What to do with 1 week in Pattaya
This article is Part 2 in a 5 part Pattaya series that covers the following topics
- Planning your trip to Pattaya
- What to do with 1 week in Pattaya
- What you can do with $200 hundred dollars a day in Pattaya
- What you can do with $30 dollars a day in Pattaya
- Cheap hotels in Pattaya with free WiFi
You have 1 week in Pattaya, what are you going to do? If it's your first time to Pattaya or the 20th read the following tips and tricks about how to get the most out of your week in Pattaya below. Everyone has their own perspective on Pattaya and I've been going there since I was 14 and one thing I've learnt is that if you only have a week, you need to Plan Plan Plan. One week is only 6 or 7 nights can be really cram packed and take it out of you.
Arriving in Thailand
You've just arrived in Bangkok at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Your only an hour away from Pattaya. I know blokes who will try to be super cheap, get the bus to Ekamai Bangkok then catch the cheap bus that goes to Pattaya, there are even buses from the Airport to Pattaya which are about 150 baht each. But you've got only a week and you've just been sitting on a plane for so long, this is not the best way to save money in Thailand. Get a Taxi, you can get a taxi to Pattaya for as little as 300 baht? Yes you heard that right only $10 to Pattaya from the airport.
How do you get a Taxi from the airport to Pattaya. Say you and your friend are splitting the cab, then go to the Taxi stand for regular taxi's yeah, tell them you are going to Pattaya and if anyone else is going to Pattaya to wave you over. You won't wait 30min before the attendant waves you over, (I've never waited more than 15min). As long as you don't look too rough or like an Islamic terrorist, ask the person who was getting their taxi to Pattaya ask them to split the fare. I've never had anyone turn me down and if i'm by myself, normally I can get the fare for free, if your desperate enough, and i'm just cheap sometimes. Of course if someone else asks you to split the fare, always say yes, you never know when you'll need the favour in return.
Like I said in Planning your trip to Pattaya, make sure you book your hotel room in Pattaya before you get their. Don't be wasting time running around trying to find an available room. Some say you hardly use the room, but i don't know about them I'm always in my room when i'm in Pattaya, though never alone. You want to make sure you have a room that isn't expensive, has free WiFi and a decent bed you'll be using the heck out of.
First night out in Pattaya
Doesn't matter if you've come from Vietnam or Israel, travelling takes it out of you. I know it's your first night in Pattaya and you just want to go out and get crazy, but you have the whole week and you need to be rested. The excitement of waiting a year or so has built up and you want to get out there, drink up, and get laid. But you need to keep your first night pretty quiet so that you can last the whole week. Drinking beer after being on an airplane can really take it out of you.
The best thing for jet lag unfortunately is time. You need time for your body to reset and adjust to it's new time clock and settings. Getting in the sun really helps your body adjust so if you've got to Pattaya during the day, don't go to sleep, get out and walk down beach road, this let's your body know that you need to be awake.
Your first night you shouldn't go to any nightclubs or go go bars, do that another night, why not try a soapy massage in Pattaya. This is a great way to relax, you get some relief so it's not a waste of a night, then go get a good feed at one of the hundreds of great restaurants in Pattaya. Have a couple of beers and be asleep by midnight. This way for the rest of the week you'll have the energy to get crazy.
Things you must try on your week in Pattaya
Like I said about the first night, you must try a Dirty Soapy Massage in Pattaya. Probably the best way to spend 2 hours in Pattaya as well, for cheap too, should cost you about 1500-2000 baht depending on the girl you've chosen, if you've never tried a Soapy then you need to start here, it's the best. What I like most about the soapy massage is that it's a sure thing, it's a fixed price no haggling involved, and I always leave satisfied.
Couldn't sleep and wake up early. No problem. Soi 6 in Pattaya is the only place to go in the early morning hours. 7am and the place is pumping, this small Soi is home to some of the most well known brothels in all of Pattaya.
Ever had a Ménage à trois or in English a threesome? Well if you've ever wanted to experience this fantasy then I recommend you go to Devils Den in Pattaya.
Devils Den is the best fantasy go-go and escort club in Pattaya
Beer Bar night
Beer Bars are the staple of Pattaya and without them, Pattaya wouldn't be what it is today. A typical Beer Bar is just what it sounds like, a bar that sells the simple - beer. There must be thousands of beer bars in Pattaya but Soi's (lanes) 7-8 have the best Beer Bars in all of Pattaya, walk down these Soi's and you'll feel like a rock star and you won't be able to help yourself but smile.
I love beach road in Pattaya. It's like nowhere else in the world except for say Angeles in the Philippines. Beach road is the road that goes along Pattaya beach from the top all the way down to the Pier and Walking Street. Beach road is known for the
Ahhh walking street, such memories here. If you're looking for the best go go dancers in pattaya then you come here. The beer bars suck ass here but the go-go bars and nightclubs are the best in Pattaya.
Have some fun, get some photo's as evidence!
If you left the wife or girlfriend back home, your going to need to get some evidence to show you weren't bangin ho's the whole time you were in Thailand. A good friend of mine goes to Pattaya once a year and tells his wife that he goes to visit and stay with his best friend. He has been doing this for years, only thing he has a wife and two kids that have no idea what he's really up to. When he get's back home from his 1 week holiday in Pattaya, he shows his wife all these wonderful photo's of him and his best mate, jet skiing, shooting guns, on a boat, museums, racetracks and temples, he likes the temples the best because they are quick to get photo's and race back to the Beer Bars.
What his wife doesn't know is really he has two set's of photo's, he's got the photo's he shows his wife and photo's he shows his friends. If you are in a similar situation then you need to make sure you get the right photo's and have some fun doing it. I suggest you try some of the following activities that are not only great fun, but make really good photo's that you can pretty much show anyone.
Go-Karting in Pattaya
Right behind the pier or just walk to the other end of walking street is the Pattaya Go-Kart track. It's not expensive at all and is great fun as well.
Shooting guns in Pattaya
The shooting park in Pattaya is the place to go if you want to get all your photo's at once and have a great day out as well.
If you want to try the water activities in Pattaya then the best place to do this is Jomtien Beach. Take the baht bus only 10 baht over to Jomtien Beach where you can soak up the rays, get some great photo's of you living it up on the beach. I personally believe this is a great scouting ground too, lots of bar girls like to go hang out at the beach, just to hang out and even they are scouting for their next customer. Don't take any girls over there, you want to go by yourself or preferably with a friend. Take a dip in the water and by the time you're back you'll have someone sitting with you.
Final Thoughts for a week in Pattaya
Make the most of your trip to Pattaya, make it fun and enjoyable, don't spend the whole time drinking beer at the same Beer Bar. Get out a bit more try different things, there is so much to do in Pattaya I've only just scratched the surfice. You could litterally go to Pattaya 4 times in one year for a week at a time and have a compeletly different expereince every time and for all kinds of budgets, that's where in my next posts i'll talk about what kind of experience you can have with $100 a day in Pattaya and for $30 a day in Pattaya.