The Local Area_

North-West Phangan_

The North West coast of Koh Phangan has an interesting stretch of coral reef. Boasting more reefs than anywhere else on the island. The Westery facing beach aspects make it extremely suitable for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts.

At the point where Ao Wok Tum meets Laem Srithanu, the coral reef starts nearer the beach. The wide sand flats that dominate the coast further South become narrower; this makes swimming conditions improve dramatically and the coral rich area becomes a haven for all kinds of wonderful marine life.

There are several waterfalls in the region and it is easily possible to beach hop up the coast by foot if you want to explore the area, whilst at the southern end of Haad Chao Phao, Laem Son Lake is a great place to swim in freshwater under the backdrop of the cool shady pines.

Due to the North-West's longstanding popularity, there is some great seafood restaurants. There are also several establishments serving top quality European food in the region as well as plenty of nightlife, with several great beach bars/clubs.