As we all know a beach front 5 star hotel is one of the best holiday idea, but how about a superb urban area on top of all that? If you’re down for a holiday with such priceless ocean view, great food and drinks, and warm weather, Pattaya is a place for you.
Pattaya is a beach front urban city which is only 2 hours drive from Bangkok. It is one of the most famous city in Thailand due to everything the city has to offer. Giant beaches which tourists can choose whether they like it fun with people and activities or quiet and private ones. On top of that, with a variety selection of great restaurants and bars. Pattaya never sleeps.
In this article, we’ll be taking you on a 5 days trip around Pattaya, how much the trip will cost, and if it is worth it.
How to travel to Pattaya
Pattaya is about 2 hours drive from Bangkok. In this case we recommend traveling by bus in order to save toll fees which is about 400 baht back and forth. And that you can fully the whole trip with your friends or family and not to worry about driving.
We offer wide selection of buses for you to choose. From giant ones with up to 51 seats, medium size with 24 seats, cozy little ones with 4 seats, and everything in between. We also provide you with polite and helpful staff, great facilities on all buses, from free wifi, USB charging docs, flat screen TV, and many more.
*Note that places listed below are all accessible by bus of any size*
Moom Aroi (มุมอร่อย)
Our first stop at Pattaya will be lunch at an infamous seafood restaurant มุมอร่อย (Moom Aroi). Fun fact, the restaurant’s name means ‘delicious corner’.
Moom Aroi is one of the classics when it comes to seafood at Pattaya. With an overall of 4.1 star, theres only good things to say about this place. Wide selection of menus with great taste. Also, that we can not forget is their panoramic sea view.
Travel time: approximately 2 hours drive from Bangkok
Pattaya floating market
Our next stop is at Pattaya floating market. Here, you will be able to experience first hand Thailand’s classic floating market.
It is a one stop wonder because this place has it all. They bring together all famous culture from all over Thailand for you to experience. This place is also full of Thailand’s traditional food, snacks, and souvenirs.
Ticket fee: 150.-
Travel time: 30 minutes drive from Moom Aroi restaurant
The Glass House
Dinner will be served at The Glass House beach front restaurant and bar. After a long day we can all agree that we deserve dinner time with nothing but greatness. The Glass House is a beach front seafood restaurant with an overall review of 4.3 star.
This place is well known for their marvellous taste and priceless view on a private beach. It is a perfect place to come and enjoy with friends, family, or love ones. This is one of places they say ‘You’re not at Pattaya yet if you haven’t visit The Glass House’.
Travel time: 8 minutes drive from Pattaya floating market
Cape Dara Resort
We’ll be checking in at Cape Dara Resort. This 5 star resort is one of Pattaya’s finest. With top-notch facilities from spa, fitness, good breakfast, beachfront infinity pool, kid’s club, and more.
All the rooms are designed for gulf view and are packed with wifi, flat screen TV, and coffee and tea making machine, giving you luxurious and stylish vibe.
The Cape Dara resort is nothing but a ‘perfect’ place for you to stay.
Travel time: 30 minutes drive from The Glass House restaurant and bar
The sanctuary of truth (ปราสาทสัจธรรม)
The sanctuary of truth is a giant temple built on the beach by the sea. This temple is known for their beautiful and delicate design.
The whole temple is built the old tradition style which is wood blocking without using any nails or screws. Every time you visit this place there will always be something new to see because the construction is always on going due to the erosion caused by sea salt. Also, this place is filled with rich culture to learn and explore.
Ticket fee: Children 250.-, Adult: 500.-
Travel time: 12 minutes drive from Cape Dara Resort
The Cave Beach Club
For our second lunch at Pattaya will be at The Cave Beach Club. This is a stylish chic 4.2 star restaurant/bar which is well known for their Thai dishes, drinks, and good service.
This place offer good Thai rice and noodle dishes and an all day bar with great cocktails. Also with ocean view with chill vibe.
Travel time: 30 minutes drive from The Sanctuary of Truth
Pattaya Tiger Park
This tiger sanctuary is open for the public to see and experience closely to tigers.
Pattaya tiger park offers you to pet, feed, and take photos with tigers of all ages. They also have the sanctuary tour for you to experience and see firsthand of the way tigers live.
Ticket fee: 99 – 300.-
Travel time: 7 minutes drive from The Cave Beach Club
This is what we’ve all been waiting for. The great the famous Pattaya beach.
This is the heart of Pattaya. It is the place where everything is provided. Whether you’re the adventurous type there are numerous extreme sports to try, if you’re the chill type then the beach bed and cocktails are yours, or if you’re the sightseeing type then there are many good bars for you to sit, see, and chill in your own style.
This beach never sleeps as suggested that Pattaya never sleep and this beach is the heart. Throughout 24 hours in a day, there will be things for you to experience and see.
Travel time: 25 minutes drive from Pattaya Tiger Park
Pattaya Walking Street
This is what we can fairly call a 20 of age and above area. This is where Pattaya true night life take place.
Bars, clubs, stunning shows we got it all here at Pattaya walking street. Sadly we don’t want to spoil you with how this place will forever change your night life activity and how it will be so unforgettable. Come see, hear, and maybe touch by yourself.
