Tien Beach of Koh Larn, white sand and azure waters. photo by Russ Thorne

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an introduction to koh larn

An introduction to Koh Larn


Koh Larn is a wonderful little island in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Larn is located about 7km off the coast of Pattaya Beach of which is about a two hour drive south of Bangkok. The Island is about 4km long and  2km wide and at it is about 180 meters high at the highest point. The terrain is mostly mountainous which is covered in most part with heavy vegetation. Infrastructure is mainly narrow roadways covered with brick pavers. Some of the roadways are very steep and only wide enough for two motorbikes to pass by each other, but most roads are suitable for regular traffic.

dog under a beach chair on samae beach Koh Larn has six main beaches and a few smaller beaches for visitors to enjoy. All the beaches are of white sand and clear azure waters. There are many water sport activities at each of the beaches. There are also many other activities such as parasailing for you to enjoy while visiting Koh Larn. All the beaches have full facilities such as bathrooms and showers. Then there are the restaurants that serve up delicious fresh catch of the day seafood or just about any other dish you may desire. You can choose to order your meal in the restaurant or straight from your beach lounger. Yes, a day on Koh Larn can be a very relaxing experience, with the gentle sounds of the ocean and without all the noise of the city.

There are many resorts on the island of Koh Larn, they range from budget rooms to luxury accommodations. While room rates are a little higher on the island than in Pattaya or Jomtien it is well worth the experience of spending the night on the island of Koh Larn. Some people end up liking Koh Larn so much they end up staying there for extended periods like months and years. If you are planning a few days stay, may I suggest calling  ahead for reservations especially during peak season, holidays and weekends, you can find descriptions and contact information on my resorts page. Bear in mind my resorts page is not ordered in any particular way and I do not receive any compensation from them.

light house near the break water pier on south Pattaya
    Pattaya Bay Lighthouse        Photo by Russ Thorne

I can confidently say from my personally knowing many of the people that live and work on the island that they, and I thank you for visiting Koh Larn and hope you have a wonderful fun filled experience. We would also like extend our invitation for many future returns.
 

 

 
pattaya city and koh larn
By the way Koh means island in the Thai language.
 

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