Best Weekend Getaways from Pattaya

Pattaya has a Strategic Location as it’s Located in Chonburi Province which is Neighbored with Several Provinces that have Many interesting things to do and To Explore During weekends. 

If you are an Expat Living in Pattaya- Thailand and you are wondering where to Go and What to Explore During a Weekend without the Need of Traveling for Long Distances, then you Should Read this Article. 

In this Article we will be highlighting the Best Weekend Getaways from Pattaya that you must Explore During your Stay in the City.


Ratchaburi is a Province Located Next To Bangkok (Where the famous Danmoen Saduak Floating Market is Located) and is around 3 Hours Drive from Pattaya by Car. 

There are Several Things to See and Explore at this Province other than the Floating Market Such as the Following: 

  • The National Museum at the City of Ratchaburi
  • Prang At Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat Temple
  • Khao Krajom Viewpoint
  • The Caves At Khao Ngu
  • Bore Klueng Hot Spring
  • Hin Khao Ngu Park
  • Queen Sirikit Forest Garden
Ratchaburi Province Weekend Getaway from Pattaya


Chantaburi Province is Located Just around 3 Hours Drive by Car from Pattaya. There are Many things to See and to Explore in this Amazing Province and it’s one of the Top Choices for Local Thai People Living in Bangkok, Pattaya or Rayong for a Weekend getaway. 

What to See in Chantaburi: 

  • Watch the Eagles: One of the most Popular activities that local Thai people do when Visiting Chantaburi Province is to take a Bamboo Boat out in the Sea (Calm Waters) to watch hundreds of Eagles Flying around. 
  • The Blue temple: The Blue Temple (Also Known as Wat Pak Nam Khaem Nu) is also a Wonderful Place that you must Visit when being at Chantaburi Province. 
  • The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,
  • Noen Nangphaya View Point
Chantaburi Temple

Sa Kaeo

Sa Kaeo is a Thai Province Located Along the Thailand-Cambodia Borders. There are Several Cultural and Historical Sights to Visit while Being at this Province Such as: 

  • Prasat Sdok Kok Thom: Prasat Sdok Kok Thom is a well preserved Historical Temple since the 11th Century. This Temple is Made from Stones With Khmer Style – Hindu Temple.
  • Lalu: Lalu is a Natural Sightseeing in Sa Kaeo Province that was Caused by the rainwater and the subsidence or collapse of soil.
  • Namtok Pang Sida Waterfall: This Beautiful Waterfall has the Hieght of around 8 Meters and is a 3 Tiers Waterfall Located at Pang Sida National Park. 
Sa Kaeo Thailand

Koh Samet

Koh Samet is a Small Island Located in Rayong Province. It’s very Simple and Easy To reach this Island from Pattaya. You need to Drive to Sribanphe Pier in Rayong (Around 1 and half hours Drive), and then Take a Speed Boat or a Long Tail boat to Koh Samet (It usually takes around 15 Minutes). 

This Island has Many Beautiful Beaches, The Most Famous ones are AO Prao Beach and Sai Kaew Beach. You can rent a Bike and move around the Island to Explore its Several Amazing Beaches. 

There are Several Accommodation options available in Koh Samet, from Budget Cottages to Luxury 5 Star Resorts. You will find a Suitable accommodation Option No Matter what your Budget is. 

You can Enjoy Some water sport activities while in Koh Samet Such as Jet Skiing, Parasailing and Snorkeling. 

Koh Samet Thailand


Rayong Province is one of the Largest and most Important Provinces Economically in Thailand. There are Many Things to Explore at Rayong other Than Going to the Beautiful Koh Samet Island. 

  • Among the Things that you can consider Visiting when Being in Rayong we can mention the Following: 
  • Khao Chamao Khao Wong National Park (You can Explore Several Waterfalls at this National Park)
  • Wat Rakhang Tong Temple on Top of Hill with an Amazing View
  • Thung Prong Thong (The Golden Meadow)
  • Krukang House Museum (an Old House Selling Antiques and Old Items)
  • Yomjinda Old Market and Town
Rayong Province Thailand

Koh Larn

Koh Larn (Also Known as The Coral Island) is a Small island Located in Pattaya Province. You can Easily Take a Speed Boat from Pattaya to Koh Larn and enjoy a Half or Full Day Trip at one of its Beautiful Beaches. 

There are Some accommodation Options also Available at Koh Larn For People Planning to have an Overnight Weekend Trip.

Koh Larn Weekend Getaway from Pattaya

Samae San

Samae San is an Island Located in ChonBuri Province. You can Reach the Closest Pier to Samae San from Pattaya in less than 1 Hour and then Take a Speed Boat and Start exploring the Island and Its Surrounding. 

This Location is one of the Best Places in Chonburi and Rayong areas for Snorkeling. You can Enjoy Snorkeling in the Crystal Clear waters and Watch the Amazing Colorful Fishes for a Full Day Trip and Come Back to Pattaya at the End of The day.

Samae San

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