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What better way to relax with your lover than in the sunshine, on gorgeous tropical beaches, eating your way through delicious seafood and spending a day (or two) at the spa?

Koh Lan (or Koh Larn) is a teeny little island, a 50-minute ferry (30-minute by speedboat) ride away from Pattaya (which is actually just two hours away from Bangkok.

If you’re travelling around this area of Thailand for your honeymoon or a quick getaway, it’s a perfect choice to spend a few days – or even a week – if you really want to get in that Vitamin Sea before heading back to the city.

The surrounding areas are filled with crystal waters and mangroves, and if you’re looking for a little adrenaline rush, hop, skip and jump back on a quick boat to Pattaya and Rayong for a day trip and some serious heights!

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Stay at a beachside hotel

1. It’s ON the beach and feels like a modern Greece – Rimtalay Resort

Did I just step into Greece? (Albeit a lot more of a modern version of it, but nonetheless).

Located just 600m from Thai Yai’s ocean’s shore, the resort is right next to the ocean, and it’s the perfect choice to spend the next couple of days taking in the ocean’s air.

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Wake up in your white villa, that’s super spacious (and comes with a living room),  following the simplicity that everyone loves about Greek design.

It also faces the ocean directly, so there’s a real tranquillity about the place, and ideal for enjoying each other’s company.

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Especially if you’re after some quality time with the honey, and don’t really want much else around, this is ideal as it’s super private and secluded.

There’s also a private bridge that has been built for guests from the resort into the ocean, and is gorgeous for a romantic evening sunset over the waters.

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Rimtalay Resort  

Rate: From USD $57.90 / 1900 Baht (for Beachfront Room), USD $88.40 / 2900 Baht (for Blue Ocean Villa)
Address: หมู่ 7 เกาะล้าน 170/22 800 meters Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 38 434 167

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2. A private little villa with your own pool – Nomad Resort Koh Larn

This is just simply gorgeous, and the private villas are simply PERFECT (and pretty much designed) for couples.

Each villa comes with its own mini pool, and is a completely separated unit, and your bedroom faces out onto this space. Let’s be real, there’s no better feeling after a day at the beach, then a nice fresh dip in the pool!

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The rooms have a modern and clean design, and spacious, while the property is surrounded by tall green trees. With the pool, your villa and this background, your photos are gonna be beautiful.

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Nomad Resort Koh Larn  

Rate: From USD $97.60 / 3200 Baht
Address: Unnamed Road, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 99 492 2954

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3. Gorgeous views with an English touch and gorgeous views – Koh Larn Riviera

It’s quaint, cute, located on the north-east side of the island, and has a real English feel to it.

This spot is charming, and there’s a lightness here.  I love all the hints of white wicker, green ferns and potted plants everywhere! They’ve also added local Thai touches in spots of shimmering colours.

This resort is open and spacious, from the rooms to the overall design and layout of the place, and it works really well, creating a peaceful and inviting space.

Rooms here are a bit smaller than the others, but each has a balcony facing gorgeous views – so sunsets and sunrises with your babe in the morning are bound to be special,

Free brekkie is offered to all guests, and their restaurant/cafe’s own patio is so big, and offers gorgeous views too!

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Koh Larn Riviera   

Rate: From USD $30.50-$38 / 1000-1250 Baht (for Large Room or Long Weekend, please double check accommodation rates as prices may vary)
Address: 170/26 Moo 7 Naklur Banglamung Chonburi 20150 (Coordinates here)
Contact: (+66) 84 657 4675, 095-525-3985, 097-237-9585


4. One for the true blue ocean lovers – Baan Rinruk Resort

This is a little seaside escape, and definitely one for the ocean lovers.

It has that typical beach-home feel to it, from the whitewashed brick walls to the white linen with blue & yellow accents (in stripes, obviously).

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Rooms are cosy, with lots of textures, art, and a king-sized bed, so it has this modern feel to it.

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You are literally on the beach, with your toes a dip away from the water’s edge so it has it’s ‘own private beach’ vibes.

Outside each room, you’ll find wooden deck chairs, so do enjoy your morning coffee with the smell of fresh saltiness and love in the air.

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Baan Rinruk Resort  

Rate: From USD $42 / 1400 Baht
Address: 202 M.7, Tanabaan Pier, Pattaya 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here).
Contact: 080-0962828
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 7pm

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Spend some love in the sun

5. Explore hidden beaches and crystal waters – The Beaches in Koh Lan

If you’re on a tropical island, of course the beaches here are gonna be stunners! And with a few beaches in and around the area, there’s a variety for you to explore.

