There are plenty of romantic things to do and places to go on a date in the biggest and popular resort city of Pattaya. It is located just 1.5 hours away from Bangkok.
Unique attractions and sights abound in the city ensuring you of fun and enjoyable moments from sunrise to sunset.
Here are some of the fantastic dating getaways that you should not miss with your partner.
Ramayana Water Park
Built in an ancient long forgotten city, this waterpark is the biggest in Thailand and in the whole of Asia. The perfect spot for an adventurous and exciting date in Pattaya
Get to know the history of this city and explore the remainders of ancient buildings, walls and sculptures. Go on a side trip to a floating market, green hills, lakes and rivers nearby.
You will surely have a mouthful to share with your partner while strolling along.
Then level up the activity by experiencing the thrills and spills of Ramayana’s awesome water rides – the big double wave pool with 160-meter beach, the amazing 600-meter long lazy river with mystical caves, waterfalls, bubbles, geysers, swimming pool for sports with an obstacle course and a pool bar. Try them all.
Sanctuary of Truth
It is among the best attractions in Pattaya that you should not miss.
Inspired by an Ayutthayan period, the most iconic structure in Pattaya was built to send a message – that all religions lead to the same Truth.
The Sanctuary of Truth is a wonder to behold. It is a monument to Thai craftsmanship.
You will see the the awe-inspiring 105-meter tall hall intricately carved from teak wood. A one-of-a-kind structure in the whole world that presented a mythical, impressionistic vision of human history. You will be amazed by the stunning detailed carvings of elephants, people and scenes, creatures and deities from mythology.
The santuary’s art and architecture is a homage to and reflections of the Ancient Vision of Earth, Ancient Knowledge and Eastern Philosophy.
You can find the sanctuary just north of Pattaya’s main beach not far from Art in Paradise.
Nong Nooch Garden
This beautifully landscaped park can easily make an all-day trip. The entire area is more like a theme park showcasing different famous themed gardens from around the world.
You will enjoy a leisurely walk through the botanical park that has the 17th century French garden (modelled after the gardens of Versailles), Stonehenge garden and European Renaissance gardens. The species-specific gardens such as cactus and succulent plants, tropical palm, bonsai and topiary gardens and butterfly hill are all fascinating, too.
Don’t miss the largest collection of orchids in the country. Find them all in one place at the orchid nurseries. You will be in awe by the 670 plus native species and hybrids.
And it’s not all about gardens. Nong Nooch Garden has Thai Cultural, Ancient Drum Performance and Elephant Shows to entertain you while taking a break from the long walks.
And by the way, to get around the vast area of this garden park, better rent a bicycle. You don’t want to get sore feet and tired legs, right?
Hidden away in the beautiful mountainous areas in the countryside southeast of Pattaya is a sprawling winery with European inspired gardens, building, statues, windmill, amphitheater and restaurant/bar.
Spend a few relaxing hours enjoying the picturesque views of the vineyard, the hills and the lake while having Thai or Western dishes for lunch. Try any of their grape varieties that they have grown and turned into white, red, and rose wines.
You can tour the whole vineyard in an electric tram. Stop by to see the 130-meter tall golden Buddha on Buddha Mountain.
This is a must-see and must-do for a date, the KAAN Show should not be missed. The show is on the list of the best sight and landmark destinations of Pattaya.
The spectacular hour-long exciting show is based on Thai folklore and mythology that features several characters from the Ramayana, a famous Indian epic.
The thrilling and engaging show utilizes modern technology to create effects and illusions. See the dramatic scenery, the spectacular actions from skilled actors performing human aerial acrobatics, the gigantic creatures, a flying dragon and the artificial lightning storm.
Visitors will be given a booklet of the Kaan story. Read through it before the show starts so you will know what the story is about. Enjoy watching the whole show as the story that you’ve just read comes to life.
Go to any of the rooftop bars that perched mostly on some hotels and witness the breath-taking sunsets with its display of dazzling colors as it makes its curtain call to usher in the night.
