Hin Kong Bay in Koh Phangan
Hin Kong shares a bay with Wok Tum. They are named separately because sometimes a small river cuts the long beach in two. Hin Kong is a very quiet and secluded area. Like other beaches in the south west, swimming is only possible during the high tidal months from November to April. There are mangroves along the beach and a wealth of shells and dead coral. Don't remove them from the beach as they form a valuable part of the local environment.
Hin Kong has a few good bars and restaurants in the area. It is also only a short journey to the village of Sri Thanu. The best local bar is Jam Bar on the Hin Kong Road. It is a friendly bar that has a drum kit, amps and other musical equipment and that hosts Open Mic nights every Saturday. Anyone with a modicum of musical ability can play or jam with the regulars.
For those interested in yoga, there is the Ananda Yoga Resort on the beach near Hin Kong Resort. The resort is part of the worldwide Agama Yoga Group. Those not staying at the resort can still join the daily yoga classes. The resort also has a herbal sauna. The telephone number for Ananda Yoga Resort is (077) 377 788. Hin Kong also has its own Buddhist temple - Wat Samai Kongka.
Hin Kong is easy to reach. It is just a short bike ride from Thongsala. Much of the accommodation in Hin Kong is for long termers but there are a few bungalow operations scattered along the beach.
Most of the accommodartion in the bay is located in Wok Tum.
Click on the links below to find the best prices for accommodation in Hin Kong.
(Updated February 2016)
Hin Kong Resort 1,200 thb - 2,400 thb (low season); 2,490 thb - 4,060 thb (high season)