3 872 3660.
Beefeater Steak House: a relaxed pub style restaurant serving the best quality steaks, Scandinavian, Thai, and a variety of other Western dishes. You’ll love the all you can eat Mexican Buffet! Tacos, baby back ribs, and more every Saturday and Sunday afternoon! Located on Soi Diana near 2nd Road just opposite Mike Shopping Mall.
Terrazzo Restaurant at Holiday Inn: Lively setting features open kitchen island, wood-burning pizza oven and alfresco seating. The pizzas are crispy and fresh, and other choices include antipasti, salads, pastas, and desserts. Dine while enjoying the cooling breezes off Pattaya Bay. Located at Holiday Inn Hotel, Pattaya Beach Road.
Entertainment in Pattaya Walking Street: If you have never visited Walking Street for a night of fun, don’t miss it. Whether you want to check out the latest go-go club, listen to excellent live music or dance until the sun comes up, this is the place for you.
Gulliver’s Pattaya: if you are a sports enthusiast and want to catch your favorite team, this is the place to go. Many TVs located throughout this pub-style bar & restaurant, including theatre seating with large projector screen. If you enjoy a good game of pool, play on one of the tables with locals and tourists alike. Located at Pattaya Beach Rd Soi 1.
Soi LK Metro: The Soi is full of bars, gogo bars, pubs restaurants, guesthouses and hotels. It tends to be favored by local expat residents, partly because prices are a little lower and venues a bit more intimate than establishments on Walking Street. Access from either Soi Diana or Soi Buakhao, just around the corner from The Base Pattaya.
Jomtien Beach – Pattaya’s relaxed beachside neighbor to the southHistorically Jomtien Beach has always been a more laid back neighbor just a few clicks south of Pattaya. The construction, connection and extension of Jomtien 2nd Road from Pattaya 2nd Road to the north straight through to Na Jomtien to the south has changed all that. With the completion of these road works, Jomtien is more like a twin city to Pattaya, with enormous residential and commercial development started around 2008 and continuing today.
Jomtien is a popular area for those who want a balance between the frenetic pace of Central Pattaya with fairly easy access to services and conveniences. Jomtien seems to be especially popular with visitors who come here to golf because of the quick and easy access to major highways and golf courses, combined with more modest prices for accommodation and dining.
Getting around Jomtien is generally easy, with Songtaews (pickup trucks with converted to open-air taxis) readily available along Thappraya Road and Jomtien Bech Road.
Jomtien Beach short-term lettings and serviced residences – some of the most modestly priced holiday lettings in the Pattaya regionAs Jomtien Beach is historically known as a resort destination, it is most busy during the busier tourist season stretching from around the middle of October to the end of February each year. What this means is the smart traveler can get very good deals during slower times of the year. Check out our short-term lettings at Atlantis Condo and Laguna Beach Resort 1 as fine examples of this.
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Quick GuideArea Beaches Jomtien Beach: This beach is much more popular with families and couples than is Dongtan Beach. Here it is easy to find a lounge chair with umbrella and there are many vendors selling an array of food and drink.
Dongtan Beach: this is Pattaya’s gay beach and is popular with foreigners and Thais. This beach has a wide walking-jogging path and a nice sandy beach. Of late one will notice more traditional couples and families here, most notably Eastern European.
Dining in JomtienPan Pan Restaurant: This Italian bistro serves a variety of pastas, brick oven pizzas, grilled meats and fresh salads. Top off your meal with an amazing Italian pastry or gelato. Located at the Thappraya – Theprassit Road intersection.
Richman Poorman: If you want a break from the touristy establishments and crave home style cooking like mom used to make, this is the place to come. Arguably the best breakfast in town, home-made soups, meatloaf, roast turkey and their signature 350 gram pork chop, unquestionably the best in town. Located at Jomtien Beach Road Soi 9.
Jomtien Entertainment Shenanigans: traditional Irish pub with a wide selection of beers, including Guinness. Here you can watch your favorite sport and team on any number of TVs located around the pub. Located in the Jomtien Complex. Rampho Market: this area is popular with expat residents and tourists alike who prefer a casual atmosphere. Here you will find dozens of open air beer bars as well as a couple of venues with live music. Grab a bit at the local Thai market or one of the restaurants, then head out for a few beers and shoot some pool with the friendly staff. Located at north end of Jomtien 2nd Road.
Pratamnak Hill - vacation getaway for the Thai Royal FamilyPratamnak Hill caters to well-heeled expat residents and tourists alike. The Sheraton Pattaya Resort Hotel and Royal Cliff Garden provide 5-star accommodation with breathtaking sea views. Many other smaller hotels and resorts like the Centara Grand Phratamnak are available in Pratamnak at prices that fit most budgets. "The Hill" is home to many of the finest Pattaya properties on the market today, and boasts a residence of the Royal Family.
Getting around Pratamnak is much like other neighborhoods. Songtaews (pickup trucks with converted to open-air taxis) are readily available along Thappraya Road, while you will need to charter or provide your own transportation if you need to get to a hotel or residence off of the side roads. Motorbike "taxis" are everywhere, and once you get the hang of getting around this way, you will find it to be very convenient.
Pratamnak Hill offers residents a relaxed, resort-style lifestyle. If you are looking to acquire Pattaya properties in Pratamnak, contact our experienced team at Be Our Guest Asia.
