Haad Yuan is one of three neighbouring beaches located in the still-wild corner of Phangan. Mass buildings and road services have not yet reached this half of the island, so there are few buildings here, and it is very difficult to get here by land.
Haad Yuan Beach is great for those looking for a quiet beach with white sand and clear water. It is accessible by boat, which is a nice way to explore the island. The water is warm and perfect for swimming and snorkeling. There are also several restaurants and shops nearby for those looking for a little bit more.
This beach is in the north of Koh Phangan, where it is surrounded by coconut palms. The sand is white and the water is clean and clear. The beach is popular with families and couples looking for a more peaceful experience. There are cafes and restaurants nearby to buy food and drinks. The beach is a 20-minute drive from the Koh Phangan airport.
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How to get:
You can get to the island only by sea. On the mainland of Thailand, there are several marinas from where ferries and speed boats leave for Koh Phangan. But first, travelers must take a flight from Russia to Thailand. The most convenient way is to book a connecting flight to Bangkok, and from there to Koh Samui or Surat Thani. There is a shuttle service from both airports to the nearest piers, from which ferries leave for Koh Phangan several times a day.
To Koh Phangan from Koh Samui
The nearest airport to Phangan is located on the neighboring island of Koh Samui. Several flights depart from the capital’s Suvarnabhumi Airport every day, which allows you to choose a suitable connection time. The most convenient way to get to the pier is by taxi. Approximate price of the trip: 3000 baht for an air ticket from Bangkok and 500-800 baht for a taxi.
To Phangan from Surat Thani
Surat Thani is the closest city to Phangan on the mainland. The airport is served by AirAsia, which sells joint tickets, which include a flight from Bangkok (from Don Muang Airport) to Surat Thani, a bus to the pier in Donsak, and a ferry to Koh Phangan. The combined ticket price is 1000 – 1400 baht.
To Phangan from Bangkok
To the ferry crossing to Koh Phangan from Bangkok, in addition to air travel through Surattini or Samui, you can take a train or bus. The most convenient and profitable way is to buy joint tickets.
Government buses to Surat Thani (+ fare to Donask Pier) leave from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai). Travel time is 12 hours, the departure of the flight is late in the evening. On sale – tickets of the 1st, 2nd, and VIP classes.
The Bangkok Travel Agency on Khao San Street offers its services for travel to Phangan. The combined ticket includes a bus and ferry ride to the island. The ticket price is 700 – 900 baht, the total travel time is from 11 to 18 hours.
Trains to Surat Thani leave from Hua Lampong Railway Station. At the station ticket office, you can buy a train ticket only; you will have to buy a transfer to the pier at one of the travel agencies.
Phangan has a humid tropical climate, which is determined by monsoon winds. The average annual temperature of the year-round resort is 28 ° C. The hottest month is May when the air temperature is kept at around 33 ° C, and the coldest is January.
The rainy season in Phangan lasts from late September to December. Frequent rains occur in April – June. The dry (high) season lasts from December to March and also from July to August. This time is good for a beach holiday on the island. During the rainiest months – October and November – it is better to refrain from traveling to Ko Pha Ngan.