If you’re looking to take a beach holiday to Thailand, then Pattaya is just the place.

What was once a quaint fishing village is now known for its beaches, beautiful resort hotels, and entertainment complexes.

Whilst holidaying here you can enjoy shopping, designer golf courses, a vibrant nightlife scene, and even some culture.

But, a luxury hotel with beach access will of course ensure your stay in the city is nothing but relaxing when you need it to be.

Take a look at our round-up of the best luxury Pattaya hotels on the beach to fuel your inspiration.

1. Wave Hotel Pattaya

This small boutique hotel has just 18 keys and is located in the center of downtown Pattaya.

Standing out for being one of the more modern and hip hotels in the area, you’ll find a Miami chic vibe running throughout.

Rooms are decorated in art-deco style and are equipped with state-of-the-art entertainment, gourmet mini-bars, balconies, and plush bathrooms with aromatic amenities.

There are modern facilities such as an outdoor pool, Cabana Pool Bar, comfy seating, and a 24-hour front desk.

The Cadillac Café exudes 1940’s South Beach glamour and serves up a range of American comfort food, Asian favorites, and even Latin dishes.

If you are thinking of stepping out to explore, it’s less than a five-minute walk to CentralFestival Pattaya Beach Shopping Mall.

Pattaya Walking Street is just over a mile away.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 310/2 Beach Road, Pattaya, Chon Buri, 20150 Pattaya Central, Thailand

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2. Royal Wing Suites & Spa

Everything is exceptional at this resort, but it’s the excellent service from friendly staff that really make it stand out.

It’s a luxurious all-suite property that is located on a mountainside with unparalleled views of the Gulf of Thailand.

85 suites are kitted out with the finest amenities with a blend of traditional and modern elements.

They feature abundant living spaces with private terraces, or balconies, hot tubs, flatscreen TVs, fridge, minibar, and lavish bathrooms.

Hotel facilities are second to none and you can spend your leisure time at the salon, spa, sports center, outdoor pool, wine club, or cooking school to name a few.

Royal Cliff is also the only resort in Pattaya to have two private beaches reserved exclusively for guests so be sure to make the most of chilled beach days.

There are three dining options onsite, a favorite being European dishes served at the elegant Caprice.

  • Guest Rating: 9.1
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 353 Phra Tamnuk Road, Pattaya, Chonburi, 20150 Pattaya South, Thailand

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3. LK Emerald Beach

Just 450-yards from Pattaya Beach, this resort has various facilities and stunning accommodation.

Rooms here are elegant and opulent with swish beds, balcony or terraces.

You’ll be easily entertained with the included iPod docks, TVs with satellite channels, and complimentary WiFi.

The neighborhood is quiet, away from the hustle and bustle, and there’s a small private beach for guest use.

An outdoor swimming pool complete with sun deck is the perfect spot for a refreshing dip and relaxing sunbathing.

You’ll also find a fitness center, a shared lounge and garden, currency exchange, and 24-hour reception.

You can start your day with a varied buffet breakfast, and there’s a pool restaurant where you can dine for lunch and dinner.

Thailand’s popular Tiffany Show which attracts visitors from all around the world, is just over one mile from the hotel.

It is worth a visit if you fancy watching a cabaret show.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 189 Moo 5 Soi 22 Pattaya-Naklua Rd., Naklua, Chonburi, 20150 Pattaya North, Thailand

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4. Royal Cliff Grand Hotel

The location of Royal Cliff Grand Hotel is one of the best in the area.

It’s close to Walking Street and the Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya South.

Resort facilities include a luxurious spa, a free-form swimming pool with two Jacuzzis, a sun deck, and a sophisticated business center.

Two private beaches that are clean, safe, and peaceful, are reserved for guest use.

There are 372 rooms and suites in total with a variety of categories.

We love the Regency Suites which are spacious and decorated in a blend of classic Thai.

It’s modern design includes marble bathrooms, large bedrooms, and high-end lounges.

Dining options are extensive and guests can eat their way around the world with Thai, Japanese, and Italian fare.

There’s even a bakery shop with freshly made pastries, cakes, and chocolates.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 353 Phra Tamnuk Road, Pattaya, Chonburi, 20150 Pattaya South, Thailand

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5. Navana Nature Escape

Deriving from the word ‘nava’, which is the Thai word for boat, and the Buddhist word ‘nirvana’, this hotel offers a true escape.

