When traveling, the constant concern is how to have the most enjoyable and well planned vacation possible. Pattaya has a wide variety of activities and attractions, from family friendly activities to an amazing nightlife. There will never be a dull moment during a vacation to this wonderful beach resort town.
The key to any great vacation is planning everything ahead of time. Research what is best to see and do when staying in Pattaya, and formulate a schedule and plan for the duration of the visit. Be sure to leave a few ‘rest’ days for relaxation and/or spur of the moment activities or events. Another reason to plan ahead for a vacation is the cost of accommodations and activities will often be discounted in comparison to organizing all activities and rooms when arriving in Pattaya. Finally, planning ahead helps to organize travel times to and from activities so that there is little to no guess work.
Have Back Up Plan
When traveling, it is also important to have a backup plan. For example, travelers should always devise a plan and backup plan to have a more of a stress-free vacation in case of problems. Weather, jetlag, and unexpected emergencies can occur during a vacation; therefore, having a variable option for these types of unplanned situations can prevent any unnecessary stress while on vacation.
Pattaya has many wonderful activities and sight-seeing areas that range from affordable to high budget. Budgeting goes hand-in-hand with planning ahead for a vacation and is a must so that tourists don’t overspend. It is to be expected that foreigners will pay a slightly higher price than locals at many attractions, but discounts are available for some venues if booked in advance. Also, if foreigners possess a Thai driver’s license, they can save money on some entrance fees by presenting their valid Thai driver’s licence when purchasing the ticket.
Where to Stay
Pattaya, as mentioned previously, is a beautiful resort town which invites guests from around the world to visit its shores. With a city booming with tourists, Pattaya features many comfortable and affordable accommodations for both couples and families, one of which is the Holiday Inn Pattaya hotel. The hotel is a family-friendly hotel, part of the Inter-Continental Hotels Group, catered to providing comfortable accommodations during their stay.
Top Five Things To Do In Pattaya
Although there are numerous remarkable places to see, and activities to do, in Pattaya, five attractions and places should be visited when vacationing in this charming resort town. The first place to visit is best seen at night. For kid’s attractions, there’s the Underwater World, a fantastic marine facility designed to educate children about animals, the marine ecosystem, and allow guests to dive with the animals. The second attraction to see is the Sanctuary of Truth. The Sanctuary of Truth is a unique and exquisitely crafted wooden structure which stands 105 meters tall. The building is an exceptional combination of religion, philosophy, and art and a brilliant tribute to cultural architecture. Although more touristy than historically accurate, the third place to visit, the Pattaya Floating Market, is an interesting place to visit while in Pattaya. The fourth place on the list of must see attraction is Art in Paradise. This is one of the most amazing collections of 3D art, and makes for great memories and fun photo’s to show family and friends. The final must see attraction is the NongNooch Botanical Gardens. The gardens are open daily from 8am-6pm and are located approximately 15.5 kilometers outside of the main city center. This is an entertaining attraction for both individuals and families and makes a great full day excursion.
Tips for having a great vacation in Pattaya are quite straight forward. Be prepared, plan ahead, keep to a budget that is comfortable, and have fun exploring the wonderful city of Pattaya.