Pattaya Holidays

Chaotic, frenzied and utterly entertaining, Pattaya offers an exhilirating cocktail of sun, sea and fun. Perfect for a winter getaway, the best time to visit is from November to March for ultimate paradise.

Ideal for both couples and families, Pattaya boasts three water parks to help you keep cool, while there are also plenty of golf courses, more so than in the rest of Thailand, with epic greens and fantastic facilities. We highly recommend visiting the Four Regions floating market: Pattaya’s only water market where you can experience local living and indulge in excellent Thai fare.

Bangkok is the perfect city to combine with Pattaya and is just a one hour drive away. If you’re after a more laidback affair after touring this area of Thailand, why not head to Koh Samet for a spot of tranquillity and relaxation?

Destination Highlights
  • Easily accessible from Bangkok
  • Outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy
  • Great destination for winter sun
  • Lots of shopping and nightlife opportunities
  • Exciting cuisine scene
  • World class golf courses

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Swimming pool

InterContinental Pattaya Resort

Pattaya

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,499 pp

InterContinental Pattaya Resort

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya

Pattaya

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£999 pp

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya

Dusit Thani Pattaya

Pattaya

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,399 pp

Dusit Thani Pattaya

Paradee Resort

Koh Samet

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,499 pp

Paradee Resort

Time Zone

+7 GMT

Flight Time

Direct flights are available with Thai Airways, Eva Air and British Airways who all offer daily services from London Heathrow to Bangkok.

Currency

Thai Baht

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days.

Language

Thai - English is widely spoken

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

Pattaya appeals to the young and care-free who are looking for crazy nightlife, but it is also becoming a terrific place to bring the family with it's many fun activities and attractions to try. This really is a resort where you will find it impossible to ever feel bored. Pattaya is a great destination for anyone who loves shopping. There are modern malls, colourful markets and even a vibrant floating market if you are looking for an authentic Thai experience. There is a cultural side to Pattaya too – with numerous temples to explore. We would recommend a visit to “The Sanctuary of Truth”. This is an amazing wooden building right on the beach in the northern part of Pattaya. The building has been under construction now for more than 20 years, and all the delicate carvings are done by hand.

  • Golf in Pattaya

    With over 20 courses to choose from, Pattaya is one of the most diverse areas for playing golf in Thailand. Here you can play on sublime courses at a fraction of the cost of other destinations; with each course offering a fantastic experience for golfers of all abilities. There is no handicap required for any of the courses in Pattaya. Laem Chabang Golf Club is a picturesque Jack Nicklaus designed championship course, and is probably the most well-known one in the area.

  • Tiffany's Cabaret

    Tiffany's is a palace of decadence, spectacular elegance and a show not to be missed.

Select month

Average weather in January

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Pattaya
30ºC
19mm

Average weather in February

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Pattaya
31ºC
14mm

Average weather in March

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Pattaya
32ºC
52mm

Average weather in April

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Pattaya
33ºC
67mm

Average weather in May

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Pattaya
32ºC
177mm

Average weather in June

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Pattaya
31ºC
79mm

Average weather in July

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Pattaya
31ºC
77mm

Average weather in August

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Pattaya
31ºC
91mm

Average weather in September

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Pattaya
31ºC
202mm

Average weather in October

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Pattaya
31ºC
249mm

Average weather in November

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Pattaya
30ºC
134mm

Average weather in December

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Pattaya
30ºC
4mm
  • Barbara, Destination Specialist

    Barbara

    Destination Specialist

    "When you are in Pattaya - make time to visit the floating market. It's the largest one in Thailand, and such a fun way to to get your souvenirs. It's really easy and cheap to get there - expect to pay around THB200 in a taxi"

  • Steven, Destination Executive

    Steven

    Destination Executive

    "The Hard Rock Hotel in Pattaya has to be one of the most family friendly hotels I have ever stayed at. My children (aged 8 and 11) loved the facilities so much, they never wanted to leave"

  • Karen

    Destination Executive

    "There is a new ferry service between Pattaya and Hua Hin - perfect for a twin centre holiday"

Types of Pattaya holidays

Pattaya Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s about 150 kilometres (94 miles) from Bangkok to Pattaya, and how long it takes to drive between the two does depend on traffic. You’d usually be looking at a max of two hours in off-peak times, but this can be more during rush hour and on Fridays as everyone heads down to Pattaya for the weekend.

The northern area of Pattaya is the quietest place to stay. If you enjoy lazing around the pool at your hotel, but would still like to have handy access to the rest of the city then one of the hotels in this area would be perfect.

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