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Haad Yao Beach

Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
+66 81 958 2223
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Best beach on the island!

I have been coming to Koh Phangan for many years and in my opinion Haad Yao is the best beach on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel H
Romsey, United Kingdom
via mobile
Beautiful :)

A great escape after a few days over at Haat Rin for the full moon party. We watched the sunset... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Kent, United Kingdom
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
+66 81 958 2223
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to Koh Phangan for many years and in my opinion Haad Yao is the best beach on the island. It has a chilled vibe with plenty of places to eat and drink... the beach is kept spotless by daily sweeping of...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A great escape after a few days over at Haat Rin for the full moon party. We watched the sunset.. and not over 100 other people's heads 😆😆

Thank LauOllis
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Can swim and also snorkel on the beach. There are plenty of nice restaurants and bars along the beach, yet not crowded with to many people.

Thank Morgan L
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This beach was kinda dirty for swimming. It's had run off and a lot of trash entering it. Other than unclear dirty water, the beach itself has a lot of eating options and massage options. The hawkers don't bother you to much, they are kind...More

Thank karleeandrews
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Stayed 5 mins away from the beach, so had easy access. The beach is accessible to all. Many restaurants all across the beach.

Thank NafeeTA
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It has trees, so you can spend all day in the shadow. Nice beach restaurants, clean warm water. You can see fish, stars and sea urchings while you swimming.

Thank traveller_vb1
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Absolutely this beach. Its so peaceful and so beautiful out here. There are great parties just around the corner too!

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Haad Yao Beach has so much to offer! In Thai it translates into Long Beach and it is one of the longest beaches on Koh Phangan. For the most part the water is clear and makes for an amazing swimming experience - just be prepared...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My experience was bad. Very boring place only thing there is a 7 Eleven 😄 hotel we chose had a bad restaurant and evil beach and it was the best of choice 😢 on the beach there is nothing interesting.

Thank 3333dusan
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Shallow waters full of debris, but people still try to swim there. Lots of litter in the water. If you want to swim, not just to spend time laying on the sand, go find another place. Restaurants are good though, especially in the evening, when...More

Thank Svetlana B
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2 April 2017|
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Response from swirving_irving | Reviewed this property |
Yes too low, you should head to Koh Tao really, the snorkelling is great there!
Andrew G
17 November 2015|
Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
Haad Yao Beach has a lot of restaurants and bars. If you are looking for nightlife, food, entertainment, dancing, music, they have it. I didn't notice many with live bands during the weeknights (I'm an older family guy so I... More