Activity 1: Nature
Doing sun bathing and relaxing on the beach are such a good idea. Pattaya has 5 famous beaches which are Naklua, Wongamat, Pattaya, Jomtien and Cozy Beach. Fun activities with many people and bars are on Pattaya beach. Umbrellas and beach chairs are available everywhere. Many hotels and shopping malls are nearby. You will find good food and drinks from local shops and restaurants along the beach.
Jomtien has less people but still full with facilities, water sports, fun activities and night market in the area, but if you prefer private locations, Cozy Beach, Naklua, and Wongamat beach are recommended.
Other from the beach is the waterfall. There was a surprising news recently with announcement from Huay Yai Municipality for the new tourist attraction. “Krokmatai Waterfall” has just been discovered by the locals in 2013. This waterfall is still pure.
Activity 2: Sports and Amusements
You may love energetic activities such as sports and outdoor activities. Pattaya have various kinds of water sports including Wind surfing, Jet skis, and the all-time popular, Banana boat. A diving course seems to be flexible for both the beginners and advanced divers. Speed lovers may look for Go carts, and some amusement parks near Pattaya are also interesting. Pattaya Park, Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark and Ramayana Water Park are not so far from Pattaya.
Golf is one of the major attractions of Pattaya with no less than 26 18 hole courses all within a 1 hour drive and it’s no surprise to learn that it is actually one of the world’s premier destinations for golfing holidays. The standard of the courses is high, and with every round you have a caddy who takes care of the mundane things like repairing divots and cleaning clubs!
Activity 3: Good food and drinks
You can find international cuisine from chefs that have emigrated to Pattaya from around the globe. The food can vary from Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Greek, Italian, English, American, French, Mexican and more. From chilled and open air sea food restaurants, private eating rooms for Korean and Japanese, or many food courses to serve in French restaurants.
For the drinkers, you have many styles of bars and nightclubs to visit- or even cocktail camper vans located in front of big shopping malls such as Central Festival Pattaya Beach, The Avenues, and Central Center Pattaya and on Soi Buakow.
Activity 4: Shopping
Pattaya has a lot of shopping malls. You may start a tour around Pattaya from Central Festival Pattaya Beach, the nearby Mike Shopping Mall, Royal Garden Plaza and The Avenue, then Central Center Pattaya Mall close to the Brand new Terminal 21 shopping centre- which is fantastic, at the junction of 2nd Road and Nth Pattaya road There are 2 Tesco Lotus in North and South Pattaya and a lot of Tesco Lotus Express. There are Big C’s in North and South Pattaya and a Big C Extra in Central Pattaya. New Harbor Mall Pattaya had a grand opening in 2016 on Pattaya Klang, and there are many Jewelry, Leather, and Souvenir Stores in North Pattaya. There are imported and fresh food ingredients in Foodland, Friendship Food Store and Best Supermarkets along with many imported items to make you feel you’re at home. Then there is an Outlet Mall with special promotion and “Sale” labels everywhere on Sukhumvit Road. You will enjoy shopping and spending a lot of good time here.
Activity 5: Night Entertainments
Walking Street is like the door to Pattaya. Lots of people come from around the world to this famous nightlife destination. There are a lot of bars, night clubs, discotheques, Go Go’s, and entertainment venues. There are also some Thai night clubs with live music, food and drinks.
Pattaya is the entertainment city, and everything is within reach. Whatever you like to do with your free time you can find here!