Before you read this lemme let you
1. We didn’t visit all the touristy spots and went ahead with our mood n interest.
2. We travelled by tuk tuk, pre booked vans, boats and the 2nd cheapest option bus besides walking. In Bangkok-BTS is there.
3. I came to know about klook app through which you can book tickets at a discounted price.
Booked the cheapest flight from Nok scoots airlines. It’s a New airlines which started from November and it’s worth for your budget Thailand trip. Note : they only allow 7 KG hand luggage and you can purchase check in luggage 20 kg for 2-3ooo. We reached SurvanBhumi airport at 2 AM at night and after immigration we were on our way to Pattaya. Booking a taxi is very easy . You just take your Number from the machine and you get the lane number there a taxi is waiting for you and you just tell the driver your destination fix the price and you are on your way. It was 1 1/2 hours drive to Pattaya and we reached the hotel at 5:30 AM. We stayed at Romeo Palace. A okayish property with swimming pool and the very lively Nakon?? Street which turns crazy at night and reminds you why Pattaya is famous.
After sleeping for 3 hours , we had our complimentary breakfast at the hotel. Around 10am we had our Tuk Tuk ready to take us to Wong Amat beach (10mins away) from where we had a ferry ride to Coral island.
On her way to go to an island we stopped at a man-made island where all the water sports like see gliding see parasailing, Seawalk were conducted. Once at the Coral island you will find the beach very crowded but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying. Do try coconut ice cream , it’s delicious.
We travelled everywhere in tuk tuk. They are always available and only charge 10 baht for a ride. You can travel everywhere in Pattaya using Tuk tuks and save alot of bucks.
Finding Indian food is not a problem in Pattaya. There are plenty of them around the main touristy roads. But a decent meal ( butter chicken + rotis) will set you back by 500-700 baht. Now just convert it into INR. Sighs!
After our decent meal we headed to the Infamous Walking street. Took a tuk tuk for 10 baht :) which drops you right at the starting of the street. Caution: It’s not for the conservated minded people . We as a family were cool with what we were going to see. Brightly lit with neon lights, loud music welcomes you into the street. Skimply dressed girls , agents with posters of various positions , adult shows are found all along the street. Lots of curious tourists like us are seen roaming there. Only after 10pm people with some motive are there.
Afterwards we called it a day and dozed off at the hotel.