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Koh Phangan Beaches

Koh Phangan Beaches

Did you know that “Koh Phangan” derives from the word “ngan”, meaning “sand bar” in the southern dialect, for there are many sandbars offshore. Koh Phangan beaches are many and varied with pro’s and con’s for each one. Below are the details of all beaches on Koh Phangan.

Places below are listed clockwise starting at Thong Sala:

  • Thong Sala — The island’s “capital” and main ferry port.
  • Ao Nai Wok  – A quiet bay with a long white sandbar in front of it. It is the first bay to the north of Thong Sala (just 7 mins walk) and one of the best areas for sailing, windsurfing or kayaking. This is due to its orientation to the wind all year long and the proximity of the two wild little islands, Ko Tae Nai and Ko Tae Nok (approx. 10 min paddling in a kayak to Tae Nai)
  • Sri Thanu  – Bays and long Beach, sand on this beach is nice, water is relatively shallow most of the year and there isn’t much shade available. Good wading & tanning beach with many bungalows & restaurants around.
  • Haad Chao Phao – A small quiet beach on the western shore of Ko Pha Ngan. It has some resorts and bungalows offering budget rooms with full facilities. It has several beach bars and restaurants where you can have dinner and drink while the sun is setting as well as a Moon Set Party at the Pirate Bar. The party is arranged monthly a few days before the Full Moon Party.
  • Haad Son and Secret Beach A beautiful small bay with a beach and nice water, very low development, quiet and family friendly with quite a lot children. Haad Son resort has a nice bridge and small artificial island from which you can enjoy a great sunset and great snorkeling with the  water here being deep most of the year.
  • Haad Yao – A long white sandy beach just north of Haad Chao Phao, slightly more developed with more beach bars, a 7-11, ATMs, and restaurants, clean nice sea with sandy bottom and snorkeling further from the beach (rocky bottom, lot of sea urchins). Nice sandy beach with lot of palm trees providing shadow. Maybe the best beach on the west coast because of good water, sand and infrastructure. Also very good for swimmers since in morning you don’t need to go far from coast to be in deeper water.
  • Haad SaladAn idyllic cove with several high-end resorts on the northwestern part of the island, sandy beach is here very narrow and there is lot of shadow from nearby trees, family friendly with many children here.
  • Haad Mae Haad – Wide sandy beach joined to Ko Maa, a national marine park, by a sand spit. Has some of the best diving and snorkelling on Koh PhaNgan, There is a small village and a variety of resorts, restaurants, and bars. Nice snorkelling where you’ll need to go over the first dead reef to see the coral. Make sure you get in and out during high tide as crossing the dead reef while swimming in more shallow water can be difficult. That said there is a small sandy pathway you can find to get through it as well.
  • ChaloklamFishing village with a picturesque beach in a long beautiful sandy bay at the northern tip of the island. The beach itself, though lovely is not very touristy because of few boats making the trip. Attractive Malibu beach at the western end has some of the best sand on the island, but it’s usually only good for wading rather than swimming due to shallow water.
  • Bottle BeachAlso called “Haad Khuat”, this is one of the most isolated beaches on the island. It’s on the north coast accessible by long tail boat from ChalokLam or by a 2-3 hr long tough hike from Haad Khom beach (this hike named the beach due to the use of plastic bottles to mark the trail). There is also the road option –on one of the worst roads on the island– but the taxi ride is so expensive that is always better go to Chalok Lam and take a longtail boat from there. Very relaxed and quiet beach with few accommodations and poor if any cellular reception. Nice long and wide soft white sand beach and good clean water for swimming even during dry season. There are no ATMs or 7-11s so you have to buy everything for inflated prices at your accommodation.
  • Thong Nai Pan – Scenic area on the northeastern part of the island that includes the neighboring beach resorts of Ao Thong Nai Pan Yai and Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi, twin bays with two fantastic beaches. Thong Nai Pan Yai is the bigger one. The area caters to families with children, and singles and couples who are looking for nice beach. This beach went through rapid development. Here you get safe swimming most of the year. Both beaches have a variety of restaurants ranging from inexpensive Thai to luxury international cuisine.
  • Haad Thien – Home of the Sanctuary Resort, a hip, up-scale resort with a nice vibe.
  • Haad Yuan – A nice sandy beach on the southeastern corner. A hop away from Haad Rin if you would like to get away from the party crowd.
  • Haad Rin – (Hat Rin) – The most touristy/crowded village, with all the services any traveler needs and the home of the famous Full Moon Party. The biggest party scene on the island. Very nice wavy ocean with blue colored water, outside of Full moon party dates the beach is pretty quiet, but you must be still careful about occasional garbage.
  • Ban Kai – Between Ban Tai and Haad Rin this beach offers an idyllic setting, just minutes from the Full Moon Party. The sea is also quite dirty here and the terrain very mountainous, but not a bad option for cheap accommodation as a base for your trips around island.
  • Ban Tai — Facing Ko Samui, the longest stretch of beach on the entire island.

