Friday, July 27, 2018

Beaching on a Budget: Why Pattaya Is a Great Beach Destination

Beaches are one of the most favorite summer holiday options for tourists around the world. Almost all the travelers would be able to relate to the fantasies of having a dream beach vacation where one can lounge at a pristine sandy beach and indulge in the sound of waves kissing the shore. Unfortunately. Beach destinations are one of the most expensive ones in the world. Most travelers believe they can only imagine visiting a picturesque beach and it will take them many years to save up enough for a beach holiday.
Fortunately, there are still great beaching options available and the only trick is that you will have to look beyond the West into the Far eastern belt. Thailand is home to some of the most beautiful islands in the world. At the same time, it is one of the most economical countries to visit given its weaker currency and cheaper pricing, Although most of Thailand's exotic gems are far-flung and will require you to board a plane or an overnight train, which is an additional burden on both costs and time, Pattaya is a great beach spot if you want to stay close to the capital.
Pattaya was only a fishing village until the mid-20th century when the Thai government decided to focus more on tourism development and developed Pattaya as a commercial hub. Today, this small beach town at just 3 hour drive from Bangkok is a bustling destination with a range of hotels, resorts, shopping and eatery options and other wide range of attractions. Here are a few reasons why Pattaya is a great beach destination if you want to travel on a budget.

Close to the Capital
Although Pattaya is still not as exotic as its more exotic counterparts such as Phuket, Krabi or Koh Samui, its close proximity to the metropolis means you can easily drive there from the airport. Visiting Pattaya does not require you to take any further flights which save up time and money. Just get your luggage in the car trunk and drive off to Pattaya and you will reach Thailand's biggest entertainment hub in not more than 3 hours.

Accommodation Options
Not everyone is rich enough to lounge at the beach decks of The Grand Hyatt or Four Seasons. However, you do not need to worry about that in Pattaya. The town offers a wide range of accommodation options from low-cost motels to dormitories to mid-range resorts. You can choose to stay near a beach or at cheaper options in the town and still visit one of the public beaches to save on your pocket.

Wide Range of Activities, Food and Shopping Options
When in Pattaya, you do not necessarily have to spend a fortune on expensive excursions, fine dining, and exorbitantly priced premium brands. You can browse online for various Pattaya Tours and pick the ones that fit your pocket and preferences. Pattaya has a wide range of activities to offer to people of every budget and preference, likewise, you can find great eating options at roadside bistros, street hawkers, and food courts if fine dining is not your thing. If you want to shop on a budget, head to the famous night market and you will be able to grab some amazing deals.

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