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BARGAIN HUNTER GOES GREEN…………………………………………………
It is often the case that we ignore things that are close to us and never go to places of interest right on our doorstep. Most certainly that's the case for me,  living as I have been in Pattaya for nearly 5 years now. The more exotic and famous Thai islands tend to make us forget that there is a lovely small Island only half an hour or so away from the pier at Bally Hi – Koh Larn.
Go right now before it gets too busy take some time out to go explore this lovely small island and it's  certainly a bargain day out . Go mid week when the ferries are not so packed as at weekends - for the bargain price of only 30 Baht per crossing and aim to get back mid afternoon, again to avoid a crowded trip. Its really great value and offers pleasant views and wonderful photo opportunities as you head out of Pattaya Bay.
I hadn’t been to Koh Larn in years and when I did went once to the busiest beach and the second time by baht bus to the opposite side of the island from the ferry pier. This time however the family hired motorbikes for the day (expect to pay between 2-300 baht) and set off along the peaceful traffic free roads off on “the road less trod”.
Certainly in a couple of years and flush with the success of tourists trade from Pattaya the island has developed and become noticeably prettier in its attempts to hold your attention – there are even hotels now for overnight stays. Of course the best reward for exploring the island is coming across a lovely unspoilt and relatively empty little beach or cove – especially if it has the added bonus of having a small bar and sun-loungers close at hand – we don’t want to get too far away from our creature comforts ! Most sun-loungers will only set you back 50 baht for the whole day if you wish and of course food brought to a sun lounger and eaten by the sea is just that bit more appetising. Have a break ! Have a mid week break but don’t forget the sun cream – especially if you’re on deck enjoying the view on the ferry home !
  Good Bye Summer - Thai Airlines Promotion
However if you are thinking of setting off further afield stop off first at Thai Airways where if you purchase your tickets by the 31st October 2015 for flights up until the 31st Marc 2016, you will enjoy a myriad of destinations at reduced fares. For example a return flight from Bangkok to London Heathrow from only 33,000 thb.
Or if you really prefer not to travel at all for a bit of rest and relaxation then take some time off and spend the day at Mari Jari  Sauna on Soi Watboon open everyday from 11 in the morning until 11 at night you can now enjoy a 30% discount (until the end of October) making the entrance fee only 350 instead of the usual 500 baht. So you can then immerse yourself in a variety of hot and cold states to really refresh your body and mind