5 accommodations with amazing views under $39/night in Pattaya City, Thailand

Pattaya City Airbnb

Imagine waking up to a sunrise that paints the sky in hues of orange and pink, all without paying much.

In Pattaya City, Thailand, such priceless experiences don’t have to come with a hefty price tag. This coastal city is a treasure trove of affordable accommodations that offer amazing views. 

From modern homes to luxurious apartments overlooking the seas of Thailand, we’ve scoured Pattaya to bring you a list of incredible stays where you can enjoy your vacation without spending more than $39 a night.

Get ready for picture-perfect panoramas while saving your baht for food and shopping.

Bright & modern home with a stunning view of the city

Bright & modern home with a stunning view of the city

Price: $32/night (for 2 persons)

First up, we have this bright and modern home that offers city views and an ideal location close to beaches and the buzz of Pattaya Walking Street— just 10 to 15 minutes.

Step inside to an open-concept living room and kitchenette with high glass doors framing panoramic views of the city. Relax on the patio taking in the stunning scenery while enjoying your morning coffee or tea.

The comfortable bedroom features a queen bed and closets for all your clothes and belongings while the facilities include a family pool with a jacuzzi, fitness center, and more for an active stay.

21st-floor minimalist-style studio in Muang Pattaya

21st-floor minimalist-style studio in Muang Pattaya

Price: $33/night (for 2 persons)

This minimalist-style studio offers fuss-free comfort in the heart of bustling Pattaya.

From the double bed situated right in front of the flat-screen TV to the dressing table and full kitchen with refrigerator, everything you need for a short- or long-term stay is thoughtfully arranged. The bathroom comes with a shower.

Need a change of scenery but still want to stay indoors? The on-site workspace in the building offers ample seating for you to tackle any work that follows you on vacation (we know things happen).

For downtime, refresh in the gym or by the pool before returning to your sanctuary on the 21st floor. With stunning city views, this no-frills retreat provides an oasis high above the hustle and bustle below.

Homey condo with panoramic sea views on the 20th floor

Homey condo with panoramic sea views on the 20th floor

Price: $35/night (for 2 persons)

This expansive studio condo offers panoramic views of the bay that will take your breath away. The 20th-floor location means you have an eagle’s eye perspective of the city from the spacious balcony.

The open-concept living space seamlessly blends the bedroom, living, and dining areas into one, anchored by a king-size bed in the middle. The kitchenette, though compact, has the essentials covered with a microwave, kettle, toaster, refrigerator, and dishes so you can enjoy in-room dining.

Laundry and cleaning services are also available for the ultimate convenience (with a surcharge). Nearby Pratamnak Night Market offers delicious street food, shopping, and nightlife—a great place to dabao food and fill your tummies in the evening.

Roomy & artsy one-bedroom rental a short walk to Cozy Beach

Roomy & artsy one-bedroom rental a short walk to Cozy Beach

Price: $36/night (for 2 persons)

Consider this artsy one-bedroom rental as your beachside retreat, located just a five-minute walk from Cozy Beach.

Nestled in a well-maintained eight-story condo building with ocean views, this fully furnished unit on the sixth floor offers everything you need for a relaxing stay. Step inside to find a living room with a dining bar table and chairs, plus a separate bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe, and couch. It also has a working table and chair, just in case you need to get some work done.

The small but functional kitchen has the basics for light meals, and a balcony offers partial sea views to take in while you chill al fresco. Cool off in the on-site swimming pool and enjoy the coastal vibes.

Luxurious one-bedroom apartment facing the sea for two guests

Luxurious one-bedroom apartment facing the sea for two guests

Price: $38/night (for 2 persons)

Seaside serenity awaits at this stylish one-bedroom apartment. Located steps from the sandy beach and crashing waves, this high-end residence offers luxurious hotel vibes from the moment you walk into the sleek lobby.

