Pattaya, along with Jomtien Beach and Naklua, offers an extensive choice of daytime pastimes, beach activities, sports facilities and other fantastic entertainment options, many right within city limits, others in the immediate vicinity of Pattaya. Big Fun for adventure seekers, couples and families, young and old alike, is always guaranteed in Pattaya-Funtown.
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2Sky Pattaya Rocket Ball Bali Hai Pier, southern end of Walking Street
Do you fancy getting thrown up high into the air at totally thrilling speeds? Operating daily at night hours, 2Sky Pattaya Rocket Ball is a new amusement attraction on Walking Street offering you just that! The Rocket Ball ride consists of two steel towers with a bungee cord connected to each tower. The other ends of the cords are attached to a caged steel vehicle in which two riders are seated. The vehicle is first pulled to the ground where the riders board. When the passenger unit is released from the loading station, the bungee cords engage, sending the riders on a high-speed vertical launch 50 meters into the air at speeds of 100 km/h in one second and 5G force power! To get a better idea of how this thrilling new amusement attraction works, please see their multiple-language website which also has many photos and videos.
ATV Tours ATV Pattaya Jungle Adventures Lake Mabprachan Resort, 10 km east of Central Pattaya
ATV Pattaya Jungle Adventures is Pattaya's self-proclaimed "only REAL off-road ATV adventure tour", with 90% off-road trails and 100% fun. Come and enjoy unforgettable hours of fun and adrenaline-fueled entertainment as you ride an amazing 330cc ATV Quad bike or a 260cc Fun Buggy through the stunning Thai countryside, through local jungles and farm lands, through the mud and across creeks. All ATV Quad bikes and Buggy Karts are automatic and safe and easy to drive. Free pick-up service/hotel transfer.
For more details and online booking please visit their website www.atvtourspattaya.com.
Badminton Ambassador City Sports Centre
Ambassador Hotel, 21/10 Moo 2, Sukhumvit Road/ Najomtien. Tel. 038-231 501/4 Diamond Badminton Court 313/258 Pattaya 3rd Road, South Pattaya, just south of the intersection with Soi 17 Fairtex Sports Club
179-185/212 North Pattaya Road. Features five "Olympic regulation" Badminton courts. Pattaya Badminton Club
390/10 Moo 10, Soi 17, South Pattaya. Tel. 038-425 397, 038-429 532
Banana boats are unpowered tube-shaped rubber boats, usually pulled by a motor boat and with seating available for up to six people. Banana boat rides are available anywhere along Pattaya's coastline or on Jomtien beach. Prices per group approximate 700 Baht for a 30-minutes fun ride.
Beach Volleyball, Beach Soccer
A floodlit beach volleyball court is located on Jomtien Beach, approx. one kilometre south of the Dongtan Police Box. The area is also used for other sports events including beach soccer.
Bowling, Lawn Bowls Bowling Green (Lawn bowls)
Soi Xzyte (between Pattaya 3rd Road and Soi Buakhao) Bowling Plus (formerly Pattaya Bowl)
Pattaya Second Road (northern part of 2nd Road, at the junction with Soi Regent Marina)
Features 20 bowling lanes. Open daily from 10-2h. Tel. 038-429 908, 038-429 466 O.D. BOWL
Pratamnak Road, South Pattaya. Open daily from 8.00 to 1.00h. P.S. Bowling
P.S. Bowling above Top's Supermarket (at the junction of Pattaya Second Road and Central Pattaya Road) features 32 bowling lanes. The largest bowling center at the Eastern seaboard is open daily from 10.00 to 2.00 am. www.psbowling.com, Tel. 038-420 965/6
Bungy Jumping Pattaya Bungee Jump
248/10 Moo 12, Thepprasit Road, Soi 9, Jomtien
Pattaya Bungy Jump, established in 1989, was not only the first in South-East Asia but still remains the highest Bungy Jump in Thailand today. Feel the amazing rush by bungee jumping off a 60-metre high platform over a lake! Other activities include go-kart racing, paintball, off-road ATV and buggy riding. Open daily from 8-18h. Free pick-up service. For more details, photos, videos, rates and online booking, please visit their website www.pattayabungyjump.com, or call 038-300 608. Jungle Bungy Jump
Sukhumvit Road Soi 87, East Pattaya
Run by highly experienced jumpmasters from New Zealand, England and Thailand, Jungle Bungy Pattaya is the self-proclaimed "best and safest Bungy Jump in Thailand". The Jump is 50 metres (165 feet) high and also includes Catapult Bungy, Tandem Bungy and Water Touch Bungy. Open 9am-6pm. Free pickup service available. For further details, photo galleries, location map, jump rates and contact details, please visit their website: www.bungeethailand.com.
Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park Najomtien Soi 52, Bang Saray (20-minute drive from Pattaya, just off Sukhumvit Road)
Cartoon Network is now bringing the ultimate in family entertainment to Pattaya. The Cartoon Network Amazone water park just outside Pattaya, scheduled to open its doors to paying customers on July 31st, 2014, will be the first Cartoon Network-themed water park in the world. With an ever-growing number of family vacationers visiting Pattaya, this brand-new theme waterpark just south of the beach resort is sure to become a popular attraction particularly for families with young children.
To quote from the Cartoon Network Amazone website: "Here you can splash out with all of your favorite Cartoon Network friends ... Explore 10 themed zones catered to suit the preferred experience of every guest. Blast down heart-pounding high-speed water rollercoasters, enjoy a relaxing meander down the Riptide Rapids river, or splash about at Cartoonival, the world's largest aqua playground boasting 150 different water features. And there's always the Megawave pool if you feel like some beach-inspired action ..." Cartoon Network Amazone promises an "awesome experience no matter what your age" and "a full day's fun for the entire family."
Cinemas, Movie Theatres
Currently, Pattaya has three cinemas ensuring plenty of seating arrangement to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster or local movie. All movie theatres show both domestic-made Thai movies and international productions "made in Hollywood." (Watch out for the subtitles to make sure you catch the right show as some films have both subtitled and non-subtitled showings.)
Thai movie theatres are air-conditioned and inexpensive for Western standards, with ticket prices starting at approx. 100 Baht. Thailand's national anthem is being played before every movie, along with a short videography of King Bhumibol. In order to pay respect to the revered monarch, you are expected to stand up, also as a Farang. Major Cineplex Pattaya
The Avenue Mall (Floors 2-4), Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya
Prices from 120 Baht per seat. Open from 11.00 to 1.00h. SF Cinema City
3rd floor, Central Festival Center (Big C), Pattaya Second Road
Six standard cinemas with 1,610 seats. SFX Cinema Pattaya Beach
6th floor, Central Festival Pattaya Beach, Pattaya Beach Road
Darts can be played in probably over a hundred bars in Pattaya. There are even half a dozen of local darts leagues all across the Pattaya area, run by local bars and expats, and with dozens of bars involved. For more information, bar contact details etc. please visit www.pattayadarts.com. If you enjoy a game of darts and perhaps wish to join a team when staying in Pattaya, you'll find all the info you need there.
The new Legends pool & sports bar near the junction of Pattaya Third Road and Pattaya Klang (Central Pattaya Road) also has a large darts area and a darts shop.
Deep Sea Fishing
Fun fishing trips on chartered boats, with focus on togetherness and booze, are organized by a handful of Farang-run bars all over Pattaya as an additional attraction for their clients. Following the excursion, there's usually a barbeque party at the venue of the organizing bar, starring the maritime delicacies caught during day. Scandinavia Bar on Pattaya Beach Road (Soi 13) offers boat charter and guided fishing trips on one of Pattaya's best-equipped boats at rates starting from 7,000 Baht per day/group. For details please visit their website www.scandibar.com. Nature Service Tours organize Deep Sea Fishing trips leaving from Bali Hai Pier (southern end of Walking Street). Departure is at 9h, return at 17.30h. The price of 1,220 Baht per person includes fishing equipment, a fishing instructor, diving mask, snorkel, breakfast and lunch. Night trips with squid fishing (departure 7pm) are also on offer. For reservation, call 086-0490212, 084-0708631 or 038-427 660. Scuba Dawgs Pattaya (formerly Pattaya Diving and Fishing), also situated at the Bali Hai Pier (Walking Street), organizes deep sea fishing, spearfishing and and fresh water fishing trips, and also provides professional Scuba dive training and fun dive trips. For more details, rates, and impressive photo and video galleries, please visit www.scubadawgspattaya.com.
