Haad Salad is one of the most impressive beaches on the island of Koh Phangan, famous the world over for its full moon parties. The beach was an original pirate hideout; the pirates are long gone and what is left, promises all the trappings of a relaxing tropical holiday. With blossoming flowers and trees over looking the crystal clear waters of the ocean, the beach is a complete treat to the senses. While away the day soaking up the sun and if you are looking for an adrenalin rush, indulge yourself in some interesting water sports. Visit Haad Salad and you will agree the beach has everything for a peaceful holiday.
The beach is lined with an impressive collection of vacation villas ranging from studios to cottages and offering amenities varying from comfortable to luxurious. Choose from luxury villas featuring private Jacuzzi's, huge balconies and wireless Internet connections. If you are on a tight budget, you can stay in a simple hut with all basic facilities.
The soft white sand of the beach is lined with palms. It is relatively easy to find a quiet spot for lazing away the day in a hammock or enjoying sunset strolls. There is a lovely reef with a plethora of colourful tropical fish and hard and soft corals that lies about 150 metres offshore and provides some of the island's best snorkelling. Swimming is best from November to April when the tides are higher, but the sea provides some nice splashing opportunities year round.
Haad Salad is ideal for kayaking, fishing and hiking around the hillside exploring the scenic surroundings. The beach provides easy access to other areas in the north and so you can take excursions to other locations for shopping and sight seeing.
Of course, if you are on Koh Phangan, you have to experience s the biggest beach party on the planet-- the full moon party on Haad Rin beach. The party under the starlit sky is held on the full night every month and attracts more than 20,000 people from across the globe.
You can take advantage of detox packages and other wellness and beauty treatments at The Haadlad Prestige Resort & Spa.
You can choose from a number of eateries serving traditional Thai cuisine to restaurants offering international cuisine. Two places worth checking out include Salad Hut, known for the laid back cool lounge and quality pool table, and Reggae Village with its bar-restaurant and information and travel shop. There are also several places on the beach where seafood BBQ are on offer.