Some are crowded and filled with a thousand different tours, whilst others are more relaxed, chilled and private/off the grid.

Here are some of our favourites.

5-a. What could honestly be more thrilling, and better fun than… – Parasailing @ Tawaen Beach

Head down to Tawaen Beach, one of the ‘main’ tourist beaches on the island, where you’ll find plenty of local operators offering you rides and directions towards Naban Pier.

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From here you’ll catch a short speedboat to a platform in the ocean, which is where you’ll get to parasail from.

For those who don’t know; parasailing is when you’re attached to a speedboat, which pulls you as you’re attached to a parachute, and from the speeds you’re pulled up into the air, flying for a few minutes.

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It’s an awesome way to spend some time in the sun and the water, and make memories that last a lifetime. (Funnily enough, my parents did this on their honeymoon in Seychelles and they still have the photos and talk about it!)

This is definitely the most popular beach on Koh Lan, so expect lots of activities from jet-skiing to Banana boats, tons of people and fun in the sun.

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It’s got an array of beachfront restaurants serving a nice variety, including some Russian and Chinese cuisines too.

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It’s relatively cheap compared to other countries around the world, and is one of those in-the-moments things, so go for it, and here’s to new beginnings!

Tawaen Beach   

Price: From 600 Baht / approx. USD $18
Address: Na Baan, Koh Larn, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 85 144 2662 and +66 99 273 3678
Opening hours: Parasailing usually runs till about midday so get down early


5-b. It’s gorgeous here for snorkelling seriously – Snorkeling @ Nual Beach

I mean, have you seen the colour of the water along these shores? Now imagine discovering the underworld sea life that lives in it? Imagine all the tropical fishies!

If you’ve never tried snorkelling before, it’s an amazing experience being submerged, and discovering another world, all under the water!

Nual Beach is a great option for snorkelling on the island, as the waters are quite shallow, making it perfect conditions for snorkellers, and some novice scuba diving.

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This beach also gets the most shelter from strong winds and sea currents, so the waters are still and calm.

Especially around the tiny islands of Thailand, when looking for beach activities, you can usually organise it with the front desk of your stay, or you’ll often find a tour company on the beach. If that fails, a local on the beach will be sure to invite you and point you in the direction of those hiring out gear.

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PS: We would advise avoiding snorkelling on the weekends, as this is when the beaches tend to become the most crowded.

PS: It’s also known as “Monkey Beach” as there’s a tribe of monkeys that live on the hill overlooking the beach.

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Nual Beach   

Price: From 700 Baht / approx. USD $23
Address:  Unnamed Rd, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here)

5-c. Escape the crowds (and people) – Tong Lang

This is one of the smaller beaches on the island, and if you’re looking for something secluded and more private (plus extremely beautiful), this is it.

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The reason its less crowded here is because getting there is not the easiest. You can either catch a quick boat there. Otherwise, if you’re adventurous and up for some outdoor action, park your motorbike at Tawaen Beach and walk down some steep stairs, and a bridge from there.

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Tong Lang Beach   

Address: Gulf of Thailand, Thailand (Coordinates here)

5-d. Spend a good few hours working on that tan – Had Ta Yai Beach

This is perfect for catching some rays, sunbathing and spending some time lazily reading in the sunshine – plus you’ll find peace and quiet down here AND gorgeous clear waters to go with it.

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It’s teeny tiny (you can walk the entire beach in 1 minute), and there’s only one local restaurant down here. So either make sure you’re up for whatever is being served, or grab some food before.

And of course, always bring along snacks and tons of water!

Had Ta Yai Beach   

Address: Ko Lan, Thailand Amphoe Bang Lamung, Thailand (Coordinates here)

5-e. The most aqua blue waters of them all – Tien Beach

Firstly, the waters here are exquisite, and I’d say the bluest of sea blues of them all, making it an extra pretty, tropically place, filled with palm trees, restaurants and beach bars.

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This beach is a bit more ‘fancier’ in a sense, so expect the souvenir shops and restaurants to be slightly pricier here.

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It’s accessible by speedboat and taxi, although when the taxi drops you off, you have to walk another 5 minutes to reach the main beach part itself.

