A Pattaya Revival
Pattaya, a popular Thai beach resort located just over 140 kilometres south of Bangkok, is undergoing something of a revival. It is quietly shaking off a stubborn reputation for being home to a brash and particularly seedy nightlife and once again attracting a broader cross-section of holiday makers - from affluent and sophisticated Bangkok residents looking to escape the sweltering city for a long weekend, to young families from abroad who want to enjoy an affordable and fun holiday in Thailand.
Pattaya, ideally placed on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Thailand, actually boasts a surprising selection of picturesque beaches, exciting visitor attractions (including numerous theme parks and botanical gardens) and an array of exhilarating sporting activities, in addition to its famous go-go bars. It is therefore, a perfectly suitable holiday destination for families, romantic couples, sporting enthusiasts and of course, those who thrive on an lively nightlife!
And there is a decidedly cosmopolitan assortment of restaurants in Pattaya - tourists can eat burgers in McDonalds, sample delicious Thai food in local eateries or dine on an international menu in exclusive beach front restaurants.
Families on a budget often choose to stay in a Pattaya villa rather than one of the many hotels or resorts, as they tend to be a more cost effective option and provide an unrivalled opportunity to spend quality, intimate time together. So, next time you are planning a special family holiday in Thailand, don’t dismiss vibrant Pattaya because of an outdated image – these days a Pattaya villa holiday is one that the entire family can enjoy, proving that a leopard really can change its spots!