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Koh Lan

Travel Guide
Nual Beach featuring a bay or harbor and swimming as well as a large group of people

Visit a tropical Coral Island with magnificent beaches, a kaleidoscope of marine life, myriad watersports and breathtaking viewpoints.

Set in the heart of the glistening waters of the Bay of Bangkok is Koh Lan. It’s where you can enjoy white-sand beaches, try watersports and discover a fascinating underwater wonderland. Koh Lan’s spectacular natural beauty ranges from undulating green hills to rocky coves and pristine coral reefs. The island is around 4.7 miles (7.5 kilometers) from Pattaya, on Thailand’s mainland, and is a popular daytrip destination.

On this picturesque island, the village of Naban Port is a center of activity. Wander the zigzagging streets to see how the island’s residents live and browse handicraft stalls. Go to Na Baan Pier to watch tourists, fishermen and traders come and go from the mainland. Enjoy uninterrupted views across the blue water to Pattaya’s coastline.

Koh Lan is less than 3 miles (5 kilometers) long and about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) wide, with a coastline peppered with attractive beaches. Almost all present fine white sand, enticing water and watersports, including jet-skiing, parasailing and snorkeling. On the eastern shore, find serene beaches such as Ta-Yai Beach. Go to laid-back Nual Beach, which is famous for picturesque sunrises and its impish troops of monkeys.

The western shore is where you’ll find more animated beach resorts. Tawaen Beach is the liveliest, with a waterfront promenade packed with bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. Samae Beach is great for watersports, sunsets and walks to hilltop lookouts such as Khaoo Na Yok. Hike along a narrow hillside path to secluded Tonglang Beach, where you can join a glass-bottom boat excursion.

Be sure to visit superb snorkeling sites and the chance to spot a multitude of colorful aquatic creatures. Guided tours depart from Naban Port to the nearby islands of Koh Khrok and Koh Sak.

Reach Koh Lan by catching a ferry or speedboat from Pattaya and then get around using motorcycle taxis and baht buses (shared taxis). Alternatively, explore the island at your own pace on a rented scooter. Ideal for daytrips, Koh Lan also has a range of hotels and guesthouses for those that want to stay overnight on this island paradise.

Baan I Taley On Sea
Baan I Taley On Sea
2.5 out of 5
93 Tha Na Baan Pier, Koh Lan, Chonburi
The price is ¥3,311 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tawaen Beach, Na Baan Pier, and Ta-Yai Beach. Samae Beach and Nual Beach are also within 2 mi (3 ...
3.1/5 (34 reviews)
"On the way to the room it was really dirty around. It was sad to see that there was so much trash where it could easy be pulled into the oceon. The room itself was not well taken care off. The walls and windows were dirty. There was tiles missing. What made it worth it was the view towards the ocean. ..."

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Baan I Taley On Sea
Baan Rimnam Koh Larn
Baan Rimnam Koh Larn
3 out of 5
70 Moo 7 Pattaya, Koh Lan, Chonburi
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Ko Krok and within 6 mi (10 km) of Central Festival Pattaya and Dongtan Beach. Art in Paradise is ...
Baan Rimnam Koh Larn
Rimtalay Resort Koh Larn
Rimtalay Resort Koh Larn
3 out of 5
170/22 Moo 7 Koh Lan, Bang Lamung, Koh Lan, Chonburi
The price is ¥9,055 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Nestled on the beach, this Koh Lan hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ta-Yai Beach and Na Baan Pier. Tawaen Beach and Nual Beach are also within 3 mi (5 ...
3.4/5Good! (22 reviews)
Where is the entertainment?
"Great location with ample space in the room we stayed in. I was a little dissatisfied with the restaurant and entertainment service hours, at 8 pm they roll up the sidewalks and go home."

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2021

Rimtalay Resort Koh Larn
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