24 hours in PATTAYA - CHON BURI
By Rhiannon Taylor, March 2018
It may be known for it's party scene but Pattaya has much more to often than nightlife. With long stretches of beaches, al fresco dining, great bars and slick resorts, Pattaya is perfect for a weekend getaway, located just two hours drive out of Bangkok.
EAT & drink
The Glass House - Located out of town, this is one of the most hip spots in the region. This white-on-white restaurant sprawls through a glasshouse and out on to the beach under twinkling fairy lights. The menu is mostly Thai inspired with a seafood focus and the cocktails stick to the classics but it's a fab spot to catch sunset. http://www.glasshouse-pattaya.com
Horizon - This rooftop restaurant and bar at the Hilton Hotel has some of the best views over Pattaya. The tapas style menu offers modern bites such as Korean fried chicken, beef kofta with yoghurt and crispy pork. Head for happy hour and catch the sunset. http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/thailand/hilton-pattaya-BKKHPHI/dining/index.html
Sugar Hut Restaurant - For an authentic Thai meal, this jungle-style restaurant serves up delicious curries and stir fries at a reasonable price. Located in the Sugarhut Resort, its best to book ahead. http://sugarhut-resort.com
La Boulange French Bakery - You might not expect to find buttery, flaky croissants in Thailand, but La Boulange serves up authentic French pastries and great coffee in the heart of Pattaya. https://www.facebook.com/LaBoulangePattaya/
Pattaya Boxing World - This boxing studio is infamous for it's Muay Thai boxing and puts on shows bi-weekly. These events have the sophistication and atmosphere of a major title show so be prepared for a big crowd. http://www.pattayaboxingworld.com
Tiffany's Show - One of the world's original transvestite shows, The Tiffany Cabaret is a colourful, vibrant performance by seasoned performers in an intimate theatres. Book in advance, there are two shows a night which fill up quick. http://tiffany-show.co.th/index.html
Renaissance Pattaya Resort and Spa - Located 20 minutes south of Pattaya city, this slick new resort offers respite from the hustle and bustle. A glimmering infinity pool leads out to views of the ocean and rooms are functional, comfortable and modern. There's a brilliant sea-side bar with a great happy house and the included breakfast is a buffet full of asian classics cooked fresh to order and a health food station where you can make your own juices. There's a shuttle bus every half hour to Pattaya and concierge has excellent knowledge in arranging show tickets and restaurant reservations. https://www.marriott.com.au/hotels/travel/pyxbr-renaissance-pattaya-resort-and-spa/
Produced in partnership with Thailand Tourism. For more information on Pattaya visit the below website.