Tien Beach   

Address: Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here)

Our Tip: To get around on the island, you may hire a Songthaew to get to the more popular beaches. Alternatively, and always the better option in my opinion IF YOU CAN RIDE, is to rent a motorbike to get to the less visited beaches such as Tien Beach. If you can’t ride one yourself, there’s a motorbike taxi service too!

6. Go hiking and find the best views – Buddha Hill, Wat Phra Yai Temple

If you and your honey are the active types, or maybe you’re simply looking for a little fresh air and some brilliant views of the area, this little hike up the hills will get your blood pumping.

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Head up the hill where you’ll find a family of monkeys and wonderful views. Once you reach a small stone staircase, it’ll lead you to the beautiful golden Buddha.

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You’ll also pass Wang Sam Sien, a park-like setting where a number of figures from Chinese history and folklore are displayed. It’s super cool!

It is quite a hike to the top, but the views from up here is the absolute best of Pattaya and the surrounding area. They say early morning is the best time to visit but some people choose night time, as it’s a bit cooler and you have a view of all the city’s lights!

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Buddha Hill, Wat Phra Yai Temple  

Price: A songtaew (baht bus) will take you there for around 200 baht / approx. USD $6
Address: Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 92 923 4510
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 9pm

Fall in love with (sea)food

Being on honeymoon and all, you’re always going to be looking for a little something with a bit of ambience, romance and something special about the place. And there’s something so delectable about seafood…

And being on an island, right next to the sea, expect to find it in the plentiful, and remember, simplicity is key.

7. Restaurant and dessert bar, my taste-buds are tingling – Sea Space

Candlelit dinner right next to the seashore, sounds about right, doesn’t it? Luckily for you, this restaurant has an open set-up, so whether you choose inside or outside seating, you’re bound to smell an ocean breeze.

The outside area is gorgeous, with big open seats, covered by billowing white curtain sheets.

It’s definitely got an airy, ocean vibe and the decoratives have been done in an understated, cool way.

You’ll find fusion style food here; try their Prawns steamed with Vermicelli noodles served in a clay pot – the vermicelli looks sticky and delicious and is cooked in a seafood sauce.

Onto desserts, they have this one dessert, it’s meringue that’s diced into a piece of dough and fried, so it looks like little toast cubes but with meringue inside!! Served with ice cream and strawberries and bananas. Yum!

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Sea Space

Price: From 100 Baht / approx. USD $3
Address: Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand  (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 85 144 2662 and +66 99 273 3678
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm


8. Referred to as the ‘windy’ restaurant by the locals as it’s on the beach – Chalianglom Kitchen

Seated right there with your toes literally in the sand, now this is what I’m talking about.

This restaurant is literally set up on the shore and seafood is obviously their thang! It’s super fresh, and all of it is so decently sized from their prawns to oysters – which are only 200 Baht per oyster, that’s 6 bucks a pop, people, $6!

They’ve been around for many years and have built up a wonderful reputation for themselves, among locals and tourists, which still stands firm.

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They’re known for their Deep Fried Black Crab, Scallops Pad Cha (a dish made with fresh peppercorns and a root called krachai, often mistaken as ginger and….Oysters!

Their ‘Oyster Kit’ is served with Nam Prik Pao (Thai chilli paste), Thai seafood sauce, fried garlic and leaves of a plant called kratin.

Add some chilli paste, sauce and garlic to your oyster. Pop that in your mouth followed by a few kratin leaves and you’ll be amazed by the mix of flavours going on in there.

So if you’re looking for INSANELY good food with flavour and aromatics, you’re going to be in for a real seafood extravaganza treat here.

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Chalianglom Kitchen    

Price: From 250 Baht / approx. USD $7.50
Address: Unnamed Rd Amphoe Bang Lamung Chang Wat Chon Buri Thailand  (Coordinates here)
Contact: 087-631-7653
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm


9. The perfect place for a bit of romance and smooches – Ra-Bieng-Rak Seafood (ครัวระเบียงรัก เกาะล้าน)

Also known as ‘The Balcony of Love’, sit in your darling’s arms, sipping on wine, and facing the ocean with gorgeous views in this ‘more than a restaurant, restaurant’.

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It’s a bit more restaurant-y than the others, done in light woods and floor to ceiling glass doors, so there’s a modern minimalistic and open feel to it that’s very relaxed.

It’s designed to be very romantic in the evening with strings of fairy lights lit up everywhere. The outside terrace sits right on the sea so there’s the most wonderful atmosphere.

