Pattaya — The Perfect Weekend Getaway in Thailand

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Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

After spending a few weeks in big cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok we were definitely ready for a few relaxing days at the beach. Located on the Gulf of Thailand, Pattaya is one of Asia’s leading beach resorts. It’s conveniently close to Bangkok, just 1.5 hours drive from the airport.

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

We stayed at the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in Pattaya.


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This action-packed themed beach resort is a destination in and of itself. We had so much fun we never even left the hotel. The hotel has a water park with waterfalls,  giant water slides, a lazy river, huge pools, a swim-up bar, rock climbing, water sports on the ocean, and so much more. Watch the video above to see all the fun things we did here!

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

How incredible is this view from our balcony?? All rooms are ocean-facing.

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

We stayed in a Club Mirage Suite. Guests staying in a club level room enjoy exclusive privileges including access to the Club Lounge. The club is open almost all day offering complimentary continental breakfast, light lunch, afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails and appetizers, and after dinner snacks.

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

As a club guest we also had additional perks like 2 pieces of complimentary laundry per day!! After traveling for nearly 3 weeks with limited access to a washing machine, and hand washing several loads in the sink, I took FULL advantage of this awesome service!!

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

Dying over this giant balcony!!

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

How amazing is this bathroom? Every detail throughout the entire resort has been taken into consideration to make you feel like you are in a lost world!

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

The resort also has an award-winning spa, in a quiet, secluded area away from the action of the water park.

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

There is a relaxing river and waterfall all around the spa.

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

The gardens around the spa are filled with herbs and plants (like aloe and pandan) that are use in the spa treatments.

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

After a rejuvenating massage, we relaxed in a private hot tub with ocean views.

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

I could’ve stayed in this gorgeous spa all day!

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

The lounge has a pool, steam room, and sauna.

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

Most gorgeous spa ever! Honestly, this was one of the best spa treatments I had during our 7 weeks in Asia. Highly recommend a massage here!

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

The food is fabulous at Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort as well.

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

There are 6 restaurants offering buffets, Asian, BBQ, and Italian cuisines.

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

Loved this curry and naan on the beach!!

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

DIY ice cream sundae on the beach!

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

LOVED this design-your-own ramen bowl at the Asian restaurant!!

Pattaya is a family-friendly weekend getaway in Thailand with gorgeous beaches -- only one hour away from Bangkok!

Here’s a peek at the Club Mirage lounge. We never saw anyone else there. We had the whole place to ourselves!

The Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort is less than 2 miles from Sanctuary of Truth, a spectacular hand carved wooden temple. Another fun thing to do would be a day trip to the pink sand Coral Beach. There’s so much to do in Pattaya! You could easily spend 4-5 nights here and not get bored.

Thanks so much for reading!! Stay tuned for more from our adventure in Thailand! Read more about our 7-week adventure in Asia.

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