Eat. Sleep. Party. Repeat. Right? Wrong. For some of us at least. If you’re feeling the need for speed or want to step outside of your comfort zone, we’ve got just the spots for you.
Thai Wake ParkThis wakeboarding park is open to riders of all ages and experience levels. Strap yourself into a special board and let a powerful electric cable propel you around a lake at up to 30km/hour, all while attempting to get some serious air off of a range of obstacles. In a recent interview, the park’s founder, Ae Thanathorn, had some words of encouragement for first-timers: ”Wakeboarding is an extreme sport that when you crash, you can laugh about it.” 8.9 km | 58/3 Chaiyapon Withi Soi 25, Nong Pla Lai, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri. www.thaiwakepark.com
Pattaya Kart Speedway
Drivers, start your engines! Pattaya’s first go-kart park comes surrounded by lush tropical scenery. There are two tracks: one for the newbies and one for the pros, where speeds go all the way up to 100 km/h. Those feeling even more adventurous can take to the off-road vehicle track, too.
7.8 km | 248/2 Moo 12, Thep Prasit Soi 9. +66-384-22044. www.pattayakart.com
Pattaya Dive Centre
Pattaya’s only PADI-certified dive centre has been in the game for over 20 years. The experienced instructors here run courses for every level and can show you the best scuba diving sites Pattaya has to offer, whether it’s coral reefs or wrecks from the WWII era.
2.9 km | Tipp Plaza, 219/3 Pattaya Beach Rd. Tel: +6638-422-133. www.divecentrepattaya.com
These guys specialise in guided dirt bike tours. Their headquarters sit across from Mabprachan Lake, a scenic reservoir surrounded by some of the best trails in all of Thailand! They offer half-day, full-day and up to three-day tours with top-of-the-line bikes. Challenging hill climbs, ahoy!
95/4 Moo 4, Pornprapanimit Rd., Bang Lamung. Tel: +6691-809-4138. xtreme-enduro-thailand.com