Top things to do in Pattaya

Top Choice International in Pattaya

Sketch Book Art Cafe

This gorgeous leafy art cafe with a warren of rooms offers pleasant respite from the normal Pattaya vibe. It's surrounded by a sprawling garden, and the restaurant’s walls are covered in the owner’s artwork. Smoothi…
Buddhist Monument in Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth

Made entirely of intricately carved wood (without any metal nails) and commanding a celestial view of the ocean, the Sanctuary of Truth is best described as a visionary environment: part art installation, religious …
Museum in Pattaya

Anek Kusala Sala

A popular stop for tour groups, this museum contains more than 300 impressive pieces of Chinese artwork, mainly bronze and brass statues depicting historical figures as well as Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist deities…
Seafood in Pattaya

Mum Aroi

This long-established restaurant, perched beside the sea in the fishing-village end of Naklua, is regarded as one of Pattaya's best for seafood. Old fishing boats sit marooned offshore and crisp sea breezes envelop …
Thai in Pattaya

Glass House

Diners at this partially glassed-in beachfront spot lounge in couches on the candle-lit sand as waiters deliver seafood, pizza and steaks. The quality of the Thai dishes in particular is excellent, and the atmospher…
Island in Pattaya

Ko Lan

Day trippers head for this small island, 7km offshore from central Pattaya. On weekends, its five beaches entertain thousands of visitors and the aquamarine sea is busy with banana boats and other marine merriment. …
International in Pattaya

Magg's Restaurant

Beloved of expats, Magg's goes for a distinctly un-Thai decor, with gloriously kitsch caryatids holding up the facade, and other Italianate touches. The food is international in style, with some British influences –…
Buddhist Temple in Pattaya

Khao Phra Tamnak

This hill has a modest Buddhist temple as well as a much-revered memorial to the admiral who founded the modern Thai navy. There are marvellous views over Ao Pattaya and a little cafe terrace from which to enjoy the…
Cafe in Pattaya

La Baguette

Just north of the Dolphin Roundabout, this stylish French-style cafe serves excellent salads, crepes, croissants and, of course, baguettes, plus numerous coffee and tea options. The light-filled interior is fine pla…
Thai in Pattaya

Rimpa Lapin

With spectacular views looking back over the entire Pattaya bay, this clifftop restaurant conjures up excellent Thai fusion food. Reservations are needed around sunset. It's about 14km south of Pattaya; without your…