Koh LanThailand

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.

Top Hotels in Koh Lan

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 Na Baan Pier. Ta-Yai Beach and Art ...

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 NT$1,603 per night

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 ...

3.5/5Good! (18 reviews)

"The environment was beautiful and breathtaking. Was a pity the Bar was closed. Dont miss out walking on the pier and lying in the hammock."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/8

Rimtalay Resort Koh Larn
Rachawadee Resort Moonlight
Rachawadee Resort Moonlight
3 out of 5
210/17 Moo 7, Banglamung, Koh Lan, Chonburi
The price is NT$1,603 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tawaen Beach and Na Baan Pier. Ta-Yai Beach is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) away.

4.2/5Very Good! (37 reviews)

"Excellent staff. Individual bungalow is a very nice touch. I will return to this resort."…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/9

Rachawadee Resort Moonlight

Popular places to visit in Koh Lan

Na Baan Pier
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Na Baan Pier

The gateway to Koh Lan is a great place to enjoy some retail therapy, arrange trips to the island’s beaches and admire views of Pattaya’s coastline.

Ta-Yai Beach
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Ta-Yai Beach

Escape the crowds, relax on pristine sand and cool off in the perfect blue water of this quiet beach on Koh Lan’s east coast.

Tawaen Beach
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Tawaen Beach

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Tawaen Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Haad Ta Waen. Discover the lively bars and entertainment choices in this walkable area.

Tien Beach
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Tien Beach

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Tien Beach during your travels in Haad Thian? While in this walkable area, you can savor the lively bars.

Nual Beach
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Nual Beach

Swim in crystal-clear water, try watersports and hike in tree-clad hills at this attractive beach on the southern corner of Koh Lan.

Samae Beach
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Samae Beach

Walk to lookouts with spectacular views, enjoy myriad watersports and dine at waterfront restaurants at this lively beach on Koh Lan’s west coast.

Reviews of Koh Lan


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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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3/5 - Okay

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Nov 26, 2019

Nual Beach was the best for cleanliness, not over crowded, calm water, and good service- the rest are completely over-rated and over crowded

4/5 - Good


Apr 28, 2019

The snorkeling is best at Nual Beach if you are a snorkeler. Bring your own snorkeling gear. Go before noon when things get busy and the fish get more scarce. But, even for a first time snorkeler, you will see coral and fish. Experienced people

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Koh Lan showing boating and general coastal views