May 1, 2016

FLY TO PATTAYA WITH AIRASIA!

I am finally back! Spent nearly a month in Thailand and it feels good (yet not so good) to be home haha. Spent 4 days in Pattaya and the remaining days in Bangkok! This is my very first time to Pattaya and honestly I had no idea what to expect, nevertheless I am very thankful to AirAsia SG and TH as well as Tourism Authority of Thailand for organising this trip.

And yes, good news to those who are looking to visit Pattaya, you can now fly direct from Singapore to Pattaya with AirAsia! I used to hear of my friends taking a flight to Bangkok and then driving about 2 hours to Pattaya but that can be a hassle especially if you are not used to driving in foreign countries so fret not, you can now skip all that and fly straight to Pattaya! 
AirAsia and TAT (SG) had so many activities planned out for us that a day was simply not enough! However we managed to accomplish a lot and saw many places of interest that you can visit too when you are in Pattaya :)
We had tea and lunch at A La Campagne which is built like a european village/community. This place is super photo and insta-worthy so for all you enthusiasts this is a place to visit! There's a restaurant, a cafe, a bakery a wine house and a souvenir shop within the area so basically it's a really chill place to be at :)  
Visited the Four Regions Floating Market (this is the market featured on Running Man, the ep where Nichkhun was in!!!) The market features souvenirs as well as merchandises from all off the different regions in Thailand. Aside from shopping for stuff there are a lot of street food there you can try as well! 
Not forgetting our accommodation in Pattaya, really am thankful to have Marriott Pattaya Resort and Spa have us over for 2 nights. I had such a wonderful stay with them! We each had a room to ourselves and honestly I thought mine was too big for one person haha.
 The favourite part of the hotel would have to be the toilet where I spent most of my time in haha. It was super huge and roomy I could literally skip around and do a little dance~ 
We also visited the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark in Pattaya! I didn't expect myself to come here so soon since I last saw a video of this place on Facebook not long ago so I was pretty stoked to see how it would be in real life and boy it was huge!!!
There are tons of rides for the young and old so don't worry if you think this place would be too kiddy as there's another area with rides more suited for adults so definitely is a place for all ages to visit! If you're a fan of waterparks this is once attraction you wouldn't want to miss :)
In the evening we got to catch the Tiffany Show! For those who have no idea what the Tiffany show is about, it is a world famous tranvestite caberet show. Honestly I never thought I would ever see one in my lifetime, not that I am against it but it just never crossed my mind to catch one. However after the performance I was truly mind blown and enjoyed every second of it!!!
 The costumes are very elaborate and from the props to the settings of every performance is so detailed. Not to mention the performers are soooooo beautiful!!! I couldn't believe they could be so stunning hahaha. For a moment I felt like I failed as a girl.....lololol.
If you are ever in Pattaya, I would HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend you to catch the Tiffany Show. This was definitely the highlight of the entire trip for me! You will not regret it haha. 

Aside from Pattaya we also took a 2D1N trip to Koh Samet which is about 30-40 minutes away from Pattaya by ferry. Koh Samet is a island that is ideal for a weekend beach getaway so if you are looking for a quiet or family orientated island to visit you can try coming here!
In Koh Samet we had Sai Kaew Beach Resort who took care of our accommodation :) 
Once again we were each spoilt with our own rooms with huge beds, the resort is really big and is linked directly to the beach so for the sea, sand and sun lovers... this is one resort you can consider staying at when you are here!
Our activities at Koh Samet were really chill..... We were treated to a full body massage and then it was free and easy where we could check out the rest of the place or go to the beach and relax!
 Of course there was no missing out on photo ops by the beach! A big thank you to Coralist Swimwear for sending over these swimwear :)

And lastly it was back to Pattaya to visit the last attraction on our list which was the Suppatra Fruit Farm! 
 Here you can expect to find tons of tropical fruits ranging from durians to mangoes to grapes and pineapples! Within the farm there's a buggy to take you through the entire compound and you can even enjoy a fruits buffet, durian tasting session and freshly made somtum while you are in there. Here's me reminding you to leave some space in your tummy before visiting to enjoy these freshly picked fruits :) 
And in summary just to let you guys experience what I did in Pattaya, here's a video that I have put together for this trip, do check it out :) 

Enjoy! X