Travel Thursday: Attractions and Activities in Pattaya

Feb 2021


Lifestyle, Property Related

Travel Thursday: Attractions and Activities in Pattaya

Pattaya, a coastal city on the Gulf of Thailand. It is a popular destination for local and foreigners due to its short drive from Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Pattaya is a well-known vacation getaway for locals and foreign tourists with beautiful beaches, a variety of attractions, all-day activities and vibrant nightlife.

Families, couples, friends or business travellers, can enjoy this city endless selections for everyone. Let's explore this lively beach town with Travel Thursday by List Sotheby's International Realty, Thailand!

Banana Boat in Pattaya

Pattaya, the nearest beach town to the capital city of Thailand has everything for everyone. As Thailand’s most popular beach city, Pattaya has many fun water activities to offer, both on the Pattaya beach and Jomtien beach. For those looking for an adventurous activity or something different, do not miss out on the famous water sport including parasailing, banana boat, jet ski, wakeboard and flyboarding, some water sports mentioned are uniquely found only in Pattaya.

Popular Flyboarding in Pattaya

Visitors can also take the ferry from Bali Hai pier to Koh Larn, the beautiful Coral Island which is only 7 km. away (15-20 mins by speed boat and 40-45 mins by public ferry). Koh Larn is a small charming island near Pattaya city which you can easily spend a one-day trip. The island is less crowded than Pattaya, if you look for a quiet place to escape from the city, this island might be a great choice to spend time on your next holiday. Koh Larn has 6 stunning white sandy beaches with clear turquoise water which you can enjoy. The water activities here include swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. You can also choose to wind down on the beach with your loved ones.

Koh Larn, Pattaya

Besides the beaches of Pattaya, another well-known attraction 'The Sanctuary of Truth' is a place you must visit. From a distance away, you can see a wooden crafted castle, which is the world’s largest woodcarving structure. It was built in the contemporary Thai Rattanakosin style architecture by the Thai businessman in 1981 to express his appreciation for philosophy, art, culture and faith under the concept of truth and value of life without being tied to one single religion. The Sanctuary of Truth received a Thailand Best Travel Industrial Award in 2008 and was included as one of the must-visit attractions in Thailand.

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

After an ample amount of sea breeze and sunlight, it is time to explore the nightlife in Pattaya! From the night clubs and beer bars on the famous Walking Street to the Cabaret shows, this vibrant city has many activities to let you explore all night. Let start the memorable night with a glass of cold beer and live bands performing at the chic bars, then enjoy the Thai street food while walking along the Walking Street which is closed to vehicle from 7:00 pm to 03:00 am and enjoy Go-Go shows on both sides of the street and end the wonderful night with a colourful and glamourous Cabaret Show, an extravaganza performance performed by talented ladyboys.

Walking Street, Pattaya
Source: Travelodge Hotels Asia
Cabaret Show
Source: Bangkok Beyond

Pattaya is also a well-known paradise for golf enthusiasts as it is home to over 30 beautiful international golf courses.

Pattaya was the host to many high-profile international golf tournaments such as the LPGA event and the Thailand Golf Championship and it was named as Asia’s best-golfing destinations in 2012.

Siam Country Club, Pattaya

Many of Pattaya's golf courses are laid out over rolling hillsides, offer challenging playing conditions with world-class facilities. Here are some recommended famous golf courses we would like to introduce to you:

  • Siam Country Club
    A 27-hole golf course designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley. The fairways, bunkers and greens here is designed uniquely different from any other golf courses in Thailand. The golf course sits high on rolling hills with distant panoramic views of Pattaya Beach and Laem Chabang Port makes this is one of the longest golf courses in Thailand (read more here)

  • Chee Chan Golf Resort
    An 18-hole, Par-72 Chee Chan Golf Resort is one of the most beautiful modern golf courses in Asia, designed by Dale & Ramsey Golf Course Architects. Located in the famed Khao Chee Chan Buddha's shadows and providing sweeping views of beautiful temples, lakes, mountains, beaches, the city of Pattaya and the Gulf of Thailand. The land and the surrounding environment are gently rolling hills and in contrast to other Pattaya golf courses, it gives golfers a sense of space and openness. (read more here)

  • Laem Chabang International Contry Club
    Laem Chabang International Country Club is a picturesque Jack Nicklaus designed championship course. It is considered the best layout in Pattaya and indeed one of Thailand’s most beautiful. This 27-hole golf course on 700 acres is located between Pattaya and Sri Racha. It is a golf course that effortlessly combines the human-made features and rich planting of flowers and shrubs, with the natural splendour of the surrounding hills, rocky outcrops, and jungle vegetation. With many scenic views from the course, it all fuses harmoniously into a tremendous golfing experience and one that is unique in Asia. (read more here)

Central Festival Pattaya Beach
Source: About Thailand Living
Terminal 21 Pattaya
Source: Siam@SIam Design Hotel

Although Pattaya is a top destination for tourists, it is also a dream city to live in for both Thais and expats. As Thailand is one of the famous medical tourism hubs of Asia, many patients who decide to get treatment in Thailand choose to stay in Pattaya to recover as this city. It is also a convenient place to live with many famous shopping malls such as Central Festival Pattaya Beach and Terminal 21 Pattaya, it is also dotted with numerous multi-nation restaurants. The future plan for Pattaya will further improve its mass transit system, providing residents with monorail around Pattaya to the locals and long stay guests in the near future.

Laem Chabang Deep-Sea Port
Source: Logistics Manager
Amata Nakorn Industrial Park
Souce: Amata

Pattaya is also a good place of investment as this international city is a famous tourist destination that attracts all types of travellers and it is close to many industrial estate’s zones such as the deep-sea Laem Chabang port and Amata Nakorn Industrial Park which many expats are employed here. For those who wish to own a property or invest in Pattaya, List Sotheby's International Realty Thailand, an expert in Thai property and the winner of Thailand's Best Real Estate Agency 2020 Award by Dot Property Thailand will be more than welcome to assist you.

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Ramada Mira North Pattaya

Located in the heart of Pattaya, close to the beach, Terminal 21 and future monorail green line

1 bed | 1 bath
29 sq. m.

Start THB 3.8 million

Arom Wongamat, Pattaya

A beachfront luxury mix-used development with luxury hotel services.

1 bed | 1 bath
38 sq. m.

Start THB 7.25 million

View Point Village Pattaya

Located close to Jomtien Beach, this cozy house provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool.

5 bed | 6 bath
480 sq. m.

THB 18 million

KEEN Center Sriracha

A ready-to-move-in sea view condominium on the best location in Sriracha.

1 bed | 1 bath
35 sq. m.

Start THB 3.8 million