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Activities for Families with kids in Pattaya

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Having a hard time planning the family trip while also trying to find accommodation for kids? Why not try bringing your family to Pattaya for the weekend. Pattaya has gorgeous views, nice beaches, great food and many kid-friendly activities. While it is really hard to find activities for your kids to do while on holidays, it is not hard to do so in Pattaya. Just imagine this; your kids are having the best time swimming in the kids’ pool while you and your partner sunbathe while drinking delicious cocktails and appreciating the view of the beach. This dream could be a reality in Pattaya so let’s take a deeper look at why Pattaya is a great destination for a family vacation.

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Holiday Inn Pattaya announces the first Farmers’ Market at Havana Bar and Terrazzo

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Holiday Inn Pattaya announce the first Farmers’ Market at Havana Bar and Terrazzo. The market will feature an abundance of fresh produce including organic products for people who love to live healthy. Enjoy testing, buying and sharing wholesome food products. Have some fun with your family and friends on Saturday 08 April 2017 from 09.00AM – 02.00Pm at Havana Bar and Terrazzo Restaurant. For more information please call 038 725 555 or email to fb.admin@holidayinn-pattaya.com

‘Taste of Australia’ Wine Tasting

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Havana Bar, Holiday Inn Pattaya in partnership with Independence Wine and Spirits Thailand Co., Ltd. introduces the Wine Tasting on Saturday 25th March 2017 from 06.30pm – 9.00pm.

Experience a memorable night with six different tastes of wine from De Bortoli, Australia, matched with international cheeses and canapés created to complement the wines. Price at only THB 990 net/person. Enjoy live entertainment from Jowel and the Blue’s Machine performance start from 08.30pm onwards

Guide to tasting the wine. You will be enjoying the wine so much more.

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Top Sunset Viewing Spots In Pattaya

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Top Sunset Viewing Spots In Pattaya

With over 10 million visitors a year to Pattaya, there is something for everyone when visiting this remarkable destination. A destination which has changed dramatically since only 1960 when small sleepy fishing villages had a boom of tourism thanks to the US military officers who started to visit the area.

Popular activities include golf (19 golf courses within 40 minutes of Pattaya) go-kart racing, and visiting different theme parks and zoos as well as an array of fresh seafood restaurants. For the more adventurous, Pattaya’s walking street is open late into the evening.

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Introducing Thai Dinner Buffet at East Coast Kitchen

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Friday Thai Dinner Buffet

Holiday Inn Pattaya introduces their Thai dinner buffet every Friday evening.

Enjoy the taste of Thai traditional cuisines including Panang, spicy pork salad, Tom sab, live somtam station, BBQ chicken, crispy pork belly, fresh salad bar, and a selection of Thai desserts at East Coast Kitchen, Executive Tower 6 floor 6.00pm – 10.00pm.

Price at THB 499 net per person. Free flow beverage package price at THB 499 net / person for 2 hours. Kids under 12 years old eat free. For more information or reservations please call 038 725 555.

Holiday Inn Pattaya Australia Day Party 2017

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Australia Day Party at Holiday Inn Pattaya

On Australia Day Holiday Inn Pattaya Welcomes you to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. It’s the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It’s the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.
Australia Day, ceebrated each 26th January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788.

Though 26 January marks this specific event, today Australia Day celebrations reflect contemporary Australia: our diverse society and landscape, our remarkable achievements and our bright future. It also is an opportunity to reflect on our nation’s history, and to consider how we can make Australia an even better place in future.

On Australia Day, half of the nation’s population of 24 million attend either an organised community event, or get together with family and friends with the intention of celebrating our national day. Many more spend the public holiday relaxing with family and friends.

Learn more and how to reserve your complimentary tickets for our Australia Day promotion including, activities for Children, Massages, live DJ’s food and Drinks taking place on January 28th, 2017 please call +66 3872 5555

5 survival tips for travelling with kids in Pattaya

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Planing a family trip to Pattaya soon? Does the thought of planning a holiday with the kids makes you want to retreat under the covers?

Here are 5 survival tips for traveling with kids in Pattaya to help with the process:

Step 1: Avoid the hassle of long car rides and choose accommodation that is conveniently located close to Pattaya’s popular family attractions. Pattaya is home to the world’s first Cartoon Network-themed waterpark with over 13 acres of family raft rides, speed-racing slides and water-play fortresses for an afternoon of slips and slides.

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Never Miss a Pattaya Event Spectacular Again

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Pattaya is renowned for its entertainment, which is as abundant as it is diverse. However, as well as its all year round shows, bars and clubs, it also hosts many significant annual events that too good to be missed.

