Pattaya Hotels and Travel Guide
Pattaya Travel Information
Pattaya is always switched on and fun. This vibrant coastal city shot to fame in early 1980s, and stayed there. From sunrise to sunset, Pattaya’s beaches are constantly brimming with life, as water sports lovers and sun worshippers take to the waters. After dark, the action shifts to the streets, as revellers explore its electrified nightlife scene, where drinking and partying continue until dawn.
Apart from water sports and nightlife, Pattaya offers endless possibilities when it comes to accommodation and entertainment. It has outgrown its image as a seedy beach town to a destination for a wider audience; whether couples, families or business travellers, Pattaya has something for everyone. Only 147km from Bangkok, Pattaya is the closest of Thailand's major beach resorts to the capital city. Not convinced yet? See our 10 Must See and Do list.
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Picking the right hotel in the right part of Pattaya could prove to be the most important decision when it comes to planning your next holiday. The atmospheres of Naklua, Pattaya and Jomtien are completely different: Naklua is quiet and ‘more Thai’ but has the best beaches, Jomtien has a relaxed and easygoing pace, while Pattaya thoroughly deserves its reputation as a party destination. Depending on what kind of a holiday you’re looking for, there is sure to be a perfect place for you.
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Pattaya is known for its lively party atmosphere, but that’s not all there is to this famous coastal city. Stretching along Thailand’s eastern seaboard, Pattaya is split into three main areas – Naklua, Pattaya Beach and Jomtien – with a few other districts within easy reach. Each has its own unique atmosphere and attractions, with some parts being more traditionally Thai and others which are packed with high-end resorts.