Although Pattaya has gained its reputation worldwide from the nightlife and parties, this beach destination still offers many family friendly things to do if you’re travelling for a mellower seaside getaway. Among many activities Pattaya offers is exploring the local marine life either in the sea or on land.
For families with young children who prefer to stay in the comfort zone, around a 10 minutes’ drive from our Citrus Parc Hotel Pattaya is the Underwater World Pattaya aquarium that offers a large variety of exotic marine life all in one space.
The advantage of going to an aquarium as opposed to going scuba diving or snorkelling is the safe exposure you get to all types of underwater creatures ranging from innocent coral reefs, exotic fish and jelly fish to big sea predators such as stingrays and sharks. They even have a touch pool where you can interact with the smaller marine life all in the security of the aquarium!
The Underwater World Pattaya is open from 9 am – 6 pm with different feeding times according to each section. The prices are relatively low for the experience you get in viewing such a vast selection from real underwater world at just THB 500 for adults and THB 300 for children below 130 cm. If you wish to double check on the facts before going, we recommend that you call them directly at +6638756879 for any questions you might have.
Another way of exploring the underwater world is through snorkelling or scuba diving. Although you wouldn’t be exposed to as much as you are in an aquarium, you get first-hand experience by soaking in the cool waters while exploring beautiful coral reefs and colourful fish.
Also around a 10 minutes’ drive from our hotel is the Seafari Diving Centre that offers snorkelling, skin diving and scuba diving packages for the more adventurous travellers. If you’re coming in a big group, they can even arrange private boat trips where you can have a memorable day out with your friends and family.
Another fun fact is that you get to explore different islands around Pattaya such as Koh Larn where you can spend a day getting to know the more tranquil areas that contrast to mainland Pattaya’s bustling beach city life. If you want to learn more about their packages, you can easily call them directly at +6638429060.
Here are just two out of many places where you can enjoy your beach getaway in Pattaya if you’re not here for the late night partying. For more travel tips, updates on attractions around Thailand and special hotel promotions, feel free to follow us at Compass Hospitality!