Pattaya is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. It is located only 150km away from Bangkok (a 2-hour car ride), and is ideal for a hectic holiday. The main beach, Amphoe Bang Lamung, offers a wide range of activities. On the northern part, you will find a quiet area for water activities and on the central and southern part a more intense life.
Scuba diving is very popular around Pattaya’s offshore islands.The city features several dive shops and beginners can learn to dive and take their first courses for open water certification. Around Pattaya, you will find wreck and reefs diving for all levels.
The array of accommodation available in Pattaya is just unbelievable: hotels, condominiums, resorts, appartments, villas…Whatever you need, there is something that will suit you.
Getting to Pattaya is quite simple. The main option is going directly from Bangkok, either directly from the airport or the Ekkamai bus terminal by bus. Other options are by minibus, rental car or train.