Koh Larn
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This small island off Pattaya's coast is a great day trip spot for some beach fun. You can reach Koh Larn, or Coral Island, in just 40 minutes by ferry or speedboat from Bali Hai Pier. The crystalline beaches and warm, pristine waters are great for parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides and snorkeling. And for the best views on the island, locals recommend the Big Buddha Viewpoint. Explore the island by renting a cheap scooter, or join a group tour, which typically takes care of your transport to the island as well. – Tripadvisor
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  • Karandeep
    New Delhi, India38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Do
    One should must visit Koh Larn for a day trip when in Pattaya. It's dam cheap to travel and good relaxation for couple of hours. Good food options and transportation available for local sight seeing else I just took a beach bed and relaxed for 2 hrs in 100 Baht.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Taylor R
    New York City, New York124 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit crowded
    This is a nice enough beach. However, it seems very crowded with many tour groups and had a lot going on for a relatively small area. However, it had some nice places to eat and offered a nice view.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 June 2023
  • sariban
    91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely speed boat, coral and fish a wee bit disappointing
    We went to Ko Sak and Koh Larn Taeng Beach with Manta marina private speedboat. A good day out and the captain was keen to show us where to snorkel. The coral is broken in places and fish are present but not abundant. Would skip Koh Sak next time - my watch continuously warned me that sound levels were above 90dB with constant jet skis and speed boats. Enjoyed our trip, but would not make a big detour to snorkel here if we weren’t in the area
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • namthip56
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The beautiful sea
    It is a very beautiful island in Thailand. I came here for the second time. The people on the island are kind and talk and recommend various beaches. I really like it. The sea is beautiful everywhere I go. I will definitely go back. Thank you. 😊
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 October 2023
  • NIGEWORLDTRAVELLER
    London, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WOW - WHAT A STUNNING PLACE.
    This is a great island and not too expensive either. You can go by ferry from Pattaya about 50 minutes or speed boat which takes around 15 minutes. The ferry cost 30 Baht whilst the speed boat cost 150 Baht per person at the time of writing. Beaches are stunning, turquoise water and clear, with fish swimming from time to time. If you look around hotel accommodation can be for as little as 1,000 Baht including breakfast for two/night. I definitely prefer this place to Barbados, and, the cost is much cheaper too. There are five main beaches, Samei was my favourite. Beautiful, looking forward to going back soon.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 December 2023
  • Robert Searle
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day by the seaside.
    I have been put off the day trip to Koh Larn, because of the mixed reviews. If you want to know about a place, look it up on Trip Advisor. Some were excellent, had a wonderful time. Others did not. That is one of the reasons for reviews. But my girlfriend wanted to go. She remembered when her children were young, and they loved it. I had to take her. There was a family near us, and the child swam a lot and ran around in the sand a lot. They enjoyed the experience. It was Hot, and the sea was colder than when we did the 3 island boat tour, where the sea was as warm as tropical sea can be. I loved the boat slide. On the beach, what do they make sandpaper with.? But the child nearby covered herself in it, then ran into the sea, came out and did it again. Not something I'd want to do. Mum was sunbaking. There are plenty of shaded seating areas, and food and drink were brought to us. The ferry was quite crowded, but we easily found seats, THB60 each way so £4. Shaded loungers, £5 for day, food water beer, about £10, Bolt to hotel £3. See through boat, snorkel hire, banana boat, jetski, all various prices. It was helpful - very - that my girlfriend is Thai, so for those things I would ask a travel agent and hope that the agent has had customer feedback and sends you on a good tour. The next day we went to Ridleys, and I took her for a speedboat ride, ( because we took the ferry) which jumped rocks, and dived underwater, did some sharp turns and got chased by a dragon. Not quite the real thing, but good fun.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 December 2023
  • Ankit J
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect one day beach tour
    Koh Larn or Coral Island trip can be a great full day trip for some beach fun. Prefer going by speed boat. Charges are around 250 Baht per person for both sides. One can bargain on it. The island is perfect for para sailing, banana boat rides, snorkelling, and many other adventure sports. Don't go for Jet ski as most of the jet ski guys are scammers who will rob you. If you want to sit on the chairs of the island, they will charge 100 Baht for it. The island gets crowded a lot during summers. Prefer visiting Pattaya during October-November as it's least crowded during this time.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • N J
    Woodstock, Canada147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tien beach is nicer and quieter
    You grab a speedboat at the pier, takes about 15 min to get to the island. Tien beach is another 10 minutes, on the back side of the island, but worth it. Less busy there. Beach is gorgeous, clean and nice. Chairs are cheap to rent, and the local food and drinks are reasonable and readily available. Water is warm. I strongly advise against renting a Jetski. Way overpriced and it just takes away from the beauty of the place. Great for a day trip
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 January 2024
  • norwich13
    Norwich, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    incredible fell in love with the monkeys!
    visited 4 of the beaches, Nuala being my favourite. got a taxi boat from pattaya straight to monkey Island. Had 3 different amazing experiences with the monkeys.they were so funny, little naughty but extremely gentle. they even sat on my shoulder, head and lap. They loved monkey nuts, melon and tomatoes. Take them stay calm and relaxed and you will have the experience of your life of them in there natural environment. We did climb into the mountain a little up the small track. Beach was beautiful too.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 March 2024
  • Tontawan
    Bangkok, Thailand8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experiences at Koh Larn
    It was a very perfect travel experience. Koh Larn is an island that is not very large. This makes it possible to easily drive around the entire island. During the high season, there were many tourists on the island. and the beaches were full of people. But it doesn't make traveling any less fun! I went swimming at Nuan Beach and Samae Beach, it was great! The sea water is so clear that you can see many schools of fish. Consider it a trip that will be a very good memory 🙂
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2024
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Makaila F
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This island is absolutely abhorrent. It reeks of trash, there are lady boys that are rude servers. They weren’t serving alcohol at 12Noon. The workers are rude and pushy. This island is disgusting. It’s like hell became an island.
