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.
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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.
Paradise perfected: Pattaya Holiday Highlights
Switched on, fun, and always exciting, Pattaya has gone from backpacker central to family-friendly, offering everything from top quality beach breaks to historical tours for culture vultures. It’s had a complete revamp over the past few years, and is now a destination that swings from full-on partying to opulent 5-star luxury resorts, and all points in between. Pattaya holidays give you the chance to dive head first into the ocean one day, and feet first into the local culture the next.
Holidays to Pattaya take you to an exotic part of the world that’s right at the top of most people’s wish lists. So come chill out in a relaxed, laid-back spot that blends in everything you need for a perfect holiday-of-a-lifetime. This mish-mash of high culture and serious partying, so-laid-back-it’s-horizontal relaxation and top-end luxury makes Pattaya one of our favourite destinations.
Those beaches! Oh, wow, those beaches! Think white sand that has the texture of icing sugar, caressed by azure-blue water where you can see right to the bottom, all topped off with bags and bags of room; yep, you’ve hit the jackpot with Pattaya beach holidays.
Try some 5-star luxury with the Hilton Pattaya, which is slap-bang in the middle of the beach, and close to the centre of town, too. This is the definition of opulence, with a ton and a half of wow-factor-50 thrown in for good measure. If you tire of the beach then you can laze around in the infinity swimming pool, hand the kids over to the babysitting service while you head out for a night on the town, or check out one of the 20 (yes, 20) golf courses nearby.
For your holiday to Pattaya, you’re going to want something really special, so it’s lucky we’ve got some top quality hotels for you to check out. Better still, why pay for everything individually when you can wrap everything up into one bundle? Our Pattaya holiday packages include your flights, transfers and accommodation, so you can budget your spending money without worrying. Or why not plump for an all-inclusive option so your meals and drinks are paid for too. After all, this is your holiday, so it’s time to let us look after the details while you kick back and relax!Here’s some of our favourite places to stay:
The beach in Pattaya stretches for 3 miles, so there’s always plenty of space to stretch out and relax. If you can bear to tear yourself away for a while, though, (and we know, it’s tough), then Pattaya holidays can be a chance to explore local culture, stunning natural beauty, and some seriously good shopping.
Pattaya is very family-friendly, and the majority of resorts welcome kids with open arms. However, if you’re here with a loved one or a group of friends then Pattaya is also a hot party spot, with lots of bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues all vying for your attention. Some bars are perhaps a little more ‘adult’ than others, but generally you can go from 2-4-1 cocktail joints to banging clubs without breaking a sweat. If you see the words ‘Katoey Cabaret’ then expect some pretty risqué entertainment.
We’re slap-bang in the tropics here, so expect two very clear ‘seasons’ – the dry season and the, well, okay, not-so-dry season (actually, the lines are a little blurred as it’s hot all year round).