Pattaya is a phenomenon. Once a tiny fishing village, it has developed into a renowned international playground. Colourful and alive with activity, it is unrivalled as a beach resort, offering more attractions in greater profusion than any other single destination in Southeast Asia .
Located just 147 kilometres southeast of Bangkok and facing a wide bay and a long majestic sweep of beach, Pattaya has been groomed for the international visitors over more than three decades, and today it boasts the unique distinction of a beach resort with city status.
This near paradoxical situation holds the key to Pattaya's rare attraction - it has something for everyone. Whereas most other beach resorts relay simply on natural surroundings for their charm, Pattaya makes an all-out attempt to provide the best of everything in an exhaustive mix of facilities. To the basic ingredient of a superb, coastal location it adds just about every other amenity you can think of for recreation, entertainment, sightseeing, and simply fun.
Things to see and to do at Pattaya and other islands closeby