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It’s a bit less heavy on the bank, and the food here is really, really fresh.

Scallops in butter anyone? And you must try their Hot and Sour Fish Egg (caviar) Soup that’s bursting with flavour.

Fried peppers and fish is another winner, as well as their squid with fish sauce, and you can see, smell and taste that their produce has just been freshly caught.

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Ra-Bieng-Rak Seafood (ครัวระเบียงรัก เกาะล้าน)

Price: From 100 Baht / approx. USD $3
Address: Unnamed Road Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact:+66 82 160 0201
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 9pm


10. If you head to the seaside… – Maharak Cafe

This totally has a ‘at the docks/pier’ feel to it, which really brings out the ocean vibes.

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From the front, you’ll approach a simple white and brown glass front shop, and the inside is a mix of romantic, simplistic and cutesy design.

My favourite part is their beautiful wooden outside deck, with beanbags and hammocks – bursting with pops of colour with contrasting and colourful Thai ribbons flying above you.

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It’s actually a restaurant, cafe, bakery and bar, and at night it really comes alive with it’s scattered twinkling fairy lights and live music.

The food looks yummy with a mix of western and Thai, and I must say, the Pork Chop and Fries looks delicious. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, you can never go wrong with a New York Cheesecake.

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Remember Koh Lan is full on the island life and this is one of the perfect cafe spots to hit up.

Maharak Cafe

Price: From 90 Baht / approx. USD $2.70
Address: Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand  (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 82 444 2144
Opening hours: From 11am to 10pm (Closed Wednesdays)


11. A little something to satisfy your sweet tooth – Soul Sweet’ Koh Larn

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, this spot will be sure to tickle your fancy and especially if you love the Thai ‘honey toast’. There are a few variations, and they’re yummy!

It’s perfect for a good coffee refuel and the place is filled with warmth.

This cafe is super cutesy, painted in oranges and greens, done with woods and there’s tons of cacti and succulents everywhere.

Don’t be put off by the giant teddies everywhere, it’s a bit chic and so super cute, but the real sweetness here is in the food.

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Their brownie cheesecake is filled with chunks of brownie inside each slice, and all their cakes look yummy!

Now the classic honey toast, theirs come with a twist; Honey toast with a vanilla crumble and strawberries anyone? Or let’s do delectable and try their Honey Toast with Ferraro Roche and strawberries.

If you’re wanting something light and easy to eat, share one of their yummy pizzas and they’ve even got lamb chops with fries.

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Soul Sweet’ Koh Larn

Price: From 100 Baht / approx USD $3
Address: Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 87 814 2747
Opening hours: Tue-Sat from 10am to 10pm; Sundays from 9:30am to 10pm (Closed Mondays)



Take a romantic walk around vineyards, try something adrenaline-pumping for the first time with your honey, or have a total decompress at an Onsen.

Pattaya is the main city in the Chonburi province and many flock to catch a break here from Bangkok – escaping to the island of Koh Lan for some Vitamin Sea.

It’s big, busy, bright and bounds of fun! (Especially for a day trip when the sun gets too much).

PS: The only way to get to Koh Larn, is actually via Pattaya and the main city and island are approximately 11km apart. Speedboat to Koh Lan from Pattaya and vice versa takes 25 minutes, while the ferry takes 40-50 minutes which costs just 30 Baht.

12. Intricate, artistic design, and a building filled with a sense of magic about it – The Sanctuary of Truth (Pattaya)

This wooden structure is filled with intricate wooden carvings, and is located on the beach in the northern section of Pattaya.

It’s been under construction for the past 20 years and is just now halfway finished! A piece of history (and an enlightening experience) in the making. So make sure to check out the woodcarvers at work.

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The Sanctuary of Truth, also called Prasat Satchatham, is built following both the Buddhist and Hindu styles. At each corner of the 100-meter high building, you’ll find figures representing Cambodian, Thai, Indian and Chinese beliefs. The wooden carvings serve to further emphasise tales from these four regions.

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On your trip to The Sanctuary of Truth, be sure to opt for an English speaking guide who can explain the complexities of the building.

The setting along with this gorgeous building leads to fantastic photo opportunities, so don’t forget your camera!

