Koh Larn is a Thai island located directly off the coast of Pattaya. It takes 30 minutes by ferry to cross over to Koh Larn from the Pattaya Port ferry pier.
Due to being the closest island to Bangkok, Koh Larn is very popular with people making days trips to the island from Pattaya and from Bangkok. Each day several thousand people visit the island.
The day trippers start arriving onto Koh Larn mid morning and the island is packed by lunchtime. Then around 4.30pm everyone starts leaving the island and by 6pm the island becomes a tranquil, quiet place to stay.
There is no nightlife on the island, making it a stark contrast to the busy nightlife of Pattaya.
There are some hotels and basic accommodation on Koh Larn.
THE BEACHES OF KOH LARN
Samae Beach – Samae Beach is located on the west coast of Koh Larn….read more.
Tien Beach – Tien Beach is the largest beach on Koh Larn island….read more.
Monkey Beach – Monkey Beach (Nual Beach) located on the southern tip of Koh Larn….read more.
Getting to Koh Larn
The quickest way to get to Koh Larn is by speedboat. There are many speedboats waiting along Pattaya beach to take people across to Koh Larn. The cost will be between 1500 Baht and 2500 Baht for 4 – 5 people. The speedboat will get you across to Koh Larn in around 10 minutes.
The cheapest way to get to Koh Larn is by the public boats which leave from the main Pattaya Ferry Terminal. The cost of the public boats is only 30 Baht per person.
There are public boats that go to Naban Port on Koh Larn (the main ferry port) or to Tawaen Beach, which is the most popular (overcrowded) beach on Koh Larn.
KOH LARN HOTEL GUIDE
There is a good selection of hotels on Koh Larn to suit all budgets. With loads of quality beach resorts and other budget / backpacker style accommodation.
Check out our KOH LARN HOTEL GUIDE