Pattaya resort is located on the eastern coastline of Thailand's exotic Gulf of Siam and is approximately 140 km southeast of the capital city of Bangkok. The city's economy benefits from its relative proximity to Bangkok. The main attraction of Pattaya is its long curving beach. Stretching to the south, the hill rises and extends well into the sea. On top of the hill is a temple with a large-seated Buddha at the crown. Pattaya is Thailand's premier beach resort and attracts annual more than 5,000,000 tourists from all over the world. Pattaya provides high standard hotels, restaurants, sports, entertainment, shopping facilities, reasonable prices and a wide variety of nearby tourist attractions, boasting some of the finest Eurasian restaurants catering to all budgets and tastes, Pattaya has it all.
Pattaya, the popular Thailand resort, has been named Golf Destination of the Year 2012 for Australasia and Asia. This prestigious award was voted for by over 400 global tour operator members of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO). Previous winners included Malaysia and Thailand, but this is the first time that an actual region has won this award. Spain, the United States and Thailand are currently the big three international golf destinations. Pattaya's best kept secret is undoubtedly the quality and value of its golf courses. There are 21 golf courses within 1 hour of Pattaya which are designed by the very best golf architects and designers. Clubhouse facilities are excellent with everything you might need and more including swimming pools, massage facilities, great restaurants, shower and locker rooms. Quite simply, golfing in Pattaya is a match for anywhere in the world at a fraction of the cost with each course offering a fantastic experience for golfers of all abilities.
Pratumnak Beach in South Pattaya is another of those hidden gems, like Cosy Beach. Pattaya's Pratumnak Beach nestles in one of the picturesque little bays between Pattaya and Jomtien.Pratumnak beach is quite spacious, it is one of the cleanest beaches in Pattaya and it has a gentle laid back atmosphere. One big plus of this beach is that there is a well maintained footpath shaded by the trees, the path links the beaches of Pattaya Park and Dongtan and extends all the way to Jomtien Beach. Pratumnak Beach is one of the best Pattaya beaches for children, there is room for them to run and play, and allocated safe swimming areas. It is never difficult to find food and drink on the beaches of Pattaya, and Pratumnak Beach is no different, you'll see the usual array of stalls selling food and drink. Pratumnak is a nice beach, one of the best beaches in Pattaya, it has a lot going for it, one thing I like about it is the pathway joining Pratumnak to the beaches of Pattaya Park and Dongtan, with 3 beaches to choose from in this short distance you're bound to find a spot you like.
Situated in a tranquil little bay between Pattaya and Jomtien is Pattaya's Cosy Beach, nestling at the bottom of a small cliff. Pattaya's Cosy Beach is accessible via steps down the cliff side. If you are visiting Pattaya Cosy Beach for the first time you could easily drive past without noticing, just keep an eye open for the neatly manicured gardens on the cliff top, they directly overlook the beach.Cosy Beach is quite expansive, especially at low tide, and the Southern tip is bordered by a rocky outcrop.The sand on Cosy Beach is quite coarse but well maintained and clean, Cosy Beach is definitely one of the cleanest beaches in Pattaya and it is a great alternative to Pattaya Beach or Jomtien Beach, it's more in keeping with what you expect from a beach in Thailand, isolated, quiet and serene.