It’s a design hotel nestled in a tranquil beach cove in Pattaya North.

There are 60 rooms and 11 villas to choose from all with a unique story.

Decorated with modern design and furnished with local materials, you can expect natural wood textures, vibrant colors, and unique art pieces.

The main pool makes you feel like you’re swimming in nature with its fantastic view of the bay.

Take advantage of the pool side bar and sip on a refreshing cocktail while you’re relaxing in the pool.

There’s also a kid’s pool with two zones including a shallow end and deeper area for older children.

Evenings can be spent in the cosy open-air living space watching the sunset on a traditional Thai beanbag at Sky Lobby Bar, or the onsite wine bar or Meen Restaurant.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 558, Moo 5, Naklua ,Banglamung ,Chonburi, 20150 Pattaya North, Thailand

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6. Rabbit Resort Pattaya

Surrounded by lush gardens and foliage, they’ll be no mistaking that you’re situated in a tropical paradise at this resort.

Located on the relaxed Dongtan Beach, this resort is built like a Thai village centered around reclaimed wood, large trees, tropical flowers, and wildlife.

There are just 49 rooms and villas built in Thai Beach house design; this is the last resort of its kind in Pattaya.

Rooms are steeped in Thai design and equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV, and kitchens.

You’ll also have a choice of forest or pool views.

Days can be spent at the two outdoor swimming pools – one adult-only – or if you’d rather explore, Pattaya town is just a 15-minute drive away.

Romantic sunsets are exceptional here.

The breezy cafe located directly on the beach is a wonderful place to take it in whilst you enjoy decadent cakes, pastries, and coffee.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 318/84, Moo12, Dong Tan Beach, Nong-Prue, Chonburi, 20260 Pattaya South, Thailand

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7. U Jomtien Pattaya

The U Jomtien is a 4-star property with direct access to Jomtien Beach.

It’s located away from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya offering a peaceful location for your holiday but within easy reach of many tourist attractions.

Hotel features include a large stylish rooftop swimming pool, a library, gym, and an all-day dining restaurant called SALT.

64 rooms and suites in various configurations are designed to meet the needs of families, groups, and couples.

Each features panoramic views of the beach, private bathrooms with rain showers, flatscreen TVs, and desks.

With U Hotels & Resort’s unique concept of service, guests can enjoy breakfast whenever and wherever throughout your stay.

Guests also benefit from the U Choose Program which allows the freedom to pre-select your choice of pillow, soap, and tea.

When stepping out, we recommend a visit to the Pattaya Floating Market which is just over half a mile away.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 101 Moo 1, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, 20250 Jomtien Beach, Thailand

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8. InterContinental Pattaya Resort

For a luxuriating stay amidst stunning ocean views, you can’t go wrong at the InterContinental Pattaya.

Beautifully designed rooms, a private enclave, three outdoor pools, and a private sandy beach make this resort a popular choice.

There are 156 rooms with varying configurations, but we would encourage you to choose one of the Club Suites or Villas to take advantage of the exclusive privileges.

Privileges include access to the Club Lounge, personalized butler service, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails to enhance your stay.

Every meal will feel special at acclaimed restaurants Elements and Infiniti that serve gourmet meals in indulgent settings.

For the ultimate R&R, take a trip to the Amburaya Spa and fitness center for a variety of treatments to maintain your health and wellbeing.

If you have the kids in tow, then you can be assured this is an excellent option for families too.

Children will love the Planet Trekkers kids program.

There are also exciting activities and leisure excursions which can be arranged at the Activities Center.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 437 Phra Tamnak Road, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri, 20150 Pattaya South, Thailand

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9. The Monttra Pattaya

The word ‘monttra’ means ‘magic’ and according to the resort that is what best describes their unique and innovative property and service.

Firstly, the location is quite special; you’ll find the property situated at the top of a cliff giving it a serene atmosphere whilst still being fairly central.

It’s a small resort with a personal feel but that doesn’t mean the facilities aren’t above average.

There are 23 suites to choose from, all of which come complete with king-size beds, large bathrooms, complimentary minibars which are replenished daily, and Nespresso machines.

Though you won’t need to leave the resort as there are plenty of things to do.

