Keeping kosher can be a challenge for Jewish tourists. Eating according to traditional Jewish dietary laws and observing Shabbat is not easy when travelling outside of your own country.
While Thailand is home to a growing Jewish community, with several kosher restaurants, Chabad houses, and synagogues present across the country, kosher hotels are still a rarity here.
Of course, staying at a normal hotel is possible, but you’ll have to do a lot of work to keep kosher. And, vacations are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable.
If you’re planning a trip to Pattaya, Centra by Centara Avenue Hotel Pattaya — the first and only kosher hotel in Thailand — is the perfect choice for Jewish tourists. They take care of everything so you can simply relax, and enjoy your time in Thailand.
Here are some of the exclusive benefits of staying at Centra:
All ingredients, facilities, and production have been meticulously checked to ensure that none of the tools, machinery, ingredients, or derivatives have any trace of non-kosher substances on them.
As the only certified kosher hotel in Thailand, Centra has both the wholesome comforts of home as well as the modern amenities and exotic locale to ensure a delightful stay.
Aside from common facilities such as the fitness centre, rooftop pool, and sauna rooms, the hotel also houses a synagogue on its second floor. The service times for morning prayers are from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. For evening prayers, the synagogue opens from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, from 5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Trying out new and delicious cuisine is one of the best parts about travelling to a new country. But, communicating your dietary needs in a foreign land can be difficult to say the least. Centra saves you the hassle. All meals are 100% kosher, and a combination of Thai, Asian fusion, and international dishes are available to satisfy any palate – from the adventurous to the conservative.
All food is prepared according to the laws of kashrut, so you can dine on familiar favourites or new and exotic offerings with a clear conscience.
Extra services during Shabbat
Observing Shabbat is an essential component of Judaism. And, Centra allows you to keep Shabbat with ease. From just before sunset on Friday all the way to the completion of nightfall on Saturday, elevators will automatically stop at every floor. The staff will also give guests standard keys to replace electronic key cards during this time.
Your headquarters for the tropical getaway of a lifetime
With over 50 rooms, Centra by Centara Avenue Hotel Pattaya welcomes both Jews and gentiles alike. The 4-star hotel is conveniently located just a 10-minute walk from Pattaya Beach and many other attractions such as Pattaya Floating Market, the Sanctuary of Truth, Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Underwater World Pattaya, and the departure pier to Koh Lan are all within easy reach.
While keeping kosher isn’t always easy, it shouldn’t keep you from travelling to your dream destinations. As the only kosher hotel in Thailand, Centra has made it possible for Jews to enjoy an amazing holiday experience, while keeping kosher with ease.