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    Koh Larn tips for family snorkingling trip.

    I have some family member coming in December, one with an 8 yr old child. She wanted to return to Koh Tao to take the kid snorkeling. She was there in 1994 and has rose coloured glasses and wants to return to not only Koh Tao, but Koh Tao in 1994. Would be in for a bit of a shock I'd say.

    Anyway, time is against her so I'm going to recommend going to Koh Larn for 2 days 1 night, from our base in Bangkok.

    Probably mini-van from Victory monument.

    I've gone there on a day trip 7 years ago and can't remember squat.


    I'm looking for info on what beach has the nest snorkeling there, and the cheapest resort/hotel on the island. And also any other tips and tricks about the island.

    Thanks very much.

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    "For your own safety and enjoyment it is far better to go to the far islands like Koh Rin, Man, Wichai or Koh Phai. The water is clearer and the boat traffic is much less."

    Have never heard of these islands, but it sounds like a better option for them.
    anybody have any experience about these snorkel tours from Pattaya to Koh Rin, man, Wichai?

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    Can't help with the accommodation but the last time I was there the water was crystal clear. Although one day there were loads of giant jellyfish, the size of dustbin lids.

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    Can't help with Koh Larn either but Koh Sichang is very close by and Tam Pang beach has snorkelling, kyaking and a nice beach.


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    Thanks.

    I think I'm going to recommend the following.


    Day One:
    Minivan from BKK in the morning.

    Go to Jomtien and get a guesthouse for the night. Spend the day on Jomtien beach.

    Day Two: Snorkeling trip from Pattaya to the 'far islands' Koh Rin, Koh Man Wichai, Koh Phai. Return to Pattaya around 5pm. Get a minivan or bus back to BKK.


    Minivans, 2 ppl, total around 800b.
    Jomtien GH: Around 500b.
    Snorkel trip: 1-1.5k each. Total: around 2.5k

    So around 4k baht before any food and drinks have been bought.

    Comments welcomed. Thanks.

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    ^ Thanks. I went to Koh Si Chang before, the beach was nice, but I don't remember much snorkeling. Could well be wrong.

    It's kind of a once in a lifetime trip for the 8 yr old, so it would be a shame for her to come to Thailand and not see really nice snorkeling.

    The other trip we will be doing is 4 days in Bang Saphan, with a one day snorkeling trip to Koh Thalu.

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    Why anyone would wish to endanger themselves or their children by getting a minivan from the Victory Monument shambles to anywhere is mystifying.

    A taxi would cost 1,500 bt or if economy is desired simply get a bus from Ekkamai station.

    Crash in a minivan driven by some idiot, a not infrequent occurrence, and most occupants are totalled.

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    I too would be careful about recommending those vans to a family from overseas.

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    Duly noted.

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