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Which beach in Ko Phangan?

Posted by travelinchen on 6/2/2011 at 18:19

Hey guys,

we are planning on staying on Ko Phangan for a week and despite reading several blogs etc we are still not sure which area will be best suited for us.
We are looking for somewhere with a rather young and/or alternative crowd, but more laid back and less (or no) partying. Not completely secluded, there should be some relaxed cafes and places to eat.
(I stayed at the northern end of Sairee Beach on Ko Tao a few years ago and I quite liked taht, but it's not going to be Ko Tao this time.)

Concrete advice would be apprechiated!

Thanks :)

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Posted by somtam2000 on 7/2/2011 at 07:39 admin

A good starting point would be this story, but going on your description, I'd be leaning towards soemwhere like Ao Plaaylaem -- if you wanted something a bit busier, perhaps Haad Salat .

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 8/2/2011 at 00:27

Had Kuart (aka "Bottle Beach")

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Posted by Krabiman on 8/2/2011 at 07:14

Away from Haad Rin none of the beaches are that busy.

Thong Pan noi and yai are too isolated but nice beaches.

Haad Yao/Salad area is pretty good.

Bottle beach is too isolated.

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