The beaches stretching north from here can be shallow and rocky for much of the year, so not always ideal for swimming, but with little harbours, a lovely reef and great resorts, this quiet little section of the island is still worth checking out. These include Ao Nai Wok, Plaaylaem, and Wok Tum. Chao & See Natau Ao Nai Wok is where the beach begins just north of Thongsala in the west of the island. It is convienient for Thongsala, and onward travel, and there are some nice guesthouses around. Wok Tum in the north-west of the island is good for fishing & has a small market town with tasty cheap street vendor food and cheap farang eateries. Ao Sri Thanu is a fairly large bay and is generally a good place to swim. The bay is used as the local harbour for small fishing boats
Recommended Resorts: Amsterdam Bar & Stone Resort (Wok Tum) great views, laid-back ambience. Must be something in the air! Cookies: (Ao Plaay Laem) Lovely boulder-strewn resort of long standing popularity. Budget rates.
Sri Thanu, Chao Phao & Had Som, the three small beaches between wok tum and Haad Yao, offer far better swimming conditions and relative seclusion.