The beach is isolated and with its own little infrastructure. The entire beach can be walked along the coast from edge to edge in ten minutes, and on a scooter along the road, it will be possible to slip through the entire area even faster. The entire first line is occupied by bungalow resorts, and I must say that, according to my observations, this area is a popular place among Russians, Russian speech is often heard here.
The content of the article
- one Beach description
- 2 Entering the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- five Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- eight Beach Map
Description of the beach
Haad Yao Beach is a secluded, beautiful, quiet place in Phangan. If you decide to live here for a while, it is better to have transport nearby..
Although, if you think about it, this advice is relevant in general for all areas of Phangan, provided that you are not going to sit on the beach all your free time without getting out. But if you are going, then on Haad Yao it is possible in principle. Nice sandy beach, everything you need to eat and smoke is here.
Entering the water, depth and waves
To my delight, it turned out that Haad Yao is a white sand beach. No matter what enthusiastic vacationers say, the beaches of Phangan do not suffer from an excess of snow-white coral sand - the geography is not the same, unfortunately. But glory to Buddha - there are separate beaches where the color is as close as possible to white.
In the pictures, my sand is wet, so that its color gives in to yellowness. As in the rest of the island, at high tide the sandy strip at Haad Yao becomes narrower; this is an inconvenience when you walk along the beach, and coastal cafes set their tables right on the sand. Sometimes you have to go around chewing people right on the sea, knee-deep in water.
The ebb and flow play a big role in the appearance of the beach, and in bathing too. The bottom is flat, flat, no surprises. When the water leaves, there will be wet sand with shells and walks under the sun. When the water comes in, there will be chest-deep depth five meters from the shore and full bathing. On the other hand, if you come to Koh Phangan with children, then such a beach will be ideal for them..
Sun beds and shade
As you can imagine, on the western coast of any island on the planet, there is a shadow only until noon, until the sun reaches its zenith. Haad Yao is no exception. There is more than enough shadow here: casuarins and palms are mixed on the shore, although you have to observe the invisible boundaries of the resorts.
Despite the fact that all the beaches belong to the royal family and the passage should be free anywhere in the kingdom, Thais prefer not to remember this law and may ask you to leave or pay for a stay on the section of the beach in front of their institution. So it is preferable to throw your belongings under the trees in neutral territory. If all the trump seats are occupied, then you can sit down in a cafe..
I did not notice sunbeds on Had Yao.
Near Sea Through and Ibiza Bungalows
Closer to Haad Yao Bayview Resort
I would not say that this is a place with a developed infrastructure. There are massage parlors, several cafes, but in general - you skip the whole area on a bike without noticing, it is so small. Basically, people are content with the infrastructure of their resort or hotel, the employees of which will feed and give a massage, and offer a rental, and can send.
Haad Yao has a 7-Eleven convenience store that is well stocked to meet the needs of this micro-area. It is very cool, by the way, for any beach to have its own 7-Eleven or FamilyMart. This immediately increases its attractiveness for tourists who plan to stay for a long time and do not want to spend money on car rental or risk scooter rental. From less well-known establishments - Wagga bar on the shore.
Houses and hotels on the beach
On Haad Yao, despite its relative diminutiveness, it is full of housing of different categories, from guest houses to decent resorts with a good rating. For example:
- High life bungalow
- Sun Moon Star Resort Koh Phangan
- Haad Yao Bungalows
I lived right on the border of Haad Son and Haad Yao beaches, at the Haad Son Resort, but it is on the mountain.
Here many beaches are located in lowlands and are separated by passes with ascent and descent, and so my hotel found itself on such a rise. Going to Haad Yao Beach is fun, but climbing is already hard, although you can only go to the hotel beach. My hotel review.
I also lived in the Sea Through hotel, near which they usually throw bikes and then go to the beach on foot. Nice and comfortable place. You can live like in a hotel building (I lived in it, here is my review), or in a bungalow.
Hotels near Haad Yao>
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
How to find the beach
You can go to the beach through any resort, in some places there are even signed signs and an arrow drawn for the very serious. And also places where many bikes are parked can be taken as a reference point for the passage to the sea. The main paths lie near Ibiza Bungalows and Sea Through, they are marked on the map below.
Haad Yao Beach Map (Phangan)
Haad Yao Beach Map (Phangan):