- is a southern suburb of Pattaya, and it's the best beach in city. Yes, this is the same scrapyard as the main beach of Pattaya, but a bit nicer and cleaner. Dongtan Beach
is part of a larger Jomtien Beach, and it is notable for a large gay community. Shore and seabed: sand.  Find hotels in Jomtien
Most of beach hotels have very high prices by the standards of South-East Asia. However, you can easily find much more budget options if go a little further from the beach.
If you want to rent an apartment (so called "condo") in Pattaya for the long term, it is best to look for it in Jomtien. When renting for a period of a few months, you can expect great discounts. However, keep in mind that Phuket and Samui islands also have this practice. Find hotels in Jomtien
How to get there 
Fly to Bangkok International Airport - Suvarnabhumi (BKK)
. There is a good bus connection between the airport (Level 1, gates 7-8) and Jomtien bus station. Find flights to Jomtien
When to go 
The best time for a beach holiday in Pattaya is a dry season from November to April.
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Useful information 
Attention! Pattaya is a great place for a nightlife, but it is a bad place for a beach holiday. Moreover now Pattaya is not a cheap place by the Thai standards. Islands of Samui and Phuket can offer much more opportunities for travelers with limited budget. And they also have beaches with funky nightlife, - these are Patong beach in Phuket and Chaweng Beach in Samui.