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Pattaya is one of the most exciting places you will ever visit, so what is the best time to come and enjoy all that Pattaya has to offer?

 

PATTAYA IN A NUT SHELL
  • ADULT ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL OF THAILAND
  • COOLEST TIME OF THE YEAR –  NOV – JAN
  • HOTTEST TIME OF THE YEAR – APRIL – SEPT

 

PARTY 365 DAYS A YEAR

Pattaya never sleeps and is waiting to greet you with arms wide open 365 days a year but because of climatic conditions, there is certain times of the year when Pattaya is very pleasant with low humidity, no rain and cool temperatures that makes it the ideal time to visit Pattaya for a holiday.

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME?

There really is no bad time to visit Pattaya, but working out when is the best time for you is the hard bit, after all, everyone is different and enjoy all the seasons at different times –

 

NOVEMBER – JANUARY = HIGH SEASON

This is the coolest time of the year in Thailand, with the lowest humidity and virtual no rain in Pattaya at this time, the days are pleasant and sunny with good day time temperatures enabling you to go sightseeing without being drained of energy from the heat.

This is best time to come to Pattaya and the time that see’s the most tourist coming to Pattaya to holiday and celebrate the Christmas and new year festivities.

Pattaya city Hall also puts on lots of events, shopping markets, entertainment, Thai food festivals and public displays to keep you entertained.

Booking a hotel or guesthouse prior to your arrival at this time is essential to avoid disappointment as room availability is low at this time because of the large numbers of visitors both Thai and foreign.

 

FEBUARY – JUNE = HOT SEASON

At this time – nobody wants to be more than a few feet away from an air conditioning unit and things really heat up in Pattaya at this time very quickly.

Day time temperatures can hit 38 degrees Celsius daily and 30 degrees at night, combine that with 60 – 80 % humidity and you can understand why tourist numbers start to decline from February.

Songkran April 19th is the last big party in Pattaya with the week long water play celebration, icey cold water will be thrown over you to cool things down where ever you go and can be a lot of fun if you like water sports. After Songkran, it’s officially Low Season.

 

JULY – OCTOBER = WET SEASON

July marks the beginning of the rainy season and the hot weather continues, there is usually widespread flooding in Thailand and roads in and out of Bangkok to the airport can be closed due to the water.

A lot of the local Thai people, particularly the bar girls, living in Pattaya for the high season period, head back home to the village at this time, to help out with the rice planting season, and enjoy time with their families and the rice harvesting period.

Most of the time, everything is fine and you can have a holiday in Pattaya at this time, with occasional hot days and afternoon downpours happening and some small amounts of flash flooding on Beach Rd and Soi Boakaow, it’s all part of the fun and nothing to worry about.

From the end of October, things start to cool down again and Thai’s and tourist alike start to return to Pattaya and everything gears up for another round of High Season.

 

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