This hillside location splits Pattaya City from Jomtien Beach. It is best known for the gigantic Golden Buddha that sits at the highest point of the hill. This is a very scenic spot popular with tours. The other well known area is on the opposite part of the hill where there is a lookout platform which gives you full views over the whole of Pattaya bay. This place is popular both day & night for those wishing to take the perfect snap shot of the city.
There are 3 separate beaches that you can access from parts of Pratumnak Hill depending on where you are.
Pratumnak Beach is the largest beach which stretches from Pratumnak, (next to Pattaya Park) and joins Dongtan Beach in Jomtien by way of a well-maintained footpath shaded by the trees.
This beach is quite spacious and is one of the cleanest beaches in Pattaya. It has a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. There are minimal deck chairs and souvenir touts, so it’s possible to simply chill out and soak up the views across the Gulf Of Thailand.
Asia Beach is a small bay that very few people actually find. Hidden at the bottom of a quiet street next to the similarly named Asia Hotel it really is a hidden gem. A small beach bar here offers simple canned soft drinks and beers for those lucky enough to find this tranquil spot.
Cosy Beach has become the most well-known beach of them all, as the area has become very developed with hillside condominiums and hotels. This picturesque bay is accessed by a set of steps dug into the cliff face. Once on the beautiful sand you are greeted with a handful of drinks stalls and masseurs. The bay looks straight across the water to the neighbouring Koh Larn Island. It is possible to catch a speed boat to Koh Larn from the beach.
On top of the cliff face there is now a unique restaurant called The Chocolate Factory which combines a stunning restaurant with superb views across the Gulf Of Thailand, and a place where chocolatiers hand craft cakes, patisseries and the most beautiful chocolate you will taste in Thailand.
Another eatery not to be missed is the beachfront restaurant called Birds & Bees. This is an amazing restaurant (not only for its charity work) for the way that it is built within the rock face. Set out over many levels up in the canopy of the trees it has some spectacular views over the ocean. The setting is very romantic, and diners should arrive before 6pm to enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset on the horizon! During the day, you can also wander down to the beach and enjoy a drink as the water laps against your feet.
Two 5-star hotel chains sit directly on the seafront, The Royal Cliff and InterContinental. These hotels offer an incredible experience with their amazing on-site restaurants, beach cafes and sensational views.
One attraction that has been part of the Pratumnak skyline for many years is Pattaya Park Beach resort and Tower. This large complex boasts a hotel, water & amusement park and a 240 metre tower with a revolving top floor restaurant and view point. From 170 metres up the tower you can tower jump (zip line) back down into the water park below.