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Bottle Beach In Koh Phangan – A Complete Guide

Bottle Beach in Koh Phangan is hard to get to by land but definitely worth the journey. Here’s all you need to know about the best beach in Koh Phangan.

How To Get To Bottle Beach

Bottle Beach is located at the Northern most point of Koh Phangan island.

If you’re looking for transport to and from Koh Phangan, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers.

There are three options when preparing to get to Bottle Beach:

The Safest Option

Take a boat taxi from Chaloklum Beach.

It will cost 150 per person one way (if you have a minimum 4 people).

The Hardest Option

Hike from Haad Khom Beach.

This will take roughly 2 hours and pretty intense so we’ve heard.

The Cheapest (But Riskiest) Option

Scooter from Than Prawet Waterfall.

This can be very dangerous as the roads turn to steep gravel slipways. So don’t attempt when wet!

We stayed in the Thong Sala area of Koh Phangan and rented scooters for 180 Baht per day.

It’s definitely the easiest way to explore the island and took us roughly 1 hour to reach Bottle Beach from Thong Sala Pier. Although, please only go if you are really confident on scooters!

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Bottle Beach Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Bottle Beach.

Bottle Beach Opening Times

Bottle Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Bottle Beach

With temperatures hovering around 32° to 36° and up to 9 hours of sunshine a day, the months between November and April are probably the driest and best time to visit Thailand.

The months from April to May are the hottest in the country and with temperatures regularly topping 40°, are to be avoided unless you like it really hot!

July onwards starts the monsoon, and the next three months are the wettest, so not a good time to make the journey to Bottle Beach.

You can get food at the beach resorts or take a picnic with you.

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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Bottle Beach is the best beach in Koh Phangan

What To Expect At Bottle Beach In Koh Phangan

Bottle Beach Koh Phangan is definitely one of the hardest beaches to reach but one of the most rewarding. In our opinion, it was the best beach in Koh Phangan.

We headed out on our scooters early one morning to hit the west side of the island and cut in to Bottle Beach.

We’d heard horror stories about the roads and they definitely were steep and easy to skid on, although they were nowhere near as difficult as those on the Nusa Islands.

We visited Bottle Beach Koh Phangan on a stone dry day and we can imagine it would be especially dangerous when wet!

The Beach

When we finally reached the beach we were not disappointed – it was a beautiful, peaceful little piece of paradise!

Totally secluded and hidden by tropical hills on either side, with just a couple of restaurants and holiday bungalows on the beach, there was hardly anyone there.

So, if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of some of the busier beaches and don’t mind the journey to get to Bottle Beach, this is a great spot.

The white sand was so soft and the turquoise waters clear and warm, even on an overcast day, perfect for a relaxing dip.

If you’re feeling a bit more energetic and like to keep active you can always have a game of beach volley ball.

In addition, if you enjoy snorkelling, it’s recommended that you go to the rocky end of the beach where it is possible to see lots of different fish.

If you’re looking for an adventure with a paradise reward at the end, then Bottle Beach Koh Phangan is the one!

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The crystal blues and fine white sand at Bottle Beach Koh Phangan
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The perfect place to chill for an afternoon
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Exploring the best beach in Koh Phangan
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Building up a sweat playing volley ball

Where To Stay In Koh Phangan


Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

Located along beautiful Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas offers spacious villas and suites with free WiFi, private pool and terrace.

It also features a fitness room. With a modern Thai design villas and suites feel very traditional.

Situated in a garden setting, rooms comes with a 32-inch LCD TV with Apple TV, home entertainment system and iPod docking station.


Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort

Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort features a unique and stylish design with a private terrace.

This beachfront property boasts an outdoor infinity pool and on-site parking facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.

Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort is located 5 miles away from Haad Rin.

Each room has its own character. The rooms include air conditioning, a minibar and a safety deposit box. All en suite bathrooms come with free toiletries and shower facilities.


Oasis Hostel

Situated in Thongsala, within 900 yards of Thongsala Pier and 650 yards of Thongsala Walking Street, OASIS hostel offers free WiFi.

All rooms feature a kitchen and a shared bathroom. Thong Sala is a 7-minute walk from the property.

All units at the hostel come with a seating area. Guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave.

A continental breakfast is available daily at the property.

For more places to stay in Koh Phangan, you can click here for the latest on

Planning Your Trip

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They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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Friday 21st of February 2020

Do you know, if it is also possible to take a boat the way back from Bottle Beach to Haad Khom, not to Chaloklum?

Charlie Pauly

Saturday 22nd of February 2020

Hey, we have no idea sorry! I'm not sure why not? I'm sure the guys with the boats would love the work!


Saturday 26th of January 2019

Hey sweetie couple, How are you? Can you tell me where you rented a scooter in Koh Phangan?

Thank you!

Charlie Pauly

Wednesday 30th of January 2019

Hey, we rented a scooter from the guys directly opposite the pier upon arrival. :)