Pattaya Honeymoon Travel Guide
Pattaya is renowned as one of Thailand’s premier beach resorts and honeymoon destinations – the perfect setting for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.
This once sleepy fishing village offers more than 15km of sandy coastline backed by a huge range of entertainment and accommodation options to suit all tastes.
Although well-known for its notorious go-go bars and raucous nightlife, Pattaya also offers couples a relaxing, fun-filled holiday with a wide range of theme and water parks, cultural attractions and inexpensive land- and water-based activities.
Go windsurfing, waterskiing, jet skiing, parasailing and strap on a mask for a snorkelling or diving trip out to one of the nearby offshore islands, such as Koh Larn (photo).
On land, go elephant trekking or tee-off from a choice of several golf courses all located within a 15-minute drive of the town centre.
And if bustling Pattaya Beach is not to your liking then try neighbouring Jomtien, Wong Amat and Naklua beaches – quieter and popular alternatives and long-time favourites of Thai and expat families.
Pattaya offers an excellent choice of accommodation options to suit all budgets, including the following…
Royal Wing Suites & Spa by Royal Cliff Hotels Group
Location: South Pattaya
Ave nightly price: AUD362 per room
Description: Royal Wing Suites & Spa features free Wi-Fi throughout the property. Along with an outdoor pool, the hotel has 3 dining options and free public parking on site. Along with a hot tub, each spacious air-conditioned room features a flat-screen cable TV, a safe, a fridge and a minibar. The rooms also have a sofa, a DVD player and ironing facilities. Its private bathroom includes shower facilities, a bathtub and free toiletries. For extra convenience, there is a 24-hour front desk. Guests can swim, relax at the spa or simply take a walk on the grounds. Laundry services and meeting facilities are provided. Guests can sample a wide range of European dishes at Caprice, or chose international cuisine at The Terrace. La Ronde - Pool Sensation serves a selection of snacks and afternoon tea. This property is a 5-minute walk from the beach, a 10-minute drive from Pattaya Beach and half a kilometer from Wat Khao Phra Bat. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a 1.15-hour drive from the property.
InterContinental Pattaya Resort
Location: South Pattaya
Ave nightly price: AUD319 per room
Description: A beachfront resort, InterContinental Pattaya Resort boasts 3 outdoor pools, a large spa, and a 24-hour fitness centre. Located in south Pattaya, it features lovely views of the Gulf of Siam. Combining traditional Asian décor with modern amenities, the large rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, and tea/coffee making facilities. Garden or ocean views can be enjoyed from the spacious private balcony. Offering indoor, outdoor and beachfront seating, Infiniti Restaurant features a wood-fired oven and grilled specialities. Elements Restaurant serves international dishes, including Thai and Asian favourites. Room service is available 24 hours a day. InterContinental Pattaya Resort offers free shuttles to downtown Pattaya. The resort is 3.2 km from Jomtien Beach, and 8.1 km from Koh Larn (Coral Island). Driving from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The Monttra Pattaya
Location: South Pattaya
Ave nightly price: AUD161 per room
Description: The Monttra Pattaya offers accommodations in Pattaya South. The resort has an outdoor pool and barbecue, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV, coffee machine and a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Pattaya Walking Street is 2.1 km from The Monttra Pattaya, and Bali Hai Pier is 1.4 km away. The nearest airport is Utapao-Rayong-Pataya International Airport, 30.6 km from the property.
Royal Cliff Grand Hotel
Location: South Pattaya
Ave nightly price: AUD154 per room
Description: Featuring sea views, each elegant room at Grand Royal Cliff comes with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV and a seating area. A safety deposit box, a desk a minibar are supplied in all units. En suite bathroom are equipped with a bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Royal Cliff Grand Hotel offers an outdoor pool, a fitness centre as well as free WiFi. Guests can take advantage of relaxing massage treatments, a sauna and a wellness centre with a 5-star service. Guests can enjoy tennis, table tennis and billiards on site. The in-house restaurant specializes in Thai and international cuisines. Guests can sample special cocktails and drinks at the lively bar. Within a short drive, guests can find Tiffany Show (4.2 km), Art In Paradise (4.2 km) and Jomtien Beach (4.6 km). Royal Cliff Grand Hotel is located in Pattaya South, 1.5 km from Walking Street Pattaya and about 800 m from Bali Hai Pier. Suvarnabhumi Airport can be reached under 86 km from the property.
Pullman Pattaya Hotel G
Location: North Pattaya
Ave nightly price: AUD136 per room
Description: Combining traditional Thai architecture and modern decor, the luxurious Pullman Pattaya Hotel G features a private section along Wong-Amart Beach and beautiful sea views. Pampering spa treatments, yoga classes and a 2 large outdoor pools await guests. Equipped with a flat-screen TV, rooms are bright with natural light streaming in from large windows. Free bottled water, free Wi-Fi and a minibar are included. The private bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower. Aisawan Spa provides relaxing massage either in private rooms or in outdoor pavilions surrounded by lotus ponds. Guests can also take part in traditional batik-painting classes. The Restaurant at the Beach Club serves international dishes and premium wine, either buffet or an extensive dining menu. Accompanied by sunset views, refreshing drinks can be enjoyed at the hotel's 3 bars. Pullman Pattaya Hotel G is about half a kilometer from the Sanctuary of Truth Temple. This tropical beach retreat is a 1-hour, 30-minute drive from Bangkok.
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Anytime, but Pattaya is probably best visited between November and February. This region of Thailand is warm all year round with three distinct seasons: hot – March to May, average 35°C; wet – June to October, average 32°C; and warm – November to February, average 28°C.
For more climate info: Pattaya Weather Guide…
Pattaya is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, 147km southeast of Bangkok (about a two-hour drive or less from Bangkok International Airport).
The most convenient route is by air to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport followed by a taxi ride or private shuttle bus to your resort. Or you can fly Bangkok Airways to U-Tapao, 45-minutes east of the resort town.
Information on how to get to Pattaya…
Latest update Pattaya honeymoon destination: 6 February, 2017