Pattaya Fireworks Festival

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Pattaya’s countdown celebrations start with the lighting up of the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve, followed by a fabulous firework display. There are concerts on the massive stage on the beach throughout the week with many stalls and vendors along Beach Road, making for a great party atmosphere. The hub of the New Year celebrations is at the Bali Hai Pier, where lots of games, music and entertainment can be found, suitable for all the family. The culmination of the week’s events is the countdown fireworks that seem to get bigger and better every year. Read More

Spend New Year’s at Holiday Inn Pattaya

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Pattaya is a lively beach resort town on the shores of The Gulf of Thailand, just 90 minutes to the south of Bangkok. Because of its proximity to Bangkok, Pattaya is a popular getaway for Thais, as well as being a haven for tourists from all over the world and home for many expats. Pattaya is probably most famous for its diverse and interesting entertainment, with plenty to see and do at any time of the day. This may be relaxing on one of the beaches, visiting one of the many tourist attractions, shopping or something more cultural such as visiting one of the many interesting temples in and around the city. After the sun goes down, Beach Road and the adjoining streets become the center of Pattaya’s infamous nightlife, making the Holiday Inn Pattaya, a perfect location for a stay in Pattaya.

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About The Holiday Inn

The family friendly Pattaya hotel is located on the corner of Pattaya Sai 1 Road and Beach Road, which runs along the seafront in Pattaya, and is a central location for visiting all the major attractions in Pattaya. The hotel has 567 guest rooms, over 26 floors, all of which have their own private balcony offering amazing sea views. There are a further 200 rooms in the executive tower, with an executive club on the top floor where breakfast and evening drinks can be taken. Read More

6 Reasons Why You Absolutely Need to Come to Pattaya

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Pattaya has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a sleepy fishing village, 100 kilometers south of the capital and boasts being one of the top tourist draws in Thailand. Pattaya is also home to some of the best attractions Thailand has to offer that should not be missed.

Pattaya Elephant Village

The Pattaya Elephant Village is about a 30-minute drive from the center of the city. It was founded in 1973 as a sanctuary for working elephants, unable to work due to ill health or injuries. The village is home to 30 elephants and the village relies on tourism to keep the animals in a safe environment and receives no government funding.  Visitors can see elephants bathing and three shows are lasting 90 minutes where visitors can see demonstrations of elephants at work. The more adventurous can go elephant trekking but allow plenty of time as the trek, which includes an hours ride, a walk through the jungle and a river crossing, before heading back to the village, takes over 3 hours. This is one of the best Elephant villages in Thailand a great day out for all the family.

Pattaya Elephant Village

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What to do in Pattaya during December

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The popular and picturesque resort of Pattaya is a great place to visit at any time of the year and December is no exception. Pattya is around one hundred kilometers south of Bangkok and is a popular resort for both tourists and Thais and also has a large expat community.  Although Christmas is not celebrated in Thailand, insomuch as it is not a public holiday, most hotels, bars and malls will have the festive decorations out for New Year well before Christmas. The weather is also cooler in December as the Thai winter draws in, making it an ideal time to go exploring.

Naklua Beach

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One of Pattaya’s premier attractions is the Sanctuary of Truth. A magnificent temple made entirely of wood, using traditional methods. The construction of this one hundred and five-meter tall temple started in 1981 and is still an ongoing work, scheduled for completion in 2050. Visitors can watch the master craftsmen at work while they walk around in awe of this impressive and imposing structure.  The temple is open daily from 8am – 6pm and is a must-see during your stay in Pattaya. Read More

The Six Best Pattaya Shopping Malls

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Shopping in Pattaya

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Thailand’s eastern shores are a welcoming location to many travelers seeking a piece of paradise in Thailand. Many travelers from around the world come to the coast to experience its lovely shores, pleasant nightlife, and lively atmosphere. A lot of people choose to go to Pattaya, Thailand’s world-renowned seaside city. While many come to Pattaya to spend their vacation partaking in exciting outdoor activities such as sightseeing, no vacation is complete without shopping. Along with warm weather and rich culture, Pattaya provides an excellent shopping experience for tourists and locals.

The following are the six best Pattaya shopping malls to go to on a lazy day off.

Royal Garden Plaza

The Royal Garden Plaza, located along Beach Road, is famous for the red airplane and bright yellow balloon along the entrance. Both landmarks are part of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum. The museum is also part of the shopping center. The shopping experience provides several famous name-brand stores as well as electrical goods, souvenirs, and restaurants to choose from. The Royal Garden Plaza is known for promoting the concept of an “entertainment mall” with a combination of trendy shops, great restaurants, fun attractions, and family activities to enjoy all in one place. Read More

Visit Pattaya’s Beautiful and Exotic Temples on Vacation

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The beautiful city of Pattaya lies on the south-eastern seashore of Thailand. It boasts many attractions that draw tourists to its shores. One of the must-see attractions are the ancient temples. These temples harken back to a simpler time, offer a place for visitors to enjoy meditation and tranquility. While on a day trip to the various temples, visitors will be able to learn about the history of each sanctuary by their grand architecture features, dramatic statues, as well as their serene surroundings filled with the peaceful sounds of prayer and meditation.

