Pattaya has been in a construction frenzy the past two years, on all fronts and much more development is planned. Pattaya and its sister resort of Jomtien are seeing a flurry of new hotels, luxury condominiums and top quality housing estates.
Hotel development is always a good indicator of economic progression and many major hotels have now opened their doors with their first entry into this town. Many beachside towers have been built in Wongamat (North Pattaya), on Jomtien Beach and further south in Najomtien, with just a couple erected in Pattaya City itself.
Although Chonburi city is the formal administrative centre of the Eastern Seaboard, Pattaya remains the logical hub for the region. It contains the major shopping and entertainment venues, service businesses, many international schools and several international hospitals, and beautiful beaches.
Day trippers flock to this small island, 7km offshore of central Pattaya, for sun and sand. On weekends, Bangkok’s visiting party people bake off hangovers in beach chairs, and the aquamarine sea is sliced and diced by jet-skis, banana boats and other marine ...
Escape the heat and sun at Underwater World with acrylic tunnels that make up a walk-through aquarium. It’s 200m past the Tesco-Lotus shopping centre on the main road south.
Pattaya Park has three different ways to exit the 55-storey tower in its water park. Once the kids (and Mum and Dad) have recovered, get them all excited again on the roller coaster and dodgems in the venue’s Funnyland Amusement Park.