Our most recommended things to do in Pattaya

Koh Samui: Coral & Pig Island Longtail Boat Small-Group Tour

1. Koh Samui: Coral & Pig Island Longtail Boat Small-Group Tour

Start your trip nice and early with pickup from your accommodation before heading to Thong Krut Pier. From there, board a boat and make your way to Koh Madsum, also known as Pig Island, for a stroll and selfie with the wild island pigs. From Koh Matsum, travel to Koh Tean. In Koh Tean, spend your time swimming, relaxing, snorkeling, kayaking, or exploring the area before enjoying lunch. Afterward, take some free time to enjoy the pristine beach, kayak in the crystal clear waters ,and savour the inhabited landscape. After a full afternoon, make your way back to Thong Krut Pier and be transferred from there back to your accommodation. Want to make your experience even more special? You can choose the Luxury Long-tail Boat option which ensures you island hop in style and in elevated comfort. Besides having more space, the luxury boat also comes with snacks, cold towels, soft drinks, and mineral water.

Thailand: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

2. Thailand: eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Thailand hassle-free with an iPhone and Android supported eSIM. Stay connected with high-speed coverage anywhere in Thailand, or upgrade for coverage in eight additional countries, including Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Hong Kong.  Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Choose between 3 to 30 days of coverage, ranging from 1GB to 30GB options to use over your chosen duration. Alternatively, enjoy the option to receive 500MB renewed daily for 7, 14, or 30 days. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with a zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and easily purchase and activate additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. All iPhone models launched after iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Androids, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photos for eligibility.

Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

3. Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

Embark on a spectacular adventure up into the mountain and through the Jungle of Koh Samui and then down the other side. All safaris are conducted using authentic rugged ex-army jeeps. It is an exhilarating and rugged experience, but safety is always the highest priority. After pickup from your hotel on Ko Samui, travel to the first stop on the safari, the famous Grandfather/Grandmother Rocks. Next to the rocks is a quaint market selling all sorts of handmade Thai products and souvenirs. Then, head off to the largest waterfall on the island for a cool swim in the natural spring water. Visit the mummified monk statue in the glass case at the temple as seen on TV. After this ground-level experience, crank the vehicle into 4WD and head up into the mountain to impressive viewpoints located along the route to the top. Pass by local Thai farmers working their coconut farms in the forest. Stop for a delicious, traditional Thai lunch in the mountain-top restaurant with beautiful views of the island. After lunch, head to Buddha’s Magic Garden, with weird and wonderful statues all made by hand by one man over many years. Running through the garden is a quaint little stream, and above it is an old monk’s prayer room. Drive down the mountain and stop at the rubber-making plantation before heading toward the iconic Big Buddha. After an exhilarating day, you will be transferred back to the hotel in the evening.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

4. From Bangkok: Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Spend the day in the company of Thailand's native gentle giants on a day trip from Bangkok to an ethical elephant sanctuary in Pattaya. Get the chance to feed, bathe, and walk the elephants. Lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off, and fruit are included. Be picked up from your accommodation in Bangkok by an air-conditioned vehicle. Journey approximately 2 hours through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and beach, before arriving at the Sanctuary in Pattaya.  There, meet your English-speaking guide and learn some insights about the elephants you are about to meet. After gathering up some bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in safe, sustainable and ethical environments, and hear their individual stories.  Touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin.  Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos of them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes.  Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. After you're done at the Sanctuary, drive back to your hotel in Bangkok to enjoy the rest of your stay.

Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

5. Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

Depart from River City Bangkok city in the early morning and journey about 2.5 hours to Pattaya City, which is situated 150 km Southeast of Bangkok. Once arrived Pattaya city, you will take a boat ride for 40 minutes directly to Naban beach on Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island. Then, take local transport to Tawan beach, you can choose from a variety of activities depending on your interests for the day. Go snorkeling, or relax and sunbathe on the beach. If you'd like a faster pace, try some water activities like jet skiing, banana boat riding, sea walking, or parasailing. Then, enjoy lunch on the beach with a gorgeous view. Journey back to the mainland, arriving back in Bangkok in the early evening.

Pattaya: Coral Island & Sak Island Adventure Trip

6. Pattaya: Coral Island & Sak Island Adventure Trip

On this unique tour, benefit from a versatile selection of action-packed adventure options as you explore the serene natural beauty of the Pattaya Islands. Make the day your own by choosing as many water activities as you'd like. Your guide will ensure you catch all of the highlights. Begin your island excursion with pickup from your hotel in Pattaya. For your first adventure of the day, take to the skies with the adrenaline rush of parasailing. Soar above the water and cruise over Pattaya Beach. Awaiting you are the panoramic views of expansive, crystal-clear blue waters. After you've finished your first activity, take a stroll along the coastline, marvel at the coral reef and paddle peacefully on a paddle board before heading to Coral Island. While you cruise, admire the breathtaking beauty of the pristine waters and sandy beaches. If you're hungry, grab lunch at an island restaurant by Tawean Beach. Fully replenished and ready for action, hit the water for your choice of afternoon thrills. Climb on a banana boat, or rev the engine on a jet ski. Afterwards, you might seize the opportunity to rest on the beach; soaking up the sun's rays. Next on the agenda, zoom along the water to discover the stunning coral reefs and marine life around Sak Island. On board, grab your snorkeling gear and dive in, or explore the sea floor up close with a seawalker. Marvel at the diversity of the vibrant underwater world as sea creatures swoop by. Once you've scouted out every corner of the reef, it's time to pack up and return to shore. Relax on the way back and enjoy a final transport to your hotel to conclude your tour.

