• Live the Dream
    Live the Dream

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang

  • Embrace the Ultimate
    Embrace the Ultimate

    Courtesy of Princess Yachts

  • Live the Life You’ve Earned
    Live the Life You’ve Earned

    Siam Royal View, Koh Chang

  • A Feast for the Senses
    A Feast for the Senses
  • The Best Views of Pattaya
    The Best Views of Pattaya

    Siam Royal View, Pattaya

  • The Other Way of Living
    The Other Way of Living

    Koh Chang

  • Living Grand - High Above
    Living Grand - High Above

    Siam Royal View, Pattaya

  • Take Your Quality Time
    Take Your Quality Time

    Koh Chang

  • Embrace the Beauty of Nature
    Embrace the Beauty of Nature

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang

  • Your Private Haven
    Your Private Haven

    Siam Royal View, Koh Chang

  • A Glorious Ambiance
    A Glorious Ambiance

    Koh Chang

  • Live Your Passion
    Live Your Passion

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang / 

    courtesy of Princess Yachts

  • Wake up to Your Dreams
    Wake up to Your Dreams

    Klong Son Bay, Koh Chang

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The Best Thai Restaurants in Pattaya

Pattaya is a great city for foodies. Great cuisine from around the world can be found here at restaurants ranging from five-star dining of the highest class to tiny roadside stalls serving some of the best street food in the world.

However, when in Thailand, one should surely do as the Thais do and eat the local fare. This is especially true as Thai cooking is internationally recognised as one of the finest and most popular cuisines in the world. By way of acknowledgement, this month we will look at the best Thai restaurants in Pattaya.

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A Pattaya Beach Guide

For both tourists and international residents one of the biggest draws of Pattaya is the beach. Pattaya is one of Asia’s greatest beach cities; a modern thriving metropolis that can offer all the joys of a beach lifestyle. Although the curving four kilometre crescent of sand in Pattaya beach is the most popular, there are also a number of other beaches within easy reach - all of which we look at in our Pattaya Beach Guide.

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Paddle Boarding Comes to Koh Chang

Paddle boarding is a cross between surfing and kayaking. Participants sit, kneel or stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel them across the water. Over the past few years, paddle boarding has gained great popularity and has now arrived at Koh Chang. It can be enjoyed at the water sports activity centre at Siam Royal View in the north west of the island in the beautiful Klong Son Bay.

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Fine dining in Pattaya

Pattaya is rapidly transforming itself into one of the trendiest cities in Asia and as a result, is increasingly attracting an international jet set crowd who demand the better things in life.

The influx of people who are used to high quality living has resulted in a significant improvement in the quality of restaurants at the top end of the market – the bar has been raised to an entirely new level.

There is some excellent fine dining in Pattaya and our review of the restaurants below gives you a taste of the quality food and ambience available in the city. 

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Koh Chang Hospital and Other Medical Facilities

For many people travelling overseas, the availability of good medical facilities is an important factor -particularly if you stay abroad is for an extended period. Visitors to Thailand’s second largest island will be relieved to discover that on Koh Chang, hospitals and other medical facilities are of a very high standard and good quality care is available in the unfortunate occurrence of an accident or illness. 

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New Thailand Marina on to open on Koh Chang

A new Thailand marina is scheduled to open later this year and will finally offer high quality facilities for international sailors wanting to explore the waters and islands of the northern Gulf of Thailand. This area is without doubt one of the world’s most exciting sailing grounds, but it has been historically bypassed by many yachtsmen because of the lack of decent marina facilities.

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Five Leading International Annual Pattaya sporting events

For the sports fan, Pattaya is a great city. Not only does it host to many international sporting tournaments on an occasional basis, it also holds a number of leading international sporting events every year. For people living in the city, the event offers an opportunity to see international sporting stars and great sporting action up close.

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Koh Chang Markets, Supermarkets and Grocery Shopping

Throughout Koh Chang there are plenty of fabulous restaurants catering to every taste and budget. These range from a quick bowl of noodles to sumptuous five star dining and if you are on holiday, your needs are well catered to. However, for those who live on the island or stay for an extended period, at some stage you will want to prepare your own meals - even if it is only a bowl of cereal for breakfast. That means finding out about Koh Chang markets, supermarkets and grocery shopping. 

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Asian Spice Museum opens in Pattaya

Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard has a new tourist attraction; an Asian Spice Museum has opened in Pattaya and is ready to welcome visitors. 

