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Koh Larn Coral Island

"Koh Larn Pattaya - Go Snorkeling at the Largest Coral Island"

The inhabitants know it locally as Ko Lan and most Thai nationals call it Koh Larn - or sometimes Kohlarn. However there is only one thing that the holidaymakers head out there for - and that is quite simply the largest Coral Island near to Pattaya.

Koh Larn Coral Island is a large sunbaked tourist attraction situated close to 7 kilometers in a westerly direction from the thriving beach resort of Pattaya, in the province of Chonburi Thailand.

Travelling down from Bangkok for a weekend break in Pattaya takes around two hours by road (150 kilometers) to reach Pattaya Port.

Koh Larn Pattaya is less than two kilometers wide but almost four kilometers long. The main port village of Naban is where most of the one thousand permanent residents live and work. There is a school, one police house, and a basic medical facility in the village with a handful of resort hotels and island guesthouses.

Koh Larn Coral Island Pattaya Snorkeling

Koh Larn Coral Island BeachPattaya Koh Larn Island snorkeling and beachside water sports remain the most popular activity for holidaymakers heading out from Pattaya beach or day trippers taking a holiday break from Bangkok.

Local scuba diving and snorkeling shops make daily boat trips to Koh Larn Coral Island and its neighbouring archipelago for the shallow reef formations and calm sheltered white sand bays.

You can join the Koh Larn Pattaya Snorkeling tour for a lot less than fifty dollars (per person). Organised excursions make the cruise around the islands and pinnacles almost every day of the year. Sign up today and you get to join the public boat with a guide, use of modern and safe snorkeling equipment, hot lunch on board, and free hotel pickups included in the package.

At Koh Larn Pattaya snorkeling spots tend to be visited by day trippers more often than any of the other offshore islands from the mainland. Even though the weather is similar to the coastal shoreline, the size and shape of Koh Larn Island Pattaya provides a handful of shallow sheltered sandy bays with colorful fringing corals. This means that even beginner snorkelers and non-swimmers should enjoy the tour.

Pattaya Islands Koh Larn Water Sports

What things are there to do in Coral Island Pattaya? Ko Larn is so close that powered jet skis can make the trip over from the beaches at Jomtien and Pattaya. Many tourists like to try the semi-submersible tour or glass bottom boat and the adventure seekers might try scuba diving, beachside para-sailing, or take an underwater walk - often called sea walking.

You will also find a selection of things to do at Pattaya's nearest coral island - Koh Larn - that are not yet available at Samed. Snorkeling on Koh Larn vs. Koh Samet is an interesting comparison. Larn Island has more facilities and established snorkeling destinations but you should also expect to see more jet skis and boat traffic if you go snorkeling at Koh Larn.

Koh Larn Island Pattaya Ferry

Anyone on a low budget can reduce the cost of a public tour by traveling independently using the Pattaya Koh Larn Island Ferry. A large map of Koh Larn Island shows how you can travel inland by motorbike to reach the remote white sandy beaches. But remember that the regular and inexpensive forty five minute passenger ferry only makes its stops at Koh Larn Coral Island Pattaya and not at the other two popular snorkeling nearby islands of Koh Sak and Ko Krok.

Koh Larn ferry schedule runs every few hours during the daytime departing the main port area a located at Laem Bali Hai Pier from 07.00 a.m. onwards. The trip to Ko Larn costs around 30 Thai Baht (US $1) each way for the 45 minute crossing.

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