Secret Beach Koh Phangan

secret beach koh phangan

Koh Phangan – Secret beach bungalows and more…

Your much-awaited vacation to the Secret Beach Bungalows Koh Phangan needs a teeny bit more information than what you had imagined, and that is precisely what we at Journeying the Globe are dedicated to offering you! From secret beach bungalows hotel to the best beach bar, from nearby restaurants to free parking, we have all the information you could possibly need!

Despite what the name suggests, Secret Beach isn’t really so secret anymore. But it’s hard to keep such a beautiful paradise hidden. Secret Beach is located on the North-West face of Koh Phangan, in the area of Haad Son. 

This great beach has a well-earned reputation for white sands and crystal clear waters. It’s the ideal place to relax and escape the chaotic outside world. The beach also goes by the name of ‘Haad Son beach’, which is what you should search for on a map if you are following directions.

How to get to Secret Beach Koh Phangan?

how to get to secret beach

Below are the most common ways to reach Secret Beach:

Scooter

One of the most popular ways to travel to Secret Beach is by scooter. There are many rental shops where you can hire Scooters from near Thong Sala Pier. However, it’s likely your resort will have Scooters and Motorbikes available for hire.

The usual price on the island for Scooter rental is roughly 250 baht per day, but you may be able to negotiate for a better deal.

Taxi

If you don’t feel comfortable driving a Scooter then there are plenty of taxis around to take you to and from the beach. The rate for the taxi will of course vary depending on where you are staying. At the entrance to Secret Beach, you will find a few taxis lurking nearby so you don’t need to panic about being stranded there once you have finished your visit.

Walk

The cheapest and most rewarding way to get to Secret Beach is to take the old fashioned way and walk. If you are staying in the Haad Yao, then the walk shouldn’t take any longer than 20 minutes.

Cycle

An alternative to a scooter hire would be a bicycle hire. Bicycles are available to hire throughout the island and in our opinion a little bit safer.

Where to grab Food and Drinks on the Secret Beach?

Koh Raham secret beach

On Secret Beach, there is only one main bar/restaurant. However, if you venture over to the right side of the beach you will find Koh Raham which is the closest resort and has a restaurant overlooking the bay of the beach. There is a large selection of food to choose from, including traditional Thai cuisine as well as western favorites.

Things to do at Secret Beach

Get a massage

Enjoy a massage at ‘Su Massage’; an open bamboo hut that is surrounded by the soothing sound of the waves. A Thai massage isn’t the only option available, you can also indulge in an oil, shoulder, and back and head massage at a very reasonable cost. Rest assured you have hot shower facilities at the massage parlors, so that you can come out looking as dapper as you want to!

Go for a swim

It might be the most obvious option, but you can’t visit Secret beach without swimming in her warm waters. The water is clear enough to comfortably swim with peace of mind that nothing is lurking underneath you. And if you completely want to skip the outdoorsy waters, you can choose the outdoor swimming pool at your Secret Beach Bungalows Hotel!

Snorkeling

Like most places on the island, snorkeling is a very popular activity. There is a very attractive snorkeling spot on the right-hand side of the beach where you can see a wide variety of different fishes.

Have a photoshoot

There is an abundance of swings and decorative seats to get that picture-perfect photo for your social media. The beach also boasts picturesque tropical backdrops, including rockery, tall palm trees, and colourful flowers. 

Watch the sunset or sunrise

One of our favourite activities is watching the sunset from Secret Beach. Don’t worry, for all of you early risers the sunrise is equally as beautiful.

We recommend to bring a rug and find a spot on the beach while enjoying a drink from the beach bar.

Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

Entry to this once-in-a-lifetime party just costs 100 THB of $3, and you will witness a crowd of 30-40,000 people revelling in the glory of the full moon, and enjoying food, drinks, music and fire shows! Starting at around 10 pm in the night, the full moon party usually goes on till about 7 in the morning, so be prepare for a night filled with wild memories and a tiring day after!

The dates for the Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan for the year 2022 are as follows-

  • Friday, 15 July 2022
  • Saturday, 13 August 2022
  • Saturday, 10 September 2022
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022
  • Tuesday, 8 November 2022
  • Thursday, 8 December 2022

Who is Secret Beach suitable for?

Secret Beach is quiet and small, making it a perfect destination for families and those with young children.

It is also an idyllic place for loved up couples, with a very chilled out vibe. Secret Beach is the opposite of a party beach, so if you’re in a large group looking for something lively then Secret Beach probably won’t be the beach for you.

What to Wear on the Beach

We have included this section in our guide as there are a few signs with restrictions on dress code when entering the beach. Koh Phangan has a large hippy culture, but on this particular beach, they do ask for females to wear a bikini top if they are going to wear swimwear.

Accommodation

It is possible to stay on Secret Beach, although there are only two options to choose from.

Secret Beach Bungalows

secret beach bungalows

Secret Beach Bungalows is the cheaper option of the two and is literally steps away from the beach. Room price at the Secret Beach Bungalows start from as little as £20 per night and all rooms are inclusive of WiFi, air conditioning, and private bathrooms in addition to all necessary amenities. 

Pro Tip – In case you have any special requests regarding your accommodation such as extra beds or have a preferred room in mind, it is best to inform Secret Beach Bungalows beforehand, so that they can make the necessary arrangements.

Haad Son Resort (Koh Raham)

haad son resort

If you are looking for a Double or Twin Room with swimming pool , complete with all the necessary amenities such as minibar and satellite tv as well as VIP room facilities, Koh Raham could prove to be just the ideal pick for you! The rooms and villas overlooking the private stretch of Koh Phangan’s famous coastline feature contemporary Thai design. What’s more? You can expect the best of traditional Thai hospitality when here.

The Property Haad Son Resort is a 3-star hotel located on the edge of Secret Beach. All of the rooms are modern and furnished, with prices starting from under £30. If you’re looking for something fancier, they also have a selection of villas starting from £60. 

After a long day of sight seeing, and enjoying the resort, you can opt for a satiating meal at the Terrace Restaurant, which not only offers Thai Cuisine, but a wide array of dishes from international cuisine as well. Of course, if you need something to lighten up, the Terrace Bar should be on your list for a splendid evening!

Sources

https://www.tourismthailand.org/Destinations/Provinces/Ko-Pha-ngan/358

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko_Pha-ngan

https://wikitravel.org/en/Ko_Pha_Ngan

https://fullmoonparty-thailand.com/


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