Pattaya is the country’s largest city beach destination located within 2 hours of Bangkok, served by 3 International airports it offers a fantastic and convenient corporate event location for all types of MICE groups. Well known for its legendary nightlife, Pattaya is a well-established meetings and conventions destination with an abundance of venues for meetings including world class hotels , 30 convention centers and 1 exhibition Centre. Its main beaches, nearby islands and inland adventure attractions make it a great choice for outdoor team building. It’s excellent infrastructure, featuring classy shopping malls, a large variety of dining from around the globe as well as many entertainment venues for the evenings including rooftop bars. Hard Rock Café Pattaya is a popular choice for an evening of dinner and popular music. Pattaya has many inland attractions as well including the Pattaya floating market and the Sanctuary of truth.
Why Pattaya is the perfect incentive team building destination
Pattaya attracts more than 1 million MICE travelers per year generating over 90 Billion Baht of revenue, making it Thailand’s second biggest MICE destination in the country. Pattaya has been a long time popular destination for domestic and corporate group travel due to its proximity to Bangkok, beaches and off-shore islands and vibrant nightlife. Today it is a well-established international MICE destination with over 50,605 hotel rooms provided by over 412 major chain hotels and resorts coupled with an exciting range of outdoor attractions , Pattaya is suitable for those looking for a lively team building event and incentive trip destination.
Ideal group size – small to very large
Choose from an abundance of meeting space and venues, from chic and boutique hotels to large international MICE resorts, meeting spaces are available for almost any group size with many indoor and outdoor attractions also offering corporate venues for large events and gala dinner evenings including shopping malls, water parks, roof top bars and top class local and international restaurants.
MICE hotels in Pattaya (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) and accommodation
Pattaya has increased in popularity for corporate groups because of its proximity to Bangkok and the ever-improving infrastructure and choice of classy locations. Pattaya exhibitions and MICE events have become an industry of their own with all manner of support services being created to accommodate the needs of these important business occasions. Large conference and meeting facilities are available in most of the 4 and 5 Star resorts while smaller meeting rooms can be found in many of the hotels with prices to meet every budget.
In addition to meeting space, Pattaya has many large resorts and hotels which cater to incentive trip and MICE travelers. Locations range from the quiet to the bustling and accommodation can be arranged for 30 rooms all the way up to 700 and beyond. Hotel prices generally range from 1500-6000THB/per night/per person, depending upon season and group size. For more information, please click this link to visit our Pattaya hotel partner page or click on the individual links below.
Pattaya flight connections
Survarnbhumi International Airport (BKK) located on the outskirts of Bangkok, is only is 120 kilometers from Pattaya City making it a very accessible destination and most long haul and International flights will arrive here. Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) in the North of Bangkok is only 163 kilometers from Pattaya and is the option to choose for budget flights from throughout South East Asia. Both airports are well connected by expressways that travel East towards Pattaya meaning you can check in within 3 hours of arrival.
Utapao – Rayong International airport is developing rapidly into Bangkok’s 3rd airport and is only 45 minutes from Pattaya City. Currently Air Asia have international flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Chinese cities and domestic routes from Chiang Mai and Udon Thani. Bangkok Airways also connects Koh Samui with U-tapao with 2 flights a day for those looking for a pre-or post-team building event holiday or an exciting incentive trip combination. Making Teams provides destination management and ground handling services including escorted transfers to Pattaya and once arriving there are many options to get around the area including taxis and local songthew trucks.
Pattaya has a very temperate climate all year with temperatures constantly remaining in the low to mid 30 degrees. The best time to visit Pattaya for the weather is during the dry season, from mid-December through to mid-March. Late March and April are the hottest months with temperatures in the high 30’s however it is a great time experience the Songkran water festival period which is longer here than anywhere else in the country. May to October are the low season months and are the best times to travel here for the best corporate hotel deals. Weather generally remains fine however do expect some quick heavy downpours and plenty of sunshine in between. If you are working with a limited budget, consider booking your trip during this period, when hotels are running special offers and plan indoor team-building sessions in case the weather is poor.
