Happy Restaurant is the beachfront dining spot part of Haadyao Bayview Resort & Spa, which offers an emphasis on Thai seafood dishes. Reached by a wooden walkway over granite rocks at the north end of the beach, this atmospheric place is ideally located to appreciate all things marine, whether views, food or atmosphere. Of course, being a resort restaurant prices will be higher than its neighbours.
During barbecue nights, bounties of the sea are laid out on beds of ice, ranging from lobster and snapper to tuna and tiger prawns. Before dinner time, be sure to make some memories by catching a sunset while sipping a cocktail.
- Opening Hours: Daily from am to 9 pm
- Location: 57 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
Long Bay has a fairly typical setup of a Haad Yao restaurant, with a mix of plastic chairs and bamboo tables and several raised platforms on which to sprawl. Mainly seafood with some healthy options, Long Beach has quite a varied menu of both Thai and international dishes and a good drinks list with a central bar to help that party along.
Like its neighbours, Long Beach enjoys great sunsets. Exotic cocktails are best paired with a glorious dusk sky with beachside dining featuring Thai and European specialities. The seaside cocktail bar also has satellite TV, so you can watch your favourite sports during live events.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10 am until late
- Location: 58/5 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
Haad Yao Restaurant
Haad Yao Restaurant is the dining spot of Haad Yao Bungalows, one of the popular dive resorts on Koh Phangan. The restaurant is right on the beach and is a pretty big affair with lots of bamboo and plastic seating and tables. It gets quite busy during the high season. But during the low season, you’ll have the place if not exactly to yourself then extremely peaceful.
The international menu results in some imaginative twists on the chef’s part. Even so, you can’t go wrong in ordering Thai selections here.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7 am until late
- Location: 53/4 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
My Way is a bamboo-and-thatch restaurant right by the waves at Haad Salad on Koh Phangan's northwestern shore. This attractive restaurant features a wooden terrace, an adjacent bar, and a good, healthy menu.
On either side are laid-back beach massage setups and the western-facing view is to die for. Featuring whole-meal German bread and other healthy options, lunching or dining here is a pleasant experience augmented by a breathtaking seascape.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm
- Location: 62 Moo 8, Haad Salad, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand