A few months ago I compiled a list of soapy massage parlors in Chiang Mai. Before that I wrote about Thai soapy massage parlors in general. Pattaya is probably the most famous city for guys in Thailand. A lot of regulars and long term expats avoid it, but it still draws in millions each year. From what I can tell the numbers are only growing though there seems to be more growth in the Chinese group tour sector than the single male traveler segment.
Even the group tours know what Pattaya is all about though. As I discussed in my book “Screw Pattaya!” the recent attempts at trying to paint Pattaya as a family friendly tourist destination pale in the face of the actual reality on the group. It is and will remain Thailand’s Sin City at least for now.
The go go bars and beer bars of Pattaya are most famous, but the city has a heap of soapy massage parlors too. It doesn’t have nearly as many soapy massage parlors as Bangkok, but the soapies it does have are huge and don’t add on any extra chargers for foreigners. In Bangkok, locals and Asian guys are the main customer base. In Pattaya, foreigners make up almost the entire customer base. It wouldn’t make much sense to mistreat them. Anyway, here’s a list of all the soapy massage parlors in Pattaya.
Rasputin is a huge castle like soapy massage parlor located almost right on the beach. It’s down a short alley off of Second Road just a short walk from the well known Soi 6 sexy bar strip. When you walk in it looks like a hotel. The fishbowl is to the left in a long hall that looks like a high class restaurant. They have fifty to a hundred chicks in the fishbowl most nights and the floor manager speaks English. In fact I don’t even think the floor manager is Thai. The rooms upstairs are huge and nice but starting to show some wear and tear. Prices range from 2000 to 3000 Baht depending on which class the chicks are in. There are some good looking chicks at Rasputin, along with a lot of average looking ladies. Arab guys seem to love this place for some reason. Here’s a map of Rasputin’s location.
Sabai Room is located on Second Road. It is within walking distance of Rasputin. It has huge flashing signs that are impossible to miss. When you walk inside the large building you can go directly into the fishbowl area. The chicks sit on the right side and customers sit on the left. It seems like Sabai Room has a hundred women working some nights but for some reason. Other nights the place is dead with most of the fishbowl empty. No matter how many women show up for work though, they all seem to be pretty average. There are even some old and overweight chicks in the mix. I guess there’s no accounting for taste. The rooms aren’t as big as the rooms over at Rasputin but they are big enough, though they are definitely dated. Sabai Room was the original soapy in Pattaya and I don’t think they’ve updated much since. Prices range from 2000 to 3000 Baht for most chicks, but a group of models who sit off by themselves and get a lot of customers ask for five thousand or more. Here’s a map of Sabai Room’s location.
Sabai Dee Massage
Sabai Dee Massage is located nearby on the corner of Soi 2 next to the highly reviewed and guest friendly Siam Hotel. It might be the most famous soapy massage parlor in Pattaya. You can’t miss the place. It’s large and obvious and there are signs all over. There are three groups of women. The cheapest group asks for 2000 Baht. The most expensive asks for 3000 Baht. That’s less than a hundred US dollars, but still more than double what Celebs soapy massage charges in Chiang Mai. Many people say Sabai Dee is the best soapy massage parlor in Pattaya. Personally, I think it’s either Honey or Rasputin. At least at those places the cleaning staff and waitresses don’t pester you to buy drinks and give tips! Here’s a map of Sabai Dee’s location.
Honey 2 Massage is almost directly across the street from Sabai Room. It’s one of the better looking soapy massage parlors at least as far as appearances go. You can head in and directly to the fishbowl where twenty or thirty chicks await. They seem to get a better looking group of chicks at Honey 2 and the rooms are nice too. The women are separated into different groups as usual. Prices range from 2000 to 3000 Baht in most cases, with a small group of “models” asking for even more. The chicks pick their own group at the Honey parlors so it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with looks or performance. Here’s a map of Honey 2’s location.
The original Honey Massage is located over on Soi 11. It’s some a landmark that people call the road Soi Honey. I don’t know if they all know what goes on in there though. This Honey location also has a good looking building. They have a lot of floor managers hovering around inside who come up to you as soon as you walk inside. You don’t have to talk with them if you don’t want to, but they try to guide customers in their choices unlike the less hands off managers at Rasputin. The chicks wear colored badges. The women with blue badges charge 2500 Baht. Those with red charge 3000. Not long ago the price were only half of that. I guess that’s inflation. Anyway, the rooms at Honey are nice and nearly all of the chicks can actually do the soapy slide on an air mat, which is surprisingly since so many at other parlors can’t do it even though they spend most of their time in these places. There are also some real hot chicks at Honey, including quite a few with big silicon boobs. Here’s a map showing the location of Honey Massage.
PP Massage is another legend in Pattaya. It’s out of the way but that’s how some people like it. There are always tour buses coming in and out of the large PP Massage parking lot with groups of Asian guys filling in and out one after the other. It reminds me of the rest stops that long distance buses always stop at in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia when you go between cities. Surprisingly PP Massage isn’t that bad in spite of this, but the chicks work hard as they readily admit. I guess they make a lot of money but it isn’t enough to stop some of them from complaining to whoever will listen about how worn out they are by the end of a shift. The rooms are also worn out, but no one had to tell me that. There can be as many as forty or fifty chicks in the fishbowl at any time, but as night approaches the numbers go way down. Prices range from 2500 to 3000 Baht. Here’s a map of PP Massage’s location.
All of these massage parlors keep similar hours. They are all open by noon but chicks don’t start showing up until later. The largest number of women can usually be found in the late afternoon or early evening. As midnight approaches the fishbowls empty out as the chicks go home or out for some fun.