7 things to do in Koh Larn, Thailand
If heaven was an island, it would appear exactly like Koh Larn.
Koh Larn or Coral Island is one of the most, if not the most, magnificent and picturesque islands in Thailand. Located at a distance of around 7 km from Pattaya, this island attracts tourists with its white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, lush green forests, gorgeous sunsets, colourful corals and more. Also, it offers a lot of activities which you can participate in to get the most of your holiday.
The beaches: While there are a lot of activities to do in Koh Larn, the most peaceful thing you can do is enjoy the majestic beauty of the beaches. The island is home to six main beaches and Tawaen, Samae and Tien are the most attractive among them. There are some other quieter beaches where you can enjoy the scenic natural beauty with a cup of coffee and snacks. Also, you can swim in the tropical oceans. Just by renting a motorbike, you can explore all the beaches in a single day.
Snorkeling: Among all the places in Thailand, Koh Larn is the best place for snorkeling. Going underwater and exploring coral reliefs will definitely provide you an experience for lifetime.
Parasailing: If you crave for adrenaline-filled adventure sports, then parasailing is a must do activity for you in Koh Larn. Flying like a bird in the sky and seeing the ocean from up there is truly a thrilling experience.
Banana boat ride: This is another activity which you should also try in Koh Larn. Here, you have to ride on a banana-shaped rubber boat which is pulled by a high-speed jet ski. It’s different from any other motorboat ride and full of fun and excitement.
Underwater sea walking: Like the name suggests, it allows you to walk the sea bed and witness the hypnotic underwater world. While walking, you can find a lot of colourful corals, beautiful fishes and gorgeous turtles. As it does not require any swimming experience, anyone can participate in this sport.
Local cuisines: Enjoying the charming view of the sea along with a plate full of seafood is an experience that you simply can’t afford to miss in Koh Larn! Out of all the beaches, Samae is the most perfect place for having delicious foods. Find the right restaurant and enjoy the fresh seafood dishes cooked in authentic Thai style.
Kuan Yin Viewpoint: When in Koh Larn, just take a scooter tour and visit this amazing viewpoint. Once you reach the place, the spectacular views of the island from up there will literally leave spellbound. Also, don’t miss the giant Buddha statue which is located on the way to Kuan Yin Viewpoint.
While Koh Larn remains open throughout the year, November – February is the best time to visit this island.