Ko Larn – Coral Island
For an inexpensive beach vacation, you just can’t beat Thailand. There are numerous islands and coastal destinations to choose from. Here we will take a look at the beaches and islands in the Pattaya area.
Pattaya is full of nightlife, restaurants and shopping, but it’s also crowded and somewhat polluted. Pattaya beaches tends to be dirty and throngs of tourists make it a less than relaxing destination. If you are craving that gorgeous white sand beach and crystal blue water experience, you’re best off going to Ko Larn, also known as Coral Island.
Getting To Ko Larn
Your best bet is to take a ferry to the island. These leave at regular intervals from the pier and only cost about 30 Baht. If you wish, you can hire a faster boat or a tour boat for more money. There are catamaran boats and speed boats that leave from the pier as well, but the ferry is the least expensive and leaves every hour. Be sure that you catch the ferry back or you will find yourself stuck there for the night.
What To Bring
Be sure to bring swimwear, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. Bring your own towels. Bring footwear and money for drinks and food. You can rent umbrellas and loungers, they aren’t free.
Activities On Ko Larn – Coral Island
Whether you are there for the day, or planning a longer visit, there are activities to choose from if you don’t feel like spending the whole day lounging on the beach. Again, you’ll want to bring funds with you if you are planning to do anything fun. You can also rent a scooter to drive around the island if you want to explore. Don’t forget the mosquito repellent! There are a variety of water activities depending on your level of adventure. You can enjoy an “Underwater walk” and get up close and personal with the colorful sea life.
Overall, Ko Larn island is a must-see for anyone planning a trip to Pattaya. If you love beaches, you definitely don’t want to miss out.
Editor’s Note: The above article is compiled from the tips and reviews of travelers visiting Ko Larn – Coral Island, Pattaya.