Jomtien Beach is south of the main Pattaya Beach area. There is a long line of high-rise hotels on Jomtien Beach, including several three- and four-star options. This sandy beach stretches for six kilometers and is decidedly quieter than the rowdy districts on Pattaya Beach. Jomtien Beach appeals especially to domestic tourists, but international tourists who aren’t interested in late-night revelry find a niche here, too.
The main attraction is the beach itself. Tourists join water sports like jet-skiing, windsurfing and paragliding, and the beach stays quiet and crowd-free most of the time. Beachgoers can rent deck chairs and lounge in the sun while vendors bring drinks and snacks.
Pattaya Floating Market is the other major attraction. It features more than 100 shops arrayed around a canal. Tourists float through the market on hired boats that usually seat up to four people. Shops, restaurants and a few cultural centers are in the vicinity. A visit to the floating market is a worthwhile diversion for a morning away from the beach.
Most of the accommodation in Jomtien Beach is to the far north along Thap Phraya Road . These are still close enough to the late-night district in South Pattaya for after-hours fun. Further south, accommodation is sparser and features more quiet resorts where daytime pursuits are more popular.