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 always guaranteed in Funtown.
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Pattaya Fun Activities & Sports
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- Easy Kart
→ Bali Hai Pier, South Pattaya, www.easykart.net
Thailand’s “first and most professional Go-kart entertainment complex”, established since 2004, is open daily from 10am to 1am.
- 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 Monday-Friday 10am to 7.30pm. Saturday/Sunday/holidays 9am to 8pm.
- 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 9.30am to 6.30pm.
- Siam Karting Circuit
→ Sukhumvit Road, North Pattaya (opp. Bangkok Pattaya Hospital), Tel. 038-727 410
Floodlit racing track, open daily from 9am to 9pm.
- Pattaya Minigolf Club
→ Basaya Beach Hotel & Resort (Pattaya Beach Road, junction with Central Pattaya Road)
18-hole minigolf course, open from 9am to 1am. 140 Baht/player.
- The Minigolf Pub
→ Thappraya Road, South Pattaya (up the hill to Jomtien)
18-hole minigolf course, open from 10am till late. 120 Baht/player.
- Mirabel Club Resort
→ off Sukhumvit Soi 87 (Soi Nong Krabog), East Pattaya, www.mirabelthai.com
18-hole minigolf course and many other activities in Pattaya’s green countryside.
- Bira Racing Circuit
Located about 15 kilometres east of Pattaya along the Pattaya-Rayong highway, this 2.4km-long internationally accredited motor racing track hosts two and four-wheels events on weekends and and is Thailand’s premier circuit. Highside Tours offer a variety of professional motorcycle racing packages at the Bira circuit, from a full three-day all-inclusive package to a 1/2-day taster. All full-day packages include crash insurance. For more details, videos and package prices, please visit www.highsidetours.com.
Muay Thai Boxing – Muay Thai Schools
Muay Thai show matches, arranged primarily for the amusement of the tourist spectators, are organized in a number of bar complexes on Pattaya Beach Road and Walking Street, which have boxing rings in the centre.
Courageous bar hoppers who deem themselves big and beefy enough to defeat the seemingly wishy-washy yet well-trained and muscular Thai fighters, are regularly encouraged to participate in such show fights. While anything but professional, these fights are always fun to watch, simply because most of the big white supermen clearly miss their chance to impress the screaming bar girls crowd. What many of these, usually tattooed and intoxicated, Western wannabe-Rambos don’t realize in the beginning is that Muay Thai is less about big muscles than technique and physical fitness. Well, it’s all just for the fun of it, ain’t it?
- “Friday Fight Night” @ The Avenue Mall
→ The Avenue, Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya
In 2009, The Avenue shopping mall on Pattaya 2nd Road kicked off a series of exiting (and professional) Muay Thai fight nights, called “Friday Fight Night”. Since then, visitors can enjoy free Muay Thai boxing every Friday night. The fights kick of at 7pm and go on until 11pm. The quality of the fights is guaranteed by Sitpholek – an institution in Pattaya’s Muay Thai scene.
- Fairtex Boxing Stadium
→ Thepprasit Road Soi 2, South Pattaya
The Fairtex boxing stadium off Thepprasit Road hosts professional Muay Thai fight nights two or three times per week. Fights start at 8pm and finish around midnight. Tickets cost around 1,000-1,200 Baht.
- Max Muay Thai Stadium
→ Sukhumvit Road Soi 42, Central Pattaya
The new Max Muay Thai stadium has opened its doors only in February 2015. Organizers promise to bring the best international Muay Thai fighters to Pattaya to fight against top ranking Thai fighters. Big Muay Thai boxing events are scheduled for every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The fights are also broadcast live on Thai television every week.
If you want to learn more about the techniques of Thailand’s national sport and study the martial art of Muay Thai more professionally, you’re advised to visit one of the local Muay Thai schools listed below. Muay Thai Camps Thailand also lists dozens of Muay Thai schools and gyms all over Thailand, including a few more in the Pattaya area, and provides useful info on their facilities, training etc.
- Fairtex Muay Thai Sportclub
→ Pattaya Nua, North Pattaya Road
Aside from other sports and spa facilities, Fairtex is mainly famous for its reputable Muay Thai school that provides the “world’s best” training facilities and personal training for both beginners and seasoned professionals. The Fairtex Muay Thai Camp has been breeding Muay Thai champions for 40 years, and its 5,000 square foot, state-of-the-art training centre offers Muay Thai and combat sports students on all levels the latest in training techniques.
