Koh Larn

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya officials provide free water to drought-hit Koh Larn island

    Residents of Koh Larn breathed a sigh of relief as the Governor of Chon Buri, and city officials made their way to the island on May 7, bearing the gift of water. Thailand’s ongoing dry season had left the locals parched, thereby leading to this much-needed intervention that saw the distribution of 100,000 litres of free water. This act of…

  • Thailand News

    Koh Larn wind energy project under scrutiny for misuse of funds

    The dream of harnessing wind energy to provide a sustainable power source for Koh Larn in Pattaya has sputtered to a halt, amidst allegations that the turbines stand broken and idle due to insufficient funds for repair. The wind turbine project, situated on Khao Nom Sao mountain near Samae Beach, was conceived back in 2006. With a hefty budget of…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya’s water safety initiative makes a splash on Koh Larn

    In a bid to stem the tide of tragic accidents, the Pattaya Tourist Police have joined forces with multiple agencies to spearhead a campaign aimed at curbing tourist fatalities during water activities in Koh Larn. The curtain rose on this vital initiative on the shores of Tawaen Beach, Koh Larn, with Deputy Mayor of Pattaya, Manot Nongyai taking the helm…

  • Thailand News

    Fresh water supply solution for Pattaya’s Koh Larn

    In a bid to tackle the parched plight of Koh Larn amidst soaring tourist numbers, Pattaya is eyeing a collaboration with a new water supplier to bolster freshwater production. Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai revealed plans for a potential alliance with a novel water supply venture, projecting a surge in production capacity to a substantial 1,000 cubic metres per day, catering…

  • Thailand News

    Thai netizens applaud man’s gesture taking blind man to Koh Larn

    Thai netizens were impressed by the heartwarming story of a Thai man who volunteered to take a blind man on a beach trip to Koh Larn, an island in Chon Buri province. The man said that what he did was nothing special, adding it was a simple gesture that everyone could do to spread positive energy to others. Paripol Toopiroh…

  • Thailand News

    Sea-rious splash: Russian tourist makes waves with daring swim between Pattaya’s viewpoints (video)

    A Russian tourist sent shockwaves through the local community when he was found swimming in the sea between Pattaya’s Khao Phra Tamnak viewpoint and Koh Larn. The incident occurred around 1pm today. Asadakorn Bangsi, also known as Copy, the owner of Koh Larn’s accommodation, reported the event to the Khaosod Online after sharing the story on TikTok. Asadakorn revealed the…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya City takes legal action against businesses for Koh Lan forest encroachment

    Legal action is being pursued by Pattaya City against businesses accused of encroaching on forest land on Koh Lan, confirms Deputy Mayor, Manote Nongyai. The city received information regarding the alleged encroachment near Sangwan Beach from a local non-profit organisation. After conducting a survey, city officials confirmed that the encroachment had taken place with approximately 10 rai of forest land…

  • Pattaya News

    Brawl over boat pricing to Koh Larn erupts at Laem Bali Hai pier

    Tourists were left in shock as a group of people herding guests aboard a boat to Koh Larn erupted into a brawl over pricing at the Laem Bali Hai pier in Chon Buri province. The video clip of the incident, which transpired yesterday, was released a day later and showed the two groups engaged in a heated and violent confrontation.…

  • Thailand News

    Foreign couple discovers dead body on Koh Larn in Chon Buri

    A foreign couple stumbled upon the dead body of a Thai man on Koh Larn while they were travelling on the island in Chon Buri province on Saturday, May 27. The mystery surrounding death has yet to be unravelled. A Thai resident revealed on Facebook that he was enjoying Koh Larn beach when a foreign couple approached him, seeking assistance…

  • Thailand News

    Turmoil as Koh Larn boat operators fight over tourists at Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya

    A brawl over passengers between two groups of Koh Larn speed boat operators at Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya was reported on Saturday. One operator claimed he was attacked by over 10 members of a mafia speed boat gang. A 31 year old Thai man named Kongkot shared a video of the moment when the fracas sparked on Saturday, April…

