A peaceful and exceptionally beautiful part of the island, Chaloklum and Haad Mae Haad beaches are situated on the northwestern coast of Koh Phangan. Chaloklum Beach itself is two-and-a-half kilometres long with the main village and pier in the middle. Colourful, long-tail fishing boats moor along the immediate shoreline while Chinese-style wooden restaurants, villas and shop-houses line the main street, making it strikingly reminiscent of Samui’s Bophut fishing village a few years ago. The pier is one of Koh Phangan’s favourite fishing locations and the surrounding mountains and hills – the highest on the island – make for maximum wind protection, lending perfect conditions and calm water in the bay for wakeboarding.
Haad Mae Haad features several bungalow operations with a couple of resorts on the beach front. It has sunset views and a sand bar that connects it to Koh Ma at low tide at the northern end of the beach. Relaxed, quiet and atmospheric, Haad Mae Haad’s tranquil character is diametrically opposite to the brashness of Haad Rin – the ‘party beach’.