If beaches and beautiful islands are your thing then Ko Lan is an often overlooked gem situated just a short boat ride from Pattaya. Ko Lan lies 7.5 km from Pattaya and takes about 20 minutes by speedboat or and around an hour by ferry.
Ko Lan is the name of the island in the Royal Thai General System of Transcription but it is more commonly known as Koh Larn. One of the more popular beaches is Ta Waen Beach in the northern part of the island has a 750m stretch of the white sand. There are also shops and food stalls along the beach.
In the south western side of the island, Thian Beach stretches 700 m long and Samae Beach is 100 m long. Thian Beach is exceptionally clean and quiet. There are a few restaurants on this beach.
Koh Larn might be small but you won’t be bored, there are plenty of activities to enjoy including parasailing, jet ski, hiking, shooting, banana boat, fishing from pier or boat. There are also interesting activities underwater including snorkelling, scuba diving or you could take a tour in semi-submersible submarine.
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