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Leela Beach In Koh Phangan – A Complete Guide

Leela Beach in Koh Phangan is a stunning, secluded spot just a stones throw away from Haad Rin. Here’s your guide to visiting.

How To Get To Leela Beach

Leela Beach in Koh Phangan is located on the very southern point of the island, right on the opposite side of Haad Rin Beach.

The water is blue and the location is up there with the best beaches in Koh Phangan.

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 30 minutes to reach Leela Beach from Thong Sala Pier.

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.

Leela Beach Entrance Fee

It’s free to visit Leela Beach.

Leela Beach Opening Times

Leela Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Leela Beach + Tips

With temperatures hovering around 32°C to 36°C 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. Definitely perfect beach weather!

The months from April to May are the hottest in the country and with temperatures regularly topping 40°C, 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 Leela Beach.

Don’t forget to get that perfect shot on the famous beach swing at Leela Beach.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Leela Beach

Leela Beach is another of the best beaches in Koh Phangan. With pure white sand and the bluest water, we were in absolute heaven.

Like a lot of the beaches on Koh Phangan, you have to enter through a resort. We chose to enter at the northern end of the beach through Cocohut Resort because this is the end where the famous swing is.

Also, at this end of the beach, there is a walk-way that goes out into the bluest parts of the ocean. It’s perfect for those tropical holiday shots.

The beach is generally filled with the residents that are staying at the resorts, so it’s not overly busy. And, as there is no real public entrance, it certainly gives it that secluded feel.

The ocean here was in fact the clearest we’ve seen on the whole island.

There aren’t any waves crashing in, so it makes for the perfect place to check out the star fish and enjoy a little bit of paradise.

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Tropical vibes at Leela Beach Koh Phangan
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The famous beach swing just outside the Cocohut Beach Resort
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Blues, blues and more blues at Leela Beach Koh Phangan
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Leela Beach Koh Phangan is where you’ll find the soft white sand
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The non-existent waves at Leela Beach Koh Phangan

Where To Stay In Koh Phangan

Luxury

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.

Mid-Budget

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.

Budget

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. 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 Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

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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