  • Tourism News

    Pattaya island Koh Larn draws in 130,000 tourists this month

    Pattaya‘s picturesque island of Koh Larn is proving to be a hit with tourists this month, with over 130,000 tourists flocking to the island. Officials expect this number to rise as Chinese tourists start to return to the area. Pattaya Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai said on Wednesday, March 15, that Koh Larn saw an average of 10,000 visitors per day…

  • Pattaya News

    Island off Pattaya sees 20,000 tourists over weekend

    An island off Pattaya well known as a vacation hotspot saw at least 20,000 tourists over the past weekend. The cluster of young and old tourists swarmed to the island of Koh Larn, flocking to its Ta Waen Beach. The tourists enjoyed traditional Thai massage, as well as food, umbrellas, and other services offered at the beach. Pattaya City has…

  • Pattaya News

    Mayor of Pattaya expects 80,000 tourists to visit Koh Larn this holiday

    Pattaya is expected to be bustling with tourists from today until Sunday, in celebration of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s 70th birthday today. Mayor of Pattaya Poramet Ngampichet estimates that a whopping 80,000 tourists will travel to Koh Larn island off the coast of Pattaya in the eastern province of Chon Buri during the four-day royal birthday weekend from…

  • Pattaya News

    Indian man dies of heart attack on island off Pattaya

    An Indian man died of a heart attack on Koh Larn island off Pattaya on Monday, July 18. The man, 43 year old Tandon Gaurav, reportedly died a minute after he sat down in a restaurant on the island. A fellow restaurant-goer tried to give Tandon CPR, but could not revive him. Tandon was then pronounced dead at Koh Larn…

  • Pattaya News

    77 year old Australian separated from 20 others during hike on Koh Larn

    After being lost and stranded while hiking on Koh Larn, just off the coast of Pattaya, an unnamed 77 year old Australian was eventually found and rescued. It is still unclear how he became separated from the group. There were 20 people in the hiking group. After completing the trail, the group failed to do a head count once they…

  • Crime News

    Thai tourist robbed of more than 65,000 baht in assets in Pattaya

    A 24 year old woman was robbed while on a vacation with her family on Koh Larn Island in Pattaya. Nantapak Saelim’s shoulder bag containing over 65,000 baht in cash and jewellery was stolen from outside of her Airbnb holiday home on Friday night while she was inside the accommodation with her husband and 2 daughters. The Thai woman admitted…

  • Pattaya News

    Popular tourist island off Pattaya adds hundreds of security cameras

    Officials on Koh Larn, a popular tourist island off Pattaya, are stepping up security measures. The municipality has installed 200 CCTV security cameras at 7 beaches around the island. Meanwhile, authorities are working on renovating a pier on Koh Larn. Pattaya Deputy Manager Kiattisak Sriwongchai said the installation is almost finished, and the cameras will be fully working early this…

  • Pattaya News

    More than 200 CCTV cameras installed at Koh Larn in Pattaya for public safety

    More than 200 CCTV cameras have been installed at 7 beaches and “risk spots” at Koh Larn Island in Chon Buri to improve the safety of its residents and tourists. The Deputy Secretary Permanent of Pattaya, Kiattisak Siwongchai, today explained that the CCTV cameras, which will be fully operational next month, were installed to ensure the safety of its residents…

  • Pattaya News

    Tourists pack Pattaya’s Koh Larn, hotels 100% occupied

    Hotels on Koh Larn, and island off Pattaya, are 100% occupied today, according to a hotel operator there. The operator says that tourists who couldn’t find rooms had to return to the mainland after enjoying their day of fun. Thousands of tourists are crowding the island, marking the first night of the 4 day long weekend (public service holiday today…