For Game Fishing organized by the Pattaya Sports Club, please visit www.pattayasports.org.
Fishing Parks Jimmy's Fishing Park
Soi Nern Plubwaan, Soi 28 (off Sukhumvit Road, on the "Dark Side")
Jimmy's Fishing Park features three great lakes with 8 varieties of fish. A smaller lake contains fish up to around eight kilograms, while a bigger lake contains additional "monsters". Equipment can be provided, including angling rods with fix spool reels, bait holders and hooks, plus bait of course. There's also a social club with a well-stocked bar, good food and pool table. Jomtien Fishing Park
Jomtien Beach Road, Soi 14. North Pattaya Fishing Park
Soi 3, North Pattaya
Apart from the more popular and well-known fitness centres listed below there's an abundance of mostly inexpensive gyms all over Pattaya. Just check out their offers and find out whose services suit you best. Central Pattaya Gym
Pratamnak Road, South Pattaya (next to Central Pattaya Hotel)
Small non-aircon gym with focus on weight-lifting equipment and a swimming pool (unlimited free use for customers of the gym). Open daily from 8-23h. Fairtex Sports Club
179-185/212 Moo 5, North Pattaya Road (Pattaya Nua)
Predominantly famous for its Muay Thai Boxing School, Fairtex Sports Club features an aerobics studio and awesome weight-lifting equipment. Other facilities include Tennis, Badminton and Squash courts, Rock Climbing, a Basketball/Football court, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a Health Spa. Opens daily from 7.00am to 9.00pm. www.fairtexpattaya.com Sitpholek World-Class Fitness Centre
217/10 Sukhumvit Road/ North Pattaya
Well-equipped air-conditioned fitness centre attached to the famous Muay Thai Boxing School. Open daily from 9.00h to midnight. For more English-language information, please call 089-934-5001 or email email@example.com Tony's Gym And Muay Thai Academy
340/6 Pattaya 3rd Road (north of the junction with South Pattaya Road). Tel. 038-414 058/9
Modern air-conditioned gym with focus on bodybuilding equipment. Also features Thai Boxing facilities, spa/sauna/steam rooms and "Japanese style" massage. Tony's Tennis Club & Fitness Centre
313/5 Pattaya 3rd Road (south of the junction with South Pattaya Road). Tel. 038-488 548/9
Modern air-conditioned gym and fitness centre. Offers aerobics, yoga, tennis courts, swimming pool, spa/sauna/steam rooms and "Japanese style" massage. Personal trainers available. Open 24 hours. Tony's Group has 10 more fitness centres and gyms in the Pattaya area, including Jomtien, Naklua, on Soi Buakhao and on the "Dark Side". More info and location maps on their website: www.tonydisco.com.
Flying, Paragliding, Skydiving Chonburi Flying Club
East of Bang Phra in Sri Racha district (on the Chonburi-Pattaya bypass). Fly Thailand
Five kilometres east of Pattaya, located at the Nongprue Airfield.
Flythailand, home of sport flying in South-East Asia, offers pilots and beginners of Gyroplane and Microlight flying a wide range of aircraft to enjoy. Please call Tom for further details on how to get there (089-249-6883), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their English-language Fly Thailand website. Nongprue Flying Club Nongprue Airfield is located on the "Dark Side," only 10 minutes from central Pattaya and two kilometres past the Horseshoe Point. With a 400-metre grass runway, ample aircraft parking and nine aircraft hangers, Nongprue Airfield is a great launch point for some of the best flying around Thailand, great city views and fantastic beach runs. Pilots and non-flyers welcome. Pattaya Airpark
20 kilometres south of Pattaya, near the Phoenix Golf Club. Thai Flying Club
Based at the Bang Phra Airfield in Sri Racha district (just north of Pattaya). For further details please visit their multi-language website www.thaiflyingclub.com. Thai Sky Adventures - Skydiving near Pattaya Thai Sky Adventures in Sri Racha (Ao Udom, 19 kilometres north of Pattaya) offer professionally managed and safe Skydiving and training courses at affordable prices for beginners and experienced skydivers. We offer everything for the first-time jump, and you can even capture the moment with our video and photography services. The easiest and safest way to make that big leap is by Tandem, in which method you are attached to a highly experienced instructor using a dual harness/single container parachute designed for two. The great thing about this method is that you are never alone during your whole adventure. Single Tandem jump only 9,950 Baht, with group discounts available. For all the info you need to know about skydiving in Pattaya, booking and prices, location map, photos and videos, please visit www.thaiskyadventures.com.
