Destination guide

Pattaya – Thailand's brash, bustling beach town

Conveniently located around 2 hours by car from the centre of ever-bustling Bangkok, the lively coastal resort of Pattaya is a favourite among travellers looking to combine a trip to the Thai capital with a spot of seaside fun. The star attraction is an expansive stretch of palm-fringed, powder-soft golden sand, which throngs with sun-worshippers for most of the year. The beach is lined with chilled-out bars where you can sink an ice-cold beer whilst gazing at the sunset, and friendly restaurants where you can feast on creamy curries, fiery papaya salads and other mouth-watering Thai staples. Pattaya holiday rentals range from ocean-view studios to sprawling family villas, so you're sure to find your dream home-away-from-home.

Things to do

Fun for all the family in and around Pattaya

You'll find a host of enticing attractions within easy reach of your Pattaya holiday rental. If you're travelling with kids, or are simply a kid-at-heart yourself, a day out at Cartoon Network Amazone is a must. This vibrantly colourful waterpark boasts some of the most advanced, nerve-shredding water rides you'll find anywhere in Asia, including stomach-churning vertical drop slides and disorienting dark flumes. For family fun with an educational twist, take the troop to Mini Siam, where you can marvel at meticulous miniature replicas of Thai and international landmarks. Or for a little adults-only treat, take a trip to Silverlake Winery, eastern Thailand's only vineyard. Here you can sample chilled whites and full-bodied reds, while taking in spectacular views of the unspoilt countryside.


Watery wonders and fun after dark in Pattaya

Pattaya's clear, tropical waters are ideal for all manner of thrilling aquatic pursuits. Within easy reach of the shore there are thriving coral reefs, where you may spot stately sea turtles, blue-spotted stingrays, other-worldly puffer fish and all manner of other enchanting ocean-dwellers. If you'd rather keep your head above water, you can get an adrenaline fix by trying your hand at water skiing or wakeboarding, or take it easy with a spot of kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. However you choose to spend your days, no trip to Pattaya is complete without sampling its legendary nightlife. Once the sun goes down, the town's countless bustling bars and pulsing clubs serve as a beacon to a diverse crowd of hedonists.


Banish the winter blues in Pattaya

Pattaya holiday rentals are in particularly high demand throughout the dry season of December to April, when holidaymakers flock to Thailand from chillier climes for some much-needed winter sunshine. A tropical climate ensures heat and sunshine at all times of year, but the rainy season runs from May to November, with September and October typically the wettest months. However, the rain tends to fall in quick, short bursts, and brings with it welcome relief from the humidity – so you shouldn't let this put you off visiting.

Natural features

Animal encounters in Pattaya

If you're hankering to get away from the hustle and bustle of town, the Million Years Stone Park & Crocodile Farm offers a wealth of natural spectacle. Its centrepiece is an expansive rock garden, adorned with majestic trees and fragrant flower beds. The adjoining farm offers a chance to get up close and personal with 100s of saltwater crocodiles, as well as rare animals like albino bears and majestic tigers. For animal encounters of a more unexpected nature, the Swiss Sheep Farm is awash with adorable alpacas, fluffy bunnies, sleek ponies and other cuddly farmyard critters, all in an incongruous European-style setting.

How to get there

How to get to and around Pattaya

The nearest airport is in Pattaya (PYX-Pattaya Airpark), located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Utapao (UTP-Utapao Intl.), which is 17.9 mi (28.8 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Pattaya Station or Pattaya Tai Station to see more of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Pattaya?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,732 holiday lettings around Pattaya. From 443 villas to 1,093 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Pattaya?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Pattaya. From Vrbo UK travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Million Years Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm: 1,747 holiday lettings
  • Walking Street: 1,749 holiday lettings
  • Central Festival Pattaya: 1,746 holiday lettings
  • CentralMarina: 1,744 holiday lettings
  • Pattaya City Hall: 1,748 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Pattaya listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Pattaya?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 443 Villas in Pattaya. Our other popular types of Pattaya holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,093 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 565 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 13 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Pattaya?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,543 holiday homes with pool available in Pattaya. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.