Haad Rin Sunrise and Sunset Beaches

Everything you Need to Know about Haad Rin

Haad Rin is a love-it-or-hate-it sort of town. For dedicated partygoers it’s probably the best place going but for those seeking the ‘real’ Thailand it can be a bit of a letdown. With two beaches and a warren of alleys in between, Haad Rin can get somewhat claustrophobic in the heat of the day but at night the place truly lights up, with bars, pubs and clubs pumping out music while, if you’ve never seen The Beach with Leonardo diCaprio, simply go dine in any given Haad Rin restaurant every night and you’ll have the movie’s script memorized within a week.

The main demographic of visitors to Haad Rin is people in their early twenties so sophisticated it most certainly is not. But bawdy fun, all-night dancing and beach parties are what it excels in. Shopping-wise, you’ll be surprised to learn that Koh Phangan is cheaper than neighbouring Samui and features much the same purchasable items such as beachwear, sarongs and jewelry as well as many tattoo parlours.

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Haad Rin Travel Guide

Haad Rin Restaurants & Dining

Haad Rin Restaurants

It may sound like a trite maxim but many visitors end up eating local food after having tried out Thai versions of Read More...

Haad Rin Nightlife

Haad Rin Nightlife

It’s not all about the full moon parties at Haad Rin. The area is what a jaded travel writer would call ‘vibrant’ and is Read More...

Haad Rin Shopping

Haad Rin Shopping

Haad Rin is small enough to get around in within one hour on foot. The shopping here is noticeably cheaper than in Samui Read More...

Popular Hotels in Haad Rin

Sarikantang Resort & Spa

A perfect word to describe this genuinely warm welcoming place.Located on the private sunset Seekantang Beach, Sarikantang offers Read More...

Palita Lodge

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The COAST Resort (adult only 16+)

The Coast Resort Koh Phangan is located on the island of Haad Rin Nai, more commonly known as the Sunset Beach in Koh Phangan and Read More...

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