- Pattaya Kombat Village
→ Soi Khao Talo (Soi 8), off Sukhumvit Road, East Pattaya
→ Soi Chak Nok, Huay Yai, off Sukhumvit Road, East Pattaya
Training by Muay Thai boxing champions is provided both for beginners and more experienced or professional athletes. Pattaya Kombat Village also features a fitness and body-building gym, swimming pool, sauna and massage rooms. For more detailed info visit their website.
- Sitpholek Boxing Centre
→ 217/10 Sukhumvit Road, North Pattaya
Open from 2pm to 8pm, closed on Sundays. For more English-language information on their training facilities etc., please email email@example.com.
- Sityodtong Muay Thai Camp
→ Soi Siam Country Club, off Sukhumvit Road (turn left at the Eastiny Resort)
The famed Sityodtong Camp is widely regarded as the number one destination for Muay Thai fighters, trainers and students the world over. The camp is owned and operated by former champion and Muay Thai legend Kru Yodtong Senannan. In operation for over four decades, the camp has turned out a long list of champions. Training at the camp, which has all the facilities you may expect of a world-class gym and Muay Thai training camp, is overseen by the master himself and a select team of professional trainers.
- Jomtien Paintball World
→ Jomtien Beach Road (approx. one kilometre south of the Dongtan police box)
- Paintball Park
→ Thepprasit Road Soi 9, Jomtien. Tel. 038-300 608. Open daily from 9am to 6pm.
- Pattaya Paintball Club
→ Soi Bonkai 1, South Pattaya. Tel. 08-0050-3031 (english). Open daily 10am to 12pm.
Speedboat-towed parachute rides offering fantastic views over Pattaya’s coastline and green countryside are available at many spots on Pattaya beach, Jomtien beach, and on Koh Larn island. Rates start at approx. 500 Baht for a short round trip.
Pattaya Sports Club
- Pattaya Sports Club
→ 3/197 Moo 6, Pattaya Third Road, Tel. 038-361167
The Pattaya Sports Club (PSC) was founded in 1979, when Pattaya was still a quiet, out-of-the-way seaside fishing village. Since that time, Pattaya has grown considerably – and so has the Pattaya Sports Club. Members, although not all active, are now in excess of 20,000, and what started as an occasional golf outing of a few dozen expats, is now daily golf competitions, weekly darts, lawn bowls, bowling and softball events, and regularly scheduled fishing tournaments. PSC also offers discounts at golf courses and many other places in Pattaya, and supports local charities. More info at www.pattayasports.org.
Pattaya Park Tower – Pattaya Water Park
- Pattaya Park Hotel
→ Soi Pattaya Park, off Thappraya Road, Jomtien
The Pattaya Water Park with its giant water slides and whirlpool, a fitness centre, jogging tracks, sauna etc. can be a great alternative to the beach; also offers a full range of water sports and scuba diving centre nearby.
With a total height of 240 metres, the Pattaya Park Tower is the city’s most visible landmark yet no longer the tallest building in town.
On the top 55th floor, you can enjoy an ultimate view over Pattaya’s coastline, while floors 52-54 feature several revolving restaurants with international buffet lunch and dinner, where you can enjoy your meal along with breathtaking views over Pattaya bay and the ocean. Sky and speed shuttle to the top floors are also available.
And for those who are courageous enough, how about a thrilling tower jump?
For further details please visit their website www.pattayapark.com.
Free-to-use and coin-operated pool tables of different styles and sizes, can be found in hundreds of bars all over Pattaya and Jomtien. Unless free or rented per hour, most places charge 20 Baht a game.
There’s also a considerable number of amateur pool leagues, organized by local bars and expats, and more than a dozen bars all across Pattaya that organize weekly pool competitions for regulars and tourists.
More dedicated or advanced players who fancy a game of pool or a competition on full-sized pro-tournament tables should check out one of the following venues:
- Double Kiss Pool Hall & Sports Lounge
→ 120/15 Pattaya Third Road, Central Pattaya, doublekisspool.com
The latest addition to Pattaya’s ever-growing number of pool halls opened only in June 2016. Double Kiss has 10 9-foot tables, a separate darts area, several large TV’s and a huge projector screen showing live sporting events. Regular tournaments. Tables cost 120 Baht per hour until 6 p.m. and 180 Baht/hour after that.
- Legends Pool & Sports Bar
→ Pattaya Klang Soi 5 (junction with Pattaya 3rd Road), legendspoolpattaya.com
Opened only in May 2013, this state-of-the-art pool and sports bar has 11 Brunswick 9-foot pool tables, 18 large TV screens and a large darts area.
