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Top Activities in Pattaya

Posted: October 4, 2018 at 6:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Famous for its beaches, this resort city is located about a 100 kilometres from Bangkok and is a great place to catch some sun and indulge in water sports. A bustling nightlife, cultural shows, adventure activities, and stunning attractions have all put this erstwhile fishing village on the list of places to see when in Thailand.

Best time to visit Pattaya: The best time to visit Pattaya is from November to February as the weather is generally cool and perfect for sightseeing.

Here are some not-to-be-missed activities in Pattaya.

Spin Through the Air at 2 SKY Pattaya Rocket Ball Ride

SKY Pattaya Rocket Ball Ride

What it is: This ride goes up to a height of 50 metres touching extreme speeds of 100 kmph in one second. Comprising of two towers and a gondola, this ride can accommodate two people at a time and adheres to all safety standards including a secure harness and safety bar. A minimum height exists as well as restrictions according to body shape and health issues.
Timing: 5 pm to 4 am
Fee: 800 THB
Who can go: Friends, couples

Enjoy the Alcazar Cabaret Show and be mesmerized by the talented lady boys:

Enjoy the Alcazar Cabaret Show

What it is: Rated one of the best ladyboy shows in Pattaya, this 70-minute programme features a 400-member team. Glitzy and glamorous, the extravaganza of music and dance consists of around 20 individual acts and is held in a theatre with a capacity of 1,200.
Timing: 5 pm, 6.30 pm, 8 pm, and 9.30 pm
Fee: 600 THB onwards
Who can go Friends, Couples, Families

Take a Coral Island Tour by Speed Boat and revel in the natural beauty:

Coral Island Tour by Speed Boat

Also known as Koh Lann, Coral Island is off the coast of Pattaya and a short speed boat ride away. Apart from the white sandy beaches, the crystal clear waters around the island make it perfect for thrilling activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, snorkelling, and underwater sea-walks.
Timing: Morning departures for day-long/half day tours start by 8.00 am.
Fee: 400-600 THB
Who can go: Friends, Couples, Families

Experience the Thrill of Sky Diving from 13,000 feet:

Thrill of SkyDiving pattaya

With tandem skydiving for beginners to full-fledged courses and solo jumps for those with licenses, get a bird’s eye view of Pattaya from 13,000 feet up. Enjoy a scenic flight, free fall, and drift in the sky in what is sure to be a memorable experience.
Timing: 7 am – 8 pm
Fee: 750 THB – 10,900 THB
Who can go: Friends, Couples

Get Ready to Be Amazed at Ripley’s Believe it or Not:

This famous walk through attraction features over 300 exhibits situated within 10 different themed galleries. Some highlights include:
Ripley’s 4D Moving Theatre
The Infinity Maze
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
Timing: 11 am – 11 pm
Fee: 590 THB
Who can go Friends, Couples, Families

Be Fascinated by Nong Nooch Village Tour:

See the stunning botanical gardens, watch an elephant show and stroll through a mini zoo housing reptiles and birds. Wonder at the creations in the Pottery Garden and marvel at a Stonehenge replica before being awestruck by a display of traditional Thai cultural and martial art forms.
Timing: 8 am – 6 pm
Fee: 500 TBH – 600 TBH
Who can go: Friends, Couples, Families

Skim the water as You Try Flyboarding

Perfect for an adrenaline rush on water and in the air, fly boarders get to hover a few meters over water before diving in. Professional coaches are on hand to guide beginners and veterans in this fun and extreme water sport.
Timing: 8 am – 6 pm
Fee: 2900 TBH
Who can go: Friends, Couples

Suggested Read: Top Adventure Activities in Thailand

See The Earth Rush Up When Bungee Jumping

With jumps from 65 m, Pattaya is a great place for beginner bungee jumpers. With adequate safety measures in place and professionals providing guidance, this aerial thrill is not to be missed. Photos and videos are provided along with a certificate attesting to the jump.
Timing: 9 am – 6 pm
Fee: 2500 TBH
Who can go: Friends, Couples

Have Fun Dirt Biking

Motocross dirt biking tours can last from 3 hours to 12 hours. Different types of roads and terrains are covered in this activity such as sandy trails, jungle tracks, streams, and creeks. Rides can be customized and available for individuals and groups alike.
Timing: 8 am – 10 pm
Fee: 5900 TBH onwards
Who can go: Friends, Couples

Soar over the tropical Jungles With the Rainforest Canopy Tour

The zipline network in Pattaya extends over 3200 meters of rainforest. Guides provide safety training and are close by to point out points of interest during the memorable ride. Stunning views over treetops make for spectacular photo opportunities in full day, half day, and shorter zipline tours.
Timing: 7 am – 6 pm
Fee: 3599 TBH
Who can go: Friends, Couples