InterContinental Pattaya Resort
When you first wake up, our beachfront location with unsurpassed views to Koh Larn (Coral Island) seems so stunning that you may be convinced you are dreaming. Rub your eyes, sprinkle drops of cool water on your face and you will be delighted to find that your eyes have not deceived you. After a breakfast of the freshest and sweetest tropical fruit at Elements Restaurant. To appreciate it fully, I can recommend a workout session in our fully equipped gym with state of the art facilities. Its a great way to start the day!
InterContinental Pattaya Resort offers 3 beautiful, lagoon-style pools, each surrounded by greenery, are perfect for swimming and sunbathing, with plenty of sun beds for relaxation and a cooling drink always within easy reach. Following the ultimate in aquatic relaxation, guests are invited to retreat to The Amburaya Spa, where rejuvenating massage, beauty and bathing rituals are performed by experienced masseuses.
In the evening, I can recommend a short sunset that few try but those who do never forget. Infiniti sunsets, perched high above the Gulf of Thailand, Infiniti is a one-of-a-kind destination cocktail lounge in Pattaya. The hypnotic color palette of a Pattaya sunset and the countless shades of blue and green of the Gulf of Thailand are your backdrop as you enjoy one of Infiniti's signature cocktails prepared by our world-class mixologists. Accompany your drinks with delicate tapas creations. Infiniti is a Pattaya attraction in itself; make it your go-to for pre-dinner drinks as you watch the ballet of light, color and movement on the Gulf of Thailand. Or stop by for a nightcap and a sumptuous desert under the stars as the lights of the pier, ships on the water and the resort twinkle below.
Pattaya has a tropical climate with three seasons: the hot and dry season from December to February, the hot and humid season in March and April, and the hot and wet season from May to November. Temperatures are balanced, with an annual average of 31°C (88°F).
The national currency of the country is Thai baht (THB). Bank notes come in ฿20, ฿50, ฿100, ฿500 and ฿1,000 denominations. Coins are 50 satang, ฿1, ฿2, ฿5 and ฿10. Money and travellers’ cheques can be exchanged at banks, hotels and authorised money exchangers.
Thailand’s cultural etiquette is embodied by the ‘wai’, a gracious greeting formed by placing the palms of your hand together. The higher the hands are raised towards the chin, the more respect is conferred to the receiver. Note that touching another person’s head or passing anything over it is frowned upon, as Buddhists consider it the most sacred part of the body.
The vast majority of Thais are practicing Theravada Buddhists, although there are also large Christian, Catholic, Hindu and Muslim communities.