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Haad Mae Haad Beach In Koh Phangan – A Complete Guide

Haad Mae Haad Beach Koh Phangan is one of the most well known beaches on the island and connects to Koh Ma at low tide. Here’s all you need for visiting.

How To Get To Haad Mae Haad Beach

Haad Mae Haad Beach Koh Phangan is located at the very North West point of the island. It’s possibly one of the most known beaches in Koh Phangan because of the link to Koh Ma Island.

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

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 roughly 10 minutes to reach Haad Mae Haad Beach from Chaloklum Beach around the corner.

The roads are great if you go either straight up the middle of the island or around the west coast way.

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.

Haad Mae Haad Beach Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Haad Mae Haad Beach.

Haad Mae Haad Beach Opening Times

Haad Mae Haad Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Haad Mae Haad Beach

The best time to visit Koh Phangan is between December and March, when the weather is dry and sunny.

The water is also pretty calm and clear during this period, making it perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

Try and catch low tide so that you can walk over to Koh Ma Island.

You could easily spend a whole day here and not get bored.

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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Charlie happy with himself at the swings on Haad Mae Haad Beach

What To Expect At Haad Mae Haad Beach In Koh Phangan

We arrived at Haad Mae Haad Beach Koh Phangan and scooted straight through Wang Sai Resort to gain access to the beach.

This beautiful stretch of soft white sand and turquoise water is huge and is the perfect place for a relaxing beach day. Great for sun worshippers but it also offers plenty of shade under the many large trees

If you fancy being a bit more active, it’s possible to hire kayaks to go exploring or snorkelling equipment to enjoy the beautiful reefs and tropical fishes.

There are beach swings, hammocks and all the usual paradise hangouts you become accustomed to in Thailand including traditional Thai massages.

Although, coming from a western country, do we ever REALLY become accustomed to them?

One of the main attractions, and reason many tourists visit Haad Mae Haad, is the ability to walk over to Koh Ma Island at low tide.

We headed down at around midday and the golden trail lead all the way up to the huge green island.

Koh Ma has become a symbolic photo spot on Koh Phangan. It’s a place that’s used on many postcards and tourist desks around the country.

Surrounded by reefs, Koh Ma is a known spot for snorkelling and rumour has it you can trek to the peak for an awesome Koh Phangan viewpoint.

We were on a beach hopping session the day we visited, so we weren’t prepared for the hike. Although we’re sure it gives an amazing view of the island.

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Lola & Jirapan monkeying around
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The sand is crisp and the restaurants are cheap
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Koh Ma Island from above (view from 360 Bar Koh Phangan)
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Lauren at Haad Mae Haad Beach Koh Phangan with Koh Ma in the background

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.

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Planning Your Trip

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Book Your Rental Car

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Buy Those Last Minute Bits

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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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