Team building activities in Pattaya
Making Teams offers 18 teambuilding activities in Pattaya so you can easily find activities that best suit your group or we can work with you to customize activities that meet your specific requirements. We give teams the ability to explore Pattaya’s wonderful beaches, beautiful off-shore islands and natural scenery with our Adventure and Outdoor Teambuilding activities which include exciting options like hotel Survivor outdoor with fun and Water Regatta . The Pattaya Amazing Chase and Cultural Discovery events are great choices for exploring and experiencing local life and culture .We also provide groups with an opportunity to develop new skills and to give back to the community with activities like Environmental CSR and CSR community activities with local children’s homes and orphanages as well as charity organizations . Top Chef and Cocktail Shakers Thailand are just two of our fun, educational and weatherproof indoor activities. For a group of about 50 people, teambuilding packages run from as low as 500 THB per person for outdoor or indoor activities up to around 2500 THB per person for a full day of Survivor-style activities on a deserted beach location
Other activities in Pattaya
Pattaya is suitable for all types of MICE groups and especially for those looking for a convenient location in regards to arrival and departure. This lively city resort has plenty to offer for your incentive trip featuring great weather , extensive coastline , great choice of beaches, off-shore islands, a nearby national marine park and more. The city is home to many attractions including Wat Phra Yai temple and the Pattaya Floating Market which may feature on your Pattaya Cultural Discovery or Pattaya Amazing chase events. For those looking for Outdoor adventure team building challenges there are plenty of choices including ATV and Go kart tracks, paintball, zip lines and high and low ropes courses with the off-shore islands ideal for our Survivor Island adventure team building. Venues north of the city and south in the Jomtien beach area offers a more relaxed choice of corporate venue with the accessibility of Pattaya city and its attractions less than 30 minutes away. Whether your group’s priorities are international facilities, shopping, vibrant nightlife, fantastic hotels and amazing restaurants, sightseeing and nature – Pattaya has plenty of choice! Regardless of where you choose to be based in the city of one of the quieter locations , your team will be impressed with the variety of options available to them.
Central Pattaya is the place to stay for a full day and night experience, once a local fishing port it has built up over the years to become a well-established MICE events location and popular tourist destination. Being in the city means everything is accessible from your hotel, choose to stay at one of the following high class resorts including Centara Grand Mirage Resort, and Amari Pattaya are great corporate event choices with extensive facilities. For budget groups, there are plenty of good standard hotels including Ibis Pattaya. The infamous Pattaya walking street nightlife. Hard Rock Café, Centrel Festival Pattaya Beach shopping mall and great evening dining are all close by which makes this area perfect for MICE groups looking for convenience and a lively area by day and at night.
Jomtien Beach 5.2 kilometers from Pattaya City has a much more relaxed feel. With an outstanding beach for outdoor team building this area is ideal for MICE groups looking for good accommodation at an affordable price in a nice location with the bonus of being close to Pattaya City. Jomtien beach is also home many Villas and condominiums to and these are a great way to have a corporate retreat and team bonding experience and a more intimate meeting environment. Underwater World Pattaya, Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark and the Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical garden are three interesting attractions close by to this area.
North Pattaya is another excellent location for corporate incentive groups looking for convenience of the city, yet to be based slightly away from the lively nightlife. There are many excellent hotels in this area including Dusit Thani Pattaya, Pullman G and Holiday Inn Pattaya. Pattaya Discovery Beach hotel is good choice for those MICE groups looking for good value for money accommodation of a good standard. To the north Nakula beach affords a relaxing team building event location and Cholchan Beach resort Pattaya is great hotel choice for outdoor with fun events.
South Pattaya is only a few kilometers from Pattaya City. Home to many luxury resorts it provides the perfect base for your conference with accessibility to the city and nearby Jomtien Beach minutes away. Choose from a full range of MICE accommodation including Intercontinental Pattaya Resort, Centara Grand Phratamnak Resort and the outstanding self-contained Royal Cliff Hotel complex featuring 4 contrasting resorts over 64 acres of lovely tropical landscape and home to the PEACH exhibition and convention center with 53 meeting rooms and 3 ballrooms accommodating a wide range for group sizes and perfect for large corporate conferences and team building events.
The surrounding area boasts many outdoor attractions to visit during your corporate incentive group stay. The off-shore islands are perfect for beach based team building and our treasure island’s program, rustic Koh Kudi island which is part of a national marine park has the real Survivor island feel and overnight camping is possible for most adventurous groups. Inland there are some great adventure attractions which are ideal locations for outdoor adventure team building programs.
Around the city and nearby, attractions including Pattaya floating market, Wat Phra Yai and architecturally unique Sanctuary of truth structure are locations that may feature on our Amazing Chase or clue locations on our Pattaya Cultural Discovery. Pattaya’s beaches are fantastic for watersports challenges and can be incorporated into any team, building outdoor activity along with adventure locations such as Pattaya Go Kart tracks where your challenge is to complete as many team laps as you can. Optional tours to these locations and more can be arranged in-conjunction with your team building in Pattaya team building program.