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Ko Larn Beach Activities

Visitors and sightseers searching for things to do at Pattaya Koh Larn Island will find plenty of white sandy beaches and water-based sporty activities for recreation and participation.

The beachside aquatic adventures include organised snorkelling trips, para-sailing, swimming, inflatable banana and donut boat rides, fun fishing, sailing, kayaking, scuba diving programs, and jet-ski hire.

If you are not too comfortable in sea water you can try the mountain shooting range at Koh Larn. You might also prefer hillside trekking or perhaps an inland bicycle tour?

No matter what your favorite island activity is, time your day trip well and you might see a crowd of movie makers filming the latest Asian motion picture on remote tropical beaches off Pattaya.

Koh Larn Hotels

Koh Larn Coral Island BeachKoh Larn hotels, guesthouses and resorts are located on the east of the island close to Na Baan village and facing Pattaya or Jomtien.

You will find resorts with air-condition and hot water but you should anticipate quiet evenings with very little night time entertainment.

Typical weekday room rates for Koh Larn hotels start around 1,000 Thai baht per night in low season and most rooms have ocean views.

The lush greenery at Ko Larn Island is mostly mountainous vegetation on its interior and dotted around its periphery. Even though this is not the official Monkey Island in Pattaya, natural wildlife and Samae monkeys inhabit the inland jungle areas. Transportation through the inland terrain is by motorcycle along the narrow roadways.

Although Koh Larn accommodation is not over-developed with villas or holiday hotels on the island, there are a few resorts and homely overnight cheap bungalows available. Take a relaxing massage or enjoy the freshly caught sea food and local Thai cuisine.

The popular guesthouses and resorts are located on the east of the island close to Na Baan village and facing Pattaya or Jomtien. You will find resorts with air-condition and hot water but you should anticipate quiet evenings with very little night time entertainment. Typical weekday room rates start around 1,000 Thai baht per night and most rooms have ocean views.

Best Beach Near Pattaya at Koh Larn

Best Beach Near Pattaya at Koh Larn PierTawaen pier is to the west of the most popular and famous Koh Larn beach which is flushed with a variety of tempting places to eat and relax on the white sand.

Tawaen Beach

Ta Waen golden sands stretch for more than 700 meters at the center of the north face and one of the largest on the island.

You should beware of intrusive jet skis and powerful speed boats zipping in and out of this popular bay - unfortunately there have been accidents. Those who venture into the water would also be wise to keep a watchful eye open for large yellow inflatable banana boat rides swirling around close to the beach.

Samae Beach

Samae Beach is not as long as Ta Waen but it does give you an opportunity to try other sedate water activities like snorkeling and rock-pooling on the south west of the island. The viewpoint at Khao Nom offers splendid panoramic scenic views of the coral island and beyond.

Tien Beach

Tien Beach extends 500 meters along the western edge of Koh Larn Island with a good selection massage operators and recreational activities at the water's edge, including banana rides, jet-ski rentals, snorkel swimming, and others. You can stay overnight here at one of the bungalows or pitched tents during high season.

Naul Beach

Nual Beach in the south is the probably the best place for Koh Larn hotel accommodation with private bathing facilities. Sailing, scuba diving, and snorkelling is very popular in this sheltered bay where you are likely to find fringing corals and small tropical fish families. Monkeys frequent the far end of the crescent-shaped bay and they will usually make an appearance if you provide them with some in-season fruit.

Sang Wan Beach

Sang Wan Beach stretches for 150 meters on the north west tip is situated adjacent to Tawaen but very different in many ways, apart from sharing the same golden sands and clear blue sea.

Tonglang Beach

Thong Lang is a modest sized inlet close to the pier at Nabaan and located to the south of Tawaen. Its tranquil beaches and shallow water make it ideal for those looking to get away from it all.

Tayaiy Beach

Tayaiy Beach is a tiny sandy bay situated at the north eastern tip of this Koh Larn beach peninsula. It is one of the nearest sandy inlets to visit and is the best place to view and photograph Pattaya bay from this superb vantage point on Koh Larn Island.

Buying a half or full day package trip from a tour agency means you will probably have a tour guide to take you around some of the best beaches on Larn Island.

Pattaya Koh Larn Island MapGetting Around Koh Larn

Despite all six popular beachfronts of note being similar with beautiful scenery views, white powdered sand, and crystal clear water, if you rent a motorbike at the pier you can visit other places of interest such as the 200 meter hill climb to the Wat or Buddhist Shrine at the summit surrounded by unspoiled lush vegetation.

If you are wondering what interesting pursuits you can do when you get to Koh Larn, touring the four kilometer long by two km wide land mass is sometimes a challenge, but you have several options for getting around and gaining access to resort areas off the beaten track and away from the water sport activities.

Motorbike taxis and pickup-style taxi baht buses (called songthaews) located at the pier will take you where you choose to visit or you can rent a modern motorcycle in Nabaan village for around 300 baht per day.

If you are really adventurous and planning to stay on Larn Island for a few days, make sure to print out the large map of Koh Larn Island and if you choose to bring your own bike on the public ferry there may be an extra fee.

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