Pattaya is often characterized as Thailand’s Sin City, but there is more to this city than its sleazy reputation. It is Thailand’s second largest city and as one of the country’s leading metropolises, it offers plenty of attractions to the discerning travelers. There are various accommodations that one can choose here depending on their taste, and of course pockets. These range from the economy accommodations to the boutique and upscale hotels in Pattaya.
The central business district area is always known as the “entertainment zone” of the city with an array of nightclubs and has really seedy reputation about it. Visit the various “go-go” bars where the Muay Thai is performed to patrons here after the matters of the flesh.
An Equestrian Tradition
On the cultural side, it is known for its vibrant horse culture which attracts thousands of visitors from across Asia and the world. There are excellent establishments which have been constructed for various equestrian activities. In the recent past, there has been a boom in the construction of various hotels which cater for those discerning visitors with exacting taste to whom the minutest of details in the quality of accommodation matters a lot. There are some new luxury hotel chains such as the Dusi Group and the Amari. The island is slowly building a rich selection of luxury accommodation as well as luxury dining options. You can be served some of the finest Thai and international cuisines in many of these facilities.
North of Pattaya
In the north of the island, there is Naklua, a quiet suburb with fresh produce markets and a quiet community of locals and expats living side by side. Some of the finest and most luxurious hotels along with the restaurants are situated here.
Great Dining Options
Visitors can choose great dining options which they are presented with on the island. There are the seafood restaurants, the fine dining restaurants as well as the restaurants serving international cuisines. The island, at least, has something wonderful that it can be proud of: it is a gourmand’s paradise.
South of Pattaya
The South of the island hosts the Jomtien which is a popular holiday resorts destination with lavish hotels in Pattaya. It is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of the city.
Beyond the city, you can sample out an array of golf courses which are situated there. Apart from its great food and the equestrian activities, golf is the other major activity which attracts thousands of tourists to this Thai city. The city has some of the best golf courses in South East Asia and the good thing is that these also come at very affordable prices. You can book luxury hotels which are situated close to these courses.
And, of course, there is the other side of Pattaya that is often whispered about. The one for which people are likely to give you a cheeky knowing smile if you tell them you have been there. You can sit in one of the city’s clean seedier bars and have a beautiful stranger fall madly in love with you. Try out the numerous luxurious hotels in Pattaya such as the Cape Dara Pattaya and your opinion about this Thai city will be changed forever.