Haad Chao Phao Beach is a small segment coast in the west, which is located immediately after the beach Sitana (he Shritana) if you are driving along the main road from Thong Sala to the north islands. The main feature that makes it unlike many beaches in this part of Phangan – closeness from strangers eye.
Between the road and the sea is a green palm tree grove and the beach is generally not visible through the trees. All first line on Chao Pao is occupied by several resorts and bungalow complexes, and their guests, in fact, are the only visitors to the beach.
The content of the article
- 1 Description of the beach
- 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach Photos
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find a beach
- 8 beach map
Chao Pao beach is very short – it stretches for some hundred meters, but this is a very nice hundred meters, and there is very little people. The reason for the lack of people, it seems to me that his all tourists who are not aware of existence the beach. What can I say, I myself constantly slipped it on scooter, oblivious to a small patch of forest near roads.
And only then at the hotel, looking at the map, I realized that at my side There is a miniature and unknown to me beach. Exploration showed that the sand on the Chao Pao is fine, light, often in it there are small stones and shells, especially in the band where the waves stop rolling on the sand.
In general, I would say that the location of the Chaopao is very convenient with point of view of a beach holiday. If this is your goal and you settled here, then within walking distance you will have whole three beaches: Chao Pao himself, and also Sitan (he is Shritan) and Ao Niad (he same Zenbich). There is a nuance: it is impossible to go straight along the beach to them – Chaopao is limited by foot stones on both sides.
And these beaches are on the same plane as the main road, that is, not on the slopes. If you go along the main road, then no there are no descents and ascents, and this is important when you walk. If a stand on the Chaopao facing the sea, then Zen and Critana will be on the left hand, and on the right, behind the hill, the beach of Haad Son and its Secret hid Beach, but walking there through the hills is difficult, and there is not much sense to run there every day.
Entry, depth and waves
Entering the water is a minus of Chao Pao Beach, but I would not say that other beaches in the west of Phangan boast something else. The coast smoothly goes under water, forming a very flat bottom, and the entrance to the sea is long and shallow. Find a place three meters from shores with normal depth so that your feet do not swim you got to the bottom, you will not succeed.
What is characteristic, does not save the situation, even the tide – at low tide, you will have to walk towards the horizon meters 8-10, and only then depth allows the sea to rise to the level of your shoulders, but no more. Simply put, the depth here is standard for the entire western Phangan and Great for those vacationers who come with little ones Children – for them there is paradise and magnificence.
Sun beds and shade
I noticed the chaise lounges in the resorts, near the bungalow, and about the shade – there is a growing mass of trees on the beach, and there are plenty of places where you can hide from the sun. Although it should be noted that the forest is not grows like a solid wall, so in some places there are holes where hide nowhere.
Let me remind you that the problem of the shadow will bother you to the maximum dinner, and then the sun will rise at the zenith and begin to roll looking you in the face – Chaopao is in the west, remember?
View of the left half of Chao Pao
The beach ends with cliffs at the bar, but there is a series behind them. small plots with sand
View directly, as you can see – no rocks and stones
View of the right side of Chao Pao
And in the approximation – the far right flank of the beach
The whole shadow on the beach is along the border of sand and grass.
The depth of the sea – the average for the hospital
The infrastructure of the beach itself can be attributed to the resorts. recreation and several coastal cafes and massage gazebos, oriented towards the laziest guest (with the appropriate prices), a bit more amenities and services are located at a distance main road.
In principle, if you come here not to spend the winter, but for short-term vacation, the infrastructure of the resort and the beach is quite enough to spend all two weeks in one place bezvylazno. Beach, sea, cocktails and massage – all this is on Chao Pao.
There are no shops on Chao Pao beach itself, although for such for a short beach, that would be nonsense rather than the norm. All the trade infrastructure is either on the main road opposite beach, or on it, but closer to the beach Sitana.
But about Sitana already have everything you need for independent living even if you are staying in a removable a house with its own kitchen: bike rent, shops, exchangers, network mini-market 7-Eleven, fruit / vegetable benches, two yoga centers and other By the time, from Chao Pao to go here about 10 minutes, not more.
Sights of Chao Pao are the same as on Shritana or Ao Niade: Sweet Water Lake (former tin mine flooded fresh water) and the Buddhist temple to Shritan, although it is decent to go to it by distance. To all other places of interest and interesting places Phangan to go on the technique.
Houses and hotels on the beach
Chao Pao Beach is a thing in itself. Short, secret and not crowded, and the entire coastline is occupied by good resorts. Here, for example, two main with excellent ratings – Paragon Resort & Spa и Seaflower bungalows .
By and large, there is no difference where to stay in the area. Chao Pao beach. Though on the road, even on the beach itself, because there everything is so compact that the big weather the location of the hotel is not does. Except when it’s extremely important for you – live on the shore.
If you drive from Tong Saly, then near the end of the beach on the road will be вывеска Hut sun bungalows . Here it is no longer necessary to settle, because begins a slide towards Hud Saone.
Behind the shooting location are typical beach bungalows
Hotels in Chao Pao →
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- Paragon Resort & Spa
- Seaflower Bungalows
- Hut Sun Bungalows
How to find the beach
As a reference point can serve FamilyMart, near which there is a road, going straight to the beach through Paragon Resort & Spa . Generally, go to the beaches through private Resorts are a normal situation for Phangan.
Near Phangan Paragon there is convenient parking and access to Chao Beach Pao
If you arrive before anyone, then get a place in the shade
Further – on foot on the territory of the resort
Past the improvised Thai barrier
And a resort bungalow
Access to the sea is next to the Pirates Bar
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