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2020-01-09T12:44:50+0000
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2019-12-19T11:24:16+0000
Great service, very quick in reaction, nice car... and no problems with returning. In general it was safe and confident (so unusual for Thai rent). Will definitely use again and recommend to our friends.read more
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2019-12-12T13:34:38+0000
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2019-10-24T10:46:03+0000
Voiture livrée directement au pier, tout à fait... adaptée à l'île. Vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés. Je recommende vivement. Encore merci Guy 🙂read more
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Dan Mordechay
2019-10-07T08:20:35+0000
super friendly and professional! great value for... money we rented a car for a week, got it at the pier, had who to call in case of a problem, and felt they did everything for us to be comfortable 🙌read more
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Paz Feldman
2019-10-06T14:35:47+0000
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Avishai Itzhak
2019-09-28T08:57:45+0000
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2019-09-23T00:39:00+0000
Friendly, super quick respond. When we had a... small problem with the window he took care of it immediately and with no hassle.read more
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Eyal Zaidush
2019-09-23T00:12:11+0000
Great service, reliable car. When we had a... problem, the guy was very quick to help and solve it. Good value for money.read more
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Sarit Ben Ami
2019-09-18T04:53:35+0000
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2019-09-17T11:17:39+0000
great service and experience we will meat again... 😀 איזה כיף לפגוש איש שירות מצוין, בשפה שלנו ועם מלא ניסיון באי. זמין ואדיב תודה רבה גיאread more
Roger Georges
Roger Georges
2019-08-21T20:03:31+0000
Récupération de la voiture au port. Nous... avions besoin d’une voiture familiale 6 places. Le Toyota ilux 3,0 D4D fut parfait pour nos vacances, les enfants dans la benne étaient ravis! Rapide tour du véhicule et des papiers au départ, la confiance est de mise. Retour au port. Aucun soucis et le sourire en plus Merciread more
Tal Shahar
Tal Shahar
2019-08-20T08:12:16+0000
I really recommend renting a car from this... excellent company. They were very responsive and gave us great service.read more
Pierre Chaptal
Pierre Chaptal
2019-08-20T01:16:03+0000
friendly and reliable service.
Thomas Wiesler
Thomas Wiesler
2019-08-19T15:17:52+0000
very good service. guy is very friendly and... really fair and correct! The door handle has broken off and he has completely taken over the repair. can highly recommend it, thanks for the great service and the fair price for the rentread more
Zuzana Vyhlidalova
Zuzana Vyhlidalova
2019-07-27T18:11:51+0000
Reliable service - swift replies from Guy, smooth... pick up/drop off from pier. Car received in good driving conditions. No problems at all. Can highly recommend.read more
Stuart Yeatman
Stuart Yeatman
2019-06-07T10:28:22+0000
Happy to recommend Guy’s product and service.... The Suzuki Caribbean had all the charm and character you expect from an older vehicle plus the reliability and performance necessary on the at times challenging island roads. One minor issue was quickly resolved without any hesitation. This was a safe and convenient alternative to a scooter.read more
Elinor Dreamer
Elinor Dreamer
2019-06-07T08:04:32+0000
Great service, super responsive and reliable. Guy... is great, very friendly and makes sure you are satisfied with the service. He makes the procedure very comfortable, meets you right at the pier with the car ready for you, and the same when you return the car. We have rented from him for a long period and renting again when we come back to Koh Phangan.read more
David Ben Ari
David Ben Ari
2019-05-13T14:32:15+0000
