Ko Larn - Coral Island, Pattaya

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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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    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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    • Beaches

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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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    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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    • Sailing and Boating

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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.

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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  • pusangkalye.net's Profile Photo
    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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