U most do is a beitiful beach with very clear waters, if visit bangkok give the time to go to thi beach o wont regret it
the tour guide was very awesome and very great but the TOUR itself was very bad. Warning to the clients who will be booking a SHARED Transfer, please choose the private one or you will not be enjoying this trip.
Terrible tour, in fact I thought it was a scam at the beginning. The guide took us to a beach where we took a fast boat. This took us to a platform where we could have aquatic sports, which was actually a platform where they sold parachute trips. We didn't want that but we had to wait more than 1.5 hours. Then, we finally got to the Koh Larn Island. Big mistake. It was Wednesday and nobody told us that due to regulations, the provider couldn't put umbrellas and cots. We were accommodated in the backyard, which was dirty and old, of course, far from the beach. The food was horrible as well, offered in a dirty place. The only good thing of this tour was the guide, who was nice and kind, but she knew nothing about the trip. She even hadn't been at the island. Avoid this trip at all cost.
Viator should remove this from their website or they should at least have somebody to review before posting this was seriously the worse day ever. The only good part was the private transport to pattaya the rest was just awful.. first off you do NOT get a day at the beach, it took them 2 hours just to get us on the boat to go to pattaya i could've been sleeping! then once you get on the boat you dont have the option to parasail or do the snorkeling or underwater activities, you are basically forced to WAIT for everyone else to do it we were stuck with a group of about 30 people so we literally had to wait for ALL 30 to do each activity before we can continue to the island .. once on the island we were made to sit like children in a designated space, and told we couldn't move or we would not be served lunch. lunch was awful it was a disgusting fish that had hair on it that didnt look edible at all, and there was no other option if you didnt like it tough luck, we left and just bought our own food from another place. This was a complete waste of a day and i would never recommend somebody to do this ever ,please please do not book this tour as it will ruin your vacation..
This is a trip I shouldn't have joined. Not suitable for an elderly person like me. I am 67 years old. All rides viz. parachuting, diving, banana boat ride are not suitable for me. The journey via speed boat, not very comfortable. I ended up just at the beach sitting on the chair watching the activities around me. I could have just spent the same at the beach at Beach front along Beach road doing the same without any charge. I put up at Holiday Inn hotel, facing the beach.
Meh. The Island was packed with tourists from India. It wasn't very private at all. They didn't serve us a lunch. Also, we had to wait at this dock thing in the middle of the sea for one hour so other people could go parasailing even though we didn't sign up for it. Seemed quite disorganized to me. I wouldn't recommend. Did take a few good snapshots though.
A bit disappointing at the end. I was left on island. Please refer to email sent in yesterday ref: 6428494 in conjunction with Elephant Trek which was fantastic. Thanks. Pat (Australia)
On the way to Koh Larn we first stopped off at a sea platform to see if anyone wanted to do paragliding we then stopped off at a second platform to see if anyone wanted to to do sea walking, by the time we arrived at Koh Larn we only had 90 minutes until lunch and then 55 minutes after lunch before we left stopping off again on the way back to see if anyone wanted to go paragliding again !!! None of these additional stops were mentioned on the trip details.
Great tour,, pickup from our hotel cost extra per person as apparently our hotel was not on the "list of hotels" that this tour operator picks up from. This puzzles me as our hotel was not out of the way or secluded, it was quite reasonably close to the departure point for the tour. We were picked up in an air conditioned van, the itinerary actually stated that we would be picked up in an open air song tow taxi type vehicle. At the departure point, (not a pier, just a beach) we were not made aware of who our tour guide was, we thought that it was the driver of the van when in fact it was a lady and a man but they separated into 2 groups so there was a bit of confusion there. I thought and expected that this aspect of the tour could have and should have been organised much better but it didn't detract from the tour itself. Bit of a hassle getting on to the speedboat wading through knee deep water, I was under the impression that we would board the speedboat from a jetty or pier, but again, not a major problem. There were 16 people on this tour on the speedboat but there was only 3 life jackets visible and accessible. Seriously, this would be a MAJOR problem if the speedboat was to have an accident or heaven forbid sink. Perhaps there may have been 16 lifejackets but don't know where as there did not appear to be any storage cupboards on the boat. There was a huge scramble for inside seats on the speedboat ride out to the island and a bit of pushing and shoving and some nationalities were very unforgiving in their desperate scramble for an indoor seat. We are easy going and I was quite pissed off with the rudeness of some of the other tour participants. Lunch that was provided was on time at 12 noon and once we had worked out who our tour guide was, we were looked after whilst on the island by this lovely lady. Lunch was just OK, I actually expected a bit better and I did note on previous reviews of this trip that previous participants mentioned flies.
Driver very prompt. Tour guide very good. Lovely relaxing day. Luck was great. We were told what time lunch was to be, and they came and got us and told us where to sit. Lunch was on the table waiting for us. Didn't have to wait to be served. Had clothing markets there, but need to barter to get good price.
United Arab Emirates
WORST TOUR!!! The operator was the worst i have seen on viator till date. We were a group of 7. They had a 8 seater open vehicle but expected 14 people to squeeze into it. Only after we protested, a second vehicle was arranged. It would have been many times cheaper if I had arranged this trip on my own for my family. The speedboat service was poor as we were literally made to jump out into knee deep water instead of a dry pier. It seems there are multiple beaches on Coral Island, the beach I went with was mostly rocky and had plenty of jellyfish floating in it. The shack we were taken too was the dirtiest on the beach, The changing rooms,toilets were very dirty.
The "guide" was of no use and forever encouraging us to take the various "paid" rides available on the beach for 400 THB onwards per head. To be honest, the "licensed" guide was just somebody who was showing us around and should not be called "licensed guide". The locker service was paid and we had to use a neighboring shack as our shack's locker guy was not around. The food was VERY poor quality and we had company of stray cats eating leftovers from next table. In fact, our food was served even before we were on table exposing the food to flies which were plenty around. They charged us for reclining bed on the beach which could have been easily taken care of in tour cost. They did not even provide complementary water as we saw with other Thai operators. Viator can actually take this trip off their menu as operator/guide add no value and the experience negatively impacts your brand.
Nice spot to live a beach experience - Excellent food - Speed boats badly protected against water projections, you take many showers before arriving - Nice day spent
The lunch meal is difference from other although under same operator which is better.
Excellent guide accompanied us all day long. Relaxing hassle free trip. Enjoyed to the hilt!
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