Pattaya
Thailand
By Jennifer Levin

Pattaya is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 90 miles southeast of Bangkok. The city's beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, and numerous amusement parks make it ideal for vacationing tourists and residents alike.

The closest airport to Pattaya is U-Tapao Airport at Sattahip, just a few miles south of Pattaya. Flights come into this airport from few other connection points, and WhatsCheaper.com recommends looking into train and bus options from the capital city of Bangkok. You can fly into Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Bangkok international hub, and take ground transportation from there. When you’ve decided when to visit Pattaya, Thailand, book your flight with us here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php). There are several beautiful and comfortable high-rise hotels lining the main strips of the city. Several of the hotels offer lovely views of the water and include breakfast and other amenities. When you’re ready to book your hotel, do so with WhatsCheaper.com here (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Pattaya is also home to several famous amusement parks, exciting street festivals, sprawling markets, and beautiful gardens. The city and its people move at a fast pace, but there are also several peaceful places to relax and enjoy your time away from home.

Pattaya is famous for its varied entertainment options, and the selection of amusement parks is no exception. The city is home to Mini Siam, an amazing model village, the breathtaking Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, the tamed wildness of the Siriphon Orchid Farm, and the Three Kingdoms Theme Park which is a Chinese-style garden filled with pagodas and artwork both painted and sculptured. Pattaya is also a lovely spot for animal lovers; the city is home to a beautiful Elephant Village and the Underwater World Aquarium. There is also the famed Million-Year Stone Park and Crocodile Village which contains animals and various forms of entertainment. WhatsCheaper.com recommends taking a day or two to explore the dynamic variety of parks, gardens and amusements Pattaya has to offer.

Perhaps the ultimate outdoor experiences in Pattaya are sunning and watching (or participating in) the water sports at the beaches. Pattaya offers jet-skiing, water-skiing, windsurfing, fishing and diving. Take lessons from a local guide or, if you’re experienced, rent a boat and explore the water yourself. There are also offshore islands accessible for day trips that also possess (perhaps even lovelier) Thai beaches.
There are several outdoor markets in Pattaya, and at some of them you can practice your haggling skills as you acquire souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones. Some say the shopping in Pattaya is the best outside Bangkok, and there are stalls along the beaches as well as within the downtown area of the city.The food is plentiful and delicious, and WhatsCheaper.com recommends sampling the local fare while in the Thai city. Some of the local dishes are red, green and yellow curries, sautéed bamboo shoots and fat rice noodles with different kinds of meat, vegetables and broths.

Pattaya’s nightlife attracts visitors from all over the world. There are numerous dance clubs, bars, music venues and live theaters. After a day of sightseeing around the city or relaxing and swimming at the beach, dress up and join the city residents in the charged atmosphere of the evening.
Pattaya is a dynamic city. With offbeat but informative museums, rare and exotic plants and animals, and enough new sights and sounds to keep you occupied throughout your stay, WhatsCheaper.com knows you’ll enjoy this popular beach destination in Thailand.

MUST SEE IN Pattaya LIST:

  • 1. Khao Chee Chan Budda
  • 2. Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
  • 3. Million Years Stone Park
  • 4. Elephant Village Pattaya
  • 5. Walking Street Pattaya
  • 6. Flight of the Gibbon
  • 7. Khao Kheow Open Zoo
  • 8. Thai Sky Adventures
  • 9. Anek Kusala Sala
  • 10. Sanctuary of Truth

Pattaya EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Pattaya International Balloon Fiesta - January
  • 2. Bangsean Retro Festival - February
  • 3. Pattaya International Music Festival - March
  • 4. Songkran Festival - April
  • 5. Pattaya Winsurfing Championship Cup - April
  • 6. Pattaya Marathon - July
  • 7. Queen's Birthday - August
  • 8. Eastern Bartender Contest - August
  • 9. Pattaya Vegetarian Festival - September/October
  • 10. Pattaya Halloween Festival - October

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Sheraton Pattaya Resort
437 Phra Tamnak Road, Pattaya, Thailand
By Chrystyne Jackson

Make your visit to Thailand momentous by staying at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort. This hotel offers modern amenities combined with Asian Contemporary design.

