What do you think of when you hear ‘Pattaya’? That sweet tropical fruit? No, that’s the papaya, though it sounds close enough. #wesopunny
Pattaya is another gem of Thailand, a coastal city on the east of the Gulf of Thailand, whose proximity from Bangkok (2-3 hours) makes this place popular as an escape spot from the capital.
We’re aware that some of you might associate Pattaya as a destination for adult travelers. BUT we have to straighten this out.
Pattaya is a family-friendly destination as well. Yes, we’re telling you the truth! Look at these fun family activities available in Pattaya if you don’t believe us!
Now that you know about the fun family activities available in Pattaya, how about the best family hotels to stay at?
Here you go with 9 great family resorts with fun slides for the kids in Pattaya!
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. An Easy Hideaway in the City – Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort
If you want to have a good time with your family in a place that’s close to the city, then Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort could be the perfect answer.
Your kids would really love the fact that Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort is equipped with a mini water park!
When the kids finally tire of playing at the mini water park, bring them to play at the hotel’s kids’ club. (And a kids’ club also means parents will get time to yourselves too!)
After all that swimming and playing there is nothing is better than heading to ‘Molten’, Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort’s restaurant which serves both Thai and international cuisine. Bon appetite!
In addition, Art in Paradise the 3D illusion museum, Central Festival the largest beachfront shopping in Asia, and those famous cabaret shows are all a walkable distance from Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort.
2. The Homiest Resort Ever with a Great Pool – Atlantis Condo Resort Pattaya
Atlantis Condo Resort Pattaya consists of five condominium buildings. Each building has eight stories and as its name depicts, Atlantis Condo Resort Pattaya is a condo that functions as a resort.
Therefore the rooms feel homey and cosy all at the same time.
A magnificent pool awaits here, for your kids and you too! It’s not your typical swimming pool, but also comes with a theme that decorates the pool. Look at the ship in the pool, the water playground, and fun slides too!
Want to see beach? That’s pretty easy as Atlantis Condo Resort Pattaya is only 400 meters to the shore.
And one other perk, the price is relatively more competitive compared to other resorts considering its facilities. It could be your best option if value-for-money is one of the things you’re looking for, for your next big family vacation!
3. The 2-in-1 Resort and Water Park?! – Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya
Is this a resort or a water park? Both! Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is a resort with iconic structures right by the sandy beach, as well as a water park with a unique theme.
All the rooms in Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya are ocean-facing – so you can look forward to grand ocean views here!
Your kids will love the water park aptly named “The Lost World”. Comprising ‘cliffs’ connected by a rope bridge and looking like the ultimate water jungle with 12 slides and waterfalls…
It sounds like every kid’s dream come true!
Worry is something that probably doesn’t exist here. Your family will be spoiled by the fun to be had at the water park – and parents can personally be pampered at the resort’s award-winning spa with 24 treatment rooms.
For the interested parent, there’s a yoga and meditation pavilion in this resort too!
Other cool things available also include:
● 7 restaurants, bars, and cafes
● kids’ club
● water sports facilities like sailing and kayaking
● dive center
● sport centers including two tennis courts and rock climbing facility
● an hourly shuttle service to CentralFestival shopping center, and the beach right by the resort
It simply could be one of the most complete resorts in Pattaya.
4. To Stay is To Play – Pattaya Park
More a fun entertainment park than a resort, Pattaya Park has a water park, a mini amusement park, a secluded Jomtien Beach, and even you won’t expect this one: the highest seaside tower on the East Coast of Thailand.
Water is undoubtedly the source of happiness in Pattaya. Your family would enjoy the time in Pattaya Park by splashing water in its water park. Who can resist those colorful slides? Otherwise, relax and have fun on private Jomtien beach under the tropical sun!
Your kids may be obsessed with water and sand for a while, but if they grow bored of all that, head on over to the mini amusement park.
The ‘Fun Park’ has some thrilling rides like ‘Tower Shot’ or roller coaster. Don’t worry if you aren’t into the more thrilling rides, it has some classical yet evergreen rides like the carousel for younger kids too.
And here’s the landmark that’s visible from anywhere along Pattaya Beach. The 240-meter tall observation tower where you can enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views of Jomtien Bay and Pattaya. It also has a revolving restaurant on the 52-54th floor!
One last thing that could be the best part of this iconic tower: palms sweating by jumping from it!
If you’d like to stay in a place with tons of fun activities for the kids, Pattaya Park has everything from Family Suites to Bungalows and Townhouses to accommodate the family!
