Bottle Beach - Introvert Asylum

Beach Haad Khuad tourists rarely call Thaitoponym, preferring more common Bottle Beach or Boat Beach or Bottle Beach. By the way, the Thai “khuad” and the English “bottle“ mean exactly that - a bottle. The bottle beach is located in the very north of Koh Phangan, in a secluded bay between two steep rocky shores.

Getting to Bottl Beach is not so easy, so the people here are usually a little bit, and the lucky ones rejoice, for which one of the most beautiful beaches of Phangan is provided for unlimited use.

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Beach description

Boat Beach is almost a straight line.wide (about 20 meters), shady beach with light yellow, fluffy sand. On the right and on the left, it rests on almost sheer cliffs, which excludes the possibility of walking along the shore from another beach. Around the center of the beach, a small river flows into the bay, which almost dries out closer to April, turning into a channel with stagnant water.

But during seasonal rains, the river occupies its entire channel, which in some places reaches up to 10 meters wide. The beach at the same time is blurred in two halves, to pass between them is no longer possible.

Sunset, depth and waves

Beach on Bottl Beach is flat, without any significantdifferences throughout its length. Provided, of course, that now it is not the monsoons and the waves that partially broke the beach until the formation of small cliffs. At a quiet time of the year, the sea evenly spreads sand all over the beach, falls asleep a ravine from the river and generally behaves decently, but waves happen.

The coast is pretty cool going under water. At low tide, a two-meter-long strip of sand with a clear bottom, without stones and corals, is exposed. The depth of the beach is one of the most pleasant on Phangan, ten meters from the coast you can already swim vertically.

Sun beds and shade

I have not noticed rental services on Bottle Beach,therefore, I will assume that all the sun loungers in the frame belong to the nearby resorts and guesthouses, the territory of which is separated from the rest of the beach by low walls of stones. In the same place, in a private area, 99 percent of the beach shade is located.

The managers of some resorts have attendedby planting additional palm trees on the beach, but so far even cats cannot hide under them, so you can find shelter from the sun on Boat Beach, but not all along its length.

Beach photo

Quarrel over the photo, it was overcast, so it looks a little sad. In life and in sunny weather, there is, indeed, very good and beautiful.

View to the left from the center of the beach

View to the left from the center of the beach

In the increase - the left edge of Bottle Beach

In the increase - the left edge of Bottle Beach

View to the left from the center of the cape. As you can see, from the other side, by the sea, you can’t get to Bot Beach

View to the left from the center of the cape. As you can see, from the other side, by the sea, you can’t get to Bot Beach

View to the right from the center of the beach

View to the right from the center of the beach

Immediately after the yellow flag - the mouth of the river, which divides the beach into two parts

Immediately after the yellow flag - the mouth of the river, which divides the beach into two parts

Beach behind the shooting location

Beach behind the shooting location

In cloudy weather, the beach looks without much showiness.

In cloudy weather, the beach looks without much showiness.

Infrastructure

Like most isolated from civilizationbeaches, infrastructure Haad Khuad - these are services and services that are offered by five or six resorts of this area. Separate rooms are at a couple of restaurants and cafes, there are massage houses and bars. Rental equipment, travel agency services, currency exchange and other amenities for tourists will have to ask at the reception of one of the resorts.

All of them are located at a distance of about 100 meters from the coastline. Behind the hotels there is nothing but a wild jungle and a very poor dirt road.

Shopping and Attractions on Botle Beachnot. The nearest store is located on one of the neighboring beaches of Tong Nai Pan, and this is about 8 kilometers along mountainous dirt roads and not the easiest roads. Honestly, the beach Haad Khuad itself is a closed, inaccessible attraction of Phangan, which along the coast is already a real adventure.

Therefore, either they come here just to see Bot Beach itself. Either they are settled for a long time, they don’t remember about the shops, and in general they go to other parts of the island for other places of interest.

Closer to the left, Bottle Beach has a café-bar with a themed design.

Closer to the left, Bottle Beach has a café-bar with a themed design.

The view from here is quite good and reach the sea.

The view from here is quite good and reach the sea.

Breakfast options, quite reasonable prices.

Breakfast options, quite reasonable prices.

Well, the remaining menu items for review.

Well, the remaining menu items for review.

I didn’t shoot all the pages, I’ll show only the main page

I didn’t shoot all the pages, I’ll show only the main page

This is how it looks with people in the frame.

This is how it looks with people in the frame.

Sea, Thai food, and my lunch on the beach

Sea, Thai food, and my lunch on the beach

Houses and hotels on the beach

I usually check in and test housing myself, orat a minimum, I check travelers' reviews on basic booking services, choosing the best and the best in terms of price quality. But in the case of Had Quad, you are limited by the size of the beach and as a result, a small choice of accommodation.

Below are listed all available on Bottle Beach resorts (for detailed descriptions, see the links):

  • Smile Bungalow Bottle Beach
  • Bottle Beach 1 Resort
  • Haad Khuad Resort
  • Bottle Beach 2 Bungalows
The whole coastline is a bungalow of different quality, right on the beach.

The whole coastline is a bungalow of different quality, right on the beach.

The highest hotel on the beach

The highest hotel on the beach

Hotels in Bottle Beach>

Be sure (and I insist) check availabilitydiscounts or special offers on the excellent Roomguru service. It will quickly and simply show you discounts in all existing reservation systems. In Asia, for example, there are lots of offers on Agoda.com that are much more interesting than on exactly the same hotels on Booking.com.

For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:

How to find the beach

Bottle Beach has its own marker on Google maps, it is on my map at the end of this post. You can get here in three ways:

  • on a scooter to the beach
  • on a scooter to the trail, and then walk on the rocks
  • on the boat

On a scooter you can easily get bywide road to the ordinary exit to the dirt road. The turn is marked on my map, as is the last section of a smooth primer, after which a serious test of your driving skills begins. And I categorically do not recommend to risk on cars - front-wheel drive will not pull.

Only four-wheel drive, only hardcore. Scooter drivers, too, should not be tempted by the fate of dry stone chips and longitudinal gully, under a bias and with sharp turns. Especially with a passenger or, God forbid, with children.

All inexperienced motorbikers and driverscars will walk along the trail with signs to Bottle Beach, and for reliability covered with plastic bottles throughout its length. This is actually rubbish, but you can use it as a guide.

Trekking is simple enough, but out of habit, yes in the heat, you can catch dehydration - stock up on water, just do not throw bottles on the way. The trail ends on the Beach Beach itself.

As you understand, the most cheating way istaxi boath, but he is also the most expensive. The price of the crossing will increase according to your distance from the end point, so I would suggest combining land transport and water transport. Get to the nearest beach to Haad Khuad, where there is a human road, for example Haad Tong Nai Pan Noi.

There, drop vehicles and change totaxi-boat, which for 150-200 baht will take you to the right place without any adventures. Just remember, you need several people, one for this amount is not lucky. Alternatively, you can still swim with Chaloclama.

The easiest way to get to Bottle Beach is a taxi.

The easiest way to get to Bottle Beach is a taxi.

As can be seen from the pictures - the depth allows the boats to come close to the beach

As can be seen from the pictures - the depth allows the boats to come close to the beach

Beach map

Bottle Beach Map

Bottle Beach Card:

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