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Jan Som is close enough to Mae Haad, with enough of the route inaccessible by road, to make driving unnecessary. However, renting a bike and driving to Sai Nual, Laem Je Ta Klan, and Kul Jeua is safe and easy. Driving north on the main road from Mae Haad you will see a well-marked sign directing you to turn right for Sai Nual beach. The first part of the road is unpaved and may put some drivers off, but this is the worst of the route. Within a 100 metres or so the road is paved and only moderately steep for much of the drive. Park at the lot between the paths to Sai Nual and Laem Je Ta Klang and walk from there to avoid the final stretch of unpaved road.
Getting around via longtail and songthaew
Jan Som Bay
Longtail boat is 100 baht per person one way but the minimum is 200 baht hire. Songthaews start at 300 baht for one or two people and then 100 baht for each additional person. Driving to Jan Som Bay is not advised since the majority of the route is on footpath. If you are staying at Charm Churee they will send a private taxi to reception for free.
Longtail to Sai Nual costs 150 baht for one person, 300 baht for two people and then 100 baht per each additional person. Songthaews start at 500 baht for one or two people with extra people charged 100 baht.
The best way to access Ao Kul Jeua is by longtail. The cost from Mae Haad is 200 baht for one person, 400 baht for two people and then 200 baht per additional person. Songthaews start at 500 baht for one to two people with extra people charged 100 baht.
Many of the resorts provide transportation and/or have a special deal with transportation providers. If you are planning on staying on a particular place, do inquire as to their arranged transport services.