Amenities include outdoor pools, a gym, and a lounge. The compact but efficient living space features a showroom-like kitchenette, dining nook, and bedroom with wall-mounted TV. Tall glass windows in the bedroom frame gorgeous views of the sea, allowing you to wake up to a sight like no other.

After a day of beachcombing and swimming, return “home” to the plush sofa area in the lobby to catch up on emails or simply chill out. This affordable oceanside retreat provides everything you need for a relaxing getaway in a luxurious, seaside style.

These accommodations are proof that you don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy the best views that Pattaya City has to offer. Whether you’re sipping a cold drink on a balcony or waking up to the gentle sounds of the sea, you will find that each of these budget-friendly options offers something. So book your flights and accommodation for 2024, pack your bags, and prep for a holiday where vistas are as impressive as the value. Enjoy your trip!


Special tourist visa to Thailand will be available from October

Bangkok scenery

Foreign tourists will be able to visit Thailand soon with a special long-stay visa amid COVID-19. Termed as the special tourist visa (STV), it will become available from October to Sep 30 next year. This is part of the government’s efforts to boost the economy, especially the tourism sector.

STV holders will be able to stay in Thailand for 90 days. They may extend the visa twice at a cost of 2,000 Baht (S$87) each time.

Here’s what you need to know about the STV.

STV aims at tourists with spending power

One must be willing to undergo a 14-day quarantine period upon arrival in Thailand. But before that, STV holders must arrange their own trip to Thailand either by a chartered plane or a private aircraft.

Bruno Huber, general manager of Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok, rightly points out, “Private or purpose-chartered flights would be too prohibitively expensive and greatly reduce the number of potential guests. A functioning and attainable commercial flight solution is integral towards any success.”

How to apply?
thai embassy singapore

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Those who have both the time and money to spare can apply for the STV with a travel agent. The travel agent will in turn work with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in order to obtain approval from the Thai foreign ministry.

In the application form, applicants must state their Alternative State Quarantine hotel in Thailand for the compulsory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Currently, there are 74 such hotels nationwide – 69 in Bangkok and 5 in Phuket, Burirum, and Chonburi.

In addition to the above, they will also need to list down their flight details, state their post-quarantine accommodation, and purchase medical insurance for their stay in Thailand. The insurance should have a minimum coverage plan worth USD100,000 (S$137,000).

Upon successful application, a Certificate of Entry (COE) to Thailand will be issued. Applicants can collect the COE from the Thai embassy in their country.

Preparing for travel and arrival

Before travelling, individuals must obtain a fit-for-travel health certificate and a medical certificate stating they are free of COVID-19. The certificate should be issued no longer than 72 hours before departure.

Upon arrival, one will have to go through a health screening. If tested positive for COVID-19, they will be admitted to the local hospital. If all is well, they may proceed straight to their chosen quarantine facility.

STV holders can travel in Thailand after serving their quarantine. But they will need to install a COVID-19 contact tracing app before they can go about their daily activities.

Tourism operators and hotels rejoice with concerns
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

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Daniel Simon, general manager of Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, said that all visitors going to Thailand will help to stimulate the hotel sector. This will in turn help support suppliers from fisherman and farmers to tour guides and small businesses.

“The Thai government’s planned special tourist visa programme is a step in the right direction, but we look forward to more measures which will quickly, but safely, open the kingdom to international travellers once again,” he added.

Pichanan Kongchana from Roast8ry Lab, a café in Chiang Mai, shares that while she believes this scheme would help improve the economy, she’s also concerned about safety.

“We want tourists to visit,” Pichanan said. “But I want the government to issue them some sort of document they can show to us. This way, we won’t have to be worried.”

As of Sep 25, Thailand has carried out 977,854 COVID-19 tests nationwide, according to a spokesperson of the COVID-19 Situation Administration Centre. The country has reported more than 3,500 cases of COVID-19 and 59 deaths. At the time of writing, 117 patients remain in hospitals.


