One of a glorious archipelago of islands off Pattaya, Coral Island (Koh Larn), is a 4-square-kilometre chunk of perfection, famous for its white sand bays, verdant interior and translucent seas — the latter home to wonderful outlying stretches of coral reefs. The island boasts three main beaches — Ta Waen, Thong Lang and Samae Beach — each a crescent of pure sands lapped by blue waters and dotted with restaurants, food stands, sunlounger hire outlets and watersports vendors. You’ll find something for every taste to fill your time. Laze on the sands and bask in the sunshine, or swim or snorkel to your heart’s content in the sheltered, family-friendly waters. Or sample the watersports and other activities available from the beach for an additional cost. Try parasailing, take a snorkelling boat trip, zoom off on a jet ski or banana boat, go fishing — there’s plenty to do and see.