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Vacation Guide - Pattaya & Jomtien, Thailand

Pattaya sightseeing & activities.

Pattaya was simply a small fishing village until it was discovered as a beach resort by Bangkok residents in the 1960s.  When the Americans left following the end of the Vietnam War, the city fell into a crisis. However, modern mass tourism brought a new lease of life to Pattaya.

Pattaya, Thailand’s original tourist resort is a heady mix of naughty nightlife, great restaurants, sunny beaches, curious attractions, family friendly leisure parks and good value shopping. Just 90 minutes from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, this lively city is a multi cultural destination with everything you want for an exciting holiday.

Pattaya villa rentals are very popular as they can be cheaper than renting separate rooms in a hotel. Thailand holiday home rentals are a great way to make the most out of your vacation in the luxury of a Pattaya villa or Pattaya beach villas.

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There is so much for you to see and do in and around Pattaya you really need to stay for weeks to see it all.

The activities available include, water sports, para-sailing, jet skiing, bungee-jumping, elephant back riding, deep-sea, shore and freshwater fishing, scuba diving, sailing, swimming in the pool or the sea, golf, go kart racing, polo, gyms and fitness training, shopping, cycling, bowling, running, tennis, snooker, shooting, archery, cooking courses, yoga, kick boxing, tai chi, meditation, beauty and relaxation spas, tropical gardens, nearby islands with crystal clear water, water park, or just walking by the sea. The choice is never ending!

Of course there are discos and hundreds of bars and restaurants for your evening entertainment. A trip to Pattaya would not be complete without a visit to the world famous Walking Street. Here there are several decent restaurants serving a variety of cuisine.

In recent years the city has pushed hard to clean up its image, and family-focused entertainment is increasingly available.

Pattaya is an especially popular vacation destination for families from Russia, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. Pattaya also has a large international expatriate population.

Pattaya bay

Elephant show

National park waterfall

Koh Lan island

Jomtien sightseeing & activities.

The 6 kilometer long beach is popular with wind surfers and water sports enthusiasts and is the best beach area for these activities. Jomtien is quieter and more relaxing than Pattaya Beach, making it perfect for groups of couples and families.

Pattaya Park Tower is the first and highest seaside tower with a revolving restaurant 240 meters high with breathtaking views of the Pattaya and Jomtien coastline. There is also a fantastic water park which is a great day out for everyone. Pattaya Park Tower is located between Pattaya & Jomtien. Your holiday may not be complete without a trip to Koh Larn.

Sightseeing may not be complete without a trip to Koh Larn. Only 40 minutes from Pattaya by boat, the island has beautiful white sand, and clear blue swimming water. A day trip here is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the Pattaya town while still offering good facilities and activities. You can relax on the beach, or go swimming, snorkeling, water skiing, or even parasailing.

Jomtien & Pattaya climate.

There are three distinct seasons around Jomtien & Pattaya. The cooler season from November to February, (but never cold) the hot season (March to May), and the rainy season (June to October) Thailand lies within the humid tropics and remains hot throughout the year.