Pattaya, a city in Thailand is a well known resort found by the beach. Other than proving to be an excellent place to relax and unwind, Pattaya is also lively and energetic during the day and night, offering a number of activities for tourists and residents to indulge in. A mix of nationalities can be found in the city which gives it a combination of every culture. Tourists coming to Pattaya can pamper themselves by taking part in a range of activities from relaxing and sunbathing on the beautiful beaches, taking part in water sports, visiting the many attractions the city has to offer or spending their days shopping at some of the best shopping centers.
Pattaya Beach is 4 km long and runs alongside the beachfront which has a number of department stores, restaurants, souvenir stores, and bars and other such places for entertainment. A hilltop nearby called Khao Pattaya (or Big Buddha) is a great place to go to if you wish to get an entire view of Pattaya Bay and Pattaya City.
There are a number of beaches which tourists and residents of the city can go to for a fun filled and relaxing day. Amongst these are:
- Jomtien Beach : this beach is situated 2 kilometers south of Pattaya. South Pattaya and Jomtien Beach are connected with a line of hotels and the transition between the two places is very hard to determine. The inner streets of this beach are extremely relaxing and have less excitement in comparison to Pattaya Beach.
- Pattaya Beach : Pattaya beach in comparison to Jomtien has a great deal of excitement and livelihood to offer tourists. Shopping malls, restaurants, hotels, water sports and street life can be found here. Not to mention the nightlife of Pattaya beach is well known as well.
- Wong Prachan Beach : this beach is found in the north of Pattaya Bay and is 1 km long. The Wong Prachan (or Wong Amat) beach is perfect for those who wish to relax and spend their day swimming in the beautiful, clear water. The experience here is serene and very quiet as there is no nightlife or shopping malls to be found here.
Other than enjoying yourself at the beach, shopping is another activity which people plan for when on holiday. Pattaya has a lot to offer in terms of shopping, both inexpensive and highly priced options.
When considering reasonably priced stores, Central festival is a great place to visit. Other than the reasonably priced stores here, good food can also be found. Thai as well as Western, Chinese and Japanese food is easily available, that too at affordable prices.
Another shopping center to visit is The Avenue which is near the Pattaya Marriott. This center has both affordable as well as highly priced stores. Stores are found outside in the open air as well as indoors where restaurants and stores are air conditioned. Along with shopping, tourists can enjoy the latest movies at the state of the art cinema here as well.
Another shopping mall named Mike Shopping Mall is also a popular tourist destination. Souvenirs can be bought here along with affordable clothing. This shopping mall is quite close to the Avenue Shopping Center, located between Beach Road and Second Road.
When out on vacation, everyone loves to enjoy a bit of nightlife which their destination is well known for. Pattaya has a vast array of pubs and bars which tourists can go to, most of which are located near to one another making it possible for you to try out each and find the best one to spend your evening at. Most tourists are seen to come to Pattaya due to the nightlife it has to offer. Amongst the various kinds of entertainment, live performances by transsexuals are amongst the most famous. The restaurants, bars, pubs and discos are also some of the very familiar features of the nightlife in Pattaya.
In all of Pattaya, Walking Street which is located in South Pattaya is amongst the most famous places to experience an exciting nightlife. Tourists can easily spend their entire night out here visiting a number of massage parlors, beer bars, go-go bars and various restaurants. Irish pubs are also located here where you can get any kind of drink you like. Walking Street is filled with excitement and noise and if you wish to see what Pattaya nightlife is all about, simply take a walk down this street.
North Pattaya is much quieter in terms of nightlife however it is here that you will be able to enjoy the well known Alcazar Cabaret as well as the Tiffany Cabaret. These shows consist of transsexuals dancing who perform to both modern as well as traditional music. They are dressed in funky costumes which accentuate their acts and they perform on stunning sets with dazzling lights to enhance their entire performance.
When going on holidays, people often wish to get affordable accommodation for their stay. Luckily, Pattaya has a number of accommodation options to select from. Tourists can find the best and most expensive hotel chains in Pattaya as well as modest and more affordable lodgings. Despite mostly being known for its nightlife, Pattaya also has a great deal of hospitality which can be found in the accommodations that tourists stay in. Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, alone or with family, you will easily be able to find a hotel for your convenience and one which meets your needs.
When looking for a convenient place to stay in, you can be rest assured that convenience is easily found near most if not all hotels. Markets and shopping malls are found at short distances from hotels along with various market restaurants and street stalls selling traditional as well as international foods which are great to satisfy your craving for food.
If you wish to live somewhere close to where nightlife is easily available, the Beach Road in the south of Pattaya is the best place to stay. By finding a hotel here, you will be able to enjoy the best nightlife the city of Pattaya has to offer. North Pattaya and Nakula too have some excellent accommodations for you to select from and if you are a beach fan, the Jomtien beach is nearby to relax and lounge around.
North Pattaya is usually were five star accommodations can be found. Some of the most stunning hotels are found in this area, overlooking lush and beautiful gardens. Opting for such hotels will allow you to relax in a luxurious manner and dine at the best restaurant in the hotel or perhaps somewhere nearby. Health clubs, spas and swimming pools are also a part of such exquisite hotels. Spas here offer some amazing Thai massages along with a number of other treatments.
Pattaya is clearly an amazing destination whether you wish to go on holiday for a few days or a couple of weeks. Take your time and relax at the beaches while taking in the sun and perhaps enjoying a drink. Or try out some local cuisine at some of the local restaurants. Whatever you decide to opt for, there is no doubt that your experience is likely to be an unforgettable one. Go by yourself or take family, the trip to Pattaya would certainly be worthwhile.