Central Pattaya Beach
The central stretch of Pattaya Beach offers a wide range of hotel options close to the busier nightlife areas of Soi 7 and 8 that offer an alternative, cheaper and, slightly, more sedate, option to Walking Street. The area includes the massive CentralFestival shopping and entertainment complex.
South Pattaya Beach
If you want to be near, or in the centre of, the night scene in Pattaya then this is the location for you. Also giving excellent access to the beach, markets and shopping centres.
££ – Oakwood Hotel Journeyhub Pattaya
£ – P.72 Hotel, Walking Street Guest House
Central Pattaya City
Less built up, although this is rapidly changing, often seen as a budget alternative to hotels closer to the beach and nightlife. Many areas have large expats populations so don’t expect it to be a more authentic Thai experience. Handy for nightlife but a bit quieter than South and Central Pattaya Beach.
£££ – April Suites
North Pattaya Beach
The quieter end of Pattaya Beach, still within walking distance of the main attractions of Pattaya but with a more relaxed, less hectic feel. A place to escape the packed sand that you will find further south on Pattaya Beach.
There are a number of more expensive resorts here but there are options for most budgets.
£££££ – Grande Centre Point Pattaya
££££ – Cape Dara Resort, Amari Pattaya
££ – Pattaya Blue Sky, Grand Palazzo Hotel
15 minutes away from Walking street by bus in Jomtien, quieter, more laid back and a nicer beach. You may pay a little extra for your room here as it is more popular with Thai’s than Pattaya Beaches.
£££ – Lumpini Park Beach Jomtien
££ – The Agate Pattaya Boutique Resort, Jomtien Beach Residence
Wong Amat Beach
A short journey north of Pattaya Beach gets you to Wong Amat, probably the nicest beach in the area, a more relaxed feel but at an increased price with few cheap options. As you head north you start to see more of traditional Thai living as well as the Sanctuary of Truth. Probably the best option for families in the area.
Although Pattaya is relatively small in comparison to some areas, it is important to understand the different areas and what they have to offer. Pick the wrong one and it could seriously affect your holiday.
We have picked some our favourite hotels throughout Pattaya based on the following price guide (prices per night based on 2 sharing in February 2021)
££££ – Over £150 per night
££££ – £100 to £150 per night
£££ – Between £60 and £100 per night
££ – Between £30 and £60 per night
£ – Less than £30 per night
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