The island of Koh Phangan, located south east of Thailand, is home to some of the most beautiful yet diverse beaches in the region. For example, the Had Rin Nok, found on the south side of the island, is considered to be one of its best beaches and a short walk on its powdery white sand will confirm this fact. If what you seek is peaceful seclusion, make your way to the Had Rin Nai, on the southwest of the island, known as the Sunset Beach which tends to be less crowded than the former.
In the North of the island, one will come across Chaloklum which was initially a rather secluded fishing village. The eastern side of the beach is complete with a number of resorts as well so as to provide a tourist with necessary accommodation and other facilities. However, one of the beaches the island is best known for is located a short distance away from Chaloklum and is known as Bottle Beach or in native language, Had Khuat.
For a person staying in Chaloklum, Had Khuat can be accessed by foot as well as by sea. The excursion by land is noted to be treacherous and the local opinion is to avoid the trail unless the weather is exceptionally good. The path leads uphill for around two and a half kilometres and its steep trail makes navigation during rainy weather extremely difficult and incredibly dangerous.
Therefore, the best option is to opt for a short boat ride via the open sea that can be hired from Chaloklum itself but ensure that you are sufficiently equipped to spend more than a couple of days in the event that the weather turns bad for the taxi boat service operates only during good weather. However, since the beach of Had Khuat is truly spectacular and a sight to behold thanks to the lush green mountains that shield it from sharp winds and the beautifully golden beach, it is advisable that you opt to stay at least a week to truly enjoy its natural beauty. Therefore, the beach is the ideal place to visit in Koh Phangan for a leisurely stay regardless of the time of year.
Accommodation on the island caters exclusively to tourists seeking one of a kind beach vacations and Koh Phangan resorts can be found in abundance. For the discerning traveller who roams in search of Koh Phangan hotels which can provide them with a romantic getaway from the fast pace of life and allow them to truly experience the splendour and beauty of nature, the Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa is an ideal choice.