Pattaya is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities for you to visit during your trip to Thailand. Its coastal location, cultural and recreational activities, shopping, sunshine, and great hotels will make your visit a truly memorable one. Here we walk you through some of the highlights of the city, show you why it is such a beloved destination for travellers, and pinpoint some of the key features that make Centara hotels in Pattaya such an excellent place to stay.
Pattaya is conveniently located, just an hour or so by car or taxi from the Suvarnabhumi airport. From Bangkok’s city centre, the trip can take around an hour and a half. With the city overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya follows the coastline and most Centara properties are located right by the water.
Island-hoppers and sea lovers will be in for a treat, as Pattaya is a great jumping-off point for visiting different islands. Yachts, speedboats, and snorkelling trips are all part of the Pattaya experience. The city also has beaches, local fishing communities, and outstanding seafood restaurants with golden sunset views.
There are also plenty of excellent markets, nightlife venues, and modern malls in Pattaya, as the city is very well developed. As an established tourist destination, Pattaya also offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities to fit the needs of the growing visitor population.
Cultural destinations in Pattaya include the stunningly beautiful Sanctuary of Truth, the 500-acre Nong Nooch Garden, and Pattaya’s own colourful Floating Market. For a bit more adventure, travellers can cool off and have fun at any of the city’s water parks. The three best destinations for wet and wild fun are Ramayana Water Park, Cartoon Network Water Park, and Centara Water Park. The latter is attached to Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya – and makes for a thrilling day of outdoor fun, just steps away from your room at the biggest Centara hotel in Pattaya.
There is plenty more to do in and around the city. Thai Sky Adventures lets you skydive from planes from up to 4,000 metres. You’ll jump with an experienced foreign partner, following all international safety standards for an unforgettable skydiving experience. In the evening, plenty of seafood restaurants are there to keep you satisfied – including the delightful Coast Beach Club & Bistro Pattaya, which is also part of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya. For nightlife, the legendary Walking Street is always a lively and intriguing destination.
Your memorable experience
Centara hotels in Pattaya are superbly located to put you alongside many of the city’s best activities. Centara Grand Mirage is within walking distance to the beach, and just 3km from the Sanctuary of Truth. It’s just a few minutes’ drive from Walking Street, as well as Mini Siam – a spectacular collection of miniature models of some of Thailand’s most distinctive features.
Aside from a great location, Centara Grand Mirage offers outstanding amenities within the resort itself. These include the water park, fitness centre, kids’ playroom, family lounge, game room, and several different restaurants.
For those looking for a budget option, COSI Pattaya Wong Amat Beach is also comfortable, convenient, and very well located – putting you right in the centre of the action, while also letting you stretch out and enjoy coastal Thailand at its very best.