Travellers can make their trips to Ko Lan more worthwhile to themselves, society and the environment by integrating ecotourism activities into their original programs. One example is collecting litter from the beach to help preserve its beauty and prevent waste materials from drifting into the ocean and harming marine life. Tourists can also choose accommodation or restaurants on the island that clearly demonstrate their dedication to environmental conservation and take minibuses and motorcycle taxis to create an alternative income source for the island’s locals. Visitors can try their hand at squid fishing, a popular occupation here, but they should refrain from feeding ocean fish as it damages the ecosystem. They should also notice the rows of wind turbines, which are a source of clean energy and an embodiment of the island’s philosophy concerning the environment.
Away from the tourist trail, travellers may want to try travelling with the minimum environmental footprint by visiting the Ko Sak-Pattaya nature restoration project. By volunteering to pick up unsightly and hazardous litter from around the island or in the sea, or by diving into the sea to scrub the pots of cultured coral reefs to prevent seaweed from clinging to them and stealing their food, travellers can be a part of the restoration of Pattaya’s waters and help restore them to their original pristine condition so that they can impress visitors for decades to come as well as allowing hundreds of marine species to thrive.