If you have never been to Koh Larn, then now if perhaps the perfect time with the lack of tourists meaning that the small island located off Pattaya is starting to regain some of its natural beauty. The island has always been popular with day-trippers with cheap and regular ferries running throughout the day from Bali Hai Pier. However, in recent years there has been a growing trend to stay the night, which has naturally seen an increase in the number of hotels that are popping up. Here are seven excellent options if you are planning an overnight stay.
1. Suntosa Resort
Perhaps the best-known hotel on the island is the Suntosa Resort which overlooks Nabaan Pier. It is arguably the best value for money and of good quality with ten guest rooms which are kept in superb condition. If you are planning a walk in the evening, the main village of Nabaan is on your doorstep. The main beaches can all be reached in less than ten minutes by motorbike or baht bus. The hotel has WiFi available throughout.
2. Blue Sky Resort
Although part of a chain, the Blue Sky Resort is very much a boutique hotel and is small but impressive and unlike many of the other options, has a swimming pool where guests can relax. The restaurant and coffee shop are a hit with guests as well as other visitors to the island, which is a fair reflection on the quality of the food served. It has a very homely feel and being slightly away from the town; it aids a relaxing a restful stay.
3. Koh Larn Riviera
Arguably the most upmarket of the hotels on the island, the Koh Larn Riviera is a modern slightly larger hotel with an excellent choice of rooms along with an on-site restaurant for your added convenience. Similar to the Blue Sky Resort, it is somewhat away from the main town and offers guests idyllic views of the mountain and surrounding countryside.
4. Toonja Koh Larn
The Toonja is one of the more basic hotels on Koh Larn but is incredibly popular and represents great value for money. The rooms are quite small but have spacious balconies from where you can get some excellent views back towards Pattaya. It is another of the hotels which can be found close to Nabaan and Nabaan Pier.
5. Koh Larn Resort
If you are searching for a budget option, the Koh Larn Resort is a great choice. Located close to Nabaan Pier it is well situated for the island’s 7-Eleven. The rooms are relatively small, but there is a shared balcony where you can relax either on your own or with other guests.
6. Koh Larn Whitehouse
Koh Larn Whitehouse is in a slightly different location to many of the other hotels in that it is situated on Tawaen Beach, which is popular with families. It is fairly small and consists of a series of small villas with several restaurants to be found close by.
7. Lareena Resort
Another of the hotels situated close to Nabaan Pier, where indeed most of the hotels can be found. It is another one of the more upmarket options with villas style rooms. Lareena has its own restaurant and bar which overlook the sea, meaning that it is a fantastic place to relax. However, it is renowned for being a little livelier than many other options.