Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
It is amazing to think that one can find such clear water just off the coast of Pattaya and so near to Bangkok, but here it is. Ko Larn is a small isle, reached by a short ferry or speed boat ride... Read More
It is amazing to think that one can find such clear water just off the coast of Pattaya and so near to Bangkok, but here it is. Ko Larn is a small isle, reached by a short ferry or speed boat ride from the pier in Pattaya. It gets very crowded during the day with day trippers from Pattaya, but if you choose to spend the night here, you will have it mostly to yourself, a million miles from the raucous nightlife across the bay. There are several nice white sand beaches on Ko Larn, the biggest of which is Tawaen on the east side, a short motorcycle taxi ride from the port town of Naban. Samae Beach on the west side is also very inviting and less crowded.Parasailing, banana boat rides, jet skis, and all the other water sport activities are available here, and there are plenty of places to eat and sleep should you be tempted to extend your stay.
Ko Larn Island
- Beaches: "Ferries run every hour or two to different locations on Ko Larn from the Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya, with the most frequent departures going to Naban Port. From Naban, motorcycle taxis await passengers to whisk them off to the beaches, or you can also hire you own if you want to tool around the island."
- Best for Beaches Because: For white sand beaches and a pleasant Pattaya surprise, Ko Larn is super.