Our first trip to Thailand was a disaster. First of all, booked us on the wrong flight (minor oversight.. no big deal).. I also had very little money. We also did not know where to go until we got there. We still had a good time but next time we will do things waaaaay better by planning ahead.
Our trip to Pattaya was much more planned and surprisingly there is lots to do for couples in the sin city of Thailand.
We had a great time in Pattaya. So how is Pattaya for couples? It’s not bad. Here are some of the recommended:
Pattaya Elephant Village
In South Pattaya, once per day in the Pattaya Elephant Village, there are shows and a 3 hours ride through the surrounding village. Opened since the 1970s, Elephant Village is a rest home for elephant who can no longer do labor. Since they cannot return the wild, Pattaya Elephant Village serves as their home.
“One Hour Elephant Trekking : The visitors will ride on the back of an elephant through local farmland and bush for about 45-50 minutes (2 persons will share the basket strapped to the back of one elephant). After making a brief stop at the Silk House, visitors will return to the Elephant Village by Land Rover. At the village, visitors will be served with complimentary fruits in season. This service takes place four times daily with the first trek at 09.00 hrs. (A minimum of 4 persons is required) The other treks take place at 10.30, 12.30, 16.00 hrs. Bookings should be made in advance. The price is 1,200 Baht per person and 1,000 Baht for children under 100 cm in height. Each booking: minimum 2 persons. “
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 19:00
Location: Phonpraphanimit Road, off Sukhumvit Road at Km. 145 (between North and Central Pattaya)
Tel: +66(0)38 428 648
Hotels Near by include: East Grand Palace & Eastiny Resort Spa
Underwater World Pattaya
Underwater World is one of Pattaya’s newest tourist attractions. It is a large and modern ocean aquarium in Asia, boasting a 100-meter-long, 6.4-centimeter-thick acrylic pedestrian tunnel through an underwater environment filled with dozens of marine species Located just 200 meters south of Tesco Lotus in South Pattaya, the new theme park is housed in a structure similar to a large circus tent. “This enables the place to have natural light that nurtures the algae The aquarium houses more than 4,000 marine animals, comprising more than 200 different species from the region as well as some rare creatures from overseas,” according to David Hong, general manager and an investor in the project. Hong stressed visitors must-see the rare shovelnose ray, a hybrid between a shark and a stingray.
Nong Nooch Trophical Garden
Nong Nooch Garden has 500 acres of botanical garden. It also features numerous shows that display the wonderful thai culture. Dances, music, dress and customs on a stage for all the world to see. They have a great elephant show with painting, dancing, bike riding elephants. Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is a tourist attraction at kilometer 163 on Sukhumvit Road in Chonburi Province, Thailand. Its also a major scientific center dedicated to cycads, with its own Cycad Gene Bank.
Address: Pattaya, Παττάγια, Pattaya, 20150, Thailand