The remote gem on the east coast of Phangan
The lovely beach of Than Sadet in the east of Phangan with its snow-white sand, turquoise water and palm-trees swaying in the wind attracts many holidaymakers who come here to spend a few relaxed days at the beach.
If you come to this chic beach to spend your holidays, you should be aware that the atmosphere here is very relaxed without the usual hustle and bustle. Than Sadet can be easily reached by scooter via a tarmacked road, but the nearest village is miles away.
There is not much to do at this small, wide, sandy beach, but there is always something going on. Young and old meet here for sun-bathing, relaxing and enjoying great drinks with music in a cool beach bar. There are only a few bungalow sites and the nicest accommodation is to be found in a couple of cosy beach huts on the hill from where you have a view of the entire bay. The atmosphere at the beach is very relaxed and you will find a good mix of people here, including long-term travellers, young people and families with children.
Swimming is great all year round and the water is deep and clear and the low tide is not as extreme as on the west coast. It is well worth having snorkelling equipment with you, as at both ends of the beach there are large rocks where you can find many colourful fish.
Inland is a national park with a waterfall, which is more like a trickle of water during the dry season. Via a small, rustic, wooden bridge you can reach the remote neighbouring beach of Haad Thong Ra, which has no amenities or tourist infrastructure, but is ideal for spending a few peaceful hours.