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The Sanctuary of Truth

Price: Tours from 500 Baht / approx. USD $15
Address: 206/2 หมู่ที่ 5 ถนน Pattaya-Naklua, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact:+66 (0) 3836-7229
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm


13. I’ll have a glass of Chardonnay, thanks darling – Silver Lake Vineyard (Pattaya)

There’s something so fabulous about sipping on a few glasses of wine with your man, or woman, enjoying one another’s company, filled with love (and plenty of bubbles).

What could be more romantic than a leisurely stroll around some beautiful vineyards, all the while sipping on some of Thailand’s finest.

Some facts: New Latitude Wines are defined as those produced in non-traditional climates. Silver Lake Vineyard and other Thai wineries are pioneers in this type of wine production. Because of the strong coastal sun, rich soil and long growing season, wine production in Thailand has thus far been successful.

In addition to producing tasty wines, Silver Lake Vineyard is also a venue for local and international musicians. The beautiful setting is perfect for large gatherings or intimate concerts. Be sure to check the schedule on their website for more information.

Silver Lake Vineyard

Price: Entrance is free. Tours from USD $3 / 100 Baht (without wine); USD $7 / 250 Baht (with wine)
Address: 31/62 Moo 7 Na-Jomthian, Sattahip, Amphoe Sattahip, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20250, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 92 321 6718
Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 9am to 6pm; Sat-Sun from 8.30am to 7pm


14. This place is simply STUNNING – Nong Nooch Tropical Garden (Pattaya)

If you and the babes are travellers at heart, then you’ll love visiting the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden during your stay in Pattaya. The 2.4 square kilometer park is beautifully landscaped and perfect for an all-day trip.

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Originally purchased by Khun Pisit and Khun Nongnooch Tansacha in 1954, the gardens have been completely transformed from the mango, orange and coconut fields that once dotted the landscape.

After travelling far and wide, the couple decided to recreate some of the flower gardens they’d seen around the world. They also dreamed of building tourist facilities such as Thai-style houses, swimming pools and restaurants.

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From a world-class orchid nursery with 670 native varieties, to a 17th-Century French garden and a recreation of Stonehenge – Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a haven for horticulture enthusiasts.

It’s simply spectacular, and can you imagine the photos of the two of you in fields of flowers?!

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden  (Pattaya)

Price: Tours from USD $11.36 / 400 Baht (for foreigners)
Address: 34/1 Tambon Na Chom Thian, Amphoe Sattahip, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20250, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 (038) 415145
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm


15. From a revolving restaurant to a cable jump from the top floor! – Pattaya Park Tower

Pattaya Park Tower is a local landmark in Pattaya. The building itself is advertised as Thailand’s first and tallest seaside tower and revolving restaurant.

On the 52nd, 53rd and 54th floors, three revolving restaurants look out over the sea, and if you head to the 55th floor, you’ll find the Apex Observation (from here you can see Jomtien Bay and Pattaya City).

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While the view from the top may be impressive, it’s the way down that is the most exciting. If the two of you are adrenaline junkies, well this one’s ESPECIALLY for you!

Your entrance fee includes the thrill of a lifetime, a cable jump from the top of the building!  You can soar down 55 stories solo or with a friend, wearing only a harness attached to a cable!

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But if you’d rather not scream all the way down, like myself, you also have the option of taking a cable car which boasts impressive views of the sea.

Pattaya Park Tower

Price: From USD $5.66 / 200 Baht
Address: Unnamed Road, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 38 364 129
Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 10pm


16. Sophisticated and perfect for a classic romantic dinner – Rimpa Lapin (Pattaya)

Wow talk about a gorgeous setup, this restaurant is literally on the side of a cliff and is the epitome of a classic romantic evening out you’d want with the hubby.

It’s actually owned by two ex-movie stars (not that that means anything), BUT they’ve really put in the effort in terms of decor, design and ambiance. There’s a warm, mature and romantic feeling about the place.

It’s all set up in an open, wooden seated terrace  that’s covered with a roof on one side only, so it still feels open and the beautiful terrace overlooks the ocean.

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They do absolutely fantastic seafood, well with a 1-star Michelin chef, would you expect anything less? However, do expect to wait at least 30 minutes for your meal.

But trust me, with delicious wine, quality food and a spectacular location to go with it, sometimes we don’t mind waiting.

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Rimpa Lapin    

Price: From USD $5.40 / 180 Baht
Address: 152/2 Moo.3 Soi. Na Chom Thian, 36 Sukhumvit Road, Tambon Na Chom Thian, Amphoe Sattahip, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 85 144 2662 and +66 99 273 3678
Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 4pm to 12am; Sat-Sun from 2pm to 12am


Indulge in a relaxing couples massage and treatment

17. Ever tried a Japanese Onsen before? – Yunomori Onsen Spa

You may be familiar with Yunomori, if you’ve ever visited their Bangkok or other branches.

