I usually sign off my blog posts with "Whether you go on holiday to Pattaya to experience the beaches, fantastic hotels, the food and or the culture", my last piece of advice is "to book your flight today – because after today, you will only wish you had booked it yesterday!" However this time I have decide to include this at the beginning of the post because nearly every holiday to Pattaya, Thailand starts with the flight.
I agree some flights to Thailand may take rather along time - however to compensate this its best to think of the flight as a part of your overall holiday experience - so, sit back, relax. Enjoy the food, watch a move and you'll be there in no time.
If you are thinking of going on holiday to Pattaya you'll need a nice place to stay in. The hotels in Pattaya come in all shapes and sizes. Whether its five star luxury or small and friendly, I guarantee there's a hotel that meets your requirements and is priced to match. As a single guy I prefer to stay in rather basic accommodation, after all its really just somewhere to rest your head, after a hard day exploring some of Pattayas many attractions.
If this is your first time to Pattaya and are traveling as a couple then I can highly recommend you take a look at the Areca lodge hotel. This mid priced hotel right in the heart of Pattaya offers a peaceful and calming respite from the full on atmosphere that is Pattaya. You will find this and many more fantastic hotels listed on HotelsCombined or Hotels2Thailand.
Pattaya beach is not the best in the World as I have said on numerous occasions. If you wish to spend you days lying on the beach soaking up the glorious sunshine then you only have to jump on a Baht bus and either take a ten minute ride to Jomtien beach or, travel in the opposite direction and head for Wongamat beach pictured at the top of the post. If you wish to travel further afield then why not board the ferry to Koh Larn Island, or if you wish, go via your own private hired speed boat.
Whether its the beach, the fantastic food, great shopping or the Thai culture that made you choose Pattaya as a holiday destination, one thing everyone agrees on. When the sun goes down.. Pattaya comes to life. Hundreds of beer bars, discos, agogo clubs, music venues and cabaret shows spring in to life. Pattayas nightlife is big, brash and bold. Its not to be missed.
Remember - book your flight today – because after today, you will only wish you had booked it yesterday!