This place is open for you to enjoy from 7 pm. till 2 in the morning.
Travel time: 5 minutes walk from Pattaya beach
Mong Chang cafe (มองช้างคาเฟ่)
Our third lunch will be at this 4.1 star cafe is what can not be missed in this trip. Af the name give it a way translating to ‘Seeing Elephants’.
Here, they offer you not only good food and drinks but an opportunity to encounter and interact with one of Thailand’s most famous animal, elephants. This cafe is decorated for you to feel like you’re in deep jungle with water stream where this elephants actually live. They offer you to ride, take photo with and/or feed the elephants. There is an elephant show on every weekends to watch.
Ticket fee: 100 – 300.-
Travel time: 20 minutes drive from Cape Dara Resort
Underwater world Pattaya
This is Pattaya’s biggest aquarium filled with more than 5,000 species of sea lives. There are fish feeding shows all day fro you to enjoy. Along with glass tunnel that extend for 100 metres to see and experience closely to life under water.
Ticket fee: Children 150.- Adult 250.-
Travel time: 15 minutes drive from Mong Chang cafe
The Sky Gallery
Our third dinner will be served at The Sky Gallery. This restaurant is rated at 4.4 star. It is one of Pattaya’s most stylish and iconic dining place with indoor area and outdoor area with ocean view. It is well known for all day breakfast, good variety of seafood, crepes, and craft cocktails.
Travel time: 15 minute drive from Underwater world Pattaya
La Ferme is a 4 star rated French/European style grill where we’ll be having our forth lunch. This place famous for exceeding their customer’s expectation with godly food taste and excellent ambient.
It is another perfect place to hangout with friends and family. With great service and food, what could gone wrong?
Travel time: 5 minutes walk from Cape Dara Resort
Tako trip Pattaya
Tako, which translate from Japanese to ‘octopus or squid’. This is truly a one of a kind experience. Tako trip Pattaya will take you on a giant raft where there will be plenty of squid catching stations for you. There will be staff to walk you through steps of how to and to ready the squid you catch for you to enjoy them fresh.
Ticket fee: 400.-
Travel time: 10 minute drive from Cape Dara Resort
A La Campagne
Here is where we will be having our last lunch on the trip. A La Campagne is a European classic style teahouse. This place is famous for their variety of tea to choose and also their menus which undoubtedly has good taste.
A La Campagne also have mini zoo where they allow you to feed the animals and experience collecting chicken eggs.
Travel time: 25 minutes drive from Cape Dara resort
The Million Years Stone & Pattaya Crocodile Farm (อุทยานหินล้านปีและฟาร์มจระเข้)
Our last stop before heading mack to Bangkok is The Million Years Stone & Pattaya Crocodile Farm. This park let you explore on over a million years old rocks of many kinds and shapes. Along with their mini zoo of native animals in Thailand and some other species from abroad.
Their highlight is the crocodile pool where there is over a thousand crocodiles. The park also allow you to feed the crocodiles for you to see how these apex predator eat and hunt.
Ticket fee: Children 100.-, Adult 200.-
Travel time: 25 minutes drive from A La Campagne
Is Pattaya worth it?
In our opinion, it is worth it. There is no better place better to go on holiday near Bangkok where you can enjoy both the beach and city at the same time. The cost of living is reasonable for what the attractions have to offer.
For those who likes to chill out and adventure, Pattaya is a place for you. The city is perfect for family and friends of every style.
If you’re interested in going on a 5 days Pattaya trip with Patsornchai Tour, feel free to contact us directly.
Below, we have our 5 days trip schedule based on places we suggested above. Please be noted that this itinerary is just only a guideline of what we suggest you go and visit at Pattaya. All schedule and places can be alter to suite your plan.
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Here is the itinerary example for 5 Days, 4 Night in Pattaya!
9:00 Depart from Patsornchai Tour to Pattaya
10:00 – 11:00 Pit stop at rest area
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch at มุมอร่อยนาเกลือ
14:00 – 16:30 Floating market
17:00 – 20:00 Dinner at The Glass House
20:00 Checkin at Cape Dara resort
7:30 Wake up call
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:15 – 11:30 ปราสาทสัจธรรม
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at Cave beach club
14:30 – 16:30 Tiger park
17:00 – 20:00 Pattaya beach for dinner & free time
20:00 – 00:00 Pattaya walking street
00:15 Back to cape dara resort
8:30 Wake up call
9:00 – 12:00 Breakfast & free time
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch at มองช้างคาเฟ่
15:00 – 16:00 Underwater world Pattaya
16:30 – 20:00 Dinner at The Sky Gallery
20:30 Back to Cape Dara resort
8:00 Wake up call
8:30 – 12:30 Breakfast & free time
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch at La Ferme restaurant
15:00 – 18:00 Free time at resort
18:30 – 21:30 Dinner at Tako trip pattaya
22:00 Back to Cape Dara resort
8:00 Wake up call
8:30 – 12:00 Breakfast, free time & checkout
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch at A la Campagne
15:00 – 16:00 อุทยานหินล้านปีและฟาร์มจระเข้
16:30 – 17:00 Pit stop at rest area
18:00 Back to Patsornchai Tour