Pattaya is certainly known more for its range of leisure activities than it is for its shopping options, but the relatively small number of malls in the city take this to heart, and most are as much a popular place to hang out and have fun as they are a great place to find designer label goods. Impressive dining options, cinemas and bowling alleys are particularly common, though there are other attractions which make the best shopping malls in Pattaya lively places to go.
The top places to shop are found along Pattaya’s Beach Road, particularly towards the southern end. In fact, several of the grand establishments in our list are within a short walk of each other and are part of what makes the promenade such a busy, bustling place. Most have good car-parking facilities as well as many passing baht buses and taxis, making them relatively easy to get to and from. They are extremely popular places, though, so traffic can be an issue.
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The tallest, most prominent building on Pattaya Beach Road, Central Festival Pattaya has been extremely popular as a place to shop, eat and hang out in the city since it opened in 2009. The mall itself is comprised of 313 stores and services across seven floors, with the rest of the building being the Hilton Hotel Pattaya. Alongside the standard outlets of most Central Festival centres (including the brand’s supermarket, department store and food court) are such names as Zara, North Face and Calvin Klein. There is also a great selection of electronics stores and, further up the building, restaurants. Right at the top are a 10-screen movie theatre and 16-lane bowling alley. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: 333/99 Moo 9, Pattaya Beach Road, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 300 3999
With a bright red aircraft sticking out of the Second Road side and a yellow and white balloon rising out of the roof, Royal Garden Plaza is one of the most distinctive buildings in Pattaya. Inside is an impressive selection of high street stores, including Levi’s, Converse, Von Dutch and more. The Beach Road side is dotted with fast-food restaurants and there are other dining options available, making it a popular place to grab a bite before the short walk to the start of Walking Street. Attached to the side of the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, most of Royal Garden Plaza’s top floor is the Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not!’ Museum, making it a lot more than just a place to shop. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:30 – 23:00
- Location: 218 Pattaya Beach Road, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 841 6972
In stark contrast to the rest of our list of the best shopping malls in Pattaya, Mike Shopping Mall has barely a handful of designer-label stores inside. Instead, much of the floor space is given over to stalls selling beachwear, printed Tees, shoes, bags and other accessories. It is, in effect, like a giant air conditioned market. The prices are in the region of what you would expect to find at the markets, making it a great place to find cheap souvenirs. The car park on the Second Road side is often the site of a fresh fruit market while several local artists have stops in the narrow street running down the side of the building. The rooftop is home to a public swimming pool and a small café with a good view along the beach. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 23:00
- Location: 399/9 Moo 10, Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 841 2000
With its open plaza design, impressive range of restaurants and nightly market directly in front, Pattaya Avenue is a pleasant shopping experience. The stores on the upper floors are home to great discounts on top international brands, including Adidas, Quiksilver and Playboy, while the lower floors are filled with mostly local shops, as well as a Villa Supermarket. There is also a cinema and bowling alley which stay open late into the night, making Pattaya Avenue a good entertainment venue. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00
- Location: 262 Moo 10, Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 841 4031-3
Outlet Mall Pattaya makes up for its lack of entertainment options with outstanding discounts, with as much as 70 per cent being slashed off the prices of designer labels. Made up of two buildings – the main indoor mall and an outdoor high street-like area behind it – the stores available include Nike, Timberland, Warner Bros Studio, Lacoste, Adidas, Levi’s, Samsonite and more. The Premium Fashion Mall in the lower level of the main building includes an open street market layout boasting many local and international labels. The dining options are very limited, but mirror the rest of the mall’s high quality and low cost ethos. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
- Location: 666 Moo 12, Thepprasit Road, Jomtien
- Tel: +66 (0)3 842 7764-5
Popularly known as “Big C North” to help people avoid confusing it with its younger cousin on Beach Road, Central Center Pattaya has the titular supermarket at its core. This is surrounded by over 130 stores and services, including a five-screen cinema, an impressive range of restaurants, an ‘IT Corner’ dedicated to electrical goods and a great choice of local and international brands of clothing, jewellery and accessories. It has an airy design, with a plant-strewn courtyard and vaulted, air-conditioned interior, making it one of the more pleasant shopping experiences in Pattaya.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00
- Location: 78/54 Moo 9, Pattaya Second Road, North Pattaya
- Tel: +66 (0)3 300 3888