Ko Lan - Coral Island
Ko Lan, or Coral Island, is a small island situated 7.5
km west of Pattaya. Ko Lan is accessible by speedboat and
ferry. The ferry departs hourly, and is a 45-minute ride
costing just 20 baht each way. Speedboats are more
expensive, but can reach the island in less than 15 minutes.
Ko Lan has several beaches, which are known for their
cleanliness, relaxing atmosphere, soft white sand, and
crystal-clear water. Off Pattaya there are two small
island groups, the "Near Islands" (Ko Sak, Ko Krok)
located close to the northern shores of Pattaya, very
near Ko Lan, and the "Far Islands" (Ko Rin, Ko Man
Wichai, Ko Hua Chang, and Ko Badan), located offshore
directly west of Pattaya. These islands, especially the
"Far Islands", are the primary scuba diving destinations
in and around Pattaya.