Wok Tum Beach in Koh Phangan
Wok Tum is at the southern end of the bay which includes Hin Kong. There is an area near Wok Tum Bay Resort where there is a deeper sea bed that allows for better swimming. For the rest of the bay, swimming is only possible at high tide or during the higher tidal months from November to April. Wok Tum is one of the most untouched places on the island because few tourists head for Wok Tum. The beach while not great for swimming or snorkelling (the coral reef is 300 meters from the beach) is sandy and secluded; and the area has a good road and is near to the amenities of Thongsala.
There is also a small village near the beach called Baan Wok Tum. Here you will find a few local shops to buy snacks, drinks etc., Koh Phangan hospital and Wat Ampawa. It is a relaxed village and worth a stroll around.
Both Tharathip Resort and Cyana Beach Resort are pleasant places to stay. They have good quality air-con rooms, are next to the beach and have communal swimming pools. They both feature restaurants with great sunset views.
Check out the links below to find out more about rooms and bungalows at Wok Tum.
(Updated February 2016)
Tharathip Resort 940 thb - 1,310 thb (low season); 1,880 thb - 3,000 thb (high season) - RECOMMENDED / breakfast included
Cyana Beach Resort 1,800 thb - 4,500 thb (low season); 2,600 thb - 6,400 thb (high season) - breakfast included