Pratumnak Hill short-term lettings and serviced residences – why pay for the cost of a hotel when you can get a fully equipped condo for less?Pratumnak Hill is a little hamlet located just a short drive or motor taxi ride away from Pattaya’s city center. The Cliff Residence, The Peak Towers are luxury condos just a short walk to Cosy Beach. Laguna Bay is a budget priced alternative if you’re on a cheap budget. We have a fine selection of short-term lettings and/or serviced residences available for you next holiday or business stay.
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Quick GuideArea Beaches Cozy Beach: this beach area is a bit rocky with not much sand. A good place to take a walk and enjoy the views, but not great for sunbathing. Located at end of Pratumnak Road soi 1.
Huthong Beach: this is a favorite of many area residents, both foreign and Thai. Here you will find comfortable lounge chairs (for a small fee), powdery sand and shade trees if you don’t want direct sun. Pratumnak soi 5 and follow straight to the ocean.
Dining on Pratamnak Hill Fosters: Fosters is a sports bar and pub which also offers an extensive menu. Barbecue is one of their specialties, and they also have an array of gourmet sandwiches. Of course all the normal pub grub is also on offer here.
Bruno’s Restaurant: Bruno's is renowned for their fantastic food, extensive wine list, splendid service and good value for money. It is easy to find on Thappraya Road which is the main link between Jomtien and Pattaya.
Cabbages & Condoms: Guests will delight in the restaurant's romantic seaside atmosphere set under a tropical tree canopy with leaning trees lit by lanterns. The Sunset Deck offers a spectacular ocean view and fresh sea breeze. Pratamnak Soi 4.
Entertainment in Pratamnak
Pratamnak Hill does not really have an entertainment zone and is much more residential than other areas. One can enjoy a nice cocktail in the various hotel bars, small neighborhood bars around Cozy Beach and a small number of “gentlemen’s clubs” catering to local expats scattered around; Kinnaree Place is one of the more popular and established of these. Those who want a big night out can simply venture the short distance to the world-famous Walking Street at the near end of Pattaya Beach.
Wongamat Beach – Pattaya’s most affluent neighborhoodWongamat Beach Pattaya (sometimes referred to as Naklua) is perhaps the most family-oriented residential area along the Pattaya shoreline. It boasts many luxury condominiums, upscale restaurants, and is a favorite with well-heeled Bangkokians and foreigners alike. Ease of access to Sukhumvit Road and the Motorway are also factors which make it a popular community for expats living and working in the Eastern Seaboard.
Historically this neighborhood had been very popular with Germans, which can be evidenced by the number of German restaurants and guest houses. In recent years its popularity amongst Western European, Russian, Scandinavian and North American nationals has increased. This area now has much more of an international feel to it.
Wongamat Beach Pattaya is the largest and most popular beach in the area. While sunbathing on the beach, you can enjoy local culinary favorites, relax with a massage, or groom yourself for the big night out with a manicure, pedicure or hair styling. If you want a flavor of the local area you will want to visit the Naklua market, where you can purchase clothing, fresh fish and meats and local produce.
Getting around here can be a bit of a nuisance. The baht bus (“songtaew”) public route goes along Naklua Road, but does not go in the side streets (“sois"), which is where most of the Wongamat condominiums and tourist hotels are located. You will most likely have to take more than one songtaew to get to the more popular destinations. Many residents either have a car, motor bike or both. If you do not want to drive, it is easy to find a songtaew or motorbike taxi to take you where you want to go for a negotiated fee (negotiate the fee beforehand to avoid conflict).
Wongamat Beach short-term lettings and serviced residences – Luxury Oceanside Living
If you’re looking to stay in an area that is removed from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya yet still close by, Wongamat Beach is a very good choice. The Sanctuary Wongamat and Wongamat Tower are both luxury condos where we have excellent short-term lettings and/or serviced residences available for you next holiday or business stay.
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Area Beaches Wongamat Beach Pattaya: The area’s largest and most popular beach features swimming, water sports and a long, sandy beach. This beach is dotted with the luxurious condominiums and hotels.
Eat Mum Aroi: Situated on Naklua Beach, this Thai seafood restaurant is very popular with Thais from Bangkok weekending in Pattaya. Dine seaside and enjoy the cool breezes and the sound of popular Thai music nightly from the live house band. Reservations advised. Naklua Rd., Soi 4. 038-223-252.
Radius at Cape Dara Hotel: The cozy, romantic setting offers stunning views across Pattaya Bay, particularly from the comfortable outdoor seating. Here diners can enjoy the cool sea breeze with their breakfast or watch the amazing sunset with their dinner, making this one of the best restaurants in Pattaya for a romantic meal. Dara Resort, Naklua Road Soi 20. Tel: +66 (0)3 893 3888.
Mantra Restaurant: See and be seen at this world-class quality eatery. Featuring several menus, including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Western,
seafood and grill. The Sunday brunch offers a full array of choices and should not be missed. Reservations strongly recommended. Located at Amari Orchid Resort, Pattaya Beach Rd. 038-429-591.
Drink / Entertainment Zulu Bar: For a more upscale night out, try Zulu Bar, a lively bar with DJ and private karaoke rooms. Centara Grand Mirage Hotel, Naklu Rd. Soi 18.
Alcazar or Tiffany Show: No visit to Pattaya is complete without a visit to one of the city’s famous “ladyboy” cabaret shows. Both of these long-standing venues run 2 shows nightly. Both are located on Pattaya 2nd Rd., just south of Dolphin Circle.