Pattaya offers an extensive choice of daytime pastimes, beach activities, sports facilities and other great 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, is therefore always guaranteed in Funtown.
Please scroll down on this page (activities have been arranged in alphabetical order) to hopefully find just what you’re looking for.
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Pattaya Fun Activities & Sports
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2Sky Pattaya Rocket Ball
- 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 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.
- 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, Pattaya Nua. 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 Boat Riding
Banana boats are unpowered tube-shaped rubber boats, usually pulled by a motor boat and with seating available for usually up to six people. Banana boat rides are available anywhere along Pattaya or 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 just before Soi 9 on Jomtien beach, approx. one kilometre south of the Dongtan police box and right opposite the night market. The area is also used for other sports events like beach soccer.
Bowling – Lawn Bowls
- Bowling Green (Lawn bowls)
→ Soi Xzyte (between Pattaya 3rd Road and Soi Buakhao), Central Pattaya
- Bowling Plus (formerly Pattaya Bowl)
→ Pattaya Second Road (junction with Soi Regent Marina). Tel. 038-429 908, 038-429 466
Bowling Plus with 20 bowling lanes is open daily from 10am-2am.
- O.D. BOWL
→ Pratamnak Road, South Pattaya. Open daily from 8am-1am.
- P.S. Bowling
→ Top’s Supermarket, Central Pattaya. Tel. 038-420 965/6. www.psbowling.com
The largest bowling center at the Eastern seaboard with 32 bowling lanes is open daily from 10am-2am.
- 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 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 more details, jump rates and contact details, please visit their website: www.bungeethailand.com.
Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park
- 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 their 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 cinemas are air-conditioned and inexpensive for Western standards, with ticket prices starting at approx. 100 Baht, and show both domestic-made Thai movies and international productions “made in Hollywood.” (Just watch out for the subtitles to make sure you catch the right show as some films have both subtitled and non-subtitled showings.)
Note: Thailand’s national anthem is played before every movie, along with a short videography of the king. In order to pay respect to the revered monarch, you are expected to stand up, also as a foreigner.
- Major Cineplex Pattaya
→ The Avenue Mall (Floors 2-4), Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya
Prices from 120 Baht per seat. Open from 11am to 1am.
- SF Cinema City
→ Central Festival Center (3rd floor), Pattaya Second Road, North Pattaya
Six standard cinemas with 1,610 seats.
- SFX Cinema Pattaya Beach
→ Central Festival Pattaya Beach (6th floor), Pattaya Beach Road, Central Pattaya
Darts can be played in over a hundred bars in Pattaya. There are even half a dozen of amateur darts leagues run by local bars and expats, and with dozens of pubs all across the Pattaya area 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 3rd 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 regularly by a handful of foreign-run bars in 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.
For game fishing organized by the Pattaya Sports Club, please visit www.pattayasports.org.
- Scandinavia Bar
→ Pattaya Beach Road (Soi 13), South Pattaya
This long-established Scandinavian venue 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 see their special Pattaya fishing page
- Salty Dog Fishing Team Jomtien Beach
→ Soi 7, Jomtien Beach, www.seafishingpattaya.com
Thai/Belgian fishing team specialized in bottom, wreck and night fishing.
- Jimmy’s Fishing Park
→ Soi Nern Plubwaan, Soi 28 (off Sukhumvit Road, East Pattaya)
Jimmy’s Fishing Park features three great lakes with eight 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
Fitness Centres – Gyms
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.
Aside from the ones listed here, only Tony’s Group has 10 more gyms in the Pattaya area, including Jomtien, Naklua, Soi Buakhao, and on the “Dark Side”. More info and location maps at: www.tonydisco.com.
- 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 8am-11pm
- Fairtex Sports Club
→ 179-185/212 Moo 5, North Pattaya Road (Pattaya Nua), www.fairtexpattaya.com
Predominantly famous for its Muay Thai boxing school, the 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 7am to 9pm.
- Sitpholek World-Class Fitness Centre
→ 217/10 Sukhumvit Road, North Pattaya
Well-equipped air-conditioned fitness centre attached to the famous boxing school. Open daily from 9am to midnight. For more English-language information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
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.com
Fly Thailand, self-proclaimed home of sport flying in South-East Asia, offers pilots and beginners of microlights, ultralights, delta flexwing and trike enthusiasts a wide range of aircraft to enjoy at realistic prices. For more details please visit their English- and Russian-language website.
- Nongprue Flying Club
→ Nongprue Airfield, East Pattaya (two kilometres past the Horseshoe Point)
With a 400-metre grass runway, ample aircraft parking and nine aircraft hangers, the Nongprue Flying Club 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
→ Bang Phra Airfield, Sri Racha (north of Pattaya), www.thaiflyingclub.com
- Thai Sky Adventures – Skydiving near Pattaya
→ Sri Racha (Ao Udom, 19 kilometres north of Pattaya)
Professionally managed and safe skydiving and training courses at affordable prices both for beginners and experienced skydivers. Single tandem jump only 9,950 Baht, with group discounts available.
For further info about skydiving in Pattaya, please visit www.thaiskyadventures.com.
- Jungle Football Golf
→ Jungle Bungy Jump, off Sukhumvit Road Soi 87, East Pattaya
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!
For a complete listing of golf courses and driving ranges in and around Pattaya, please visit our dedicated Golf in Pattaya page. 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 organizes and coordinates competition golf in and around Pattaya, with weekly scheduled competitions and “major” tournaments. The IPGC also 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.
- Pattaya Golf Society (PGS)
The Pattaya Golf Society (PGS) plays Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and can be contacted at the Elephant Bar on Soi Buakhao (next to the junction with Soi 21) or via their website 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 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 9.30am every Tuesday and Thursday.
Located in Pattaya’s countryside near the Mabprachan reservoir, the Horseshoe Point’s “international riding school” features pleasure and pony rides for beginners, riding lessons and “art of classical riding” instructions, including dressage and show jumping. The Horseshoe Point periodically also features shows and performances in the “art of classical riding”. Five riding arenas, including one Olympic arena; two polo clubs adjacent.
Jet Ski Rental
Jet skis are available for rent anywhere along Pattaya and Jomtien beach, with rates starting at around 700 Baht for a 30-minute fun ride. While a jet ski ride may be an integral part of a visit to Pattaya beach for some, you’re advised to be aware of the notorious scams where jet ski operators try to extort and extra-charge you for alleged damages to the vehicles (or simply overcharge you for real damages). There is no insurance and Pattaya’s police force isn’t particularly famous for being helpful in such cases.
Pattaya’s most popular jogging paths are the beach promenades along 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.