Pattaya lies 147km southeast of Bangkok on the northeast coast of the Gulf of Thailand. In 1950 there was little here other than a small fishing village. It was unspoiled and unsophisticated yet in 40 short years it has become a city in its own right.
Today, Pattaya is one of Thailand’s premier beach resorts and annually attracts thousands of pleasure-seeking tourists from all over the world. Pattaya has a huge expats community including schools, kinder gardens and western dining places.
Pattaya, by virtue of its close proximity to Bangkok and its busy international airport, tend to attract expatriate workers. Many Thais have holiday homes here, to take advantage of the excellent climate, the miles of sandy beaches and the myriad of sea-based sports and activities offered. This demand further strengthens the residential market.