Haad Salad Koh Phangan
Haad Salad Beach Koh Phangan is a picturesque white sand bay to the north western side of the island. The bay and beach are one of the best of the island which are accessible by good tarmac roads. Contained within the bay is a range of good budget accommodation, a very remote relaxed atmosphere and a turquoise sea hiding a teaming coral reef. If you are searching for a semi-secluded paradise you would struggle to find better the Haad Salad beach and bay.
Haad Salad Beach Koh Phangan Tourist Guide
This reef encircles three quarters of the Koh Phangan beginning just off Haad Salad and continuing in a clockwise direction to end at the south western side of the island. The coral reef is approximately 150 meters from the main beach with much of this distance in shallow water which can be walked. Due to the semi-remoteness of Had Salat there will be few other swimmers or tourists adding to the magical appeal of the island. Colourful fish live within the protection of the coral and include the Parrot fish, Angel fish and Butterfly fish.
The beach resort has developed since its discovery during the early 90s and there are most basic amenities provided at the small village which include internet cafes, scooter hire and small super markets.
History of Haad Salad Beach Koh Phangan
Haad Salad historically has always been a remote beach and for much of the 18th century was used as a base for a raiding and pirate community. These Thai pirates prayed on merchant ships leaving the ports of Bangkok either loaded with opium or wealth from the trade. This use of the bay by the pirates lead the locals to name the bay “beach of the pirates” or Sesimbra Haad Salad.
The bay is extremely beautiful with white fine sand and palm trees fringing the beach front. At either end of the beach are steep head lands which provides to the air of remoteness. Had Salad has great sea life and snorkeling opportunities due to the coral reef which is formed of table and brain corals.