How To Spend A Day In Pattaya

Spend a day exploring Pattaya’s floating market

When Bangkok’s busy city life starts feeling overwhelming, a quick escape to Pattaya is the respite you need. Only a one-and-a-half to two-hour drive away, you have access to stunning beaches and a world of activities in this lively coastal city. However, beyond all the beach hopping, why not explore something different for a change?


What To Do In Pattaya: Top 6 Activities

If you are wondering how to spend a full day and what activities you can do in Pattaya, you are in the right place! Here’s our top 6 things to do in Pattaya:


1. Explore Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, often called Thailand’s very own Jurassic Park, is a botanical paradise of over 500 acres filled with meticulously curated gardens, cultural shows, and the unique Dinosaur Valley. Life-size dinosaur sculptures are waiting to be discovered among the lush flora. Visitors can also indulge in various activities, including feeding the giant Arapaima fish, paddle boating, and exploring a classic car collection.

2. Visit Pattaya Floating Market

You’re probably already familiar with the famous floating markets around Bangkok. But did you know Pattaya has one, too? Pattaya’s unique floating market is located on the largest freshwater pond in the east and is a great way to spend the day. Here, you will experience Thailand’s diverse cultural heritage, showcasing its various regions and their traditional lifestyles and crafts. Visitors can explore the unique teak wood-designed shops and enjoy cultural performances from each region. Shop for regional-based products such as woodcrafts, silverwork, silk, and scented candles.

3. Enjoy Pattaya’s Water Parks

The fun continues beyond the beach in Pattaya. This coastal city boasts several water parks that promise a day filled with fun and excitement for families and thrill-seekers alike. Ramayana Water Park and Columbia Pictures Aquaverse are among the crowd favorites, offering a wide range of slides, wave pools, and water attractions suitable for all ages.

4. Discover The View Points

For those wondering what to do in Pattaya, the breathtaking panoramic view at Pattaya Viewpoint on Pratumnak Hill is a must. Enjoy stunning views of the crescent bay, especially beautiful at sunset. Another notable spot is the Sanctuary of Truth, a towering wooden temple by the sea. If you love intricate architecture, you will enjoy visiting this spot.

5. Go Island-hopping

One of the best ways to spend a day in the Pattaya region is to go on an island-hopping trip. Pattaya is only a short ferry or speed boat ride from some of Thailand’s most beautiful islands. Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island, is only 30 minutes away and is famous for its white sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, and various water sports activities. For a more serene experience, the lesser-known islands like Koh Krok and Koh Sak are perfect for relaxation or sunbathing.

6. Experience The Beach Clubs

Pattaya has recently seen the emergence of numerous stunning beach clubs, especially on the southern side or the Jomtien area, each boasting its own unique theme. For those seeking Tulum-style vibes, Cave Beach Club is the go-to, while pink lovers will be delighted with Tutu Beach Cafe, which has quirky pink beach bean bags and umbrellas. Papa Beach Club is also a must-visit for its whimsical seasonal theme changes, transporting visitors to settings that might remind them of Italy or a mermaid-inspired wonderland. These beach clubs are perfect for unwinding in style, dancing to fantastic DJ sets, and enjoying delicious food and stunning sunsets.


Back To Base At MASON Pattaya

MASON Pattaya’s luxury pool villa

After spending a full day exploring Pattaya, return to the privacy of your luxury pool villa at MASON Pattaya. Our 5-star resort in Na Jomtien is strategically located, with all of Pattaya’s exciting attractions nearby. Our elegant pool villas are positioned to offer panoramic views of the vast ocean horizon. Whether you’re lounging on your villa’s terrace or taking a leisurely swim, the stunning views leave a lasting memory.

Aside from exploring Pattaya, if you want to spend the day at the resort and are wondering what to do, why not indulge in some spa treatments or enjoy a drink at our rooftop pool bar? When hungry and ready for a bite, explore exquisite cuisine and hand-poured cocktails at our Zila Street Bistro & Bar, KROK-A-CAFÉ ESPRESSO BAR, and Beachside Bar. Our team is always ready to provide you with personalized service should you require any tips or advice to help you plan your itinerary.


Book a Stay at MASON Pattaya

What better way to end a fun day than to retreat to MASON Pattaya’s pool villas? Our luxury 5-star resort in Na Jomtien offers breathtaking ocean views and unmatched comfort.

Book your next vacation at MASON Pattaya and explore all the fun and exciting things to do in this stunning beach city.