Ocean & City
The sheer variety of experiences on offer in and around Pattaya makes it one of the world’s most appealing destinations. During the day you can sail, scuba dive and enjoy the beaches and warm tropical waters of the Gulf of Thailand. After sunset Pattaya city glitters to life with its legendary nightlife, restaurant and entertainment scene offering a thrilling counterpoint to the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Pattaya occupies most of the coastline of Bang Lamung District (one of the eleven districts that comprise Chonburi Province). This article only deals with Pattaya proper, which spans the areas to the east of Naklua Beach and Pattaya Beach, plus the Buddha Hill headland (which is immediately south of Pattaya Beach). Jomtien is covered in a separate article, and contains Jomtien Beach and the areas east of it, including Dongtan Beach. The beaches of Jomtien are much broader and generally in a better shape, and the atmosphere locally is more sedate and family-oriented than at Pattaya Beach.
South Pattaya Beach
Dongtan Beach 3km
Jomtien Beach : 3.5km
Koh Lan (Lan Island) : 10 km.
(10mins by speedboat or 30mins by sharing big boat)
North Pattaya Beach
Pattaya Beach 6km
Wongammart Beach 8km
If you ask anyone around about Pattaya, chances are they will tell you not to bring your family there. While Pattaya is known to have some of the best nightlife there is, what most don’t know about are the fun family-friendly attractions available
Sheep farm: Swiss sheep farm 21.5km
Dinosaur Valley: Nongnuch Tropical Garden 22km
Water Park: Cartoon Network 19.2km
Pattaya has long been considered one of Asia’s best golfing destinations for the choice and affordability of its courses. Within easy reach of The Rizin are 19 of the most renowned golf courses in Thailand including the Siam Country Club that hosts the Honda LPGA event and Amata Springs, home to the Thailand Golf Championship.
Siam Country Club: 19km
Chee Chan Golf course: 23km
Amata Spring Country Club: 75km
The Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien is the largest in Thailand with a berthing capacity of 500 yachts. In April each year the marina hosts the popular Top of the Gulf Regatta with fiercely contested races in over ten classes of boats from Optimist dinghies to racing keelboats on the program.
For those who enjoy the sea but don’t want to bother with tacking and jibing, the ideal solution is to take a day charter from the marina to pristine islands offshore like Koh Phai and Koh Rim.
The sea off the coast of Sattahip is a magnet for scuba divers. There are numerous wrecks dating from the Second World War sunk in the waters around Koh Chang and Koh Samaesan that are worth exploring and in marine life is particularly abundant in this area. Offshore islands like Koh Larn and Koh Sak are perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Koh Larn (Island): 10 km. (10mins by speedboat or 30mins by sharing big boat)
Koh Sak (Island): 10 km. (10mins by speedboat only)
Koh Pai (Island): 20 km. (20mins by speedboat only)
Koh Samaesan (Island): 50km. (Navy base area)
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is a 500-acre botanical garden and tourist attraction at kilometer 163 on Sukhumvit Road in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It can be reached via bus, taxi or private land transportation. Ask our Lifestyle Host to organize your day trip.
Ko Lan is a small island off the coast of Pattaya, in the Gulf of Thailand. It’s known for its beaches, set against a backdrop of wooded hills. In the north, Ta Waen Beach is dotted with restaurants and shops. A large, stingray-shaped building dominates Samae Beach’s north end. The beach is famed for its clear water and sunset views. Small monkeys inhabit the hills around coral-ringed Nual Beach, in the south. Ask our Lifestyle Hosts to plan your day trip.