: Attractions / Nearby Islands
Located about 7.5 km. west of Pattaya and 45 minutes by
tourist boats, it is the largest of the archipelago off
Pattaya. There are beautiful sandy beaches, clear water,
and an abundance of coral, especially on the western part
of the island.
Visitors can view the coral either from a glass-bottom
boat or by diving. It is also an ideal place for water
sports -- snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, water
skiing and parasailing. You can find a hotel on Nuan Beach
in the southern part and a lot of seafood restaurants
and souvenir shops on the main beaches.
The ferry to Ko Lan leaves the pier in South Pattaya several
times daily, taking about 45 minutes. Speed boats are
also available for hire.
Thai name : เกาะล้าน
about 600 meters away from Ko Lan, is a small island good
for swimming and snorkelling. There is a coral reef around
the southern coast.
Thai name : เกาะสาก
is another neighbouring island of Ko Lan. Comprising mostly
rocks, it is an ideal place for coral viewing.
Thai name : เกาะครก
Ko Phai Group of Islands About 13 km. from Pattaya, they are currently under the
supervision of the Royal Thai Navy. Visitors are not allowed
to stay overnight here, but can enjoy relaxing and swimming
on their tranquil beaches during the daytime. All the
islands are accessible by boat and charters can be arranged
through your hotel tour desk or by negotiating directly
with the boat owners at South Pattaya. Rentals are between
1,000 - 5,000 baht depending on the spot as well as the
size and type of boat.
Thai name : เกาะไผ่
Rayong is a province on the eastern seaboard just to the
east of Pattaya. It is only 179 km away from Bangkok.
Newly developed, it has clear sea water, fine beaches,
colourful coral formations and several beautiful islands.
The following islands are parts of Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko
Samet National Park of Rayong Province.
The place is tranquil, the climate is mild and the scenery
is beautiful. Along the seashore, there are many beaches,
which make the island famous among Thais and foreign tourists.
Tourist attractions on Samet Island are Hat Sai Kaew Beach,
Ao Luk Yon, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Wai, Ao Kaew, Ao Pakarang,
and Ao Phrao Bays.
Thai name : เกาะเสม็ด
The fine white sand beaches and unspoiled underwater world
here make the serene island an interesting place and a
good spot for scuba diving and snorkeling. Beautiful corals
and many kinds of fish can be seen under the sea not far
from the island. During June and July, sea turtles will
come up on the beach to lay their eggs. Another famous
attraction here is a natural arch that the sea water can
flow through. However, there are no accommodations on
this island. Only a snack stall and a few toilets are
Thai name : เกาะทะลุ
This island has peaceful scenery and beautiful beaches.
Marine life here is stunning with coral reefs in perfect
condition and an abundance of fish, giant clams, and sea
anemones. Therefore, The Kudi Island is a wonderful place
for diving and camping lovers.
Thai name : เกาะกุฎี
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