Located about 165km southeast of bangkok on the eastern seaboard, Pattaya is often considered a little more cosmopolitans than others like Phuket. There is certainly plenty of fun to be had in Pattaya both on and off the beach. There are, as expected, a wide choice of hotels and resorts to choose from. Pattaya is home to a 3km stretch of beach around which most of the activity is situated. Beach weddings are very popular at this vibrant destination.