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Thailand Sailing Regattas

With over 3,200 kilometers of coastline, 1,430 islands and warm tropical waters, Thailand is truly a sailor’s paradise, attracting thousands of international yachtsmen.  To celebrate the nation’s affinity with yachting, a number of major Thailand sailing regattas are held on an annual basis. At these events Thai enthusiasts meet and mingle with people from all over the world to share their passion for sailing and compete against each other is an atmosphere of friendly rivalry. Overseas visitors are often struck by the enthusiasm of Thais for the sport and the friendly welcome with which they are received. 

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Pattaya development plan offers a ‘Greenotive’ vision of the future

Pattaya development plan offers a ‘Greenotive’ vision of the future

A consortium of local government and business interests has launched a bold and exciting Pattaya development plan. It is designed to create a model modern metropolis, combining urban vibrancy with natural beauty and breathtaking innovation with cultural tradition. The ambitious project is outlined in a report entitled ‘New Pattaya, the World Class Tourism City’. The Pattaya development plan calls for the city to shake off its sometimes tawdry image and live up to its potential as one of Asia’s most exciting and desirable energetic hubs.

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Pattaya real estate purchase paves way for waterpark

Pattaya real estate purchase paves way for waterpark

Turner Broadcasting System Asia has made a 35 rai Pattaya real estate purchase, with the intention of building the world’s first Cartoon Network theme park in Thailand. The company is the Asian division of Turner Broadcasting System, the company that established CNN, and is now a subsidiary of the corporate media conglomerate Time Warner. The company also owns the Cartoon Network, the children’s channel that owns the rights to many of the most familiar animated characters including Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo and the Flintstones. 

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Zoom Festival Pattaya 2012 – Thailand’s biggest electronic music and dance event

Zoom Festival Pattaya 2012

International superstars to play at Thailand’s biggest electronic music and dance event

Following the disappointing postponement of the Pattaya International Music Festival last week (the event is now scheduled for 27 April), music fans will be relieved to hear that Zoom Festival Pattaya 2012 will be going ahead next weekend. The event is billed as nothing less than ‘Thailand’s biggest electronic music and dance festival’ and the city is sure to see an influx of fans from across Thailand and the world. 

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Oversong on the beach Koh Chang Music Festival 31 March 2012

Oversong on the beach – Koh Chang Music Festival

Next Saturday, 31 March, Koh Chang plays host to its first major music festival. Oversong on the Beach is generating a huge amount of excitement on the island and will feature a wide variety of popular Thai artists from many different music genres.

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The Beaches of Koh Chang

Holidaymakers visiting Thailand looking for perfect beach and guaranteed sun need look no further than the tropical paradise island of Koh Chang. There is a beach to suit every holidaymaker whether their preference is for a beach with a choice of activities, or just to sunbathe on a quiet strip of sand.

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Thailand’s Golfers Have Talent to Make an Impact on World Stage

The popularity in the game of golf has never been higher in the Asian region. The Korean women golfers seem to be always on the back pages of newspaper as they continue to dominate women’s international golf with three of them currently in the top ten of the official rankings. For many years Japan held the title of Asia’s strongest golfing nation, but that could be about to change due to the amazing growth of the game in Thailand.

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Phuket Regatta; Asian Sailors on the Rise

The Phuket Kings Cup is celebrating 25 years of successful sailing this year. In the early years, the results were dominated by sailors from such countries as UK and Australia, but now there is an increase in the Asian sailors dominating a number of the classes. The regatta grows year-on-year and was recently voted the most popular regatta in Asia. A survey found that 71% of sailors named Thailand as their favourite sailing place, with Pattaya being near the top of their places due to the weather, geography and the beautiful scenery. 

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Pattaya’s Best Restaurants

The Thai city of Pattaya is famous for its beautiful beaches and golf courses, however with increasing numbers of tourists coming to the city from every corner of the world, it is now building another reputation for itself as a city full of first class restaurants. No matter which country you are from and what your taste in food is, you can be sure there will be something to delight your taste buds in Pattaya. 

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Sailing, a Royal Sport in Thailand

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand, earned international recognition as a sportsman through his love for sailing. He has also greatly increased the profile of sailing in his own country. Previously, sailing had been a largely unknown sport in Thailand but through the feats of their King, the Thai people began to appreciate the skills and endurance required in the sport.

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Loy Krathong – Thailand’s Most Stunning Festival

Loy Krathong is not recognised as a public holiday, but it is the most romantic and popular festival in Thailand. It is normally held in the evening of the full moon in the 12th month in the Thai lunar calendar which usually falls in the month of November.

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