Home of the Big Buddha

Wat Phra Yai was built in the 1940s and is home to the largest Buddha statue in the region. The statue stands above the trees and can be seen from a great distance from the temple. It measures in at 18 meters tall and is a favorite among groups touring the temple. It is also a popular point of interest for locals who come to pray at the foot of this magnificent statue. Visitors can be blessed by monks for a small donation, ring bells for good luck, take pictures of the many smaller statues of Buddha found in the temple walls as well as take in the sights of the city from high above. Wat Phra Yai is located just 2 km south of the city on the top of Pratumnak Hill. One option for visitors to get to the temple is a bus, which costs about five and a half U.S. dollars (approximate 200 Thai baht). The admission price to the temple is free, which makes it a great option for those looking for culture on a budget.

Wat Phra Yai

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What Long-Stay Travelers are Looking For in A Hotel

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Are you planning on booking for a long stay vacation in Thailand? Many travelers around the world chose Thailand as their go-to destination to experience Thai culture, tradition, indulge in food, or experience the grandeur of local attractions. While staying and living in Thailand is quite affordable, it comes without mention that staying long-term can be quite costly. However, there is a way to mitigate your costs while on vacation.

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If you plan on booking a long stay at a hotel, here are a couple handy tips to use while on vacation.

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Top Sites & Landmarks to Not Miss in Pattaya City

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East of Thailand

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Pattaya proves to be an extraordinary place to visit as the city welcomes people from around the world to visit its glorious shores and mingle with the locals. Pattaya City is in Chonburi Province, a very well-known province for avid vacationers looking for a destination to unwind by the Gulf of Thailand, without wandering too far from Bangkok. Although Pattaya is synonymously associated with nightlife and fabulous shows, the city offers many impressive sites and landmarks to visit. Pattaya is divided into three sections; North, South, and Central. Each ‘district’ in Pattaya has its very own ‘identity’ depending on what vacationers are looking for in a tourist hotspot. In this article, the written piece explores Pattaya’s noteworthy cultural (and non-cultural) attractions and landmarks which in turn, should never be missed on a spectacular vacation in Thailand.

Thai Alangkarn Theater Pattaya

Nothing is quite spectacular than viewing a Pattaya cultural show, performed by skilled actors and actresses and bringing Thai mythology to life. The Thai Alangkarn Theater takes audiences on a memorable journey through time with supporting music (with surround sound), light shows, and intricate choreography. The show is divided into three Acts; Act 1 represents Belief, Act 2 represents Thai arts and culture, and Act 3 focuses on the rise of the Kingdom of Thailand. The first Act, Belief introduces audiences to Thai civilization, how Thai civilization came to be and how the people adapted through the ages through song and story. The next scene, the Great Naga focuses on of Thailand’s legendary myths, the Great Naga. The Naga is a serpentine creature believed to live in the Chao Phraya River. Additionally, the Great Naga is believed to be the Kings’ protectorate during any sieges planned by the enemy.

No other show in Pattaya exudes Thai grace and intricate choreography other than the Thai Alangkarn Theater. The theater is a definite must-visit. Read More

Pattaya’s Top Venues for a Romantic Outing

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Pattaya City is highly recognized as one of Thailand’s top must-go-to beach destinations in the country, due to its abundance of sandy white shores, top beach facing resorts, and stunning venues and attraction. The city is a great destination to head off to when planning on ending the old year on a high note; many people go to Pattaya to vacation and create great memories, including popping the question. If you’re looking for a place to spend a romantic day or evening in Pattaya then look no further; below are a couple of extraordinary places to consider for a romantic outing in Pattaya.

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Beaches

Pattaya has many gorgeous beaches which stretch along the entire coastline. Pattaya’s three main beaches include Pattaya Beach, Jomtien Beach, and Naklua Beach. The three beaches are recognized for its crystal clear waters and abundant water-related activities, plus, great panoramic beachfront hotels. Pattaya Beach (as well as other beaches) offers a variety of water-oriented things to do like swimming, banana boat riding, and jet skiing, and snorkeling. Another great thing to do by the beaches is to take a quick stroll during sunset and stop by local cabanas and street vendors lined a long Beach Road. Read More

Why You Should Book Directly with Holiday Inn Pattaya

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Holiday Inn Pattaya is Pattaya’s leading family-friendly hotels in Pattaya, Thailand’s leading coastal city. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to Pattaya to experience the waves, attractions, people, shopping, and entertainment. A hotel to book in Pattaya is the Holiday Inn Pattaya. Holiday Inn Pattaya recognized for its outstanding service and commitment under the InterContinental Hotels Group. Should you plan a vacation in Pattaya, it’s recommended to book Holiday Inn Pattaya for a fantastic trip by Thailand’s famous seaside destination.

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Holiday Inn Pattaya

The Hotel

The Holiday Inn Pattaya is a family-friendly, child-oriented hotel in Pattaya. The hotel features two towers; the Executive and Bay Towers and each equipped with spacious rooms for solo, couples, family, and business vacationers. Holiday Inn Pattaya serves as an excellent hotel not only for family travelers but also for business-oriented travelers. The hotel comes equipped with many meeting rooms, fully equipped with the latest audio and visual tech. Each conference hall ranges in size and capacity, whether it’s the hotel’s Auditorium, ballrooms, or the multitude of meeting rooms available for booking.

The hotel’s professional in-house meeting experts can help guests customize the rooms according to their preferences. Read More