Pattaya vs Phuket?
Phuket is renowned for being one of Thailand’s most expensive and most popular tourist destination. Beautiful beaches beside a vibrant nightlife, Phuket has been home of many movie’s productions.
Pattaya is known to be the sin city of Asia with the biggest red light district in the world.
Pattaya offers the wildest party atmosphere with the best value for money.
I have review the three most important factors for a holiday; Price, Nightlife, and Beaches.
Pattaya vs Phuket in Price War
I have been to Pattaya many times and Phuket a few and personally, I’d say Phuket is 30-40% more expensive than Pattaya.
In Phuket bottles of beer in a lot of bars are 100 Baht, whereas in Pattaya you shouldn’t pay more than 70.
Pattaya has a lot more accommodation to offer – a basic room with an en suite bathroom can be found from 4-500 baht per night – in Phuket it’ll be a lot harder to find accommodation for that price.
Pattaya or Phuket?
All depend on your budget. Pattaya is suitable for people with a tight budget and the clamor Phuket for people that love to show off money.
Regarding bars, Pattaya vs Phuket is a close battle. Phuket has quality beer bars in all of Thailand.
They’re better decorated, better maintained and have much prettier girls than what you find elsewhere. Everything is shiny and new in Phuket but at a price.
The price of drinks in some bars exceeds what you pay in the most expensive gogos in Pattaya.
A Pattaya residence would have a heart attack after examining the drink price list.
The beer bar girls of Bangla are a step up from what you find in the beer bars in Pattaya. They’re invariably younger, prettier and often dressed sexier.
The maidens of Isaan dominate the bars, but there are southern girls among them, something you don’t tend to find in Pattaya.
But behind the sexy dress, it’s much the same – the same mannerisms, same lack of manners and same games played.
Night Life: Pattaya vs Phuket?
As for nightlife in these places – Pattaya has a reputation of having the best nightlife in South East Asia – there are apparently over 1000 bars and a handful of reputable nightclubs. Phuket does have a number of bars, but they are generally more expensive and the nightlife closes down at 2am.
Massages in Pattaya can be found from 100 Baht – in Phuket expect to pay 250 Baht+.
Everything is more expensive in Phuket, and it is more costly to get there. A regular bus from BKK airport to Pattaya about 150 Baht, where for Phuket you’d need to catch a flight, or take a 14-hour bus journey.
What about beaches in Pattaya vs Phuket?
Phuket’s Patong Beach, with its increased tourist population of bare-busted European women, is adding to the sexual appetite and, some say, growing business for the local Patong Beach prostitutes.
This phenomenon is said to be leading to increased prostitution prices in the area and to the cost of living in Phuket.
The coconut beach bar in Pattaya is the biggest bar in the world. Two kilometers of front beach petrol by freelancer day and night. You can get a short time for as little as 500 Baht.
Well, Pattaya vs Phuket beaches are both worth the visit to meet freelancers looking for customers. Phuket has an upper hand on cleanness and coral water.