Our 10 day holiday to Pattaya was during September 2010 when Jessica was three years old. Pattaya is a beach resort that is very popular with tourists and expats. It is situated on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand about one and a half hours drive from Bangkok.
We departed from Heathrow Airport in London and flew with Air India as they were the cheapest carriers at the time we wanted to travel. There was a two hour stop over in Delhi before finally arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok (Boy! Does this airport make Heathrow look dated).
We figured having a stop over in the flight would make it more bearable and give us change to stretch our legs, as the flight to Thailand can be 12 hours and it can be quite boring sat in the same spot all that time.
I let my wife Koy do the talking as she is Thai and after hour we were on our way again, with the promise that the pushchair would be delivered to the hotel when it finally arrived in Thailand. In fact Thai Airways had it delivered to the hotel the very next day.
|Beware of falling coconuts|
Anyway after about an hour and a half we arrived at our hotel 'The Jomtien Palm Beach Hotel'. We booked into the hotel and headed straight to the room and to bed.
We slept for ages as we woke up at 2pm in the afternoon and the rest of the day was spent wandering around the Jomtien Beach area. In fact the next two or three days we did very little as we laid by the pool going for the occasional swim.
|The swimming pool at the Jomtien Palm Beach Hotel|
This was one of the best Thai hotels that we had stayed in. It was clean, the staff were friendly and helpful, they loved Jessica even though she was a bit grumpy with them at times. The swimming pool and surrounding area was the nicest we had experienced anywhere.
|Pattaya's Floating Market|
We eventually ended up visiting:
- Khao Kheow Open Zoo
- Pattaya Floating Market
- Ripleys Believe It or Not, Infinity Maze, Louis Tussauds Waxworks, 4 D Moving Theatre & Haunted Adventure
|With Michael Jackson|