The bars listed below have the best views overlooking the Gulf of Thailand and the beautiful city of Pattaya.
- The Roof Sky Bar & Restaurant at Siam@Siam Design Hotel
- Sunset Lounge at Baraquda Pattaya
- The Rooftop at Holiday Inn Pattaya
- Ruffino Restaurant and Lounge
- DIB Sky Bar at D Varee Jomtien Beach
- Le Vela at U Pattaya
- The Meridian Revolving Restaurant
- Horizon Bar at Hilton Pattaya
The world-renowned Walking Street keeps Pattaya’s nightlife alive. It’s the biggest and busiest social hub in the whole of Thailand. The entire stretch of about a kilometer is made colorful by a variety of go-go bars, restaurants, live music bars, nightclubs and other amazing party hotspots.
There is so much to see and do in and around this neon-drenched strip and practically has something for every taste. A whole month might not be enough to experience the nightly energetic vibes of the Walking Street. There’s always a new place for you to explore and discover every night which makes your date in Pattaya as exciting as can be.
Pattaya is full of excellent dining options to varied tastes and the perfect recipe for a successful date in Pattaya. You can find a wide range of high-end cuisine. Specialties like Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Indian, French, Arabic, American, British, German, Russian and a whole lot more abound everywhere.
Here are some top picks we have for you to start your romantic gastronomic adventure and nights to remember:
- Caprice Restaurant and Bar
Hotel European Restaurant, Seafood, Steakhouse
This award-winning food place has been setting the local 5-star dining options for several years now. Located in the famous Royal Cliff Beach Resort overlooking a swimming pool and the Gulf of Thailand, diners are welcomed to a chic ambiance, sophisticated decor and elegant interior.
- Mantra Bar and Restaurant
Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Contemporary, Italian, Mediterranean, Indian
They have an extensive menu to choose from. Each type of specialty cuisine has its own team of food specialists preparing your dish.
Located in front of Amari Orchid Hotel, the restaurant enforces a dress code. Wearing shorts and flip-flops are prohibited.
Book a table reservation ahead of time to ensure your accommodation.
- Indian by Nature
The restaurant offers an innovative modern flair of traditional dishes designed by a recipient of Reader’s Digest “Asia’s Upcoming Chefs”, Executive Chef Av Khanijou.
Aside from the typical indian cuisine, there’s also a wide variety of vegetarian options to choose from.
- Yes Vegan Pattaya
Vegans and meat lovers will love this 100% vegan restaurant. They serve complete plant-based Asian-fusion dishes. Try their fried vegan duck, vegan chicken rice, fried vegan dumplings and other mock meat staples. If meat lovers will get a chance to savor these, they might consider becoming vegans themselves.
- The Bistro
If you like fine wines and cheese, then The Bistro is the go-to place. They also have a set menu of fresh sandwiches, salads and meats. Try their specials like the chicken madras with wild rice or pan seared duck breast on green pepper corn sauce with gratin.
- Cafe des Amis
You will love the restaurant’s cozy ambiance made your date in Pattaya even more romantic with the piano music and jazz vocals playing in the background.
Choose from a selection of French favourites like fresh seafood and foie gras and pair them with any of their select fine wines or from any of their more than 300 spirits.
And don’t forget to check out their beautiful garden outside.
This is the steak-lovers haven. The pub-style restaurant offers Scandinavian, Mexican, Thai and other variety of dishes that will surely satisfy every meat eaters palate.
And if you want to have a meat overload, they have a Sunday Buffet. Make sure to go there early.
- Moonlight Fine Dining
Known for its friendly relaxed atmosphere and first class service, you will sure enjoy a romantic dinner experience. There are only five tables inside the restaurant to ensure intimacy with your date. And for absolute privacy, you can book a private dining room for two or three.
You can have a good choice of Thai or European food with classic and modern dishes. Try their tender and flavored Australian steak.
For some, they say this is their best restaurant and certainly an excellent choice for a date in Pattaya.