Pattaya has one too, and sticking to its Japanese heritage – this gorgeous Onsen (traditional Japanese Spa baths with hotspring waters) – is the perfect way to spend the next few hours relaxing and unwinding with your lover after a day exploring Pattaya.

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This is a place to completely let the body loosen and be treated. They offer the most divine selection of massages and treatments.

Try their ‘Relax Muscles’ that includes an Aromatherapy massage and Herbal Compress treatment. Or if you’ve spent long days in the sun, their After Sun Body Mask will leave your skin feeling soft and comfortable once more!

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Yunomori Onsen Spa

Price: From USD $27.30-121.30 / 900-4000 Baht
Address: 300 59 Thep Prasit Rd, ตำบล หนองปรือ Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: 038197038
Opening hours: Daily from 9am to 12am


18. A little pampering in paradise – Oasis Spa Pattaya

Ooolala, this is what I’m talking about when I think “Spa”. Oasis Spa is nestled in a tropical garden on the Chateau Dale estate (near Big Buddha Hill).

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This is where you’ll come to get seriously pampered, and they’ve got an indulging array of treatments, massages and scrubs.

Speaking of, they’re SO worth a mention; treat yourself to a Secret Charm Scrub made from golden silk cocoons and satin sugar, giving it a golden glitter colour. It’s infused with sal butter and a hint of jasmine,

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They combine Thai Lanna therapies with modern day treatments that aim to promote wellness, pamper the body and enhance natural beauty.

Try their ‘Lanna’ massage; it reopens blocked energy pathways which cause fatigue and weariness. They also use acupressure during the Thai Massage, followed by an Aromatherapy Hot Oil Massage.

The spa has 11 private treatment rooms (perfect for couples), cold pools, a steam room and a beautifully decorated landscape.

Photo Via Monladaja

Oasis Spa Pattaya

Price: Massages from USD $41 / 1350 Baht; Packages from USD $88 / 2900 Baht
Address: Chateau Dale Hotel 322 Thappraya Rd, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +6638115888
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm


19. Time to indulge in some natural herbal treatments – 7 Spa Luxury Pattaya

I seriously love the idea and practises behind this spa, that use recipes and techniques carried through the ages and and secrets of family from way back.

Here, a great grandmother once loved to take care of her body, always visiting temples and chatting with the monks. During this time she studied ancient manuscripts which described in detail, the recipes of blends for health and beauty treatments made from tropical fruits, herbs and roots.

Special massage techniques and health improving, rejuvenating rituals were described and they are still being used in this spa today!

There are over 30 different packages you can choose from; ‘Healthy Joints’ which helps with the prevention and treatment of Arthritis, or try their ‘Blessed by the Ocean’, aimed at prolonging your beauty with Natural Sea Products.

7 Spa Luxury Pattaya

Cost: Massages from USD $41 / 1350 Baht; Packages from USD $88 / 2900 Baht
Address: 7/3 Thap Phraya 10 Alley, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand  (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 928 8027, +66 85 234 7777
Opening hours: Daily from 10am to 11pm


Rayong Province

Step back into time and clamber up a Royal warship, take a picturesque stroll through mangrove fields and spend some time in an Arts Village.

If you’re looking for fields of green or wanting to spend a day outdoors, but without the sand between your toes, Rayongis an awesome option!

It’s about a two hours drive from Pattya, so you’ll need to first catch a ferry into Pattaya and then head off from here. You can either hire a private car or taxi, and I would personally recommend – IF YOU CAN DRIVE – a moped/scooter.

20. Explore a Royal Thai Warship – HTMS Prasae, Prasae Beach Rayong Province

If you’re after something that’s a little different, make your way down to HTMS Prasae in Rayong. It’s a refreshingly fun exploration of a retired royal Thai warship!

Built in 1943, this ship was originally named USS Gallup until it was sold to the Royal Thai Navy after the Second World War. Only recently, as of 2000, was it decommissioned and docked in Paknam Prasae.

Upon reaching, you’ll realise how truly huge the ship is, and you’ll be spending at least 30 minutes, to an hour just climbing around it.

