There are several theories regarding why Pattaya has been referred to as “The Dark Side.” One theory suggests that the area was named after the darkness caused by the lack of street lights. However, the most common explanation is that the area was originally called “dark side” because it was the easternmost section of the city that is farther away from the busy area and traffic lights. Despite the name, it still has a good reputation for its restaurants and bars which you don’t want to miss out on.
East Pattaya has become one of the fastest-growing regions of Pattaya due to the large influx of expatriates who live here. Families often prefer to settle down in these communities because they offer a quieter lifestyle than what is available elsewhere. Most of the better-quality villages are located in this part of the city too. Moreover, there are thriving communities around Soi Siam Country Club, Soi Khao Noi and Huay Yai in this eastern part of Pattaya.
Renting a Property in East Pattaya
If you are looking for a region in Pattaya that is away from the tourists and constant noise, then you’d rather relocate and look to rent a property here. You can find several listings of houses or condos that range from smaller 1 bedroom and 1 bath studious with prices as low as 12,000 baht. Depending on what your needs are, we can find you the most appropriate one. If you want a more “private” feel however, then you can also rent a home that comes fully furnished with a lounge and dining area, ample storage, your own pool, tropical garden, double garage and large private yards.If you are looking to rent in this area as a family, then these residential properties are probably the best choice.
Moreover, if you are looking for a good school around the area, East Pattaya has topinternational schools such as Regents or Tara Pattana and other cheaper schools that are easily accessible for your kids to attend.
You don’t have to worry about convenience as the region is closely located to Pattaya Central with just a short drive where you can get access to the Central Festival Shopping Mall and the main Central beaches.
You can find all kinds of entertainment options in East Pattaya. From bars and clubs to fine dining, there really isn’t anything that you can’t enjoy here. With so many choices, you might have trouble deciding what to do first!
To narrow it down for you, one of the most popular attractions in this area is the Mabprachan Water Park. Here you can relax by taking a dip in one of the many pools or just chill out under the shade of palm trees. For those who prefer to stay active, there are several outdoor tennis courts, basketball hoops, volleyball nets, and soccer fields as well.
Living in East Pattaya has many advantages, especially for families or expats that are looking to retire in a quiet surrounding and rent a property here. Nonetheless, it could be hard to get around the area without your own transport so bear in mind that is not as easy as in Central Pattaya.
If you have any other information you’d like to find out about the area or what type of rental properties will suit you or your family, you can either contact Pattaya Prestige Properties directly or send a quote and we’ll be delighted to assist the process for you.