Pattaya is Thailand's most popular tourist
destination situated only a one and half hours drive from the
Capital, Bangkok. The city and the surrounding districts have a
large resident expatriate community. As a result the area has a
cosmopolitan feel with mixture of services catering for many
nationalities. There is high degree of English language spoken by
the local employees in most establishments. The expatriate
families that live here enjoy a very high standard of living.
This seaside resort has been transformed from a sleepy fishing
village, in the mid 1960"s to a popular holiday destination and
finally becoming a safe thriving beachside City catering not only
to the tourist but also to conventions and major international
Pattaya Beach Resort enjoys all year round sunshine, the hot
tropical climate temperatures average in the 30's for most of the
year and the evenings remain warm. Thailand has three seasons the
cool season which begins in December until February, the hot
season from March until July and the rainy season From August
Unlike some other tropical locations like the Philippines or
Florida and the Caribbean, Pattaya, which is located in the Gulf
of Siam, is sheltered from very bad weather and a high wind is
very rare. Click the following link to see the latest forecast for
the Pattaya area.
Pattaya Beach is only a few short steps from the hotels and
shopping malls that line the main Beach Road. Pattaya Bay is long
and wide and perfect for sunbathing, you can soak up the sun, get
a massage, rent watercraft, go parasailing, buy clothes from the
very polite hawkers, order food and drinks or people watch, all
from the comfort of your sun lounger.
Pattaya is a golfer's heaven, having 18 International standard
courses within an half hour's drive of Pattaya. The courses,
designed by such names as Nicklaus and Faldo, offer the golfer,
both novice and experienced, fantastic scenery and great value for
money. You can be sure to get a game seven days a week with the
many golfing societies in the area.
There are several PADI dive shops in and around Pattaya offering
Scuba Diving lessons and boat trips to some great dive sites.
Pattaya is the only place in Thailand where there's safe all year
round diving. Many visitors to Pattaya don't even realise there
are idyllic islands and shipwrecks in nearby waters.
Pattaya's Attractions range from Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens,
elephant trekking, many Buddhist temples, and monuments, Ripley's
"believe it or not" Museum, Underwater World, Alangkarn, Mini
Siam, Pattaya Park Water World, Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Theme Park, Crocodile Farm & Million Years Stone Park, Khao
Keow Open Zoo, Sriracha Tiger Zoo, Royal Varuna Yacht Club,
go-cart tracks, Cabaret Shows, shooting ranges, Thailands National
Polo Club and horse riding.
Pattaya Nightlife is amazing and diverse. It can be elegant and
relaxed dining in one of the excellent restaurants, from
Continental to Korean, it can be bold and raunchy in the Thai
boxing bars and go-go beer bars, or if music is your thing there
are huge discos and cool jazz clubs, or if you want something
unique try the amazing transvestite cabaret shows. And note all
can be enjoyed at very low prices.
Thailand is a shopper's paradise, and Pattaya is no exception. We
can show you the major shopping centres such as The Avenue
Shopping Mall, Royal Garden Plaza, Pattaya Central Festival ,
Tukom IT center, The Outlet Mall, Mikes Mall and the various local
shops and market stalls for those cheaper items.
Lawyers and the Law
The law in Thailand is very similar to it's western counterparts,
the only difference being that all documents are prepared in the
Thai language. We can introduce you to respected and trusted law
firms in the region to assist you with any legal requirements you
Post Office and Utilities
Post Office, ISP's, Telephone Authority, Electrical Authority and
Water Supply Authority locations are all easily accessible with
competent friendly staff.
TV Service Providers
Local Television is broadcast in Thai language, so you will most
likely want to consider the UBC Satellite TV and Sophon Cable TV
operators. Between them they offer well over 100 channels in
English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and
Indian languages. Subscription prices are very reasonable and
services on a par with back home.
Pattaya has many choices of taxi service from motorbike taxis,
Songtow's (pickup trucks), private hire limos and buses. We can
advise you on the rental or purchase of a motor vehicle, and
assist you in obtaining a Thai Driver's license. We can also
provide you with maps of the area, and details on motor vehicle
Supermarkets and Food Supplies
The Eastern Seaboard has a number of top quality Supermarkets such
as Villa Market, Foodland, Tescos Carrefour, Big C and Tops, all
stocked with a variety of local and imported goods, some of them
open twenty four hours a day. There are also a number of local
foreign operated grocer shops, delicatessens, butchers and
continental bakers for all those special needs. So if it's your
favourite breakfast cereal from back home, fresh bread or frozen
foods, or that special coffee you love, we can show you the best
places to shop for your food and grocery needs.
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