Haad Salad, on Koh Phangan’s West coast, is 600m of beach with soft creamy sand and crystal clear waters in a shade of blue I’m not even going to attempt to describe. It is about 10-15 minutes out of town by car or scooter and is seriously gorgeous. A place to drop your towel for a few hours, slide into the cool sea for a wallow, drop into a restaurant chair on the waters edge, sip a Chang (beer) and plop back onto your towel for round two, and three… This is true holiday life, done at a sloth’s pace with no time pressures and no stress…try it, you’ll be back time and again for more. Like us.
A few things to look out for – sharp coral when going in and out of the shallows…take loads of sunblock obvs, although the sun is less harsh than back home in Cape Town; have some pad Thai at. My Way restaurant and wash it down with a Chang or Singha beer, or even better, a fresh mango shake… Enjoy! www.haadsalad.info