Islands

KOH LARN

    Situated to the west of Pattaya, Larn island offers the tourists with beautiful sandy beaches, clear water, breathtaking landscape and stunning sunset. It is only 7.5 km and 45 minute ferry or 15 minutes by speedboat. The island is 4 km in length and 2 km in width or 3,500 rai. 90% of the area is mountain with a variety of trees. There are approximately a thousand of residents living in the main village. There are also school and small medical facility on the island.

    There is also a profusion of marine life under the water. There is glass bottom boat service where ones can view the scenic underwater life without getting wet. Big boats are not allowed to anchor near the beach as the corals are protected.

KOH KROK

    Koh Krok, a small island is situated 8 km from the shore. The island mostly comprises of rocks. There is only one sand beach in the east of the island which stretches 100 m long. No accommodation is provided. This is an ideal place for snorkeling and escape from the city.

    How to get there: A return speedboat charter from one of the mainland beaches or Bali Hai Pier

KOH PHAI

    Koh Phai Group of island (Bamboo Island) comprises of Ko Klung Badan, Ko Luam Ko Manwichai and Ko Rin. The island is under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy. The islands are situated approximately 23 km from Pattaya. It takes about 2 hours by boat. There is a light house on top of the hill at Koh Phai which is the biggest island in the group. The nature is pristine and there is no facility available. Visitors are not allowed to stay over the island and there is no restaurant on the islands. Ones must provide food and drinks by themselves. Swimming, snorkeling, diving and sunbathing are permitted.

    How to get there: A return speedboat charter from one of the mainland beaches or Bali Hai Pier

KOH SAK

    Situated 600 m from Koh Larn, and 10 km west of Pattaya, Koh Sak island is shaped like a horse shoe. There are 2 connecting beaches, one in the north which is 250 m in length suitable for swimming. The other beach is smaller, situated in the south, just right opposite the one in the north. It stretches 80 m long. The coral reef is remarkable in this area, ideal for snorkeling.

    How to get there: A return speedboat charter from one of the mainland beaches or Bali Hai Pier

KOH SI CHANG

    Koh Si Chang is a small island closest to Bangkok which can be reached within an hour drive and 45 minutes ferry. This island is not popular amongst foreign tourists but only Thais. Haad Tham Phang or Collapsed Cave Beach is the most popular beach on the island. Other beaches are smaller, more secluded. The island is linked together with narrow roads. The coast of the island is lined with rock cliff and cave. It is also a home to Wat Yai Prik which is a Buddhist meditation temple built on the limestone hill and there is also a grounds of King Chulalongkorn’s Palace built in 1890 and abandoned in 1893 after the occupation of France during a conflict with Thailand over which country would control Laos.