There are plenty things to see and to do at Koh Larn , so a daytrip is really worth it . Also there are amazing places for swimming and snorkelling, you can do kayaking, have a massage or just relax at the beach.
Koh Larn has reopened, have fun everybody.
Getting to Koh Larn is easy by either shared speedboat or wooden passenger ferry. Both leave from Bali Hai pier at the south end of Pattaya beach. If you aren’t staying within walking distance of the pier then you’ll have to hop on a pick up truck taxi (Baht bus) to get there.
There is no set schedule for the speedboats. You can also get the public transport boat, one way which is only 30 baht per person, and it takes about 40-50 minutes to get to the port town( Nabaan Pier ) in Koh Larn, (which now has a 24 hour 7-11).
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The island Koh Larn is located just 7km off the coast from Pattaya and it doesn’t have an airport so the only way to get there is by taking a boat from Pattaya’s harbor (called Bali Hai Pier).
For travel from Bangkok to Koh Larn , the best route is via the crossing at Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya, and buses and minivans leave from Bangkok’s ‘Eastern’ Ekamai Bus Station (found next to Ekamai BTS Skytrain) to reach the pier in Pattaya in under 2 hours.
There is no direct ferry access to Tien Beach . From Pattaya Port you can get the public ferry for 30 Baht which drops you off at the other side of the island at Na Baan Pier. From Na Baan Pier you can get on the back of a motorbike taxi to take you to Tien Beach for 50 Baht, the trip taking around 15 minutes.
Koh Larn (or Coral Island ) is only 15 minutes by speedboat from Pattaya . You can easily rent a speedboat from Pattaya Beach or from Bali Hai Pier at the end of walking street to go there. Also from Bali Hai Pier you can take a ferry to Koh Larn which takes about an hour.
Pattaya to Coral Island ferry cost is just 30 THB per person (which is less than $1). It will take about 30-40 minutes to get to the Island . The ferry is leaving from the Pattaya pier. Ferry from Pattaya to Tawaen Beach : 8 AM. 9 AM. 11 AM. 1 PM.
The vast majority of people have a great time in Pattaya after dark without having any problems at all because, for the most part, it is safe and fun.
Koh Larn is the nearest island to both Bangkok and Pattaya. It’s just off the coast of Pattaya. To get from Bangkok to Koh Larn , if timed correctly, takes about 3 hours one-way.
Pattaya Beach has certain safe zones for swimming where swimmers of all ages can enjoy a dip.