5. Your little ones will enjoy bunnies and more at this quiet and lovely resort! – Birds & Bees Resort
Birds & Bees Resort is the perfect place to create beautiful memories with your family through fun and nature.
It’s nestled in a tropical garden and the natural settings will make you forget that this place is just a 5-minute drive from the city. Your family will also be able to enjoy the semi-private beach that’s located right on Hu Kwang Bay.
Better yet, kids will be able to enjoy other elements like bunnies hopping around, a trampoline, and best of all a dedicated kids’ pool with waterslides and fun water toys!
And if you’re ever too tired to head out for dinner, you just might want to head to the beautiful in-house restaurant. Tables under the tropical canopies, bamboo lanterns, the sea breeze, and the sound of waves – the perfect ambiance for a lovely little family dinner.
6. The Only Five-Star Hotel in South Pattaya – Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya
Located in the south of Pattaya, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is the only international five-star hotel in the region. Needless to say, it has virtually everything your family needs for a relaxing and enjoyable getaway.
First, cool off in the elegant lagoon pool, which is set amidst a lush tropical garden leading out to the beach.
Once you’ve had your fill of the lagoon pool, stroll through the garden leading out to the beach and take advantage of the direct access to Jomtien Beach. This is where you can play with the kids, build sandcastles, and enjoy a great beachside sunset!
For parents looking to have some alone time together, fret not. The hotel has a cute kids’ club where you can leave them playing to their hearts’ content under watchful eyes.
And when your kids are at the kids’ club, why not Indulge in an exotic spa ritual at Wave Spa? Experience the finest botanical ingredients used for your skin – and enjoy it in the beautifully-designed treatment rooms that are ocean-inspired with marine hues for a blissful escape.
There’s another good thing about being in South Pattaya. Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is only 15-minute drive to the world’s first ‘Cartoon Network’-themed water park!
7. Great Location to Have Holiday for Your Family, and You!: Siam Bayshore Resort & Spa
If you haven’t decided whether you’re going to spend more time staying in the resort or heading out, then Siam Bayshore could be your best option. It’s very close to the legendary bustling Walking Street, while the resort itself has an abundance to offer.
(We’ve seen parents bringing their families out for a fun walk down Pattaya Walking Street – where magician shows and more happen. Not everything here is purely for adult entertainment!)
At Siam Bayshore, nature will greet you every morning since rooms face either the ocean or the garden. If you’re looking for something more private, there are villas available too!
Apart from the rooms, Siam Bayshore has a bunch of facilities that are intended to meet the needs of children. It has a playground area, and of course the pool with a fun waterslide!
If parents require some time to relax, Siam Bayshore’s Lotus Spa may help to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit.
Feeling hungry? 8 restaurants, bars, and cafes are ready to serve your appetite too.
With so much to do within and beyond the resort, one short stay at Siam Bayshore Resort Pattaya may not be enough for your family.
8. The Secluded Escape Spot on Jomtien Beach – Villa Thongbura
Imagine yourself at home amongst the sea, the stars, and white sandy beaches. Beautiful?
Yes, that’s what Villa Thongbura is – secluded, quiet, and brimming with peace.
It could also possibly be the most culturally/artistically interesting resort in this list, as it adopts the Lanna style (Northern Thailand) as clearly seen from its roof and other decor. It definitely creates a unique and artistically stimulating atmosphere!
Even the pool is decorated with mythical creatures, along with fun wooden bridges over water, not forgetting the water playground with a fun tube slide.
If you’re looking to head out, the beach, market, and shopping places like Lotus South Pattaya, Big C Shopping Center and Outlet Mall are a mere 15-minute walk away.
Looking for a good place for an extended family holiday? Here’s some good news, the rooms are rented daily and monthly! That’s not too bad for a nice tropical summer break. 😛
9. Float Around in the Freeform Swimming Pool – Nova Platinum Hotel
Located in the city, Nova Platinum Hotel is close to many essential places in Pattaya, including Pattaya Bay and the always busy Walking Street. They’re all accessible through a short 10-minute walk or less!
Surrounded by a lush tropical garden, the pool of Nova Platinum Hotel is the perfect oasis for a retreat. Floating around, sliding and splashing, and not to forget, the jacuzzis!
Remember to bring your kids’ favorite cartoon DVDs! The rooms in Nova Platinum Hotel are all equipped with an LCD TV and DVD Player so the family can spend some quality private family bonding time.
Ask yourself this question, where else can you get the best Thai massage but in Thailand? Try Sukavadee Spa to indulge your tired muscles after playing with your kids and exploring Pattaya all day.