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Central Festival, Pattaya Overview

Central Festival Pattaya is the ideal beach-side shopping mall that stands apart from the bargain stalls and bazaars that line Pattaya Beach Road. At this mall, one is treated to over 350 shops serving international and local brands. There’s also a great food court upstairs that caters to every kind of culinary desire, a department store, and an entertainment complex.

The Central Festival mall spans 200,000 square metres and seven floors. It is situated at prime property along Pattaya Beach Road between Soi 9 and Soi 10. Every Friday, the square in front of the mall hosts a flea-market called ‘Indie In Town’ where you can purchase second-hand and quirky merchandise. This ideal location lets one shop to after a day of hanging on the beach or provides an air-conditioned, retail experience to escape the heat of Pattaya. Understandably, it has become the go-to shopping destination amongst both locals and tourists.

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Shopping at CentralFestival

  • On the ground floor are some restaurants and cafes along with home décor stores like Homes R Us, Kitchen Plus, and Gio Home Kitchen.

  • On the second floor are the fashion brands like Armani Exchange, FCUK, Nike, Promod, Esprit, Mango, TopShop, Adidas, H&M, and Marks & Spencer.

  • For shoes, bags and accessories, check out Crocs, Giordano, Payless, Hush Puppies, Accessorize, Zara, and Charles & Keith.

  • Beauty and health brands include The Body Shop, Sephora, and Madame Organic. Optical stores include Oakley and Lens & Time.

  • The mall includes other specialty stores like local book stores, hair salons, banking services, and telecom services.

  • The department store for groceries and everyday items takes up the entire fifth floor. 

Restaurants at Central Festival Mall

The mall has eating options to cater to every kind of palate. There are fast food restaurants like Dominos, KFC, and McDonalds along with independent outlets. The cuisines you’ll find here include Thai, Indian, Korean, and Japanese.

Central Festival’s ‘FoodLoft’ is a part food court, part buffet dining experience. It serves a variety of cuisine for a nominal price and is ideal for large groups who’d like different types of food. FoodLoft has a great view of Pattaya Bay too.

Cinema

At the front entrance of Central Festival Pattaya is a gorgeous tropic square. It is full of ponds, waterfalls, and lush plants that overlook Pattaya Bay. This is a scenic area to spend time with friends and family but it can get too hot on sunny days.

Inside the mall, the giant entertainment complex includes a ten-screen cinema, a 16 lane bowling alley, and arcade machines. The cinema plays both local and international blockbusters in a variety of languages. It isn’t the fanciest cinema experience in the city but it’s still a comfortable, luxurious experience with tickets starting at THB 8,000.

How To Reach CentralFestival Pattaya

Central Festival Pattaya is located at Moo 9, Pattaya Beach Road in South Pattaya. It is 122 kilometres (one and a half hour) from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and 5.9 kilometres (20 minutes) from the Sanctuary of Truth. It is 2.3 kilometres (10 minutes) from Pattaya Walking Street, 3.4 kilometres (15 minutes) from Big Buddha Mountain, and 6.5 kilometres (25 minutes) from Underwater World Pattaya and Jomtien Beach.

The mall is easily accessible by taxi, motorcycle taxi, baht buses (that cost THB 10) and songtaews. Baht buses frequently drive from south to north Pattaya and the mall is one of the stops along the way. A taxi from the airport to the mall would cost around THB 700. Other close-by locations like Pattaya Walking Street would cost THB 80 while a taxi from Jomtien Beach would cost around THB 100.

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