The Sheraton offers a variety of room choices, including suites. Starting at 484-square feet, the Garden View rooms offer a view of lovely tropical gardens, while the Ocean View rooms look out over the Gulf of Siam. On the other extreme are the two private villas overlooking the Gulf of Siam. One is a one bedroom, and the other offers two bedrooms. Each has a private infinity pool and 24-hour butler service. All rooms feature televisions along with DVD/CD players. High speed Internet service is available.

Guests will appreciate the convenience of the 24-hour Fitness Center, which has state of the art resistance equipment, cardio equipment, and free weights. There are three free form swimming pools. The hotel also features a private beach. Relax and unwind at the Amburaya Spa, which offers more than 30 indulgent treatments. If you enjoy golf, there are golf courses nearby. Socialize over cocktails and light fare at the Latitude Lounge. Enjoy International cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Elements. Infinity serves Contemporary fare for lunch and dinner. There are many attractions to see locally. Be sure to visit the Bottle Museum, Underwater World,  a walk through underwater aquarium, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, The Monkey Training Center, Elephant Village, an elephant sanctuary, and the Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile Farm. A day trip will take you to Sririacha Tiger Zoo, which claims a population of 200 tigers and 10,000 crocodiles, or Khao Khoew Open Zoo.

A trip to Thailand is an adventure. Enhance the experience with a stay at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort. WhatsCheaper.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to get started today.

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Hilton Pattaya Hotel
333/101 Moo 9 Nong Prue Banglamung, Pattaya Chonburi, 20260, Thailand
By Jessica Howell

Located directly above Pattaya’s CentralFestival Pattaya Beach – South East Asia’s largest beachfront shopping complex – the Hilton Pattaya Hotel boasts a prime location surrounded by spectacular natural beauty and unique attractions.  On days that you are not busy shopping or lounging on the beach, you can visit the nearby Elephant Village – a sanctuary for former working elephants – sample fresh local Thai cuisine, peruse the Pattaya Floating Market, or partake in a variety of exciting water activities including jet skiing and snorkeling.  One thing is certain; you will have an amazing time at the Hilton Pattaya Hotel.  WhatsCheaper.com insists that you book your stay at the Hilton Pattaya Hotel.

Guests at the Hilton Pattaya Hotel can begin checking in at 2 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon.  As you enter the lobby you will be impressed by the open spaces and warm, neutral tones that grace the large foray.  Low lying tables surrounded by comfortable seating areas are settled beneath a white textured ceiling that looks like icing on a wedding cake.  

After checking in, make your way to the privacy and comfort of your spacious guest room, all of which feature balconies, HD TV’s and high-speed internet access.  

The Hilton Pattaya Hotel also boasts three succulent restaurants for your dining pleasure.  Drift is the hotel’s trendy lounge and bar, where guests can sip on
Caribbean inspired cocktails while gazing out onto the beautiful water as the sun sinks beneath the horizon.  Drift also serves up breakfast along with other light fare, and features DJ’s and live music.  Edge offers guests international and Asian favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual, relaxed atmosphere, while Flare is the hotel’s fine dining restaurant with an atmosphere and décor to match the sophisticated – yet delectable – cuisine.  Horizon is a unique rooftop venue located on level 34 of the hotel and has delicious food and drinks to compliment the stunning views.  Finally, Shore serves up refreshing cocktails, beverages, and healthy dishes so that you don’t un-do that work-out you just enjoyed at the 24-hour fitness center.  Whatever you are looking for, you can find at Hilton Pattaya Hotel.

If you are traveling to Pattaya Chonburi, Thailand, WhatsCheaper.com insists that you stay at the most exquisite and exclusive hotel around.  Click on the following link to reserve your room in paradise today:  (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).
       

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