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“not so great”

Ranked #24 of 70 things to do in Ko Pha Ngan
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“not so great”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

The beach is very shallow, very rocky and full of seaweed. not great for swimming. snorkeling can be dont further out but a better place to swim would be Haad Yao a little ways down the street

Visited February 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 reviews
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“quite beach with nice corals”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

great quite beach for romantic runaway. you will witness unbeliveable sunsets!.. we started our honeymoon at this beach and quickly missing it.. (though we are still in ko phanghan).

Some nice corals close to the beach. but if you continue about 50-70 meters from the shore the water suddenly gets very deep, tat this point you have a very good coral formations for snorkeling..

nice clean and clear water, however the beach it self is not very clean. no big resorts there to send their army of workers to clean the beach every morning... this is not a let down since the place in overall great. we enjoyed everyminute of our stay.

location location location. in my opinion the beach located in a very good position on the west side. 15 minutes ride to thongsala and 15 minutes bike ride to haad salad (another great beach for snorkeling. some very nice restaurants near by like Big Mama, authentic and delicious thai food with very good prices..

I would suggest for anyone who is planning a trip in ko phanghan to get a hotel in chao pao and rent a bike for 200 baht a day and go go go explore the west side of the island!! than move to the other side for couple of days. thong nai pan is a great place. check it out!

Visited September 2012
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Drammen, Norway
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Small beach with nice corals”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Just outside Chao Phao its a nice coral place you can snorkle around worth a check out ;) not so big beach and a lovely atmosphere to watch the sunset.

Visited June 2012
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“Sun and Sand”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

The sand was white and the water blue but the tide was low in the afternoon and only ankle deep on some days

Visited February 2012
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el015e
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“best beach”
Reviewed 24 November 2011

beautiful quiet beach...... shhh dont tell anyone!

Visited October 2011
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