Haad Mae Haad Beach Koh Phangan & Koh Ma Island

Haad Mae Haad Beach Koh Phangan & Koh Ma Island

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 Koh Phangan

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.

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.

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What To Expect At Haad Mae Haad Beach Koh Phangan

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

The beach is huge and has many massage booths and resorts lined up along the front. There are beach swings, hammocks and all the usual paradise hangouts you become accustomed to in Thailand. Although coming from a western country do we ever REALLY become accustomed to them?

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

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Lola & Jirapan monkeying around

One of the main attractions, and reason many tourists visit Haad Mae Haad Beach, 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 a killer 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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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

Luxury – Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas – Live like a king or queen for a few nights at the well known Anantara Villas and document that paradise to the world.

Mid-Budget – Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort – A beautiful resort with the most beautiful views. The ultimate place to chill at an affordable price.

Budget – Oasis Hostel – A cheap, clean and well known budget accommodation on the island. Perfect if you’re backpacking through.

For other places to stay in Koh Tao you can click here for the latest prices.

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