Destination

Pattaya Holidays

Irresistibly entertaining

Chaotic, frenzied and utterly entertaining, Pattaya offers a heady 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 waterparks to help keep you 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 the island, 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 night life opportunities
  • Exciting cuisine scene
  • World class golf courses
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone +7 GMT
  • 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
  • Flight Time Direct flights are available with Thai Airways, Eva Air and British Airways who all offer a direct daily services from London Heathrow to Bangkok.
  • Health Information No mandatory vaccinations required.

Top Tips from our Experts

Barbara

Destination Specialist

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

Steven

Destination Executive

"The Centara Grand Mirage 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

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 2 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.

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.

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InterContinental Pattaya Resort

Pattaya

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InterContinental Pattaya Resort

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya

Pattaya

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Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya

Cape Dara Resort

Pattaya

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Cape Dara Resort
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya

Pattaya

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Centara Grand Mirage Pattaya

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