Koh Phangan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand that’s most notorious for its famous full moon parties. But, very few have heard of Leela Beach, which adds to the magic of the quaint paradise.
If you’re looking for a quiet place to regroup your thoughts and reconnect to nature; then look no further. The calm crystal waters here gently greet the soft white sand like two old friends.
At almost 800m in length, Leela Beach provides the perfect getaway to relax, unwind, and escape the turmoil you may find at other beaches.
GETTING TO LEELA BEACH KOH PHANGAN
Leela Beach is conveniently located on the western coast of the island, creating the perfect spot to admire a sunset.
The sand is soft, and the water is turquoise blue. Leela Beach is easily one of the best beaches in Koh Phangan.
By far the most efficient way of reaching the beach is by scooter. There is no shortage of scooter rental shops on the island, and you can expect to pay around 200 baht for the day.
Finding Leela Beach is really easy – just follow the directions to Cocohut Resort (Cocohut is the main resort there).
Address: 130/20 Had Rin Nai Sun set Leela or Seekantang Beach Moo 6 T. Bantai A.Koh Phangan, Ban Tai, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
To give you some idea: from Thong Sala, it will take roughly 30 minutes to reach Cocohut resort.
ARRIVING ON LEELA BEACH KOH PHANGAN
As the entrance to Leela Beach is somewhat hidden, the beach usually remains quiet. This paradise seclusion boasts tropical palm trees, calm crystal waters, and a remote golden beach.
The waters are especially stunning, presenting the ideal place to go swimming. The low tide season is best, usually between the months of June to September. If sea swimming isn’t your scene then there are plenty of pools accessible at nearby resorts.
The beach is family-friendly and attracts all types of travelers. Holiday-goers, backpackers, couples, and solo wanderers all gather here for their own slice of utopia.
STAYING ON LEELA BEACH KOH PHANGAN
A day visit to Leela Beach can be fun, but what about staying for the night?
The dreamy beach can be a nice getaway for both short or long term stay. Its handy location is also within only a short walking distance of Haad Rin – where you can find all of the shops, restaurants, and bars.
There are only three resorts to choose from for when staying at Leela Beach:
THE CABIN BEACH RESORT
The Cabin Beach Resort is situated directly on Leela Beach in Koh Phangan. There are three different rooms available: king rooms with sea views, deluxe king rooms, or suites with sea views.
Each of the rooms is equipt with air conditioning, a private bathroom, refrigerator, and television. The hotel features free WiFi throughout the resort, a large swimming pool, and a pleasant bar and restaurant area.
Prices start at £150 per night.
COCOHUT BEACH RESORT & SPA
Cocohut Beach Resort can be found upon the acclivity of Koh Phangan, overlooking the magnificent Leela Beach. The hotel provides all of your standard amenities: restaurant, private bathroom, airconditioning, swimming pool, free WiFi, etc.
Cocohut is a short 5-minute walk from Haad Rin Beach where the famous Full Moon Party unfolds.
The price for staying in this 4-star hotel starts at £350 per night.
SARIKANTANG RESORT & SPA
Sarikantang Resort, a traditional little beach resort in Haad Rin, Koh Phangan, situated just a short stroll from the center of Haad Rin and the full moon party.
The hotel boasts two swimming pools, restaurant, spectacular views, and a private beach.
Sarikantang Resort is by far the cheapest option, with rooms for as little as £40 per night.