By day, take the boat ride from Pattaya town to Coral Island or Larm
Island, where you'll find good beaches for swimming, water sports and
coral beds. Or, travel the 3 miles along the coast to Jomtien Beach.
Lining Pattaya's beach are shopping centres selling all kinds of wares.
After the sun sets, things really hot up in Pattaya town. It's loud and
occasionally lewd, with lots of bars and restaurants competing for your
custom. The world-famous cabaret shows are without doubt great fun,
featuring the katoeys, better known as ladyboys. For a break from
Pattaya's hectic pace, visit Wat Khao Prayai, a quiet, hilltop temple
complex with great views.
- Large Sandy Beaches
- Lively Nightlife
- Boat trips
- Hilltop Temple
- Lots of outdoor pursuits like golf and karting
Jan/Feb - Pattaya Tennis Open
Feb - Chinese New Year
Mar – 11th Makha Bucha – celebration of Buddha’s first sermon to his disciples. (National Holiday)
Apr – 13/14/15th Songkran – Traditional Thai New Year, generally celebrated as a water festival. Celebrated on the 13th when the streets downtown are full of revellers, prepare to get wet.
May – 1st Labour Day (National Holiday), 5th Coronation day celebrating the day in 1949 when the current king was crowned. 24th Visakha Bucha Day which is the holiest Buddha day and celebrates the birth, enlightenment and entry into Nirvana of the Buddha.
Jul – 22nd Asanha Bucha Day, 23rd Khao Phansa, this day marks the beginning of the Buddhist ‘lent’ period.
Aug - The Queen's Birthday
Oct – 23rd Chulalongkorn Day (One of Thailands most revered Kings). This is a Public Holiday. 14th Ork Phansa marks the end of Buddhist Lent.
Nov – 18th Loy Kratong (Not a National holiday) but an evening when Thais pay respect to the goddess of the waters by floating candlelit offerings on any of the waterways around the Kingdom.
Dec - 5th The King's Birthday
Please note: All events listed are for helpful information only and many are subject to entrance fees and/or prior reservation, and may be cancelled at any time. Please check with the relevant tourist office if you need further information on these or any of the other events in this region.
Different destinations have different magic touches so make sure to check them out to see what makes your holiday with us so special.
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Approx 11 hours 30 min to Bangkok (direct).
Transfer by road from Bangkok to Pattaya is approx. 2 hours.
The official language is Thai. English is widely spoken in areas
Thai Baht (THB)
GMT +7 hours
British citizens do not require a visa for stays less than 30 days.