Amazing service. Highly recommended. Second time... I rent from Guy and happy again. He delivered the car and picked it up straight from us at the pier, and was friendly and helpful with every thing else, he also installed a baby seat as for our prior request. The car was a beast (Toyota pickup) and didn’t have any problems with it except one back light which was flaud and we didn’t even notice until we ran in to him one night and he noticed. The next morning he fixed it straight away. We’ll definitely rent again next visit.read more
Denisa Říha Palečková
Denisa Říha Palečková
2019-03-13T05:06:06+0000
This year we were renting second time with Guy.... Communication is fast and easy, Guy was helpful with any of our questions or enquiries, like sending a copy of passport which we needed at some point. Fast in responding. He was waiting for us at the pier. The car we rented worked well and was clean. Great experience, thank you Guy!read more
Eugenie Kh
Eugenie Kh
2019-01-08T10:04:20+0000
I recommend this service of car rent. Guy was... friendly. He answered on messages very quickly. He was ready to help in any situations. When we were on Koh Phangan, we will rent a car here👍read more
David Harif
David Harif
2019-01-07T13:58:09+0000
We rented a car for a few months from Guy. His... customer service is top notch, he is flexible and took care of us.read more
Richard Cohen
Richard Cohen
2018-07-09T07:13:20+0000
Really a pleasure to work with such an... upstanding, easy going, yet detail-minded guy. And the cars are perfect for this island!read more
Joshua Dimitri Fischl
Joshua Dimitri Fischl
2018-03-25T01:48:39+0000
Finding a reliable, reasonably priced vehicle... rental on Phangan is nearly impossible, especially during what's deemed 'high season'. All-in-all Guy is a standup guy - no pun intended - if you're looking for an easy experience, rent from Guy.read more
Carl Vo
Carl Vo
2018-03-19T14:22:23+0000
I can only recommend Guy. He picked us up with... the car ready directly at the pier. We are renting for four months and took an old car, when there was an issue with the battery he took immediately care of it. He is very nice and the customer service amazing.read more
Omer Mali Hanegbi
Omer Mali Hanegbi
2017-12-21T04:32:51+0000
great cars, good service , its the second car we... took from from guy and its a pleasure.read more
Gonen Tzoran
Gonen Tzoran
2017-11-16T10:57:09+0000
Good car, grea service, will definitely use again
Yaeli Luz
Yaeli Luz
2017-10-31T11:01:42+0000
Lior Elkayam
Lior Elkayam
2017-10-31T07:20:11+0000
Elad Tsafany
Elad Tsafany
2017-10-31T03:34:10+0000
Yaron John Weber
Yaron John Weber
2017-07-18T09:35:15+0000
We rented Toyota pickup, no problems and great... price, very recommended!read more
Aly Hazeltree
Aly Hazeltree
2017-07-18T07:00:36+0000
Super helpful service relating to many aspects of... life on Koh Phangan. And if you need help deciphering the confusing ferry timetables, they are all very conveniently listed on this site. Makes it very easy to plan trips to/from the island.read more
Boaz Birman
Boaz Birman
2017-07-18T03:43:19+0000
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Ariel Flux
2017-05-07T06:22:28+0000
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Yu Fluke
2016-09-27T08:53:54+0000
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Shlomi Yom Tov
2016-09-27T07:41:39+0000
Uri Keler
Uri Keler
2016-09-27T07:30:32+0000
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Ofer Prizant
2016-09-27T05:39:02+0000
Tohar Haimovich
Tohar Haimovich
2016-09-27T05:10:25+0000
Amazing people and great service, thanks and we... will meet soonread more
Liron Shitrit
Liron Shitrit
2016-09-22T08:21:37+0000
Thank u for making our vacation in Koh Phangan... the best we had. See you next time:-)read more
Avi Gotsulsky
Avi Gotsulsky
2016-09-22T08:19:47+0000
Great service, very nice cars, i used this... service 3 times and always got great cars, thanks �read more
Itamar Cohen
Itamar Cohen
2016-09-22T07:29:00+0000
Thanx allot for the great service!
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