About Leela Beach many people speak positively, saying that this is a very beautiful beach, almost the best on Phangan, but personally he did not cause me any special enthusiasm. Beautiful – yes, the best is not. Perhaps because it is rather uncomfortable here. get to and the atmosphere at the beach is not one of those that I like. so or because I visited Phangan at the end of the rainy season and not always the weather pleased sunny days. And this, you know, not helps a positive attitude.
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
- 4.1 Left side near Coco Hut Village
- 4.2 Left and center near Leela Beach Resort
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find a beach
- 8 beach map
The beach is located at the foot of a steep slope along its entire length. Leela Beach is not from the category where you drive to the sea anywhere, and, without reducing the speed from the main road, you throw the scooter and go bathe. In my visit to Phangan (January 2017) the monsoons are just gave out the last wet chords, the road down was, for the most parts, heavily broken.
And in one place I had to leave the bike and go on foot. But There is a way out of this situation, I just did not immediately understand it, but about this is below in the “how to find the beach” section.
The beach can really be said to be beautiful, plus it’s also long enough – stretched about five meters from the rocks in the north to the rocks in the south. Following the walk along the beach, I would say that lila beach is great for a quiet, relaxing hippie buzz, but certainly not a family holiday.
Definitely – to live for a long time, I would not have come here with a child would climb. Is that only a couple of hours to buy: was saw his feet wet the sea. Well, in fairness, it is necessary to note that Leela Beach is facing south-west, and therefore from here offers a steep view of the island of Koh Samui on the horizon.
Entry, depth and waves
I put a marker on the map where the resort territory is located CocoHut Beach Resort & Spa с парковкой, через которую можноpass unhindered to the sea.
The sand on the beach is “almost white”, which is “almost traditional” for Phangan; in the water there are small pebbles with shells, which the waves wash in, the entrance to the sea is gentle, long, the depth increases gradually and the beach is very dependent on tides and ebbs.
On the shore come across large boulders, the size of a small house, that looks funny on the background of the houses that are built for hermit tourists behind stones and low crooked trees. On throughout the beach I didn’t notice any particular difference where better to swim, everywhere about the same thing happened.
Sun beds and shade
Along the entire edge of the water grow low crooked trees, but this is not mangroves, because they do not have these, characteristic of mangroves roots. Under the trees, you can easily hide from the sun, and under some are already suspended swing and hammocks, which often sleep or people swinging from houses. The rest of the narrow shore is occupied bungalow.
The key word here is “narrow,” because at low tide there is still more or less there is a strip of sand, and at high tide water rises under the very trees and for a walk along the sea is no longer there is a place.
The left side near the hotel Coco Hut Village
The same resort where you can park under a canopy and pass to the beach
And even there is a full-fledged restaurant with billiards.
A place where you can play beach volleyball in Phangan
It’s all more or less domestic
Right side of Leela Beach, under a cliff with an Indian hotel
The rightmost edge of Leela Beach, on the cliff is an Indian hotel with beautiful shrine.
The distance from the coast and the depth you see yourself
Left and center near Leela Beach Resort
The left edge of the beach, a wooden bridge leads to the Light House
Cool thought up, along the way there are a couple of pavilions from benches
The vegetation on the shore is such
There are many crooked trees, hammocks are hung on them. They strong.
At the strongest you can find a swing
Shadows are many – palm trees mixed with trees whose name I don’t remember
If you come closer, in the houses you can see the cracks, they are made what got into
There are also hippie houses of the VIP segment – made of bricks
Almost got to Coco Hut Village
Tide Pay attention – there is almost no beach.
View from the center towards Lighthouse
Here in the approximation of the same site and someone’s heels for scale
Infrastructure Lila Beach, it is: a long row of residential wooden bungalow, a large wasteland, which is quite noisy стройка, ещё есть резорт CocoHut Beach Resort & Spa с рестораном, через территорию которого можноjust get to the beach, and around the corner, behind the rocks on the northern half Beach has a bar Light House, by the way – a local landmark. For all the other infrastructure, you will have to go in the direction of Haad Rin.
There are no shops, even the smallest ones, on Lila Beach. Inherently the beach is a section of Phangan, cut off from the outside world, where people They live in houses with thick crevices in their fingers, smoke, drink, practice yoga, meditate, sleep in hammocks – in general, do what Any office worker wants to do it.
Lila Beach is geographically located near the well-known Haad Rin, who is famous for his Full Moon Party. And in the Light bar House, which is on the Lila, once a week, charge the party with hard techno. The event is noisy, but thanks to its separate accommodation (behind the cliff) noise from the party does not interfere relaxing people on the beach.
Houses and hotels on the beach
In the place where I went to Lila Beach for the first time (the leftmost region) in January 2017, a new resort was being built and there was observed normal such a large-scale construction: tracked vehicles, a lot debris and part of the shore was covered with human garbage, most likely as a result of the recent flooding. Generally, at lila beach everything was dug up and uncomfortable noisy.
The rest of Lila is in the middle of the palm jungle, where sheltered just a couple of resorts: CocoHut Beach Resort & Spa and Leela Beach Resort. The first one is pretty decent, and the second completely BASIC and low rated, even outwardly They look clumsy and made on the knee.
Also a little further, even to the left behind the stone cape there is a Lighthouse. Bungalows & Restaurant , тот самый, где техно-пати проводят. So I would recommend lila beach for those who want to relax in silence and one hundred percent atmosphere of a wild island. Too much for me wild.
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- CocoHut Beach Resort & Spa
- Leela Beach Resort
- Lighthouse Bungalows & Restaurant
How to find the beach
Search on the map on the Internet or at the signs on the road houses CocoHut Beach Resort & Spa , он попадется вам самым первым, если ехать сHaad Rin.
By the way, a normal, good road leads to it. You need to turn left at the resort. Past the resort further along primer does not make sense to go no, only if you are in Lighthouse will need. And so, through this resort, you can safely go down to the beach, and go right or left along the shore, finding yourself place in the shade of a tree.
The second option is to follow the signs for “Lighthouse”, that is, in the leftmost (north) end of the beach. There about nice wooden bridge leading along the cliffs to Lighthouse, will be small parking where you can throw a bike. True parking will be in the end of a rather steep descent, be careful. All descents to the sea Lila Beach is cool enough, keep in mind.
Of course, you can go down somewhere in the middle, where the road leads (there are several primers) to the Leela Beach Resort, but IMHO it so-so option is where to get confused, and the road was very bad (2017).
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