Also known as “Haad Salat” and “Pirate Beach”, Haad Salad is a quiet beach in Koh Phangan’s northwest. A beautiful white sand beach that’s about 600 metres in length, Haad Salad’s clean water, impressive coral reef and chilled out atmosphere make it a great place to relax.
Sunset, Haad Salad, Koh Phangan © breakfastology
Haad Salad is located in the northwest of Koh Phangan, a short distance from Haad Yao and Mae Haad. The beach is easy to access but is less developed than many of the island’s other beaches, with just a small selection of hotels and bungalow resorts.
The beach itself is picturesque and peaceful, with about 600 metres of beautiful white sand and calm, blue water. Haad Salad is one of the best beaches on Koh Phangan for snorkelling, with a coral reef located about 100 metres out to sea and calm, clear water with good visibility.
Thanks to its chilled out atmosphere, Haad Salad is a great option for couples and families that want to avoid the noise and crowds of Koh Phangan’s more popular beaches like Haad Rin. It’s easy to spend the entire day here sunbathing, swimming or enjoying a good book.
Dining options on Haad Salad range from resort restaurants, most of which offer the usual mix of Thai and Western dishes, to a variety of small restaurants. There are several beach bars on Haad Salad offering cool drinks and a great place to relax with friends and family.
If you plan on partying, you’ll need to travel to nearby Haad Yao or further afield to Haad Rin to access the island’s best nightlife. Despite this, Haad Salad is a short distance from most of Koh Phangan’s other northwest attractions and beaches.
With a relaxing atmosphere, beautiful clear water, white sand and a good selection of dining and bar options, Haad Salad is one of Koh Phangan’s most unspoiled and peaceful beaches. If you want to enjoy chilled out island life at it’s best, this is one of the best beaches to do it.
Best Hotels on Haad Salad
- Salad Buri Resort & Spa
Salad Buri Resort & Spa is a four star resort located right on the beach. With a beachside pool and luxurious rooms, it’s the perfect oasis for relaxation and comfort. Many of the hillside rooms have great views, although getting to them from the beach can be a short but challenging trek.
- Cookies Salad Hotel
Cookies Salad Hotel is a small three star resort at the southern end of Haad Salad. Rooms are simple but clean and comfortable, with many offering great views of the beach. Steps away from the water, Cookies Salad Hotel is a great place to stay if beach life is your priority.
- Sun Moon Star Resort Koh Phangan
Sun Moon Star Resort is a three star bungalow resort located a short walk from Haad Salad at the far northern end of nearby Haad Yao. A selection of spacious, clean and comfortable private bungalows are available just minutes from two of Koh Phangan’s best beaches.
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