Pattaya Beach - Thailand's Most Affordable Resort Destination
Pattaya has long been a popular vacation spot for Bangkokians to enjoy the beach, however it is growing in popularity in recent years among tourists from around the world. The low cost of accommodation, food and entertainment, make Pattaya a more affordable option than many of Thailand's other beach resort destinations. Located just over an hours drive from Thailand's capital city, Pattaya proves easy to get to from Bangkok, with plenty of affordable bus services catering to travelers.
The legendary nightlife of Pattaya is world renowned for having some of the wildest bars and most beautiful women in Southeast Asia. Walking Street in the heart of Pattaya is home to several world famous go go bars, cabaret shows and discotheques. Not for the faint of heart, the sinful nightlife of Pattaya has something to offer for even the most hardened veteran travelers of Asia. Those who prefer a more laid back, less intense nightlife scene will find the bars of Jomtien to be a nice change of pace compared to Walking Street.
Pattaya is a modern city, with a solid infrastructure and a booming property market. Retirees from around the world are finding nearby Jomtien Beach to be a perfect place to spend their retirement. There are world class bars and restaurants, giant shopping malls, cinemas and an efficient public transportation system. With no shortage of affordable accommodation, the cost of hotels and guesthouses are priced lower than in Bangkok, Phuket or any of the popular islands of Southern Thailand.
Popular activities include water sports such as riding jet-skis, para sailing and swimming and snorkeling. Pattaya is also well known for being one of the best places in Thailand to enjoy windsurfing as well as kite boarding. The most popular beach to enjoy these activities is nearby Jomtien, just outside the city of Pattaya. Tourists will also find that the beaches are far less crowded than they are in most other popular beach resorts in Thailand.
Another reason why people might choose Pattaya would be for the Golf. Pattaya is home to several world class golf courses designed by famous golfers like Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Nick Faldo.
Affordable green fees starting as low as 500THB make for an attractive golfing getaway in one of Asia's premier beach resort destinations. The tropical climate allows for the golfing season to last all year round, anytime is a good time for golfing in Pattaya.
Whether you come to Pattaya for the wild nightlife of Walking Street and the bars of Pattaya City, or the windsurfing and water sports at the beach in Jomtien, you can expect to enjoy a luxurious holiday at a very reasonable price. These days tourists are finding that Pattaya and Jomtien offer great value for your dollar compared to anywhere else in Thailand, this is why Pattaya is growing in popularity.
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