What to Do in Pattaya
Want to try something new? Pattaya is a great place for the adventurous traveler to explore. Get close to nature with an elephant ride at the elephant village, or spend time at the Noong Nooch Tropical Garden. Inexpensive water sports include windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, parasailing, game fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving.
On land, visitors can choose from tennis, go-carting, motorbike racing, squash, badminton, bowling, jogging and bungee jumping or jumping off the highest seaside rooftop tower at Pattaya Park! The avid golfer can play a round at one of the world-class golf courses. Of course nothing beats swimming in the ocean or tanning on the beach.
This large resort and hotel complex is located in Jomtien, and features a tall, 240-meter tower with three revolving restaurants on different floors. There are three options available for visitors to choose how they would like to get back on the ground: Sky Shutter, Speed Shutter, or Tower Jump – determined by how much of an adrenalin rush you prefer.
At Funny Land Amusement Park, there’s a roller coaster, or you can choose an even faster mode of transport in the Tower Shot. A monorail also runs through the resort. Massive water slides, Jacuzzis, whirlpools and a large pool for children provide heaps of fun, minutes from the beach. (Read more...)
The perfect place for those with an adventurous spirit, try paint ball with a group of friends at Jomtien Paintball World. A hundred balls and face paint for 500 baht (South Jomtien Soi 9), and you’re ready to cause havoc! Looking for something more exciting? Make your way to the hi-tech version of paintball at Ripley’s Laser Trek.
If you like guns, try shooting real bullets at Pattaya Shooting Range (Pattaya Second Road). Go-Karting can be great fun too; both 400- and 700-metre tracks are available at Mini Siam and Pattaya Go-Cart Speedway. As for profession drivers, a 1,090-metre-track is available. (Read more...)
The best city escape from Pattaya is just 45 minutes ride away on a ferry. Koh Lan (Coral Island) is located just offshore of South Pattaya and a little paradise! Beaches are clean, and the water is always so clear. Enjoy all kind of activities like those you find on Jomtien and, in addition, view coral through glass-bottom boats or snorkeling. Some resorts and bungalows are offered at Hard Nuan.
Boat trips can be arranged to visit nearby islands such as Koh Phai and Koh Sak. Ferries leave daily from Pattaya South Pier. One-way fare costs 30 baht per person. F rom Nar Baan Pier you can take a motorbike taxi to your desired beach (20 – 50 baht). (Read more...)
Pattaya has an abundance of well-designed golf courses to choose from, all easily accessed and varying in length. The 27-hole Khao Kheow Country Club course is set amidst a mountainous backdrop and rolling hills, while Laemchabang features three different types of course, each designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
For something a bit smaller the St. Andrews Course features 18-holes and was built to mirror the famous Scottish course. Alternatively, the Eastern Star Course is part of a luxury resort where accommodation can be sought for a golf intensive holiday. (Read more...)