McDonald’s Thailand Has Salted Egg Shaker Fries That You Can’t Wait To Try (From Now Till 27 Aug 2019)

Try the Salted Egg Shaker Fries On Your Next Visit To Thailand

If you are going to Bangkok or other places in Thailand, make sure you visit McDonald’s.

McDonald’s Thailand has launched the Salted Egg Shaker Fries and they are available at all McDonald’s restaurants in Thailand except Muang Thong Thani, Phi Phi island and all Thai airports.

It costs 59 baht for a packet of medium-sized fries or 79 baht for the XL-sized fries.

Find the nearest store here.

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Klook Is Giving Away 45 Trips To Thailand & More At The Klook Thai Open House 2019

Win a free holiday to Thailand on Klook!

Looking for your next getaway? Thailand is home to many cities, each offering something different! Whether it’s a beach getaway, shopping and eating, climbing mountains or even getting up close with wildlife, you’ll find it there. Plus, luckily for us, Thailand is just a short plane ride away.

Klook is giving out 45 trips to Thailand and beyond at the upcoming Klook Thai Open house! Apart from free trips, you can also expect Thai food, Thai designers and brands, experience booths, travel tips and advice from renowned travel speakers and even free downloadable itineraries.

Klook Thai Open House

Address: Plaza Singapura Atrium
Opening hours:
10am to 10pm daily

Dates: 21 to 26 May 2019

Excited yet? Here’s a sneak peek into what you can expect.

1. Exclusive Klook promos

If you’re planning a trip to Thailand soon, you’ll definitely want to head down to the Thai Open House to get your hands on some event exclusive promos. This includes:

  • Free 4G SIM Card for EACH member of your party when you book any Thailand airport transfer or private car charter on Klook! E.g. If you book an airport transfer for 3 people, you will be entitled to 3 free SIM Cards.
  • Spend $150 and above on ANY Thailand products on Klook and enjoy a free massage session! This is limited to the first 200 pax daily.

Once you’ve booked these activities on the app, just flash your mobile voucher onsite to any Klook staff at the redemption booth to redeem your freebies!

  • Bring a friend who has not signed up for Klook and you BOTH can enjoy free $10 Klook credits!

Even if you’re not heading to Thailand, you can still make use of the Klook Summer Escape sale to enjoy up to $100 off your holiday. There will be an event exclusive summer deal as well so head on over to find out what it is!

Find out how to maximize those savings with our handy guide.

2. Free trips to Thailand

Want to win a free trip to Thailand? Klook is giving out 45 free trips to 6 different Thai cities and beyond – Bangkok, Khao Yai, Khao Kho, Krabi, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.

Taking part is simple, just do any 1 out of the 5 below:

  1. Taking part in our social media contest
  • Pick up a Klook Thailand travel wishlist
  • Select the activities you wish to participate in on your trip to Thailand
  • Take a photo and upload it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #KlookOpenHouse
  1. Answer a few questions during out Q&A sessions that happen right before the travel talks.
  2. Complete at least ONE activities at the activity zone
  • Even if you don’t complete all the activities, you’ll be eligible for prizes as long as you complete at least one!
  1. Purchase any Klook F&B offering available at the Open House
  2. Spend $45 at Plaza Singapura

If you’re one of our 45 lucky winners, you’ll receive $400 cash and $100 worth of Klook credits for use in any destination, all for your next holiday!

3. Thai food galore

One of the reasons we all love Thailand is of course the mouthwatering Thai food! Spicy and savory enough to remind us of home but yet that added oomph that keeps us wanting more. You’ll find the following Thai food stalls at the Thai Open House:

Don’t forget to pre-book your food before heading down to enjoy early bird discounts!

4. Shopping as if you’re at Chatuchak

We’ve teamed up with Klook to bring you some of the best brands and shops at Chatuchak Market without the heat. Featuring the likes of tote bags from Moonset, wardrobe staples from Loma Whale and handmade art pieces and accessories from Second Studio, get ready to shop till you drop!

