The Pattaya Beach in Pattaya, a city nestled along the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, boasts of many exciting water sports, shopping hubs and an endless array of night clubs you can go to for night entertainment.
Pattaya being a vibrant city pulsing with life and activities isn’t a result of a careful and methodical plot of the government to draw tourists in the island. From a small fishing village in the 1960s, the city came to life when a crowd of US Navy soldiers flocked to the island to relax and unwind. Soon, all kinds of businesses, including prostitution, sprouted from the city, and Pattaya quickly earned a shady reputation.
In recent years, the local government has made some effort to counterbalance rowdy attractions with wholesome ones to draw the business of scrupulous vacationers. Thus, nowadays, even though wild self-indulgences still exist, Pattaya already caters to all kinds of tourists and offers all kinds of entertainment.
But Pattaya is not only for tourists looking for passing amusement. Pattaya also appeals to many retirees because of the low cost of living, coupled with the laid-back lifestyle. In fact, Pattaya has the fastest-growing population of foreign retirees in Thailand. Besides that, it serves as a second home to numerous Thai locals living in big cities who go to it for short vacations. The beach is also a favorite weekend getaway destination for many Thai tourists because of its proximity to Bangkok.
Indeed, there are a variety of water activities you can do in Pattaya. There’s paragliding, scuba diving, banana boat riding, jet skiing, wind surfing and many others. The water fun in Pattaya is mostly what attracts many tourists in Pattaya. The shore is said to be perfect for such activities because it’s long and there are few boats moored along the bay.
And while others are interested in water sports available in Pattaya, some are more concerned with getting some quiet time away from the hubbub of the city. Still, others are there for night fun offered at the countless bars in the beach. And for those looking for nightlife, beer-drinking, dancing and all sort of merrymaking, the Pattaya Beach in the North of Pattaya is the best beach to stay on, compared to the quieter, almost unobtrusive Jomtien Beach area in the south. Definitely, the Pattaya Beach is suited for those who prefer to party the night away.
If you’re traveling with your family and kids, you will also find tourist attractions near the beach that are perfect for companies-not to mention the number of restaurants serving fresh-caught sea food, exotic dishes and local delicacies that you can try with the whole family. But whether you’re in Pattaya to entertain your family or you’re there for the sheer pleasure of a beach vacation, you’ll find the bargain basement shops hard to resist.
The shops along the beach are filled with ridiculously low-priced merchandise. You’ll find clothes, accessories, electronic gadgets, souvenirs and all types of odds and ends to take back home with you. At this island, you’ll truly find something for everyone. So come to Pattaya Beach and experience beach vacation the Pattaya way.