Where to stay in Pattaya
There is more to be said about this intriguing city by the sea than just its notorious nightlife. One of its other major attributes is the diversity of places to stay. Not only in terms of the plethora of hotels and beach resorts, but also in terms of the many different locations allowing you to choose between quiet, busy or a place somewhere in between. On this page we firstly offer abbreviated advice and information to help you decide where to stay in Pattaya and which area will be just right for you, and secondly a vast number of resorts at prices you cannot ignore.
Dividing this holiday destination into 3 locations we start with the central bay and Pattaya Beach running parallel along Beach Road. This is where it is really happening. The beach is busy with loads of water sports and the area features attractions like Central Festival complex, cabaret shows, clubs and go-go bars galore. The best area to stay for nightlife is in the lower southern part of this bay near Walking Street and Bali Hai Pier. It features cheap to mid-range accommodation especially in Pattaya 2nd Road as well as a choice of upscale accommodation all within walking distance of the neon lit club and bar scene.
To be outside this excitement zone, but close enough for easy access, head 15 minutes further south to Jomtien Beach. It is more relaxed, though this is a relative statement since you will certainly not be deprived of nightlife hang-outs, though not as intense as the central scene, and its 6 km length means you are more likely to maintain personal space on the beach. The Jomtien area also features many other attractions which include a floating market, the Underwater World Aquarium, a themed water park and the fabulous Colosseum Cabaret Show is located here.
If you need a reprieve from the buzz in a tranquil hide-out, or if you are traveling with children and want the best hotels for family accommodation we suggest you stay at our luxury resorts in North Pattaya like Centara Grand Mirage, The Monttra or The Zign Hotel. The area features Wong Amat Beach in Naklua which is idyllic and quiet, the traffic is less, and though there is ample entertainment it does not see the raunchy nightlife of Walking Street. The beaches are also never too busy, but getting to the action only requires a 10 minute tuk tuk ride.