Pattaya is often regarded as a bachelor’s resort, best known for its glittersy nightlife and none before events. The truth is different, however. Pattaya has much more to offer and a good proportion is also available to families and couples. It offers attractions that people of different interests can enjoy.
If you plan a trip, be prepared to enjoy some of Pattaya’s most exciting places. Trust me, pick your choice between city tours and sightseeing tours, chill on remote islands and beaches, enjoy cultural activities, enjoy a variety of watersports and adventures as well as, of course, the nightlife.
1. Cabaret Shows
Tiffany and Alcazar cabaret shows in Pattaya are extremely popular and significant tourist attractions. Along with super-talented ladyboys performing in the Tiffany Cabaret Show, Alcazar takes part in cross-dressing. The shows combined with the popular Thai and English songs with dance, music and drama. These portray the Indian Raj, China’s glorious past and Siam’s history and legacy.
2. Flight Of The Gibbo
Don’t miss this thrilling canopy tour, one of the most adventurous souls in Pattaya. The zip-line’ Gibbon Flight’ extends about three kilometers across 26 Khao Kheow Open Zoo platforms. When followed by a safari forest, it is a full day venture. This canopy tour can be done independently by children above 1 m in the height.
3. Koh Samet Island
The Koh Samet is a white sand island near Pattaya mainland, locally known as Paradise Island. A ferry trip from the fishing town of Ban Phe will take you to the island. With its sparkling sand, crystal blue waters and pristine beachfront, the island’s amazing beauty is amplified.
Sunbathing and Thai food on the beach are` some of the most popular things for couples in Pattaya. The beauty is further boosted by bright beach umbrellas, lines of comfortable beach chairs and busy shacks. In Hat Sai Kaew (popularly named Diamond Beach–the longest beach on the world) sunbathing, surfing, hike and simply relaxing are some other things that can be done at this island in Pattaya.
4. Koh Larn Coral Island
Koh Larn or Coral island is one of the most popular island destinations in Pattaya, with its brilliant white sand and transparent blue waters. Coral spotting, snorkeling, swimming and surfing in glass bottom boats is super fun in Pattaya and its neighboring islands. Koh Larn Island provides even thrilling sports such as windsurfing, parasailing and jet skiing. Thai mouthwatering dishes and refreshing beverages are available in busy beach restaurants.
5. Seafood Exploration
Pattaya is renowned for mouthwatering and excellent tasty seafood, and is extremely popular. The town has it everything, starting with lobsters and crabs, squids and pulses. It is exciting to taste these delicious delicacies in several restaurants and food shops when people visiting Pattaya. Mantra, the Sketchbook Art Café, Bang Sare, Leng Kee and many local food stalls on the Thepprasit market are some of the famous spots to explore.
6. Cartoon Network Amazone
Pattaya has the first cartoon network in the world to offer amusement and water parks to the children in the group or for those who are really young. The theme park has a wealth of exciting and fun rides such as Alien Attack, Banana Spin, Cartoonival, Goop Loop, Humunga Slide, Jake Jump, and Mega Wave among the Pattaya’s most popular tourist attractions. Also, several characters from the Cartoon Network, including the Powerpuff Girls, Johnny Bravo and Gumball & Darwin, perform live shows.
Pattaya is not only for nightlife, loud parties, friendly tours and pleasant shopping. This paradise also gives nature lovers and hikers a relaxing escape. To explore these areas of wildlife is one of the best things to do for nature lovers in Pattaya.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo: About 8000 creatures and up to 300 species were part of the largest zoological park in the world. The animals are kept in the same enclosures as their natural habitat.
The Sriracha Tiger Zoo is located on the outskirts of Pattaya and contains 200 tigers from the Bengals and 10,000 crocodiles. Another major tourist destination is the village of Elephant where elephants can be seen, played and cleaned. Also an unbelievable destination underwater world marine park. Scuba diving and feeding fish in Pattaya are some of the top things to do.