Beach paradise, Haad Salad, on Koh Phangan in Thailand

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.

On the way there –  keep a keen lookout for the Haad Salad sign as the turnoff isn’t too obvious…
Gorgeous water, a perfect temperature and an insanely beautiful colour…
Boats in the bay…
Perfect for little people too…
2 of my 3 guys….we’re missing Luke big time this trip…

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

  Until next time,

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