- Megabreak Pool Lounge
→ Soi Diana Inn (between Pattaya 2nd Road and Soi Buakhao), www.megabreakpool.com
Stylish air-con pool lounge with fourteen 9-foot pro-tournament tables and a meeting point for more ambitious players. Popular 9-ball competitions on handicap basis every Sunday at 6pm and Thursday at 7pm, as well as 10-ball tournaments every Tuesday at 6pm. Fully-stocked bar with multiple flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, restaurant menu etc.
- Shoot Pool Sports Pub
→ Pattaya Center Condo, off South Pattaya Road (Pattaya Tai)
Air-conditioned pool lounge and popular sports bar with five 9-ft pro-tournament pool tables, a big-screen TV for live sports events, and a darts area in the back. Open from noon till late, this hassle-free bar with a family-friendly atmosphere, free Wi-Fi internet, inexpensive pool tables and drinks, is an ideal place to relax, shoot a game of pool, surf the Internet and watch all major sporting events. “Your local for live sports and quality drinks” and, of course, a game of pool in a friendly and relaxed pub atmosphere.
Ramayana Water Park
- Ramayana Water Park
→ Silver Lake area, Najomtien, East Pattaya
With a size of 184.000 square meters (or more than 700 tennis courts) and 50 breathtaking slides and attractions, Ramayana promises to become Thailand’s biggest water park and offer something memorable for everyone. Due to open in April 2016.
- Ocean Marina Yacht Club
Asia’s largest world-class marina and Thailand’s most exclusive yacht club, with hundreds of yachts at anchor, is located at the very southern end of Jomtien Beach in Najomtien. Gulf Charters Thailand, based at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, offers yacht trips and charters, including catamaran and keelboat sailing yachts.
- Royal Varuna Yacht Club
→ 286 Moo 12, Pratamnak Road (near Royal Cliff Hotel), Tel. 038-250 116
Set on a secluded beach in a natural bay between Pattaya and Jomtien, the Royal Varuna Yacht Club features world-class sailing facilities with sailing events scheduled for every weekend. Founded in 1957, the history of this club is virtually the history of yacht racing, sailing and cruising in Thailand.
Judging merely from the rather poor water quality at Pattaya’s main beaches, you may easily get a misleading impression of the hidden marine beauty the Gulf of Thailand has on offer for divers. Indeed, only a few miles offshore the tourism-spoilt coastline, the Eastern seaboard’s coastal waters turn out to be a real “mekka” for scuba diving enthusiasts and provide numerous scenic diving sites in close proximity to Pattaya. The shallow waters off the coast of Pattaya are home to a variety of maritime life forms, e.g., colourful tropical fish like large rays and barracudas, sea turtles, spectacular coral reef, and sharks of the gigantic yet harmless whale shark species.
For an extensive listing of scuba dive operators and training schools, all certified by international organizations including PADI and NAUI, please visit our extra Scuba Diving page. All listed dive schools provide a variety of courses for beginners and ambitious diving enthusiasts. Training programs range from basic instruction courses, various advanced certification courses, to programs that earn you Master Scuba Diver and Instructor qualifications.
- Pattaya Shooting & Adventure Park
→ Soi Wat Huay Yai (off Sukhumvit Road, south of Jomtien), Tel. 038-907-808
Established in 1999, with an objective to become Pattaya’s premier outdoor shooting range, the Pattaya Shooting & Adventure Park is only a short drive from downtown Pattaya and provides modern facilities with high standard weapons and equipment. Aside from an archery range and a popular fishing park at the site, other activities include horseback riding and horse carriage, tower jump, climbing etc.
- Tiffany’s Shooting Range
→ Tiffany Cabaret (ground floor), Pattaya Second Road, North Pattaya
18 air-conditioned indoor shooting galleries, open daily from 9am to 9pm.
- Pattaya Shooting Range
→ Pattaya Beach Road (between Soi 7 and Soi 8), Central Pattaya)
- Koh Larn Outdoor Shooting Range
→ north of the Naban Pier on Koh Larn island, open daily from 7.30am to 5pm
Snooker on full-sized 12-ft tables can be played in dozens of snooker halls around Pattaya which are predominantly frequented by Thais. Some are air-conditioned, others aren’t, and the quality of the tables varies as much as the prices.
While we can’t really recommend a certain venue, the snooker halls at Bowling Plus (Top’s Supermarket, at the junction of Pattaya Klang and Pattaya 2nd Road) and the small snooker hall on the first floor of Mike’s Department Store on Pattaya Beach Road, have a rather good reputation. Inter Snooker Club on Naklua Road, roughly between Soi Wongamat and Soi Potisan, is another popular snooker hall.