You’ll have to climb up vertical ladders to get to the different decks on different levels. On each level, there are interesting things to discover, from the naval artillery such as cannons, the engine room, and more.

Other than that, the views of the beach from the ship itself are pretty marvelous – and you might want to plan a trip here along with a day out on the beach! Or a walk along the mangroves nearby in the Golden Meadows of Rayong.

PS: Look out for little carts around selling trinkets such as seashell chimes for a mere 10 baht!

HTMS Prasae, Prasae Beach Rayong

Cost: Free!
Address: Moo 1, Prasae beach, Paknam Prasae, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Daily from 8am to 6pm

21. Take a breath of fresh (unsalted) air – Golden Meadow (2 hours drive from Rayong)

The boyfriend and I love to go for walks, especially when travelling, as it’s a complete way to experience a new place, using all senses when travelling by foot.

And this walk is going to be a special one as you make your way along a boardwalk, through a carpet of golden shrubs that blankets the landscape.

What was once a booming shrimping town is now a tourist center. It’s shrimp stocks were completely wiped out by overfishing, leaving little choice for fishermen but to move elsewhere.

In the absence of these environmental pressures, the mangrove estuary here has thrived. And it’s left a beautiful sight!

Today, there is a boardwalk and a few viewpoints where you and your partner can take gorgeous photos of the golden meadow.

And if you happen to visit at night, you’re in for a real treat. For 400 Baht, you can charter a small, private speedboat on the river, between the mangrove trees. Here you’ll see hundreds of fireflies congregating. This light display is one you’ll be sure to remember for years to come!

Golden Meadow  

Price: Parking from 25 Baht / approx. USD $0.71; Entrance is free
Address: District 7 Phu Mu Ban Mangrove Estuary, Prasae Klang district, Rayong.(Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 81 928 8027, +66 85 234 7777
Opening hours: Daily from 6am to 7pm

22. A really great place for some beautiful photos! – Grand Canyon Chonburi

For some reason, this place is practically unknown by tourists, which makes it perfect for spending some quiet time, in the great outdoors…with your loved one.

The Grand Canyon used to be a functioning quarry with a reservoir at the bottom. It still sits on private property so exploration is discouraged.

However, the view from the top is one of the most spectacular and from here you’ll see the glistening emerald pool set in a deep canyon.

Photo Via Stellarbalcony-by-Pupé-Pemika-Thiravanitkul

And don’t forget to snap the requisite couples shot on the train tracks behind the viewing platform. Just be careful of oncoming trains!

Located in the same compound, you’ll find ‘Snow Mountain’. It’s impossible to get real snow in Thailand. The snow on this mountain is actually fine stone that looks as white as snow. Many surmise that it’s the material dug out of the Grand Canyon in the mining process. Either way, it’s great for photo or two and fun to climb on!

Grand Canyon Chonburi  

Cost: Entrance from 10 Baht / approx. USD $0.30; Parking from 20 Baht / approx. USD $0.60
Address: Khiri Nakhon soi 9, Khiri Junction, Chon Buri, Thailand. (Coordinates here)
Opening hours: Sunrise – Sunset

23. Learn a new skill, immerse yourself in Thai culture and enjoy a spectacle – Thai Thani Arts & Culture Village

Take a step into Thai history and get ready something new at the Thai Thani Arts & Culture Village.

This innovative park allows visitors to wander among traditional Thai-style architecture and Thai historical artifacts.

There are also Thai performances to enjoy throughout the day and a Northern-style “Khan Tok” dinner every evening.

If the two of you are looking for something cultural & artsy to do, why not learn a new skill on your holiday? Check out the fruit-carving lessons, Thai cooking sessions or even learn to play a traditional instrument!

Photo Via Foot

Thai Thani Arts & Culture Village  

Price: Entrance from USD $14 / 480 Baht
Address: 88 Moo 3 Sukumvit Rd. Bangsare, Satahip, Chonburi, Chon Buri, Thailand, Thailand (Coordinates here)
Contact: +66 38 119 080
Opening hours: Thu-Tue from 10.30am to 8pm


Let’s be honest, everyone dreams of romantic honeymoons. With tropical shores, pristine waters, delicious food and flower fields, Koh Lan and its surrounding areas of Pattaya and Rayong make for an unexpectedly fun honeymoon location.

So what are you waiting for? Get out those planning pads, and get ready to embark on an adventure with your lover. And don’t forget to let us know how it went in the comments below!

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