To South East
Rin Nok (sunrise)
Haad Rin Nok is the party beach on the sunrise side of the peninsula;
it is an extremely picturesque beach which by day is full of sunworshippers
and in the evenings, full of nightlife!
Rin Nai (sunset)
Haad Rin Nai there are several high end resorts, great for escaping
the noise of the parties and relaxing in air con as well as a
few cheapies. The beach itself is usually fairly deserted and
it's got a good stretch of white sand on which you can while away
a few secluded hours.
Khontee is a small deserted beach in the bay of Haad Rin Nok,
there are no bungalows and it is best accessed by foot, strong
tides can make it a danger to swim to.
Hin Lor is a long white sand beach fringed by coral. There are
several resorts spaciously placed with both low end and high end
Haad Leela (Haad Sarikantan)
Leela is located on the headland and is great beach to stay at
if you want to be near the action, but not too near. It has a
relaxed atmosphere and a long palm fringed white sand beach.
Yuan is a small and chilled beach with a couple of resorts and
an old skool Phangan vibe running strong. It is accessible only
by boat or mountain footpath.
Thian has been a favourite with the new age and travelling crowd
ever since people started trying to escape from Haad Rin. The
Sanctuary is a healing centre with instruction in yoga, tai chi,
meditaion and massage that is built into the huge boulders on
the hillside overlooking Haad Tian. There are also several other
bungalow operations. Access only by boat or mountain footpath.
Wai Nam is a small rock fringed beach with idyllic white sand
and beautiful clear green waters, great for swimming. There is
one resort at present, who generate their own power and the beach
can only be reached on foot or by boat.
Yao is a scenic secluded bay with white sand and clear waters
and is only accessible on foot or by boat, there are only two
resorts and both have to generate their own power giving it a
real desert island feel.