You’ll have access to a private sandy beach just steps away, an infinity-edge swimming pool, and a full menu spa.

Overlooking the sea and Koh Larn, Kiin Restaurant serves an uncomplicated menu all-day, but if you’d rather eat in private in-room dining can be arranged.

If you do wish to explore further, the Pattaya Viewpoint is within easy reach, and Walking Street is just over a mile away.

The resort can also advise, and book activities, shows, and excursions for you.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 398 Moo 12, Rajchawaroon Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150 Pattaya South, Thailand

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10. Holiday Inn Pattaya

This pick is situated on the popular Beach Road and all of the 567 rooms and suites feature sea views.

A range of room configurations cater to all setups and are equipped with all the essentials you’ll need and more.

Facilities include a gym, Balinese-inspired Tea Tree Spa, and a Kids’ Club.

As well as the beach, the hotel boasts an impressive four outdoor pools.

There’s a relaxed poolside bar serving food and drinks so it’s a great option to indulge in some days beside the water.

If you prefer the pace a little quicker, then the surrounding areas cater to water sports, island day trips, and even a spot of golf.

All palettes will find something they enjoy within the hotels four restaurants that all feature al fresco seating.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 463/68 Pattaya Sai 1 Road, Nongprue Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150 Pattaya Central, Thailand

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11. Hilton Pattaya

Sitting adjacent to the CentralFestival Pattaya Beach Complex, the Hilton Pattaya has direct access to the numerous shopping and dining options.

Spacious, contemporary rooms feature light wood flooring, and calm pastel colors to create a soothing environment.

Amenities include comfortable seating areas, bathrooms with premium toiletries, coffee facilities, and private balconies.

Hearty breakfasts at Edge restaurant offer the best start to the day, and dining options don’t stop there with a further two restaurants available.

If you fancy a swim you can visit the outdoor infinity pool which has excellent panoramic views from the 16th floor.

There’s also a spa where treatments such as body scrubs, facials, and massages are on offer.

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 333/101 Beach Road, Moo 9 Nong Prue Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi, 20260 Pattaya Central, Thailand

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12. Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

If you’re after a bit of excitement from your holiday then this is the resort for you.

The Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort flaunts a beachfront water theme park and direct beach access.

Thai-style rooms featuring nothing less than 5-star comforts have sea views from private balconies, as well as seating areas with TVs, and stylish bathrooms.

To set you up for the day, buffet breakfasts are served at Oasis restaurant.

Other dining highlights include Asian specialties, and a beachfront grill.

Adventurers will enjoy getting involved with onsite activities such as snorkeling and rock climbing.

A destination in its own right, within the resort leisure activities you’ll find tennis courts, large lagoon pools, and a spa.

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 277 Moo 5, Naklua, Banglamung,, 20150 Pattaya North, Thailand

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13. Dusit Thani Pattaya

This hotel is in an enviable location, on a quiet stretch of beach along Pattaya Bay.

It is, however, still conveniently placed near the shopping and dining hotspots of Pattaya City, and a 1.5-hour drive away from Bangkok City.

There’s plenty of accommodation options including Deluxe rooms, Club rooms, Two Bedroom Suites and for ultimate luxury, the Royal Princes Suite.

Here, you’ll have direct access to two beachfronts and there are also two outdoor swimming pools.

To keep you busy, there are four tennis courts, a fitness center, spa, Kids Club, playground, as well as an 18-hole golf course and driving range close by.

The hotel has some excellent services to take advantage of too including a tour counter, concierge desk, shuttle service, and babysitting service.

There’s even a range of retail outlets such as a florist, jewelry shop, and tailors.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 240/2 Pattaya Beach Road, 20150 Pattaya North, Thailand

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14. Cape Dara Resort

We love the natural color palettes and sense of escapism that is created in the rooms at the Cape Dara.

Opt for either a room, suite, or villa – all of which are spacious and comfortable, and have private balconies that overlook the sea.

For a refreshing dip there are two pools, one of which is at beach level.

Dining options offer something fresh to the area.

Sphere, with its dazzling ambiance, is the only nitrogen bar in town, and there’s a Cantonese restaurant, as well as all-day dining at Radius.

The Luminous Spa is worth a mention with its menu of delicately developed treatments and sea view rooms.

We recommend the Luminous Signature package where you’ll get to enjoy a signature massage and facial.

