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    Koh Larn

    We took the MIL and Sister to Koh Larn for the weekend to celebrate their birthdays. During the day its quite busy with all the day-visitors coming accross from Pattaya, but at night I only saw one other foreigner apart from myself.

    There are a couple of decent "Thai style" restaurants on the island, and the level of accomodation has improved greatly from our first visit about 12 months ago.

    We rented two over-water bungalow's that seemed very new. The water quality is quite good, its a surprise this island is only a few hours from Bangkok. enjoy the pics.




    Sadly, shortly after taking this pic a Japanese tourist was pulled from the water unconscious, medical staff arrived and performed CPR, but I believe he passed away. What was possibly just as disturbing were the touts trying to sell their rubbish to the crowd that had gathered watching the medical staff work. Any opportunity for a $ I guess.



    One of the last ferries in the afternoon taking the Russians back to Pattaya.




    View from our bungalow.



    Amazing sunrise, I took these pics from our balcony.






    The MIL was determained to climb this mountain as apparently there was some sort of special temple at the top, I just wanted to crack a beer, but when we reached the top it was well worth the effort.


    The walk up.
















    Statue at the top.



    Sitting here, you're only a few meters from the fridge, which holds just enough beer to ensure a weekend listening to Thai gossip is bareable.













    The bungalow seemed very new, I think there were 4 or 5. Fridge, aircon, hot & cold shower, double bed and stunning views.



    A restaurant we visited at night, sorry for the crappy pic. This place was right on the beach, it had so much potential, but we waited over an hour for our meal.

    Overall a great weekend, the MIL doesn't get out much, so she had a great time, I've got a few points in the bank with her now.
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    Thanks,

    I will have to check it out one day

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    Interesting thread ,good photos too !
    how much are the bungalows ?
    is it dangerous to swim there .?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    Interesting thread ,good photos too !
    how much are the bungalows ?
    is it dangerous to swim there .?

    We paid about 1600 Baht per night, per bungalow. I didn't think it was dangerous to swim at the beach, but obviously the Japanese tourist has a different opinion. But really, there are roped off areas for swimming so you don't get hit buy a boat, so its pretty safe.

    There is no swimming from your bungalow. When the tide goes out you will see why.

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    Excellent post, thanks for all the photos

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    Interesting pics - sounds like a good relaxing place for a break

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    One thing the Thais seem unable to control is the urge to fill a beach with deckchairs so you can hardly see the sand. Last time I went to Koh Larn , there were very few tourists and yet all the deckchairs wer out. It would be nice if they could just put them out as needed and as people turn up but they just don't grasp that it makes a nice beach look ugly.

    Here's Hat Mae Pim as another example. Just one tourist....me.




    Apart from that winge.....nice thread mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    One thing the Thais seem unable to control is the urge to fill a beach with deckchairs so you can hardly see the sand.
    The real point is to stack umbrellas so close that you can't see the sun. Thais hate getting dark, and going to the beach usually involves sitting in the shade all day and taking a swim at dusk (with shirt and jeans still on).

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    Nice pics of a nice spot. 1600 bht per night is okay too.

    True, its a pity about the "wall to wall" deck chairs but it happens in some European places as well, as far as I could tell. Practical thought, if you dont want to get sozzled in the direct sunlight and fried to a crisp as well. The shelter of the brollies and the canvas seating makes it hard to bother getting up for a saunter to the water. Cold beer and good food, pleasant company, its all good.

    Think I will give those cottages a run when next in the area. Beats the afternoon rush to get on a boat, any boat!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    One thing the Thais seem unable to control is the urge to fill a beach with deckchairs so you can hardly see the sand. Last time I went to Koh Larn , there were very few tourists and yet all the deckchairs wer out. It would be nice if they could just put them out as needed and as people turn up but they just don't grasp that it makes a nice beach look ugly.

    Here's Hat Mae Pim as another example. Just one tourist....me.




    Apart from that winge.....nice thread mate.
    Have to agree. From my travels this seems to be more of an Eastern Seaboard thing. Saturate the sand with deckchairs and umbrellas and hope that someone will eventually sit on one of yours. Its not nearly as bad down south. In saying that they have managed to keep the numbers sensible in KO Samet. They are there if you want one but not so much that you feel like you are sitting under a multi colored jungle.

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    Nice pix Strongarm. I've had some great times on Ko Larn.

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    Nice report on Koh Larn.

    Did you reserve those bungalows in advance?, if so how?

    Thanks.

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    I prefer the small beach on the N/E side of Koh Larn. Get off the ferry boat and take the board walk to the right. Mostly Russian Farangs hang out at this beach. Very clean, good restaurant, some decent coral c/w fishes if you swim out to the left. Rental fins & masks. I've always had a good time at this beach. Not too many hustling vendors. If this is too quiet for your tastes; then go left to the Thai Beach. Big Retaurants, 1000's of noisy young Thais being towed around behind Jet Skis.

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    hi, whats that blue wing looking thing in the first photo

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    heh strong arm good post,,can you post he contact details of the bungalows

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIRVANA1 View Post
    hi, whats that blue wing looking thing in the first photo
    I believe its a solar power station, built to look like a sting-ray. When we visited the island the first time, it was the middle of summer and the whole island lost power at night, no air-con, no running water...NOTHING. The solar power station was under construciton then.

    Our recent visit we had no problems with power, so it seems the solar power is working so far, until the island becomes more well known.

    I'll post the link to the bungalows shortly, the mrs is out and I can't remember the Thai name.

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    Nice thread strongarm, very nice pictures and thanks for sharing them with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxziz View Post
    heh strong arm good post,,can you post he contact details of the bungalows
    here you go

    baanrimnamkohlarn.com/index.php

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    1stly nice pics.
    can i know on which beach is this resort
    and i see paragliding pic too any info on that ?

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    woah, doesn't look like its full of Russians. I just went on Friday and that place was chock full of Russkies as it always is, but it seems rather empty this time around.

    that said, the food, while overpriced, is okay.. strange enough, they didn't even have any ma prao around... what kind of island in Thailand doesn't have any coconuts??!!?

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    Nice report, Cheers

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    nice pics mate thanks maybe next time the mrs should put her bra away before you take the photo

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    Ladies?

    Nice post thanks!
    A quick question as cannot find too many answers on this. ARE there available women on the Island, either Thais or Farangs? Bar girls for P4P?
    Am not after the serious scene like Pattaya but would like some company and don't fancy taking one from Pattaya and having to keep SAME SAME for three nights!

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    To my knowledge there is no bar scene on Koh Larn, you would need to BYO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muff6man9 View Post
    Nice post thanks!
    A quick question as cannot find too many answers on this. ARE there available women on the Island, either Thais or Farangs? Bar girls for P4P?
    Am not after the serious scene like Pattaya but would like some company and don't fancy taking one from Pattaya and having to keep SAME SAME for three nights!
    Try Philippines

    Thais are all whores

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