Pattaya is still known for its raunchy nightlife and despite repeated attempts to change this, the bars and clubs don’t seem to be going anywhere. However, there are numerous places, such as Café del Mar Pattaya, springing up beyond Walking Street that are broadening the city’s appeal.
The reason for this is necessity. According to the Mastercard Asia Pacific Destinations Index 2017, Pattaya welcomed the eighth most international overnight arrivals in the Asia-Pacific region, finishing just behind Hong Kong. These days Chinese, Korean and German guests are visiting the city in droves and are looking for different types of activities.
3 exciting new leisure centres set to revamp Pattaya
Café del Mar Pattaya
Opening in September, Café del Mar Pattaya will bring Ibiza cool to Pattaya’s Na Jomtien coastline. It will offer a premium beach club experience and fills a much-needed gap in the market. Guests will be able to soak in the sun, waves and tunes that have made the Café del Mar brand a global phenomenon.
Café del Mar Pattaya has been specially designed by a collection of notable designers that will ensure it embraces the cool Café del Mar style as well as local touches. The beach club will boast direct beach access, infinity pool, indoor and outdoor dining and four bars. It will also be one of the only places in Pattaya where visitors can enjoy a modern beach club experience.
Terminal 21 Pattaya
Terminal 21 Pattaya is expected to have the same charm as its Bangkok namesake. It will likely be just as popular with tourists thanks to a range of shopping and dining options that are geared more towards visitors than Pattaya’s other shopping complexes.
A 25-storey Grand Centre Point Hotel is connected to the shopping centre that is located near the Pattaya Dolphin roundabout at the north end of Beach Road. The mall and hotel are expected to be fully open in October.
Chee Chan Golf Resort
The highly anticipated Chee Chan Golf Resort is set to welcome golfers for the first rounds sometime in the third quarter of this year. Located in Silverlake, a 30-minute drive away from the Pattaya city centre, the course’s most notable feature is the Khao Chee Chan Buddha. The Buddha has been carved in stone in a nearby hill and looks out over most of the course.
A couple of golf’s most trusted names are playing a big role in the resort’s development. Golfplan is behind the design while IMG will be in charge of managing the course once is operational.
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