Pattaya is unusually blessed with breathtaking sunsets. Having a west-facing coastline and generally good weather, the sun puts on a dazzling display of colours as it makes its curtain call and sinks into the Gulf of Thailand. The views inland from the best rooftop bars and restaurants in Pattaya are also excellent, with the diverse skyline of new and old buildings slowly blending into distant hills.

    The following list comprises more than just the best places to enjoy the view. The best rooftop bars and restaurants in Pattaya list also offer great food and a welcoming atmosphere. They are places to savour the experience of dining and relaxing under the stars in sophisticated and peaceful spaces.


    Horizon Bar and Restaurant

    34th Floor Hilton Pattaya Hotel in South Pattaya

    Situated at the very top of the Hilton Hotel (which is itself atop Central Festival Beach Road) between Beach Road and Second Road and effectively dead-centre on the beach, the views from Horizon Bar’s open-air terrace are unrivalled. With 2-for-1 on cocktails from 5 pm to 7 pm, it is the place to go to enjoy the glorious sunsets, then watch as the neon lights of Walking Street come to life. You can then enjoy the Hilton Pattaya’s 5-star fusion food with this breathtaking backdrop.

    Location: 34th Floor, Hilton Pattaya Hotel, 333/99 Moo 9, Pattaya Beach Road Soi 9, Pattaya, Chon Buri 20260, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 4 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)38 253 000


    The Meridian Revolving Restaurant

    54th Floor - Pattaya Park Tower - Phratamnak

    The highest restaurant in Pattaya – at a whopping 54 floors up – offers a buffet lunch and dinner service featuring fresh Thai seafood and a literal 360-degree view. The restaurant at the top of the iconic Pattaya Park Tower revolves, so you don’t even have to move from your seat to enjoy excellent panoramas of Koh Larn, Jomtien and Phratamnak. You can then enjoy a range of options when it comes to getting back to ground level, including the cable car or even a zipline!

    Location: 54th Floor, 345 Jomtien Beach, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chonburi 20150, Thailand

    Phone: +66 (0)38 251 201



    38th Floor - D Varee Jomtien Beach

    The D Varee Inspiration Bar has the best view of the long and gentle curve of Jomtien Beach. Located close to the end of Jomtien Beach Road where it becomes Na Jomtien, at the top of D Varee Jomtien Beach, the bar has a chic and modern style, a broad selection of imported beers and wines, indoor and outdoor seating, a lively atmosphere, a laser light show that illuminates the sky like a beacon and great sunset views of Koh Larn.

    Location: 38th Floor, D Varee Jomtien Beach, 12, Jomtien Beach Road, Chonburi, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6 pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)38 418 999

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