Pattaya is built for fun, fizzing with excitement day and night. But with Thailand seemingly closer to the sun than other parts of the world the heat can be overwhelming and taking a reprieve from jollying it up by chill-axing in the pool will be an enticing idea when you shirt clings to your back. To then up the ante you need a cold one in your hand which hotels in Pattaya with a swim up bar makes so much more rewarding.
In fact, while checking out the beach might be the first order of things once you dropped off your luggage, refreshing after your trip will be a pressing need. And what better way to announce the start of your holiday than slipping into the water, wade over to the sunken pool bar, sit down waist deep and wash down the last remnants of the rat race world with a colourful concoction. If you agree this is what the kick-off whistle to your time in Pattaya should sound like you should check out the hotels below which come with our promise of unbeatable prices.
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If you prefer a relaxed setting meters from the sandy shore and 5 minutes from entertainment the luxurious Amari Ocean in Naklua is perfect. Towering 20 floors you can enjoy the best ocean views from every room with large windows framing the bay and great facilities include a Teen Town and Kids Cave, fitness centre and spa.
Located between Jomtien Beach and the perpetual central city buzz few affordable hotels can boast facilities such as this. It has its own 9 hole golf course against a lush hillside backdrop, a private beach, tennis courts, evening entertainment and right in the centre of the pool a fountain cascades off the roof of the bar.
Pattaya has some seriously upscale resorts, but Cape Dara takes our vote for the most decadently stylish. Located on an exclusive beach in restful Naklua moments from entertainment intimate lounge corners leads into a pool while another pool is perched just above the beach where you can have a drink with sweeping views.
With most rooms ocean facing this hotel offers family recreation galore and its water park is a major contributor. Swimming pools and rivers meander through a lost world jungle setting with slides and cascading waterfalls from artificial cliffs and rock boulders behind which the swim-up bar is hidden in a quiet corner.
Providing sanctuary from the ant heap activity in the city this upscale retreat sits on a private stretch of relaxed Wong Amat Beach used exclusively by its guests and has the coolest games area for the children. The residence with a king and 2 bunk beds sleeps 4 and ground floor rooms have a terrace leading straight into the pool.
Located in the centre of the city walking distance to the beach and approximately 1,5 km from Walking Street you are surrounded by entertainment, food outlets and shopping. Yet, even though you are steps from bustling 2nd Road the sumptuously furnished accommodation guarantees a nights rest without hearing a peep.
On the corner of Pattaya 3rd and North Road which links directly with the beach the location of this value for money hotel is ideal with ample shopping, dining and nightlife in close proximity. From the ground floor rooms you can swim to the bar from your doorstep and grab a drink before floating over to a bubbling aqua bed.
With 2 pools, one with a slide as well as 2 Jacuzzis and situated a leisurely stroll under 10 minutes to the beach and atmospheric Walking Street Nova Platinum is an opportunity to luxuriate at affordable prices. Other facilities include a modern fitness centre, the Sukavadee Spa and you have free access to the internet in all rooms. .
Surrounded by landscaped tropical gardens featuring an outdoor restaurant in the shade of trees the luxurious Marriott Hotel and Spa is an oasis of tranquility right in the centre of the bustling city from where you can walk to attractions, nightlife and the beach. Its plush rooms all come with private balconies, many with ocean views.
The snazzy resort on Jomtien Beach is 15 minutes south of, and more chilled-out than teeming Pattaya Beach. Though shopping and dining and the Ocean Marina Yacht Club are within arm's length. Superior rooms overlook a waterfall cascading into the pool a step away or you can opt for a villa with your own pool.
Soft colour tones contrast against bright orange day couches in full serviced apartments with a home-like feel. Backed up by conveniences like a restaurant, fitness centre, free internet and of course a pool overlooking the city lights its studios, executive studios and one bedroom suites also feature their own kitchens.
It is not often one finds accommodation in free standing bungalows and 2 bedroom suites with such a cheap price tag, yet so well appointed. Set under towering trees the pool is ginormous featuring an island with sun chairs in its centre from where you can swim or cross a wooden bridge to the most charming Thai styled bar.
With a decadent retro style The Zign Hotel settles snug against the beach featuring the most stunning seaside pool surrounded by natural rock formations and waterfalls. It is located in Naklua Bay which is super laid-back with no crowds in sight. But stepping outside ample public transport is available for a 5 minute trip to the action.
With a central location 5 minutes from Beach Road Woraburi is close to high-end fashion malls and food outlets. Its superior rooms come with private balconies and all other rooms including a family duplex which can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children have enclosed private terraces which steps straight down into the pool.