Coral Island, or Koh Larn, is a beautiful island located approximately 7 km off the coast of Pattaya Beach. With Bangkok Bay on its northeastern tip and the Gulf of Siam on its west side, Koh Larn is synonymous with paradise on earth and a must-see during your Pattaya trip. Consisting of hilly terrain with a layer of lush vegetation on the bottom and coral colonies in the water, there are six beaches on Coral Island. From skydiving to underwater hiking to jet skiing, you can participate in many different activities. That being said, the wide range of delicious seafood dishes served at Koh Larn’s restaurants and other restaurants are also worth trying.
Things to Do at Koh Larn
Get the opportunity to experience the magnificent beauty of the coral and Koh Larn by strapping on your parachute and taking to the skies tethered behind a speedboat. It is not recommended if you are pregnant or have spinal problems with parasailing.
Banana Boat Ride:
Test your balance skills by jumping into the banana boats with your friends and family while the riders strap the boat to their jet skis and battle it in the water. Watch out for the moment when you The driver makes a sharp turn in the water, and the banana boat crashes into the water!
If sailing isn’t your thing and you want to conquer the waves yourself, the waterski is for you. Whether playing in the water with your friends or family or cruising around the island, you can ride whatever you want on a jet ski. However, you must be careful when handling the jet ski and read the contract terms before hitting the water.
Places to visit:
Samae beach is one of the longest and most visited beaches in Koh Larn. You can spend as much time on this Beach as you like by renting a beach chair for around THB 200 to THB 400 or simply lying on the soft white sand. There are many local shops and restaurants along the Beach where you can order your favorite seafood dish or drink and enjoy it amidst the cool breeze blowing across the Beach.
Tien Beach stretches for 400 meters and is home to some of Koh Larn’s fine dining restaurants. Located at the opposite end of the mountains from Na Ban Pier, you can access the Beach by speedboat or charter boat if you plan to hit the water. Otherwise, you can hire a taxi to go to the Beach. And remember to stop at the lookout point along the way and snap some panoramic water views.
As the smallest Beach on Koh Larn, Tayaiy Beach is the most miniature crowded Beach on the island. With only one restaurant serving delicious Thai food, you can relax here peacefully, with only the sea waves breaking the silence from time to time during your beach stay.
Located on the southern tip of Koh Larn, Nual Beach is the perfect place to visit if you enjoy spending time alone. The best thing about visiting Nual Beach is that you can enjoy a stylish yet beautiful view of the Pattaya coastline, making it one of the top-rated places to visit during your trip to Coral Island.
Flora & Fauna at Koh Larn
Koh Larn’s fauna is as unique as its flora. Sand rays, puffer fish, turtles, moray eels, boxfish, angelfish, schools of fish, etc., are just a few of the many fish species you can see while swimming in the waters of Koh Larn. If you’re lucky, you might spot some rare and endangered species, such as nudibranchs, crustaceans (exotic shrimp), snake eels, pegasus, or squid.