You can find Mae Haad Beach in the north west of the island. We were staying in the south of the island, so the ride up was absolutely beautiful. Like I’ve mentioned before we love exploring, so we rented bikes and decided to take a whole trip around the island one day. We started off in Ban Tai, headed to the twin coconut tree. Then we went elephant riding in Baan Thapong, and ended up in the north of the island where we found Mae Haad Beach.
Twin Coconut Tree
Elephant Trekking (click here for more information on bookings)
You can park your bike on the side of the beach, then walk down this walk way which leads you to the sand bar that connects to Koh Ma which is pretty much a little island that has amazing snorkeling. You can also venture off the beaten path and go rock climbing on the side of the rocks which is exactly what we did. I wouldn’t suggest climbing through the rocks if you don’t have appropriate shoes, like sandals, as the rocks were really slippery. But as always I was wearing my water shoe natives that I absolutely love. Apparently this is the best part of the island to go snorkeling. You can find snorkeling gear right on the beach for super cheap.
Koh Ma should definitely be on your list when visiting Koh Phangan. It’s not crowded with tourist, and it’s the perfect place to lounge and tan while you are burning that hangover away. It’s perfect for families as well because the water is super shallow. The ride to Koh Ma is worth it too! If you need to find exact directions it’s best to use google maps, or just ask around. It would be most helpful to ask the front desk person to wherever you’re staying. Also, they may give you a small Koh Phangan map that points out where this beach is at. We got around everywhere through google maps, it was our best friend so I highly recommend it.