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Koh Larn Island – Pattaya, Thailand

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Beach at Koh LangWhite powder sand and crystal clear water defines any of these coral islands that lie a few kilometers off the coast of Pattaya. It is best to hire a speedboat for the day and let the crew take you to a quiet beach for a swim before lunch, without a soul in sight. Then on to one of the crowded beaches such as Ta Waen for lunch—where you will find a choice of many umbrella-shaded restaurants lined-up one after the other. There is one restaurant at the far left side of the beach that has salt-water tanks where they keep the fish and crustaceans alive. You might even squeeze in another swim at a secluded beach on the way back to Pattaya.
Lunch on the beach, steamed fish and rock lobsterKoh Larn is one of the largest islands in the eastern part of the Gulf of Thailand and the largest of a group of three islands, the others being Ko Sak and Ko Khrok. It is just about 15 to 30 minutes by speedboat or an hour by the regular boat, which makes for a fun day to visit this interesting island and its adjacent small islets.