Haad Khom Beach in Koh Phangan
Just 2 km or a twenty-minute walk east of Chaloklum beach and fishing village is Haad Khom beach. Haad Khom is one of the most beautiful and remote beaches in Koh Phangan. Haad Khom is popular with long stay backpackers and is all about relaxing. Haad Khom is a peaceful spot far away from the parties and late night noise. Haad Khom is not connected to the island electricity grid and so the resorts rely on generators.This is where to go if you really want to get away from everything.
The special thing about Haad Khom is that it has a coral reef just off the beach. It is full of marine life and is one of the best spots on the island to go snorkeling. There is also some great trekking in the area. One popular walk is to Bottle Beach. It takes about 2 hours and crosses jungle and mountain terrain. There are some great views along the way. If you are too tired to walk back you can always take a longtail boat taxi.
Most of the accomodation on Haad Khom is traditional beach bungalows with balconies and hammocks. At present only Coconut Beach and Garden Bugalows and Ocean View Resort have online booking. Coconut Beach and Garden Bungalows has the distinction of having the cheapest bungalows to be found in Koh Phangan available for online booking. Ocean View Resort closes from 15th May to 8th July due to the low seasonal tides which makes swimming difficult.
Click the links below to book a bungalow on Haad Khom beach. The prices are inclusive of tax.
(Updated January 2014)
Coconut Beach and Garden Bungalows 300 thb - 600 thb (low season); 400 thb - 800 thb (high season)
Ocean View Resort 550 thb - 2,900 thb (lo / high seaon)