Ko Larn - Coral Island, Pattaya

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    When in Pattaya Reach for the proper Beach.

    by AjayG3 Updated Aug 28, 2013

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    The best and cheapest way to koh larn island is by the ferry which goes from the pier near walking street. It is about 45 mins journey and worth it. They charge only 30 bahts and dont get into the trap of someone else. You pay while boarding.
    Once at the beach, select a proper site, book a seat with umbrella to ur taste and enjoy the sun and sand.Spend as much time as possible and return before 5pm before the last ferry leaves.
    It is comparatively cleaner than Pattaya beach, Jomtien beach.
    Lots of water sports for fun lovers.

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    Coral Island, Pattaya, Thailand

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jun 17, 2013

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    Coral Island, Pattaya, Thailand
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    "Koh Larn - Coral Island" is reachable from Pattaya Beach just in 45 mins by speed boats, nice spot to enjoy the whole day under sun lying down lazy on sand and swimming in perfect blue sea ....

    Clean and cheap sea food in restaurant, cold refreshments, even a foot massage u can get on the beach to relax ...

    Here on my "Travelogue", you can see more photos of this amazing island ... :
    Coral Island Travelogue

    Worth to spend a whole day there in Coral Island ... :)

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    Pattaya: koh larn 2

    by machomikemd Written Nov 9, 2012
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    Part two of my two part tip with more pictures around Coral Island of Pattaya

    Pattaya is 147 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, and faces the Thai Gulf. While Thailand has some of the world's most beautiful beaches, Pattaya's is not amongst them but one saving grace is the Koh Larn Beaches at Koh larn Island (Coral Island), it is located about 7km off the coast of Pattaya Beach and about a 20 minute big boat ride and in the middle of a pier in the sea, you are transferred to a glassed bottomed boat and sail for another 30 minutes to the island. The Island is about 4km long and about 2km wide and has about a thousand residents most of whom live in the main village called Naban and it has two beach fronts with wide areas and fine dirty white sand (kata beach in phuket has a sugary fine sand). Activities there include para sailing, snorkeling, jet ski, banana boat and plain swimming and snorkelling as the waters are not choppy. it is usually included in a pattaya day tour out of bangkok where you can have a free time for 2 hours to do anything and lunch is at the island too.

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    Pattaya: koh larn 1

    by machomikemd Written Nov 9, 2012
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    This will be a two part tip with more pictures around Coral Island of Pattaya

    Pattaya is 147 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, and faces the Thai Gulf. While Thailand has some of the world's most beautiful beaches, Pattaya's is not amongst them but one saving grace is the Koh Larn Beaches at Koh larn Island (Coral Island), it is located about 7km off the coast of Pattaya Beach and about a 20 minute big boat ride and in the middle of a pier in the sea, you are transferred to a glassed bottomed boat and sail for another 30 minutes to the island. The Island is about 4km long and about 2km wide and has about a thousand residents most of whom live in the main village called Naban and it has two beach fronts with wide areas and fine dirty white sand (kata beach in phuket has a sugary fine sand). Activities there include para sailing, snorkeling, jet ski, banana boat and plain swimming and snorkelling as the waters are not choppy. it is usually included in a pattaya day tour out of bangkok where you can have a free time for 2 hours to do anything and lunch is at the island too.

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    Beach Therapy

    by xymmot Updated Oct 13, 2010

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    meeting new friends at the beach
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    If you have many days in Thailand, one of the fun things to do is go to the beach. Since they say that Patong beaches are poluted, everyone in the know goes to Coral island about a 45 minute boat ride away. Over there the beaches are clean and for 100 bahts you can have a lawn chair for two and get service, and dine on the beach as you bake away and watch the many tourist.

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    a lazy day in paradise

    by tattoomonster Written Mar 15, 2010

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    we went out on a ferry on a sunday morning about 0830 it was 30 baht each under a euro 45 mins ride 2 mins walk too beach ! 100 baht for big sunbed for day ! cheap food on beach and fluids! very cheap clothing and nik naks swimsuits towels,
    last ferry i think is around 1630,we left at three thirty highly relaxing day out jet skis for hire shooting up the hills all u need

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  • Under water walk

    by cyrus994 Written Jun 24, 2009

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    pattaya without koh larn (coral ) island is like tea without a tea-bag.....hire a boat however much it costs...go to coral island...and the firts thing to do is the under water walk...they asked us for 1500 baht per person but being a group we negotiated 1000 baht per person and it was worth it...fishes eating food of our own hands...walking under the ocea on the bed....amazing

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    KO LAN

    by STRATOS79 Written Mar 17, 2009

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    Coral islands (Ko Larn) are situated at about 8 km (45 – 50 minutes) away from Pattaya City. Laem Bali high port can be found on the end of Walking street where you can choose between a normal or speed boat. Tawaen Beach , is the most famous place of the island Ko Larn has a relaxing atmosphere and clear waters but it is best to be avoid during the high season because it is too overcrowded

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    Good beaches

    by GlobalTrekker59 Written Apr 9, 2008

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    Me and a friend caught the hourly ferry from the Pattaya pier to Kho Larn the other day. The trip was 20 Baht each and took about 45 minutes to get there. We sat on the upper deck and chilled for the ride. Getting there and walking down the pier you are bombarded with folks trying to sell you stuff and or offering you a ride to one of the several beaches you have to choose from. We chose the nearest beach and took thw ride from hell in a taxi with a serious oil burnimng problem. When got to the beach we hired a few beach chairs at 100 baht each and kicked back and relaxed. The beach is full of stores along the beach selling both food, clothing and souvenirs. There are some really good bargains to be found here, and haggling is a way of life in Thailand at venues like this. Unfortunetly our day was cut short by a thunderstorm, but by the time we were half back across to Pattaya, the sun was out and the skies were clear! Normal I guess.

