It isn’t a coincidence that my husband (Sid) and I went back to the beautiful country, Thailand, almost two years after our honeymoon in Krabi and Phuket. We were in love with the sights, accepting culture and its diverse cuisine. However, we wished to experience a different locale and thus we landed for a couples stay in Pattaya.
Pattaya for Couples?
Pattaya is essentially a laid-back resort town, a bit over 100 km away from the bustling metropolis of Bangkok. You could either hail a cab or hitch a bus ride from the north (Mo Chit) or the east (Ekamai) bus terminuses.
You must’ve heard over social media of Pattaya being a bachelor’s paradise and the sort, however, were buying into none of that, cemented by our past experience in Krabi and Phuket.
As a whole, Thailand presents you with multiple options. So, if you are looking for a world-class romantic resort for couples on the beach, so shall you get – at a price hard to match.
We did a bit of online research and zeroed in on Amari Ocean located right on the North Beach. And boy, were we glad that we settled on this romantic ocean view resort for a couples stay in Pattaya!
The Junior Suite Ocean View
We were greeted warmly by Khun Wanpen (AOP, SM) on arrival and then ushered into the “Junior Suite Ocean View”. I have already shared the video of the room on Instagram. My elation tells it all.
Don’t be misled by the “junior” tag. It was an expansive room with the entire front glass facade looking out to the North Beach until the famous PATTAYA signage over the hills. It even has a cosy sitting area tucked at the corner with the same breathtaking view.
We were so enamoured with the view, we stayed in the hotel to watch the sunset together sipping fine Sri Lankan tea. Oh yes! the feeling was like a Bollywood romantic movie and the best feeling ever. I will be coming up with a separate post lining out our escapades in the city.
Waking Up to a Breathtaking Vista
Just imagine waking up to the majestic view of ocean stretching out till the horizon and you would definitely want to book this room. Kid I not, when I say, I was sitting still on the bed for a while and absorbing it all for posterity.
We had a sumptuous breakfast fit for champs at the 3rd floor multi-cuisine restaurant. Their choice of meat and ingredients at the live egg counter is exquisite and you must try made to order eggs of your choice. Guess what, if you prefer to stick to familiar Indian cuisine, you would get options for breakfast as well.
Then we had to change the room and we were moving to the hotel’s biggest executive suite ocean view room. We got a call saying our room is ready and post that nobody disturbed or forced us to hasten. I enjoyed my bathtub shower and got ready to move.
The Executive Suite Ocean View for Honeymoon in Pattaya
I cannot thank Amari Ocean, Pattaya team for the best-personalised gift ever. The moment we entered the room it was decorated with red roses and on the bed, we found a small token of love from Amari Ocean Pattaya team, a photo frame and a personalised card.
I still wonder how did they manage to get our pre-wedding pictures. Ummm… FB, Twitter or Instagram or my blog may be. Loved the effort taken by the team to make the special day etched in our memories forever.
This honeymoon suite for couples in Pattaya is a mini apartment in itself. The first half was a drawing hall with a cushy sofa set, TV, dining table, a mini kitchen, restroom and an attached balcony. The other half comprised of a king-sized bed with an attached luxury bath (yes, in the room!), tv, multiple wardrobes, a study table and another balcony with a view of the North Beach.
The Horizon Lounge
The executive suites are on the 19th floor with restricted access for privileged guests and staff. Guests have access to snacks and soft drinks throughout the day at the exclusive Horizon Lounge.
Guests could also enjoy Happy Hours every evening, 5 to 7.30 p.m. with delectable bite-sized refreshments from across the world paired with a choice of wine and fine liquor.
In fact, you could even grab a quick breakfast at the Horizon Lounge in the morning hours. The spread is varied and decent, though not as lavish as the 3rd-floor restaurant.
The Mantra Restaurant
On the anniversary evening, the Amari team invited us to the premier Mantra restaurant. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have noticed me going live as I gave a live tour around the beautiful corners of the restaurant with the help of Khun Saneh (MO, F&B).
Before I forget, Mantra has an exclusive Indian counter manned by Chef Sridhar, dishing out fine Indian cuisine – along with Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Thai and other counters. We felt a rush of pride on seeing Indian food being given its deserved place among world cuisine.
The pan Asian dinner menu which is a 7-course meal paired with chosen wines was suggested to us. It costs THB 2,999 per person. I recommend it to couples looking for an experiential dinner in Pattaya and especially wine connoisseurs.
The restaurant has an enviable wine cellar with a healthy mix of classic and new age wines and yes, Thai wines (we made it a point to try one)! Khun Saneh, (MO, F&B) has designed the menu to present a well balanced and varied cuisine, highlighting the best of each region, with a twist.
The seventh course was a dessert wine paired with a subtle yet sinful Green Tea-ramisu (Did I mention twist!). Was it the perfect end to a fine dining experience – definitely!
Post dinner, the restaurant team presented us with an anniversary cake and flower bouquet – a well thought and touching gesture. I looked at my watch, it was 11.45 and that’s what I call a perfect timing. We cut the cake and came back to our hotel room with memories to last a lifetime.
I cannot thank Amari Ocean Pattaya for making each place and moment memorable for us on our anniversary and the days around it.
Do I recommend Amari Ocean for Couples Stay in Pattaya?
I definitely recommend it to couples, especially newlywed couples should definitely go on honeymoon to Pattaya and book at Amari Ocean view.
Which room do I prefer?
I loved both of them and would suggest you try both as each affords an experience of its own.
The Executive Room has its own charm being in the lap of luxury and access to the Horizon Lounge is icing on the cake. If you are looking out for a perfect stay with amazing drinks and food experience, opt for this one.
In case you have plans to explore the city during happy hours and would be okay without a sitting room with dining area, go for Junior Ocean view room.
Whichever room you select, I bet you won’t regret the decision of opting for Amari Ocean, Pattaya.
The Official Amari Ocean Website
We have tried our bit, however, are sure have missed to present many of the amazing experiences you can have as romantic couples in Pattaya at Amari Ocean.
Please go through the official website here to get a horse’s mouth view of facilities including a virtual tour.
Save 15% on Room Only and Room with Breakfast Rates when you book 2 nights or more. Valid for stays from now until 31 Mar 2018. Use code: AOPTA17. Only at the official website here
Until the next time!