Football Golf Jungle Football Golf
Located at the Jungle Bungy Jump site, off Sukhumvit Road Soi 87
Football Golf is an entertaining mix of football and golf; played with your legs and a football on an 18-hole course and to golf rules. Hole the football in as few kicks as possible!
Golf - Pattaya Golf Societies
For a complete listing of all golf courses around Pattaya and at the Eastern seaboard, Pattaya's golf scene, driving ranges within city limits, and golf holiday packages, please visit our extensive extra page on Golf In Pattaya. For more infos on Pattaya's golf scene, golf courses around Pattaya and golf events, please visit one of the following sites: International Pattaya Golf Club (IPGC)
The International Pattaya Golf Club, formed in 2000, organises and coordinates competition golf in and around Pattaya. It's a non-profit organisation and 'member club' offering membership to all players, regardless of handicap, race or gender. IPGC offers weekly scheduled competitions and "major" tournaments. Competitions are held 6 days a week. IPGC negotiates with local clubs, on behalf of its member societies, to achieve the best discount rates for competition green fees and offers advice when necessary. Among others, the following golf societies currently comprise the IPGC. www.ipgc.org Pattaya Golf Society (PGS)
Pattaya's first formalised golf group, the Pattaya Golf Society, plays competition golf three times a week from its new clubhouse, Rabbi's Elephant Bar on Soi Buakhao, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Pattaya Golf Society (PGS) can be contacted at Rabbi's Elephant Bar or via Pattaya's best golf website at www.thepattayagolfsociety.org. The Alternative Gentlemen's Golf Society (TAGGS) can be contacted at The Haven Hotel on Soi 13, off Pattaya Beach Road. They play Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Lewiinski's Golf Society can be contacted at Lewiinski's Bar and Hotel on Pattayaland Soi 1. They play Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Jomtien Golf Society can be contacted at Siam Cats Bar on Jomtien Soi 5. They play every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The golf group at The Links Hotel on Soi Buakhao departs at 9.30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.
Horseback Riding Horseshoe Point
Located in Pattaya's countryside (near the Mabprachan Reservoir) the Horseshoe Point "International Riding School" features pleasure and pony rides for beginners, riding lessons and "Art of Classical Riding" instructions, including dressage and show jumping. Horseshoe Point periodically features shows and performances in the "Art of Classical Riding". Five riding arenas, including one Olympic arena. Two Polo clubs adjacent. www.horseshoepoint.com Pattaya Riding Club
111/1 Moo 12, Thepprasit Road/Jomtien. Tel. 038-255 888.
Jet Ski rental is available anywhere along Pattaya beach and Jomtien beach, with rates starting at around 700 Baht for a 30-minutes ride. Please be aware of the notorious scams by jet-ski operators attempting to extra-charge you for alleged damages. There is no insurance.
Pattaya's most popular jogging paths are the beach promenades of Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. The Pattaya Fitness Park on Pratamnak Road (Big Buddha hill in South Pattaya) features a jogging track in pleasantly landscaped surroundings.
Jogging enthusiasts ambitious enough to compete in long-distance running may consider taking part in the popular Pattaya Marathon, organized every year in July.
Kart Racing Easy Kart
Bali Hai Pier, South Pattaya
Thailand's "first and most professional Go-kart entertainment complex", established since 2004. Open daily from 10.00 to 1.00h. For more details please visit www.easykart.net. K.R. Go Kart
62/125 Thepprasit Road/Jomtien (near the junction with Soi Korpai). Tel. 038-300 347/9
Floodlit 1,100-metre track. Open Mon-Fri 10-19.30h. Sat/Sun/Holidays 9-20h. Pattaya Kart Speedway
248/2 Thepprasit Road/Jomtien (opposite K.R Go Kart). Tel. 038-422 044
Non-floodlit 800-metre professional kart racing track for amateurs and pro's, with off-road tracks and a "Kid's race track". Open daily from 9.30-18.30h. Siam Karting Circuit
387 M. 6, Sukhumvit Road, North Pattaya (opp. Bangkok Pattaya Hospital) Tel. 038-727 410. Open daily from 9-21h (floodlit).