Living in Pattaya
This can be as vibrant and relaxing as you’d like it to be. Many people have come to reside in Pattaya to enjoy the endless things it has to offer. There are numerous shopping malls, plenty of markets, beaches, and many entertainment areas. Many of the beaches offer windsurfing, para-sailing, banana boat rides, jet skiing, swimming, or just relaxing under the shade and enjoying local foods.
Families with Young Children
There are certainly plenty of activities for families in and around Pattaya. To list a few: there is Greta Farm, where you could enjoy a nice meal and feed the animals; Wake Boarding for those who are active; Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark; Pattaya Park (rides and swimming pools); Kidzoona, an indoor playground; Teddy Bear Museum where children can climb on giant bears and play with sand and slides; structured playgroups for 0-3 year-olds at Tara Pattana International School; BAMBI for mums, dads and babies. You could also take a short ride to Khao Keow Zoo where you could rent a golf cart to explore!
Health and Safety
There are several hospitals and clinics should you need medical help in Pattaya. Many of them offer services in English and other languages. There are also many police stations located all over Pattaya for your convenience. Below are some emergency contacts:
|Pattaya Expats Club: General crisis helpline||Tel: 084 3489 501|
|Pattaya City Call Centre: Information line with direct hotlines to the emergency services||Tel: 1337, then press 9|
|Pattaya Tourist Police||Tel: 038 429 371|
|Pattaya Highway Police||Tel: 038 425 440|
|Sawang Boriboon Rescue Foundation: Emergency medical assistance||Tel: 038 488 882|
|Bangkok Hospital Pattaya||Tel: 1719|
Tel: 038 259 999
|Pattaya International Hospital||Tel: 038 428 374|
|Pattaya Memorial Hospital||Tel: 038 488 777|
|Chonlavej Hospital||Tel: 038 284 354-5|
You could travel around Pattaya using either “Song Teow”, Motorbike taxi, GRAB taxi, or rent a vehicle.
For those who love to explore, there are also many beautiful islands nearby, such as Koh Larn and Koh Samet, where you could swim or snorkel in the clean water or just relax. You can easily reach these island via speed boat or ferry. If you want more of an urban experience you can take the bus from Pattaya to Bangkok for 124 baht or a taxi at 1000 baht. Bangkok has many great places to shop and eat.