Planning a Fun Weekend in Pattaya – Adventures Galore!

From sightseeing and shopping to family activities and partying, Pattaya in Thailand has something for everyone. If you only have a weekend at this popular destination, here are some things you can do.

Sunbathing & Shopping

Spending lazy days at the beach is essential when in Pattaya! Resorts can be easily found within walking distance to the shore for all the sun, sand and surf you desire. Of course, in between, you can also get in some retail therapy at The Avenue mall, Royal Garden Plaza or CentralFestival Pattaya Beach.

Sightseeing & Family Fun

The ‘must see’ sights include the iconic Sanctuary of Truth, the idyllic Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden and the Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai, located within easy reach of Avani Pattaya Resort. Those travelling with kids can look to visit the Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! and the Teddy Bear Museum.

Nightlife Thrills

Pattaya is famed for its nightlife and you only have to visit the popular Walking Street to see why; beer bars, nightclubs and go-go bars abound, perfect for a night of bar and club hopping. You can also take in a cabaret show with Tiffany’s Show and the Alcazar Cabaret Show being popular choices.

Island Adventures

If you can squeeze in that extra day plan a day trip to Coral Island or Koh Larn where sun-drenched beaches, snorkelling amidst vibrant coral and exciting water sports await. Also, look to head to Khao Nom Viewpoint where you can take in breathtaking vistas of Pattaya City.

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An Adventurous Day at Bali Bike Park – Mountain Biking in the Island of Gods!

If it’s pedal-powered adventures you are after, then the Bali Bike Park with its jungle trails is a definite must visit and offers plenty of fun adventure for novices and pros alike.

Planning Your Visit

This attraction can be found in North Bali in Pancasari Village; those staying at Bali resorts further afield including at properties such as Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort can plan a day excursion here. The ride to the bottom takes about 10 minutes, while you do get a jeep shuttle that takes you back to the starting point.

The Trails

Mountain bikers can look forward to tackling various trails at Bali Bike Park each with something different to offer riders of different experience levels. Amidst the natural setting, you can expect to find trails featuring natural berms (banked turns), gap jumps, ladder drops, hip jumps and more!

What About the Bikes?

While dedicated mountain bikers may bring their own bikes, you can rent bikes as well as the needed equipment at the Bali Bike Park. Do keep in mind that the bike hire is not included in the price of the entrance ticket.

Other Helpful Points

When it comes to attire, wear something comfortable like a t-shirt, shorts and shoes. Remember you can get maps of the site’s trails and if you want, even have a guide join you on the ride. Also, keep in mind that the park is closed on Sundays.

For more information check out: https://www.balibikepark.com/

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Abu Dhabi Snorkelling – Dive into a World of Wonders!

Whilst many confuse Dubai to be the capital of the UAE, it is actually Abu Dhabi that is the financial, cultural and political capital! Ideally built along the Persian Gulf, Abu Dhabi has a plethora of things to see and do during your visit here. Keen to learn more about snorkelling in Abu Dhabi?

1). What the Water Is Like

The Persian Gulf has and will continue to attract tourists because of the clarity of the surrounding waters! There’s also little to no current movements, so it’s safe. While you’re sightseeing Abu Dhabi, if you’re looking for accommodation there are a plethora of options like Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara for instance.

2). Marine Life in The Waters

There’s plenty of life in the sea thanks to the numerous coral reefs which encourage it! Expect to see eels, seahorses, turtles, starfish and also, perhaps one of 2,500 dugongs who call the area home!

3). How to Get Snorkelling

There are plenty of facilities and resorts which provide snorkelling amongst various other amenities! Many of these will provide boat services to the closest designated region.

4). Things to Bear in Mind

If you forget your snorkelling gear, fret not! Most facilities provide excellent gear! Bear in mind that you’re in a Muslim country and while there is no enforced dress code, respect local culture and dress accordingly.

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