Beach Had Chao Pao (Haad Chao Pao) - uncrowded, secret, yours

Haad Chao Phao Beach is a small stretch of coast in the west just after Citanu beach (aka Shritan)if you are driving along the main road from Thong Sala to the north of the island. The main feature that makes it different from many beaches in this part of Phangan is the closeness from prying eyes.

Between the road and the sea is a green arraythe palm grove and the beach are not visible through the trees at all. The entire first line on Chao Pao is occupied by several resorts and bungalow complexes, and their guests, in fact, are the only visitors to the beach.

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Beach description

Chao Pao beach is very short - it stretched out onsome hundred meters, but these are very cute hundred meters, and there are very few people here. The reason for the lack of people, as it seems to me, is that all the tourists who are not aware of the existence of the beach, skip it past. What can I say, I myself constantly slipped it on a scooter, not paying attention to a small section of the forest near the road.

And only then in the hotel, looking at the map realizedthat there is a miniature and unknown beach to me. Exploration of the area has shown that the sand on Chao Pao is small, light, there are often small stones and shells in it, especially in the band where the waves stop rolling on the sand.

Actually, I would say that the location of the Chaopaovery comfortable in terms of beach holidays. If this is your goal in itself and you settled here, then within walking distance you will have as many as three beaches: Chao Pao himself, and also Sitan (also known as Shritana) and Ao Niad (also known as Zenbić). There is a caveat: it is impossible to go straight along the beach to them - the Chaopao is bounded by foot stones on both sides.

And these beaches are on the same plane withthe main road, that is, not on the slopes. If you walk along the main road, there are no descents and ascents, and this is important when you walk on foot. If you stand on the Chaopao facing the sea, then Xen and Sritana will be on the left hand, and on the right, behind the hill, hid Haad Son Beach and its Secret Beach, but it's difficult to walk there through the hills, and there is no point in running there every day.

Sunset, depth and waves

Entering the water is a minus of Chao Pao Beach, but I wouldI did not say that the rest of the beaches in the west of Phangan boast something else. The coast smoothly leaves under water, forming a very flat bottom, and the entrance to the sea turns out long and shallow. Find a place three meters from the shore with a normal depth, so that your feet do not reach the bottom when swimming, you will not succeed.

What is characteristic, does not save the situation, even the tide- at low tide, you have to walk towards the horizon of 8-10 meters, and only then the depth allows the sea to rise to the level of your shoulders, but no more. Simply put, the depth here is standard for all western Phangan and is perfect for those vacationers who come with small children - for them there is paradise and beauty.

Sun beds and shade

Sun loungers I noticed in resorts, aroundbungalows, but what about the shade - there is a growing mass of trees on the beach, and there are plenty of places to hide from the sun. Although, it should be noted that the forest does not grow as a solid wall, therefore in some places there are slots where there is no place to hide.

Let me remind you that the problem of the shadow will disturb you a maximum before dinner, and then the sun will rise at the zenith and will start to roll looking into your face - Chaopao is in the west, remember?

Beach photo

View of the left half of Chao Pao

View of the left half of Chao Pao

The beach ends with cliffs at the bar, but behind them there is a series of small sections with sand.

The beach ends with cliffs at the bar, but behind them there is a series of small sections with sand.

View directly, as you can see - no rocks and stones

View directly, as you can see - no rocks and stones

View of the right side of Chao Pao

View of the right side of Chao Pao

And in the approximation - the far right flank of the beach

And in the approximation - the far right flank of the beach

The whole shadow on the beach is along the border of sand and grass.

The whole shadow on the beach is along the border of sand and grass.

The depth of the sea - the average for the hospital

The depth of the sea - the average for the hospital

Infrastructure

To the infrastructure directly to the beach you caninclude resorts for rest and several coastal cafes and massage gazebos targeted at the laziest guest (with corresponding prices), a little more amenities and services are located at a distance on the main road.

Basically, if you come here not to winter, butfor a short vacation, the infrastructure of the resort and the beach is enough to spend all two weeks in one place without a glare. The beach, the sea, cocktails and massage - all this is on Chao Pao.

There are no shops on Chao Pao’s beach itself, althoughSuch a short beach would be nonsense rather than the norm. The entire trade infrastructure is either on the main road opposite the beach, or on it, but closer to the beach of Citan.

But about Sitana already have everything you needfor independent living, even if you are staying in a rented house with your own kitchen: bike rent, shops, exchangers, 7-Eleven chain mini-market, fruit and vegetable shops, two yoga centers and so on. By the time, from Chao Pao to go here about 10 minutes, not more.

The sights of Chao Pao are the same as onShritana or Ao Niad: Lake Sweet Water (a former tin mine that was flooded with fresh water) and Shritana Buddhist temple, although it is decent to go to it by distance. To all the other places of interest and interesting places of Phangan have to go on the technique.

Houses and hotels on the beach

Chao Pao Beach is a thing in itself. Short, secret and uncrowded, and the entire coastline is occupied by good resorts. Here, for example, two main with excellent ratings - Paragon Resort & Spa

and Seaflower Bungalows

.

By and large, there is no difference wherestop at Chao Pao beach area. Though on the road, even on the beach itself, because everything is so compact there, that the hotel doesn’t make much of the weather. Except for the case when it is extremely important for you to live on the shore.

If you drive from Thong Saly, then near the end of the beach on the road will be a sign of Hut Sun Bungalows

. Here it is no longer necessary to settle, because the slide begins in the direction of Hud Sahn.

Behind the location, typical beach bungalows

Behind the shooting location are typical beach bungalows

Hotels in Chao Pao>

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How to find the beach

As a reference point can serve FamilyMart, near which there is a road that goes straight to the beach, through the Paragon Resort & Spa resort

. Generally, going to the beaches through private resorts is a normal situation for Phangan.

There is convenient parking and access to Chao Pao Beach near Phangan Paragon.

There is convenient parking and access to Chao Pao Beach near Phangan Paragon.

If you arrive before anyone, then get a place in the shade

If you arrive before anyone, then get a place in the shade

Further - on foot on the territory of the resort

Next - walk through the resort

Past the improvised Thai barrier

Past the improvised Thai barrier

And a bungalow resort

And a bungalow resort

Access to the sea is next to the Pirates Bar

Access to the sea is next to the Pirates Bar

Beach map

Chao Pa beach map

Chao Pao beach map:

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