  • Guest Rating: 8.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 256 Dara Beach, Soi 20, Pattaya-Naklua Road, 20150 Pattaya North, Thailand

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15. Golden Tulip Pattaya Beach Resort

The Golden Tulip Pattaya Beach is a fairly new resort set on the quiet sands of Wong Amat Beach.

It’s super stylish and modern with a cool vibe and friendly atmosphere.

Large rooms have decent sized bathrooms and plenty of amenities.

They are decorated with oriental flair and artistic design.

There’s an onsite restaurant with a la carte selections including fresh fish, grilled meats, as well as special menus.

Although small, the resort does have a private beach which is where the restaurant is based.

This is an excellent spot to watch the sunset.

You’ll also find a fitness center, outdoor pool with sun terrace, shared lounge, and bar for guest use.

There are plenty of services laid on for guest conveniences such as complimentary Wi-Fi, a shuttle service, 24-hour front desk, and room service.

  • Guest Rating: 8.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 469, Moo.5, Naklua, Banglamung,Chon Buri, 20150 Pattaya North, Thailand

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16. Royal Cliff Beach Hotel

For a luxurious beach break, this property couldn’t be any better.

It’s set within exclusive grounds just a ten-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya city center.

Accommodation in the form of lavish suites are adorned in modern-Thai style and have seating areas, balconies, and IPTV’s to watch movies.

There’s an impressive array of dining options housed within 11 restaurants where you can choose your favorite cuisine such as Indian or Cantonese.

Several outdoor pools with sunken bars or the private beach will keep you occupied throughout the day.

Or if the water isn’t for you, there’s a spa, steam room and sauna, and even cooking classes.

Exploring the area is highly encouraged either by bike or via the shuttle service provided by the hotel.

If you’re seeking out a little culture, the historic Wat Khao Phra Bat is just 900-yards away.

  • Guest Rating: 8.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 353 Phra Tamnuk Road, South Pattaya, Banglamung, Chonburi, 20150 Pattaya South, Thailand

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17. Veranda Resort Pattaya

Part of the Sofitel brand, this hotel is located in the beach area of Na Jomtien in the popular Chon Buri Province region.

Perched right on the beach, not only will you have easy access for relaxing beach days, but the views will leave you speechless.

The Beachlawn is a multi-functional space where you can indulge in activities, private parties or dinners, or simply hang out with a cocktail.

Those that love being in the water will appreciate the large free form infinity pool, water slider, and bubble jet.

And for relaxing poolside, there are loungers shaded by trees and a pool bar where you can grab a refreshing drink.

Younger guests will particularly enjoy the kids club and sandpit.

There are four places for you to eat and drink including an all-day dining restaurant, and a coffee shop.

Well-designed rooms are bright and airy, but most of all comfortable and available in a variety of setups for you to choose from.

  • Guest Rating: 8.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: 211 Moo 1 Na Jomtien Soi 4, Sattahip, Chonburi , 20250 Jomtien Beach, Thailand

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18. A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel Pattaya

After something unique?

Then welcome aboard the A-One The Royal Cruise Hotel.

Docked in a unique ship design that faces the sea and beachfront promenade, you’ll feel like you’re onboard a fabulous cruise but with all the benefits of being ashore.

Each of the 196 rooms and suites is air-conditioned and have flatscreen TVs, minibars, seating areas, and ensuite bathrooms with all the amenities.

When you’re not in your room, the hotel has plenty to explore such as two large swimming pools, a spa, and a fully-equipped gym.

When it comes to eating, guests can choose from delicious seafood, western favorites, and traditional Thai.

If you want to spend some time outside the hotel then there’s plenty of restaurants and shows close by.

CentralFestival Pattaya Beach is also less than a mile away.

  • Guest Rating: 8.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 499 North Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya Chonburi, 20150 Pattaya Central, Thailand

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Map of Pattaya Hotels on the Beach

As you can see there are so many luxury beach resorts in Pattaya and all would make excellent choices.

Personally, if larger resorts are your thing I’d go for the InterContinental Pattaya Resort for the well-equipped rooms and to take advantage of the wealth of facilities on offer.

But, if you fancy a property that is a bit more boutique, The Monttra Pattaya is a sterling choice.

There’s enough to do at this small but perfectly formed hotel without the busy resort feel.

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