  • Pattaya News

    Crowds of Thais travel to Pattaya’s Koh Larn before new school semester

    Officials on Koh Larn, an island off Pattaya, suspect that large crowds of Thais have recently swarmed there to get a bit of R & R before the new school semester begins. Thai schools are set to open on May 17. The Pattaya News reported yesterday that even though it was a week day, large groups of mostly Thai tourists came to…

  • Pattaya News

    4 Thai tourists hospitalised after wooden pier breaks in Koh Larn off Pattaya coast

    Four Thai tourists were injured when the railing of a pier broke and they fell onto the rocks around two metres below. The tourists were taking a photo and leaning against the railing of the pier on Koh Larn, an island off the Pattaya coast, when it broke. Three of them are being treated for serious injuries. Reports say those…

  • Pattaya News

    Body of unknown dead man found floating in sea near Pattaya

    A local fisherman had a morbid catch when he stumbled upon the body of an unidentified man floating in the waters off the coast of Pattaya. The lifeless body was discovered yesterday afternoon in the ocean between Koh Larn and Koh Sarn. Pattaya City Police were notified of the floating man and they brought rescue divers along with them to…

  • Pattaya News

    Paramotor accident on Chon Buri seriously injures foreign teenager and Thai instructor

    A paramotor accident on the island of Koh Larn, in the eastern province of Chon Buri, has left a teenage foreign tourist and her Thai instructor seriously injured. According to a Pattaya News report, the incident occurred yesterday afternoon when the device became stuck in a power pole as the Thai man and his 17 year old student were flying.…

  • Thailand News

    Unlicensed construction may be cause of Koh Larn resort death

    A simple and tragic case of a girl who was found dead in her resort bathroom on the popular holiday island of Koh Larn has taken a twist as officials say the property had no construction license. Though the first information released about her death last week implied a night of heavy drinking led to a fatal accident, poor building…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya reopening likely to snub nightlife, favor other attractions

    While Pattaya and indeed the rest of Thailand are struggling to figure out when and how they will really be able to reopen for international tourism, it looks likely that when Pattaya does reopen the entertainment and nightlife the city is famous for may not be open. As reopening comes into sight welcoming back international travellers that would be free…

  • Pattaya News

    Koh Larn to reopen next week, beaches still closed until further notice

    Koh Larn, the small island off of Pattaya, has announced via social media last night that they plan to reopen the island for visitors next Tuesday. 3 Ferries will also be running a day, one at 7am, then another at 12pm, and the last one at 5:30pm. The same Covid rules that apply to Chon Buri will be applied to…

  • Thailand News

    Koh Larn resorts accused of encroaching on coastlines

    The island of Koh Larn, just off the coast of Pattaya, is the centre of a controversy as officials are threatening to pursue 39 private resorts accused of illegally encroaching on the coastlines. The Pattaya Marine Office says these resorts are cutting off the sea from the public, violating the Thai law that reserves beaches as state land and not…

  • Covid-19 News

    Koh Larn to stay closed to tourists until the end of the month

    Koh Larn, an island off the coast of Pattaya, will stay closed to tourists, at least until the end of the month, the Koh Larn Local Committee announced yesterday. Earlier this month, the island opened to travellers who are vaccinated against the coronavirus, but an order closing the island to non-residents was issued after six Covid-19 cases were reported on the…

  • Covid-19 News

    Koh Larn 70% vaccinated as Pattaya eyes reopening

    Speaking to local press, the mayor of Pattaya declared a number of successes in vaccinations and Covid-19 prevention, including that Koh Larn is 70% vaccinated. While the government has been hesitant to commit to any reopening sandbox plan for Pattaya, the city has been focused on finding a way to welcome back tourists as soon as possible. The Thai government…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | Walk-in vaccinations scuttled, rain for the next few days | May 19

    Walk-in registration may not be happening, Phuket’s mass Covid-19 vaccination program has kicked off again today, Koh Larn, just off the coast of Pattaya, has extended its closure until at least the end of May, Australian arrested on suspicion of international criminal activity, a tour packages which include a Covid-19 vaccination and Most parts of the country, including Bangkok, the…