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Exploring the Vibrant City of Pattaya: Unmissable Things to Do, Places to Visit, best dining options


Exploring the Vibrant City of Pattaya: Unmissable Things to Do, Places to Visit, best dining options


Welcome to the city of Pattaya, one of the Thailand's topmost visited beach resort destinations! Situated, just 130 kilometres, or 90 mins drive from Bangkok, Pattaya offers a vibrant mix of sun, sand, awesome beaches, lively nightlife, plenty of cultural attractions, and outdoor adventures. It has something for everyone including the families with elderly and young children.

For most international travellers, Pattaya city is the first place of visit on arriving in Thailand. In addition to sun and sand, adventure and nightlife, the city offers a range of international cuisines - be it Italian, Japanese, Chinese or Indian. The city hosts many one of the best Indian food restaurants that serve authentic Indian cuisine, Indian vegetarian food, curry dishes, tandoori dishes, and Indian snacks, and are ranked amongst the top-rated Indian restaurants in Pattaya.

In this blog, we share the top things to do and places to visit in and around Pattaya.

 Relax/water sports on the beach!

Lets start with list of best beaches in Pattaya and around.

·       Pattaya Beach: The central and most renowned beach in Pattaya, stretching for 3 kilometres, it offers a lively atmosphere for water sports, beachfront dining, and bustling nightlife. Easily accessible by walking or a short taxi ride from most hotels and attractions. The Pattaya beach starts from the Terminal 21 Mall, most visited mall in Pattaya, and extends beyond the famous Walking Street. Pattaya’s first shopping mall, Avani Resort Mall, is good location as a base station for the Pattaya beach.  

 Jomtien Beach: About 6 kilometres to the south of Avani Resort Mall, Jomtien Beach provides a relaxed and family-friendly environment, ideal for swimming and water activities. It is easily reached by local songthaews (shared taxis) or private transportation. This beach is famous for roadside food and shopping beach clothes. 

Wong Amat Beach: In North Pattaya, Wong Amat Beach is known for its tranquil setting and natural beauty. Approximately 5 kilometres from the Avani Resort in the city, it can be reached by taxi or songthaew.

 Naklua Beach: Adjacent to Wong Amat Beach, Naklua Beach offers a secluded and peaceful retreat away from the city's hustle and bustle. This is famous for many seafood restaurants.

Koh Larn (Coral Island): A popular island featuring stunning white sandy beaches and vibrant coral reefs. To reach Koh Larn, take a 30 min ferry ride or speedboat from the Bali Hai Pier. You can hire (negotiate) a 5 hrs or half day boat trip for a family of 4-12 people on a speed boat. The boat ride offers the ultimate thrill-seekers, skydiving over Pattaya offering a breathtaking aerial perspective of the city and its coastline. Leave for the trip early in the day with plan to return by 4pm before the sea gets choppy. Food choice at island is limited to Thai food.

Sattahip Beaches: (30-40km drive to the South of Pattaya). Sattahip offers a range of beautiful and tranquil beaches such as Sai Kaew Beach, Dongtan Beach, and Bang Saray Beach.

Explore the Sanctuary of Truth: 7Km from Avani Resort

A remarkable architectural masterpiece, the Sanctuary of Truth is a must-visit attraction in Pattaya. Plan for a guided tour of approximately 1-2 hours to explore the intricately carved wooden temple and learn about its history.

Visit Nong Nooch Tropical Garden: 23Km from Avani Resort

Escape the city's hustle and bustle by immersing yourself in the beauty of Nong Nooch Tropical Garden. This vast botanical garden offers various activities and shows. Allow yourself at least half a day to fully enjoy the cultural shows, explore the gardens, and visit the elephant village.

Experience the Floating Market: 9km from Avani Resort

Immerse yourself in the rich local culture at the Pattaya Floating Market. Take a boat ride through the market, haggle for souvenirs, and savor the authentic flavors of Thai street food. Plan for approximately 2-3 hours to explore the market and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

Enjoy Pattaya Viewpoint: 8Km from Avani Resort

For a breath-taking panoramic view of Pattaya and its surroundings, head to the Pattaya Viewpoint, also known as the Khao Pattaya Viewpoint. Visit during sunset or after dark to witness the city lights. Recommended time: 1-2 hours.

Experience the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: At Avani Resort

Step into a world of oddities, illusions, and curiosities at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. Allow yourself approximately 2-3 hours to explore the interactive exhibits and be amazed by the unique collection.

Thrilling Adventures and Entertainment – 15km to 20km from Avani Resort

Experience the excitement of zip-lining through lush jungles at Flight of the Gibbon or embark on an ATV ride through rugged terrains at Pattaya Off-Road Safari.

Nightlife and entertainment, Pattaya Walking Street – 3min walk from Avani Resort

An absolute must-visit, this lively street comes alive after dark and is lined with a plethora of bars, clubs, and restaurants. From live music to cabaret shows, Walking Street offers an electric atmosphere that ensures a memorable night out. Don’t take your kids with you.!!

Beach View drinks and dine

No travel experience is complete without exploring the local cuisine, and Pattaya offers a diverse culinary landscape to satisfy your taste buds. Beach Road offers a variety of restaurants offering various cuisines.

Indulge yourself with a classic evening drink - overlooking the Pattaya beach or enjoy sumptuous meal or a heartful Indian meal at the best Indian food restaurant in Pattaya. Located on the 2nd floor of the Terminal 21 mall and at the Avani beach resort beach road, Chutney Indian Restaurants serve authentic flavours and warm hospitality. Here, you can indulge in aromatic curries, flavourful biryanis, and fresh out of tandoor naan bread, crafted with care, love and, of course, bursting flavours. We are sure to give you a delightful culinary journey through India's rich culinary heritage.

 Must-Try Dishes at Chutney Indian Restaurant:

 Butter Chicken: Tender chicken cooked in a rich tomato-based sauce with a hint of smoky flavours, creamy goodness of this classic Indian dish.

 Tandoori Platter: Assortment of succulent tandoori meats marinated in aromatic spices and grilled to perfection in a traditional clay oven.

Biryani: Fragrant and flavorful rice cooked with tender meat or vegetables and infused with a blend of spices and aromatic herbs

Garlic Naan: Pillowy soft naan bread infused with aromatic garlic baked in Indian tandoor. Served hot


In conclusion, Pattaya offers a captivating blend of sun, sand, and vibrant experiences that leave a lasting impression on travellers. Amidst the city's rich tapestry of culinary delights, Indian food enthusiasts are in for a treat. Chutney Indian Restaurant is here to offer a tantalising journey through authentic flavours and warm hospitality. Whether you're craving traditional curries, aromatic biryanis, or freshly baked naan bread, we are your go-to destination. 

We boast of best Indian food in Pattaya, to reach us just search for Indian food near me, or Indian restaurant near me. We offer Indian takeaways or delivery in Pattaya as well.