Just a brief warning: If you fancy a money game with the local Thai “champ” please remember that, in the first place, gambling is illegal in Thailand. What’s more, if you should eventually win, you better don’t expect the Thai underdog to be ready to pay for his “loss of face”. Thai men are passionate snooker players but notoriously sore losers – and mostly short of money.
Located near the Bira racing circuit on Highway 36, Splashdown is an adventure water park designed primarily for adult and teenagers, not kids. With eight great attractions in a lake-shaped adventure course, including the world renowned “big blob” and the tallest inflatable waterslide in the world, the entry fee is 650 Baht for Thai nationals and expats holding a work permit, and 1,500 Baht for non-Thai nationals.
- Ambassador City Hotel Jomtien
→ Sukhumvit Road, Najomtien (approx. 10 kilometres south of Pattaya)
With eight air-conditioned squash courts, the venue is also home of the Pattaya Squash Club that is playing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, starting around 5 p.m. Court fee is just 80 Baht per evening.
- Fairtex Sports Club
→ North Pattaya Road, Pattaya Nua
The largest indoor gymnasium arena in Thailand has five badminton courts.
- Royal Cliff Sports & Fitness Club
→ Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pratamnak Road (between South Pattaya and Jomtien)
Two squash and seven floodlit tennis courts, however, for members and hotel guests only.
- Dusit Resort Sports Club
→ North Pattaya (Dolphin Roundabout, junction of Pattaya Second and North Pattaya Road)
Three floodlit outdoor tennis courts, open from 7am to 8pm daily. For members only!
- Fairtex Sports Club
→ North Pattaya Road, Pattaya Nua
- Royal Cliff Sports & Fitness Club
→ Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pratamnak Road (between South Pattaya and Jomtien)
Six floodlit hard-surface courts, one centre court. Open from 7am to 8pm. Members and hotel guests only!
- Tony’s Tennis Club & Fitness Centre
→ 313/5 Pattaya Third Road, South Pattaya, Tel. 038-488 548/9
Traditional Thai massage is not only healthy but a perfect way of relaxing, too. It is as well a form of therapeutical health care as a form of passive meditation and physical recreation.
Traditional massage parlours and spas that offer Thai, foot and oil massage can be found all over Pattaya and in virtually every side-street. Prices per hour approximate 200 Baht for a traditional Thai massage and 300 Baht for an oil massage. In order to fully benefit from a traditional massage, a two-hour session is recommended.
Important note: Traditional Thai massage is a therapeutic practice and not to be confused with a soapy “body massage”, which can be more precisely described as an erotic “body-to-body exercise” using a lot of soapy water. Other than traditional Thai massage, a full body massage session provides, so-to-say, “holistic” relaxation in a rather sexual way and usually includes a “happy ending” for the recipient. You can find more info on the different types of massage services available in Pattaya on this page.
Water Sports (Freshwater Sports)
- Air-Time Watersports Camp
→ Dok Krai Lakeside Resort, Dok Krai reservoir, Rayong province
Waterski and wakeboarding centre specialized in wakeboard camps, located directly on the lakeside of the biggest wakeboard lake in Thailand, the 11-km-long Dok Krai reservoir.
- Bamrung Sports Club
→ Huai Sak Nok reservoir, Soi Green Way, off Sukhumvit Road, East Pattaya
Offers a full range of watersports facilities, sailing and paramotor centre, windsurfing, paragliding, kayaking, catamaran-riding and canoeing.
- Lakeland Water Cable Ski
→ about five kilometres east of Pattaya (Km 150.5, Highway No. 3)
Cable ski facilities in a large freshwater lake, open daily from 10am to 9pm.
Windsurfing – Kiteboarding
- Club Loong Chat
→ Najomtien, Sattahip district (next to the Pinnacle Resort, south of Pattaya)
Club Loong Chat at Najomtien’s “Golden Sand Beach” was established in the 1970s as Thailand’s first professional windsurfing club and school. Reasonably priced courses for beginners and experienced windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts by Thai and international instructors.
Wing Chun – Fighting Art
Wing Chun is a fascinating Chinese martial art that dates back to the Qing dynasty. The fighting principles are based on the centre line theory and use your opponents’ force speed and momentum against themselves. Using Wing Chun close range techniques a smaller and weaker fighter can subdue a stronger opponent.
For instructions in this fascinating fighting art within 30-minute driving distance from Pattaya call Seth (083 458 1853) or visit the Wing Chun Thailand Facebook page.