Welcome to Pattaya

Pattaya, the resort city

In recent years Pattaya has transformed itself into one of Asia’s most pulsating modern cities. The city is both a dynamic business-like city and a must-visit tourist destination. As a result, there is a huge variety of interesting things to do in Pattaya which will appeal to all ages.
Discover the vast array of interesting attractions and activities in Pattaya


As you might expect, living next to a sparkling tropical sea, there are countless water sports in Pattaya which can be enjoyed all year round. Popular choices are water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing and dinghy sailing (Hobie Cats and Lasers). All these are available at Jomtien Beach or at many private beaches operated by major Pattaya hotels.
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Water sports equipment and instruction is available and in general safety standards are very high. Boat trips to explore the nearby islands in the Gulf of Thailand is also a popular pursuit, while dedicated fishing expedition charter boats depart from the beach on a daily basis.


If you crave a healthy, active lifestyle there is no shortage of activities to keep yourself fit and healthy. The warm year-round climate means you can hone your tennis skills whenever you wish. Stay in tip-top shape by joining one of the many top quality gyms in Pattaya such as California Wow and Gold’s Gym.
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For a more natural approach there is the Pattaya Fitness Park which has a running track and exercise stations. For Siam Royal View Pattaya residents and their guests, staying in trim is a breeze with a network of jogging paths in the estate, then cool down with a refreshing dip in your private pool or the large community swimming pool. Beyond the village, the Hash House Harriers organise a weekly social run and for those that want to test themselves to the limit there is the very popular Pattaya Marathon every July. Other fun sporting action to be had includes Pattaya horse riding, paintball, biking, archery and high octane go-karting.


Pattaya’s original attraction has always been the golden beaches and the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The two main beaches on the mainland are Pattaya Beach and Jomtien, the latter being not only longer, but also generally considered the best, with plenty of food and entertainment options nearby.
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There are also offshore islands to explore with soft sandy beaches and a variety of watersports. The closest and most popular of these is Koh Lan which is linked by regular ferries. In the city itself while away a fun afternoon at one of the several entertainment complexes such as Pattaya Park Tower or spend a day at the kid-pleasing amusement and Pattaya water parks. Other unique attractions include the lush orchid gardens of Nong Nooch Village Park (which includes sprawling botanical gardens and spectacular cultural shows), two large zoos, Elephant Villages, a crocodile farm and a Floating Market village.


After dark is when the city really comes alive, and is legendary for a huge range of Pattaya nightlife entertainment options. Aside from regular bars, there is plenty of live music including blues, rock & roll jazz and even kitschy Elvis impersonators,  plus many laid back lounge bars in many of the city‘s major hotels.
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Pattaya is awash with lively discos and clubs too and serves up its own distinctive big city vibe for a night out, such as the world famous Ladyboy shows at Alcazar and Tiffany theatres, and glitzy Vegas-style Pattaya cabaret.

Thai people love a festival and Pattaya doesn’t disappoint with a large number taking place throughout the year, such as the famous International Music Festival, numerous food festivals, the lights festival, the water festival, and many other vibrant community festivities. Almost every weekend throughout the high season, there are fireworks displays illuminating the skies over the city. On the terrace of your Siam Royal View villa, you have the best view in the city to watch the dazzling pyrotechnics. Pattaya expat clubs also organise regular evening social events for their members.


Thailand has had a long love affair with golf, and in Pattaya the game has a passionate following. The country offers numerous international standard courses with many designed by iconic names in golf course design such as Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Peter Thompson and others of a similar stature. Thailand hosts some of Asia’s most prestigious pro tournaments, including the Johnnie Walker Classic and the Honda LPGA Tournament.
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However, nowhere in the country offers quite the array of first rate golf facilities as the Pattaya area. The eastern seaboard’s delightful climate allows for year-round play and you will find the service and course management at Pattaya golf courses among the very best in the world. They are arguably the best value for money anywhere. Caddy service is pretty much obligatory, with well-trained (usually female) caddies who know the course layout well enough to help you improve your score by a few strokes.

Most courses have refreshment bars every three holes or so, where you can have a drink and a snack and take your time – in typical Thai-style.

here are 21 golf courses within just an hour’s drive of the city and 15 of these are championship standard. The courses are rarely crowded and there is no need to book weeks ahead. Pattaya is truly one of the most golfer-friendly locations on the planet.


Pattaya hosts a comprehensive program of cultural happenings throughout the year with a multitude of vibrant traditional Thai festivities, along with an ever expanding range of big events with a decidedly international flavour. The Pattaya Music Festival is a major musical event while the city’s legendary New Year countdown party is a five-day extravganza of revelry much loved by local Thais and visiting tourists.
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For a colourful introduction to local culture, the Alangkarn Theatre hosts nightly Thai cultural shows complete with spectacular pyrotechnics. The city also has a buzzing art scene with modern and traditional art galleries showcasing the work of talented local and international artists.

For a more cosmopolitan flavour, Bangkok is less than two hours away and has a typical big city buzz with a wide choice of high-brow culture and entertainment options from Broadway shows, to classical music, opera, big name pop and rock acts and outstanding art galleries.


Pattaya expat social life is rich and varied due to the large international community which have made the city their home. To meet and mingle with like-minded people, join one of the many social clubs that perform charity work and organise social events throughout the year.
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These activities cover a wide variety of interests from sport, business and culture and there is something to suit everyone.Among these are the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Pattaya City Expats Club, various volunteer charity groups, the Hash House Harriers, Bridge Club and International Ladies Club, to name just a few.
Announcements of meeting times and the latest news and information about upcoming special events can be found in the many local multilingual publications.

Attractions directory

We’ve listed a fews attraction for a quick preview but there’s hundred of attraction in the resort city. To visit an attraction, just click on the link below image.



A great day ahead

golfer paradise


Kingdom of golfing

race in pattaya


3 kart tracks

fantastic in thailand


Largest in Asia

parachute in pattaya


Alone or in tandem

horse riding in thailand


Learn or visit

clear water in pattaya


Learn to dive in 3 days

let the fun begin


The famous walking street

keep in shape


Learn, watch

park yours at the marina


Azure waters are calling

rent a plane pattaya


Perfect weather, always

fun in thailand


A great fun

start your engines


Start your engine

best spa pattaya


Pamper yourself

feel like robin wood


Right at the center

great week end in Thailand


Feel the feline power

tennis club in thailand


Play and learn

party in Pattaya


365 days a year

fun to the extreme


A forest next to the city

crocodile farm week end


The million year park

ride in Pattaya


Fun is the promise

fly helicopter in pattaya


Anywhere, fast

park your boat


Park your boat next door

sealife on the beach


Underwater park