Koh Samui: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

7. Koh Samui: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

This suggested itinerary includes many highlights for you to see while visiting Koh Samui. Your first stop could be the Lady Monk temple or the famous Big Buddha temple on the north end of the island. After that, you can go to the Chaweng viewpoint to enjoy the stunning views of the bays around Chaweng. A little further down south, you can find the Grandfather and Grandmother rock (also called Hin Ta & Hin Yai). Then you will go to a rubber plantation where you can see the rubber trees and the way the rubber is extracted from them. Further to the south of the island, you will visit the Mummified Monk and its surrounding temple area. You will also go to Namuang waterfall where you can go for a swim! You can also stop by some nice beach side restaurants for lunch or dinner to have a little break. The driver will pick you up from your accommodation anywhere on the island, bring you to the places you desire and will drop you off when the tour is finished. 

From Pattaya/Bangkok: Island Day Trip with Beach Activities

8. From Pattaya/Bangkok: Island Day Trip with Beach Activities

Take a break from Bangkok or Pattaya with a beach day trip to Coral Island or Koh Larn. Go parasailing, kayaking, banana boating, and more all against the stunning backdrop of Thai islands. See coral and fish as you snorkel in crystal-clear waters. Choose to include a jet ski ride in your tour. After hotel pickup, travel to the pier for the first activity of the day: parasailing. Enjoy the panoramic view of Pattaya Bay as you fly through the sky. Then, take a walk along the seaside and admire the coral reef before traveling to Coral Island, marvel at the beautiful views of the island. Fuel up on energy for your afternoon of activities with lunch. Then, enjoy an adrenaline-filled ride on a banana boat and calmly paddle across the sea in a kayak, admiring marine life through the transparent kayak. If you have chosen to include jet skiing in your day, zoom across the sea. Relax on the beach for a while before heading Sak, Island where there are magnificent coral reefs and fishes to discover. Put on the provided snorkeling gear and dive into the water to see what you can find. At around 3:30 PM, head back to the van to be returned to your hotel.

Tiffany's Show Pattaya: Cabaret Show Entry Ticket

9. Tiffany's Show Pattaya: Cabaret Show Entry Ticket

Treat yourself to something special and witness Tiffany's Show Pattaya in all its glory. Watch dazzling performances and listen to exciting musical numbers. Bring the whole family along for the highly regarded performance. Tiffany’s Show Pattaya is the world's first transgender cabaret show. With five decades of experience, the family-oriented show was voted among the top 10 world's best shows and has received the Prime Minister's Creative Award. See the show awarded the People's Choice Award and Thailand Tourism Awards: Award of Excellence, as well as Thailand's most coveted tourism award, the Hall Of Fame. Tiffany’s Show Pattaya has organized the well-known Miss Tiffany’s Universe since 1998 and Miss International Queen since 2004 with the aim to raise human rights and equality for all. Witness spectacular performances, impressive costumes, and out-of-this-world set design. Choose from a variety of seating, whether it's the mezzanine or VIP seating closer to the stage.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

10. From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

Choose between heading straight to the meeting point or being picked up from your accommodation in central Bangkok. Sit back and enjoy the air-conditioned ride as you’re taken on a full-day trip to Ko Lan (Coral Island), a dreamy island just off the coast of Pattaya. Spend 4 leisurely hours on the island of Koh Lan. Swim and snorkel in the warm, clear waters, try some beach sports, or simply relax on the white sands. Once you’ve soaked up the sun, you’ll head back to Pattaya Pier. Explore Pattaya Viewpoint and take in panoramic views of the area. Visit the incredible Sanctuary of Truth temple. Although still under construction, it’s a striking piece of architecture with detailed woodworking. Take one last glimpse of the sea before being transferred back to Bangkok.

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The highlight of my trip to Thailand was Pattaya Elephant Sanctuary. A home for rescued abused elephants, their stories awful but now they have a wonderful life taking mud baths, playing in the pool, foraging in the forest. When we arrived the elephants came running out to greet us as they knew banannas & sugarcane come with new visitors. Walked thru the forest while the elephants leisurely munched on leaves...off to a favorite pool where they to play and roll around in the water. Everyone at the Sanctuary were absolutely wonderful and take great care of the elephants and rescued dogs! Highly recommend this trip!

Our driver Eddy was great, extremely kind, and professional. Make sure you ask for him when you book it. Services/drivers are hit and miss in Thailand.

Our guide was brilliant! Very informative and kind. 10/10. The trip itself was very good.

Incredible experience with a company that really cares about the elephants!

Great overall package with visit to pig island, snorkeling & lunch