One of the major reasons people come to Thailand is that it is always warm. Folks migrate from colder weather climates to Thailand to escape the winter in their home countries. Over the last couple of years, there has been an increase in the number of families that travel to Pattaya with their children strangely enough.
Regardless if you came on your holiday with your family unit or alone, you will need to find a way to beat the heat. Thankfully even the hottest days can be thwarted with a visit to one of the many beaches. There are some folks out there that just can’t get down with playing in beach water. Some are afraid of what may lurk beneath, some are afraid of the water quality and others just don’t like swimming in natural bodies of water and prefer clean swimming pools.
Pattaya has a host of water parks for visitors to choose from. The prices for tickets vary from place to place and can be as cheap or as expensive as you want them to be. Below are listings for each of Pattaya’s water parks ranked in order of price from low to high:
Pattaya Park: Pattaya park is the best park if you are trying to have fun on a budget while you are in town. While the park may not offer the same quality of rides and activities as it’s counterparts, 100 baht is hard to beat price-wise.
There are a number of pools at Pattaya Park for both adults as well as the little people. There are also a few “straight down” style water slides for your amusement. Plenty of shaded seating is available to avoid cooking yourself in the hot Thailand sun and friendly staff are standing by to serve you with cold drinks and snacks.
If you don’t feel like getting wet there are a few other paid activities that you can get into like visiting the top of the Pattaya Park’s 240-meter tall tower and observation deck, riding on the park’s lone roller coaster and or zip-lining off of the tower if you are an adrenaline junkie. For those of you that do enjoy the beach, it’s literally right outside of the park as well.
Pattaya Park is older than the other water parks in town and some people complain that it is outdated but the fact remains that it is the best “for your money” water park in town and with the right attitude you can still enjoy yourself.
Ramayana: A full day pass to Ramayana water park will run you about 1,190 baht for adults and 890 baht for children (no big water slides included) for children ages 4-14. If you are a senior citizen, disabled or pregnant the ticket is only 590 baht to enjoy yourself (minus the big water slides) for the day. There are also several ticket specials that include all-you-can-eat buffets and a free locker (with purchase of 2 tickets).
Ramayana has two dedicated zones for kids, a double wave pool and various other attractions with caves, geysers and soothing bubbles. If water slides aren’t really your style, drift lazily around the park in the lazy river and catch some rays. The park is decorated like an ancient lost civilization with plenty of exploring to be had.
There are an assortment of cabanas that can be rented at extra cost and if you need to secure your valuables lockers can also be rented if they were not included in the purchase of your tickets. There are also medical facilities on site should there be a need for them. Or you can just relax and get a massage from their professional team of masseuses or a VIP lounge for people who upgrade their cabana status to VIP. This is a trip you can guarantee everyone will go home exhausted from (and maybe slightly sunburned, so don’t forget the sunscreen!)
Cartoon Network Amazone: Cartoon Network Amazone contains 10 different entertainment zones, each with its own cartoon theme and more than 150 slides and attractions for you to spend the day beating the heat. Ticket prices vary depending on promotions and deals but on average a super value adult ticket will cost you about 1,290 baht per person. Being that they are a branded park, they also offer several early-bird specials as well as yearly membership options and group prices.
There is something for everyone who enjoys the water at Cartoon Network from the water slides, to a 335-meter lazy river for those of you that just want to float around and even a surfing arena to get your competition on with friends.
It is common to find several ticket versions that include meals but if you are feeling peckish there are plenty of places to find snacks and cold beverages around the park. There are also plenty of locker spaces in each of the dressing rooms that are operated via a radio frequency bracelet to store your valuables.