5. Free travel advice

Got burning questions about how to plan your trip? Head on over to the Ask Klook booth and get your questions answered by the friendly Klook team! There will also be a series of travel talks by renowned travel content creators that you surely won’t wanna miss :

6. Free downloadable itineraries

Lazy to do the research when it comes to planning your trips? We’ve done the research and scouted out the best spots you have to visit on your trips to Thailand. Download 4 day 3 night itineraries done by the Klook team free when you visit the event! Simply scan the QR code on the panels or pick up a booklet from the shelves and mix and match your perfect holiday.

These itineraries include top attractions and secret gems, travel tips, places to eat and even directions on getting there.

7. Pick up a skill or two

The Thais are known for their intricate handicraft especially in the art of pandan leaf folding and fruit carving! Catch the experts live in action on stage or try your hand at creating some works of art on your own.

There will also be cooking classes onsite for you to learn the secrets behind preparing your favourite Thai dishes and you can go home to recreate these recipes on your own!

Rsvp to the Klook Thai Open House now!

Can’t wait to head down? Don’t forget to RSVP to the Facebook Event for updates on what you can expect. We might even release event exclusives first there!

We know one thing’s for sure, you’ll definitely be needing your cameras with so many photo opportunities around the place! With an onsite tuk-tuk, boat “rides” and festival vibes all around, don’t forget to come prepared with a killer #OOTD.



Make easy cashless payment in Thailand with Singtel Dash

Singtel Dash is now accepted in Thailand, Singaporeans’ favourite holiday destination!

Thanks to VIA, the new cross-border payment alliance, you can continue to make easy cashless payment in Thailand with your mobile phone!

Forget queuing at money changers or fumbling with multiple currencies. Just tap or scan with your phone while you eat and shop away! Enjoy the convenience of paying in Singapore dollars at highly competitive exchange rates, and view both Thai Baht and Singapore dollars just before you make payment — no fear of additional fees or charges!

Simply Simply look out for the VIA logo at thousands of participating retail and F&B stores in popular shopping destinations like JJ Mall, Chatuchak Weekend Market, Central World and more. Visit https://www.viaconnects.com for more details.

Download and sign up for a free Singtel Dash account via the App Store or Google Play Store now!

Available for a limited period only, check out these exciting deals when you pay by Dash!

  • 10% Cashback1 for all your spends in Thailand (promotion ends 31 December 2018).
  • ReadyRoam 1GB 30 days Thailand at only $5 (U.P. $12)2 for Singtel postpaid mobile users (promotion ends 31 October 2018. SMS ‘1’ to 727840 for instant activation).
  • 63% OFF3 Etiqa Travel Insurance for Thailand (promotion ends 31 December 2018. Enter promo code DASH2THAI upon checkout).
  • 8% OFF4 on IUIGA’s travel & outdoor items (promotion ends 30 November 2018. Enter promo code DASH8 upon checkout).

1Promotion is valid till 31 December 2018. 10% Cashback is capped at $5 per customer. Full payment must be made with Dash QR Code payment through VIA or Dash Visa Virtual Account through Visa payWave. Terms and conditions apply.
2Promotion is valid till 31 October 2018. The 30-day plan is valid upon activation and non-refundable once commenced. Auto renewal will apply upon exceeding the 1GB quota within the 30-day validity period (per local time). Terms and conditions apply.
3Promotion is valid till 31 December 2018. Promo code must be entered at point of purchase on Etiqa’s website. Promo code DASH2THAI is only applicable for travel insurance for Thailand. Full payment must be made with Dash Visa Virtual Account. Terms and conditions apply.
4Promotion is valid till 30 November 2018. No minimum spend required. Promo codes are applicable for all products under Travel & Outdoor except luggage. Full payment must be made with Dash Visa Virtual Account. Terms and conditions apply.

Visit www.dash.com.sg/deals for more information.