Siam Bayshore - 559 Beach Road, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150, Thailand. Tel: +66 (0) 3842–8678
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This vibrant sea-side city is the jewel of the Eastern Seaboard. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is just a 90-minute drive north of Pattaya, easily accessible via the Chonburi Motorway. Such easy access makes the city an ideal spot for a quick weekend getaway. You will quickly find that the Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa has one of the best locations in town - just meters from the beach, beside bustling Walking Street and nearby Bali-Hai Pier. With so much to see and do, a weekend may not be enough... you may quickly find yourself becoming a regular visitor!
Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa
559 Moo 10, Beach Road,
Pattaya, Cholburi 20150,
Travelling to Pattaya
Pattaya can be reached in a two-hour drive along the Bangna-Trat Highway via Bang Pakong, Chonburi and Si Racha. However, visitors can avoid Chonburi by opting for Highway 36, the new Chon Buri - Pattaya - Rayong route.
Regular air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) and Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit) daily. Buses depart the Eastern Bus Terminal every 30 minutes, from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm, and from the Northern Bus Terminal frequently between 5:00 am to 7:00 pm. You can also hop a mini-van from Century One shopping mall (beside Victory Monument) just up the road from the hotel. This is a very fast and convenient option; rides take just 1.5hrs and cost Bht 120. There are also a few minibuses that travel directly from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Pattaya, departing 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm daily.
Getting Around Pattaya
"Baht Buses" are blue pick-up trucks with a hard canopy top and bench seats in the back. Around Pattaya all you have to do is flag down the driver with a small gesture, get on, wait until you are about five meters from your exact destination, ring the bell on the ceiling and your driver will stop. You pay him through the window on the pavement side. Do remember to keep some change for these as they don't like changing large notes. The standard fee for anywhere on the route is 10 baht for foreigners. Fares for longer stages are written in the back of every taxi.
Proper taxis with air-con are available for trips anywhere, not just to the airport. These taxis are not normally metered and any trip is subject to bargaining. However there are various standard fares, and most taxi firms advertise these. Most of the drivers speak a bit of English and are great sources of information. Otherwise, our hotel is happy to arrange transport to any destination, please speak with our Travel Counter for details.
Motorbike-taxis are a way of life in Pattaya. If you want to get to somewhere quickly or conveniently, particularly at busy times, these are your best option. On every corner in Pattaya, you'll find a gathering of motos. They are there 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. These drivers will take you anywhere for 20/50 baht each depending upon the distance. As always in Thailand, remember to negotiate the price before heading off.
Pattaya Council has recently started a bus service with three routes around the city and up to Sukhumvit Road and Jomtien Beach. These buses are not as regular or as easy to find as a Baht Bus or moto though. A leaflet about bus routes cab be obtained from the hotel.
Hire cars and motorbikes:
Another practical way to get around Pattaya is by hiring a motorbike. You can hire one for around 150 baht a day, or less for longer periods. These scooter-type bikes (e.g. Honda Dream) are extremely reliable and easy to ride having no clutch when changing gears. Thanks to congestion, local traffic doesn't move very fast so they are actually ideal vehicles for experienced riders to get around on.
Cars can be hired too, but driving them in and around the city is likely to be frustrating during peak times and anywhere on Sukhumvit Road. In general, four wheels are only really useful if it's raining or you intend to explore the area. There are many hire firms around the city with prices starting at around 500 baht a day for older cars, to a more realistic 1,200 baht for more modern or four wheel drive vehicles. If you would like a car and driver, please speak to the hotel's Travel Counter who will happily assist.