Written 27 April 2024
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pj
Bangkok, Thailand6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
If you have no idea where to go on a vacation, you should visit Koh Larn. This charming island is in Pattaya, Thailand. It takes only about two and a half hours from Bangkok. On the island, you will feel so calm and see how beautiful it is. The water is so clear that you will enjoy swimming with friends for hours. There are many beaches to which you can travel easily by riding the most convenient vehicle on the island, motorcycle. Along the beaches, you will see cute little dogs welcoming you. They are super cute! You might feel a bit tired after traveling around the island, but it is heartwarming to spend time with friends seeing sunset together. This might sound like “we can see sunset from anywhere on earth”, but it is even more special and memorable when you and your loved friends are in Koh Larn.
Written 2 April 2024
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Tontawan
Bangkok, Thailand8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It was a very perfect travel experience. Koh Larn is an island that is not very large. This makes it possible to easily drive around the entire island. During the high season, there were many tourists on the island. and the beaches were full of people. But it doesn't make traveling any less fun! I went swimming at Nuan Beach and Samae Beach, it was great! The sea water is so clear that you can see many schools of fish. Consider it a trip that will be a very good memory 🙂
Written 26 March 2024
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norwich13
Norwich, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
visited 4 of the beaches, Nuala being my favourite. got a taxi boat from pattaya straight to monkey Island. Had 3 different amazing experiences with the monkeys.they were so funny, little naughty but extremely gentle. they even sat on my shoulder, head and lap. They loved monkey nuts, melon and tomatoes. Take them stay calm and relaxed and you will have the experience of your life of them in there natural environment. We did climb into the mountain a little up the small track. Beach was beautiful too.
Written 11 March 2024
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Jet814701
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I visited Koh Larn with my partner. We made the trip from Pattaya using the ferry which is just at the end off walking street. The ferry runs every hour there and back and costs 30 baht each there and back. When you get to KohLarn you can hire a motor bike gof buggy and there is also lots off buses and taxi service that will take you around the island.
The island was very busy sun chairs are 100 baht for the day.
Speed boats come right in to the beach there is also water sports and much more. A few places to eat 7 eleven starbucks, and a few beach dogs... although it was busy we still had a good choice off loungers..but in all good day out.
Written 3 March 2024
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RayF278
Winnipeg, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This is a island with fantastic beaches took a ferry there 30 baht only. It’s a great way to spend the day Great beaches and food and some shops to buy thing I would definitely go back.
Written 18 February 2024
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N J
Woodstock, Canada147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
You grab a speedboat at the pier, takes about 15 min to get to the island. Tien beach is another 10 minutes, on the back side of the island, but worth it. Less busy there.
Beach is gorgeous, clean and nice. Chairs are cheap to rent, and the local food and drinks are reasonable and readily available. Water is warm.
I strongly advise against renting a Jetski. Way overpriced and it just takes away from the beauty of the place.
Great for a day trip
Written 28 January 2024
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Ankit J
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Koh Larn or Coral Island trip can be a great full day trip for some beach fun. Prefer going by speed boat. Charges are around 250 Baht per person for both sides. One can bargain on it. The island is perfect for para sailing, banana boat rides, snorkelling, and many other adventure sports. Don't go for Jet ski as most of the jet ski guys are scammers who will rob you. If you want to sit on the chairs of the island, they will charge 100 Baht for it.

The island gets crowded a lot during summers. Prefer visiting Pattaya during October-November as it's least crowded during this time.
Written 29 December 2023
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benrippedoff
sanibel fl40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
good hotel value and great beach day, stayed at a small hotel in town near to center, good value, enjoyed the beach, didn't enjoy the scooter taxi guys all bums, there to hawk the tourist, unpleasant and hungry for a tip when the service is bad!
Written 27 December 2023
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Robert Searle
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I have been put off the day trip to Koh Larn, because of the mixed reviews. If you want to know about a place, look it up on Trip Advisor. Some were excellent, had a wonderful time. Others did not. That is one of the reasons for reviews. But my girlfriend wanted to go. She remembered when her children were young, and they loved it. I had to take her. There was a family near us, and the child swam a lot and ran around in the sand a lot. They enjoyed the experience. It was Hot, and the sea was colder than when we did the 3 island boat tour, where the sea was as warm as tropical sea can be. I loved the boat slide. On the beach, what do they make sandpaper with.? But the child nearby covered herself in it, then ran into the sea, came out and did it again. Not something I'd want to do. Mum was sunbaking. There are plenty of shaded seating areas, and food and drink were brought to us. The ferry was quite crowded, but we easily found seats, THB60 each way so £4. Shaded loungers, £5 for day, food water beer, about £10, Bolt to hotel £3. See through boat, snorkel hire, banana boat, jetski, all various prices. It was helpful - very - that my girlfriend is Thai, so for those things I would ask a travel agent and hope that the agent has had customer feedback and sends you on a good tour. The next day we went to Ridleys, and I took her for a speedboat ride, ( because we took the ferry) which jumped rocks, and dived underwater, did some sharp turns and got chased by a dragon. Not quite the real thing, but good fun.
Written 13 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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