Pattaya Beach

Pattaya Beach, Pattaya Overview

Pattaya Beach doesn’t really need any introduction. It is one of the most well-known attractions in Thailand that attracts tourists from across the world. But Pattaya Beach is much more than just a beach destination. It is thriving with various water sporting activities, such as parasailing, jetskiing, speedboats, diving boats and more.

The Pattaya Beach Road with palm trees on either side is one of the most happening places of Thailand. With fantastic eating, shopping and partying venues, there is a lot that can be done between Pattaya Nua (Pattaya North Road) and Pattaya Tai (Pattaya South Road). The esplanade along the 4km crescent-shaped coastline is fraught with myriad activities and attractions.

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Things to Do at Pattaya Beach

1. Water Sports
Kitesurfing at Pattaya Beach

Parasailing is the most popular water sport in the Pattaya. Speed boating and scuba diving are other sports that are conducted by various operators found along Beach Road. Other water sports include flyboarding, sailing, kite surfing, ski-boarding, snorkelling, wakeboarding, windsurfing and jet skiing.

2. Walking Street
Walking Street at Pattaya Beach

The Walking Street is a 500m stretch of road which is towards the end of Pattaya Beach Road. The road is closed for vehicles after 6 P.M and on either side are nightclubs, bars, restaurants that light up the nightlife. The street is unusually quiet during the day because these are shut. However, at night with street vendors and street performances, as well as, the neon lights sparkling along the street, Walking Street is a lot of fun.

3. Cabaret Shows
Alcazar Cabaret Show near Pattaya Beach

Cabaret shows are a hit in Pattaya Beach. The ladyboy sensations are very well choreographed and enjoyed by families. The cabaret shows are done by men dressed as women and reflect the Thai culture and history in their acts.

4. Spa and Massage Centers

Thailand is famous for massages, and there are plenty of massage centres in Pattaya. The massages vary from traditional Thai massages and oil massages. Various spas and beauty treatment hubs also are found here.

5. Art Museum
Children Interacting with a 3D Painting at Art in Paradise, Pattaya

The Art in Paradise is an optical illusion museum where one can see and click 3D images. There is also the Graffiti and Street Art Wall along the Pattaya Road where famous street artists display their work.

6. The Teddy Bear Museum

The teddy bear theme building is a fun experience with family and especially kids. With around 2000 teddy bears of various shapes and sizes, this museum is found on the northern end of the Beach Road.

Nightlife in Pattaya Beach

Shopping near Pattaya Beach

Shopping in Pattaya Beach is a must. The prices are quite reasonable, and the Beach Road is fraught with both big and small shopping outlets. Some of the shopping outlets to visit are the Central Festival Shopping Mall known for a mix of both local and international brands. The Mike Shopping Mall has a collection of t-shirts, swimsuits and other garments at very reasonable prices. The Royal Garden Plaza is a complex with shopping, restaurants and various family activities.

For more local shopping the Walking Street is fraught with small shops selling jewellery, souvenirs, paintings and more. Some street shops along the Beach Road are open all day and night selling a variety of trinkets, garments, showpieces, souvenirs and more.

Restaurants at Pattaya Beach

Chilling with Seafood, Fruits and Beer at Pattaya Beach

The Pattaya Beach road is an ideal place to try out both Thai and international cuisines. It is filled with restaurants, as well as, street food stalls that satiate the palate of visitors and locals alike.

Some of the restaurants that one can visit when at Pattaya Beach are The Bistro, The King’s Table, Casa Pascal, Hops Brew House, Horizon Rooftop Restaurant, Sportsman Pub, Siam Elephant Bar and Restaurant and many more.

However, there are various street stalls found along where you can eat the various delicacies, ranging from satay, doner kebab, Thai noodles and more.

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