After a single stay, many holiday-makers start to seriously consider the purchase of a Pattaya condominium as a home or investment. Why? Below is a brief introduction to Pattaya and some of its leisure and lifestyle activities.
Pattaya has evolved exponentially from a fishing village to a leisure resort on the Gulf of Thailand. Annually, Pattaya attracts millions of holiday-makers that want to experience the everyday tranquil vibe, the beautiful sandy beaches with alluring weather, the flavorsome world-famous Thai food, the array of tourist attractions that is ever-increasing and much more.
Infrastructure in Pattaya
To support this, Pattaya offers an outstanding infrastructure of roads and utilities as well as convenient connections to Bangkok and beyond. Buses, motorbike and metered taxis, ferry and speed boats are all convenient and very affordable. Suvarnabhumi and Utapao airport both offer local and international flights, and both are only an hour from Pattaya.
For the sunbather, Pattaya offers beautiful sandy beaches; Coral beach to the north and Dongtan beach to the south are peaceful and picturesque. For the scuba diver, the waters of Ko Krok, Ko Larn and Ko Sak offer the opportunity to see the marine life and reefs. The gardens of Nong Nooch and the vineyards of Silver Lake are both 15 minutes from Pattaya.
World Class Shopping Malls
Any shopper appreciates Pattaya not only for its world-class shopping malls but for its world-famous markets. The Central Festival and Royal Garden Malls have official stores offering the best brands at competitive prices compared to home. Thepprasit Night Market and the Pattaya Floating Market offers an opportunity to those who like to barter and bargain for local produce.
For the connoisseurs of cuisine, Pattaya provides a range of restaurants that cater for all tastes from fine dining to easy eating. For those who truly want to experience the authentic tastes of Thailand and the way the Thais eat, there are stalls and markets on many streets selling fresh fruits and vegetables exotic only to Thailand, as well as signature dishes such as Papaya Salad and Pad Thai.
Activities for the family are in abundance. The waterparks Amazone and Ramayana are the biggest in Thailand with a wide range of rides for all family members. For the more adventurous types, the Flight of the Gibbon offers 3km of zip lines through the Thai rainforest, one of which is the highest in Thailand as well as sky bridges and rappel descents.
Golf, Fitness & Leisure
For the fitness enthusiast, Pattaya provides fully-featured gyms with a wide range of facilities at an affordable price point. For the golfer, there are 26 top-class courses; Pattaya was voted the ‘Best Golf Destination in Asia and Australasia. Finally, for the motorsports enthusiast, the BIRA Circuit is certified to international standards and the track is open to the public provided it is not hosting an event.
Wired and wireless Internet services are available throughout Pattaya. Fixed-line fiber broadband as well as hotspots and 4G/4.5G are common. Local and international cable and satellite services offer Thai and international programming. Local foreign-language newspapers are published daily, especially in English, Chinese and Russian.
For the medical tourist, the Bangkok-Pattaya hospital is internationally accepted as one of the best in Thailand. In 2015, it won the award for Highly Commended International Cosmetic Surgery Clinic from the IMTJ. For those who want to rejuvenate and revitalize, Pattaya also provides massage and spa centers specializing in traditional Thai and oil massages to aromatherapy and detox services.