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  • Island Trip

    by GibJoe Written Apr 9, 2008

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    We negociated a price for one of the fast boats, and to be honest it was relatively cheap. The ride to the island is around 25 minutes from Pattaya Beach. In the Island you can laze about in one of the deck chairs, and as we got there quite early had the whole beach to ourselfs. The sand and water is much cleaner than in Pattaya Beach and the beach is by far more peaceful. After a few hours lazing at the beach I hired a moped to see what was in the island and got to the highest point (after getting lost) which has a magnificient view. The fast boat actually waits for you in the beach during all day.

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    Better than Pattaya beach

    by krisptkat Written Feb 21, 2008

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    Beaches do matter. Be careful beaches vary on this island. Did have some excellent snorkling, also picked up a lot of bottles from the ocean floor. It was fun going out there on the big boats. Got to meet many people. The ride to the island costs 20 baht one way, and takes about 45 minutes. Chair rental is 50 baht. Nobody touched my stuff. A few vendors. Some selling ice cream.

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  • Koh Larn Ferry can be Dangerous

    by philiprburt Written Jan 13, 2008

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    If you decide to go to Koh Larn by the public ferry (20 bht each way) be very wary of travelling on days of bad weather. You will be risking your life getting on and off the ferry on windy days. There is no gangplank on which to board. You just step from the pier onto the edge of the ferry.

    I was in Pattaya on January 2nd 2008 and the weather was very windy causing the sea to have two to three meter swells. The ferry was bobbing up and down and slamming into and away from the pier. You had to judge the timing of your entry onto the ferry down to the millisecond. Definitely not for the disabled, unfit or aged. When it was time for the return trip from Koh Larn back to Pattaya, the weather had caused boarding the ferry to become very treacherous. I saw at least two people fall into the water when they misjudged their embarkation "leap". Some girls were crying with trepidation. On board the ferry I saw several people with severe gashes on their legs where the ferry had smashed into them whilst boarding. I will never go to Koh Larn again during rough weather.

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    Tein Beach

    by bradbeaman Updated Mar 28, 2007

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    We did not stay too long at Tein Beach but there is plenty to do there. We rented motorbikes for the more remote snorkling area of Neuan Beach but you can,
    Jet-ski, Bannanna boat and swim at the more commercialized Tein Beach.

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    Snorkling at Koh Larn

    by bradbeaman Updated Mar 28, 2007

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    When I asked around they told me that Nual Beach in the south of Koh Larn has the best snorkling. There was some good snorkling around the sunken barge and at the point (just to the right of the barge). Later I was told if I went to the right of the point the snorkling gets a lot better but the risk of jet ski boats increase. Just beyond the barge the water depth goes to 30 feet where there are scuba divers. You can see the scuba boat in the background of this picture. I snorkeled out there but could not get down far enough to see the reef using my snorkel and no fins. Our tour package took us only to Tein Beach so we had to rent a scooter at 300 Bt per hour to get to Nual Beach. We took a wrong turn otherwise it would only take a few minutes by scooter. The snorkel and mask we rented there for 100 Bt. They had fins but they were too small for me.

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    Henna Tattoo...

    by voodo0 Written Oct 16, 2006

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    Temporary Henna Tattoo

    Tattoo artists are scattered throughout the island for temporary henna designs created right on the beach by wandering henna tattoo artists. Tattoos begin at 400 Baht. You can bargain to get a cheaper price.

    I din get myself one coz I had a permenant one... Two of my frens did it which cost them 400 baht and 450 baht, respectively.

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    Sep 10, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    My verdict on Koh Larn Beach?
    It's okay. Except that I have seen so many beautiful beaches that this one looks rather typical to me.Nothing really to wow for.Philippine beaches for the win! Peace

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    Feb 27, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Koh Larn is a wonderful location,While staying for 5 nights in Pattaya,we had planned to be for 1 day on this lovely island,with its nice beach and crystal clear water.As we liked it much,we prefered it to the grayish waters of Pattaya, and came back for another day of beach and especially bathing pleasure.We had there nice seafood dinners.February 2013 had splendid sunny weather,so we could enjoy much our stay.If you want to go to Thailand,choose the month of February,it is not that crowded periodv as some might say ,but the temperatures around 30 degr,C are ok and no rain at all. We visited for five days Bangkok,then five days Pattaya,wen t to lovely botanic/animal garden Nong Noch nearby and saw the remnants of ancient capital Ayuthaia.Alcazar,the transvestite show in Pattaya,was also worth the money. Highlights in Bangkok are certainly the many wonderful palaces and temples. The floating market in Damnoen Saduak impressed me less,than the boat ride on the channels made up to this location.Last but not least,you should ride a elephant and enjoy their friendly style.
    But don't go to the Tiger Zoo,not far from Pattaya,which is dull and rather dirty and is not worth the money

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