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About Pattaya

If isolated sandy beaches and lazing in a hammock is your idea of Thailand, you've never visited Pattaya. This lively resort attracts party seekers, but there are plenty of family-friendly attractions and activities, too. And you'll be sure to find your perfect vacation rental on FlipKey!

About Pattaya

Pattaya may be most famous for its nightlife, but it wasn’t always such a hive of activity. Once a sleepy seaside fishing village, it became a well-known recreational center during the Vietnam War, growing into the popular resort it is today.

Stretched along the coastline of Bang Lamung District in Chonburi Province, you’ll find the usual golden, sandy beaches here, but most have a livelier vibe than other parts of Thailand, with watersports centers, beach bars and hawkers jostling for your attention.

Despite its reputation as a party hotspot, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions. Spring is the best time to visit if you’re hoping for a relaxing family vacation. It’s still hot and humid but generally less crowded than the busy summer months.

What to do

For those whose idea of a beach break involves plenty of activities, Pattaya won’t disappoint! You’ll find everything from bungee jumping to karting and watersports, as well as plenty of stores, bars, and family-friendly activities.

Families should head for Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in the Royal Garden Plaza – with its shows and 4D movie theater, it’s a great spot for the kids to let off some steam. For something a little more tranquil, Siriphon Orchid Farm is an opportunity to see and purchase a variety of orchids in their natural habitat.

For a true taste of Thailand, visit Pattaya Elephant Village. Here, you can enjoy an elephant ride, watch the parade and get up close with these gentle giants.

Active types can enjoy a hike up Buddha Hill, one of Pattaya’s highest points, to see the biggest Buddha statue in Pattaya – a great spot for photo opportunities!

Top Pattaya travel tips

Pattaya Beach can get lively (especially in the evening) – a more family-friendly option is Jomtien Beach, where you’ll find a kids amusement park and plenty of watersports.

Be careful when using cash machines in Pattaya – most will charge you a steep fee, in addition to the fees charged by your bank for using your card abroad.

A massage is a fantastic way to relax in Pattaya, but for the most authentic Thai experience, avoid the hotel spas and head for one of the smaller outlets in the resort center.

After a day (and night) out in lively Pattaya, think how great it will be to come home to your very own vacation villa or apartment and relax around the pool! Browse FlipKey's properties to find your Pattaya vacation rental, today.