Around Pattaya are small offshore islands which
have beautiful beaches, clear water, and coral. You can reach the islands either
by taking a tour which includes snorkelling, or hire a boat from the promenade
or pier at South Pattaya. Costs vary according to your bargaining skills, destination
and the type of boat.
If you feeling like splashing out, charter a boat.
A beautifully restored Dutch colonial teak boat can be chartered for half day
cruise including lunch. Contact Gulf Charters
Ko Larn or Coral Island, 45 minutes offshore by tourist boat or 15 minutes by
speed boat, is the largest of Pattaya's offshore islands. Major attractions include
sightseeing tours along coral reefs viewed from a glass-bottomed boat, snorkeling,
scuba diving, windsurfing, skiing, and parasailing. There are a lot of seafood
restaurants on the island's main beaches. Deep sea fishing can be arranged to
Ko Larn's neighboring islands such as Ko Phai and Ko Sak. Good for a day out.
Beyond Ko Lan another 40 minutes sail is an
island currently under the care of the Royal Navy. Visitors are not allowed to
stay overnight here, but it has fine deserted beaches that are open during the
Only 600 metres from Koh Larn. Koh Sak is a
tiny island shaped like a horseshoe. Its two beaches, are a usual stop for tourists
to swim. There's also a coral reef in front of the beach.
Sila Or Ang Hin
Is a fishing village about 5 kilometers away
from Chonburi. Ang Sila was formerly one of the oldest seaside resorts. The village
is famous for its cottage industry, producing stone mortars and animal sculptures,
like elephants, horses and tigers. Ang Sila also boasts a number of restaurants.
Local handicrafts are also available for sale to tourists.
A small island covering an area of 0.05 square
kilometers, approximately 8 kilometres from the shore. The island is mainly visited
for for coral viewing.