Full Moon Party on Ao Chaophao beach, Ko Phangan. Where is everybody?
Taken on: 19th March, 2008. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Captain_Bob's page of Flickr
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The west coast of Ko Pha Ngan has some of the island's quietest bays and beaches along with some quite popular options. What this means is if you're looking for a relatively secluded place but would like a range of eateries within a short motorbike ride or walk, then this is a good option.
Ao Mae Haad
Located on the northwest corner of Ko Pha Ngan, this is a very pretty beach with a spit running out to Ko Ma, a small jungle islet that lies just offshore. Though crossing conditions are best at low tide, the crossing can be made through shallow water when the tide comes back in. The sandbar separates the beach into two distinct area, the eastern end is shorter and largely unused by tourists. It gets muddy at low tide and local fishermen claim this area with their crab pots and longtail boats. The beach to the west of the spit is much longer and more beautiful, and this is where everyone flocks to find the best sunbathing spot.
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