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Wai Nam Beach

Ko Pha-ngan, Koh Phangan

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The small bay of Wai Nam attracts travellers from all over the world who are looking for a relaxed lifestyle. This coarse sandy beach is known for its yoga, meditation and healthy food. The remote bay can only be reached by boat, or by a short walk through the jungle. Those coming here should plan their visit well, as there are no cash machines or supermarkets here. The Why Nam vegetarian restaurant is the only place offering travellers delicious food.

Wai Nam Beach - dream bay with a hippy flair

The lovely, small Wai Nam Beach is one of the more unknown beaches of Koh Phangan and is in the east of the island, a little off the beaten track. To get to it is not that easy, as there is no road leading here, but you can book a boat at one of the neighbouring beaches to take you to Wai Nam. Those staying at Haad Thien can also reach this lovely beach in ten minutes by walking through the jungle.

The atmosphere at the beach of Wai Nam is relaxed and friendly. Many holidaymakers know each other and come to this remote beach every year to spend a few nice days. Travellers particularly enjoy the alternative lifestyle and the hippy flair at Wai Nam and, in contrast to most of the others beaches of Phangan, swimming in the nude is allowed here.

The bay is only a few metres long, has coarse, light yellow sand and is enclosed at both ends by impressive rocks, all of which provides a picturesque setting. In the main season the water is calm, but in the rainy season in November it can get rather stormy. However, swimming in the crystal clear sea is fun all year round.

Those staying in one of the bungalow sites at Wai Nam Beach need to be aware of the fact that it is a long way from everyday comforts. You will need to take a boat to the nearest large supermarket and cash machines are unknown here.

The beach has a very special charm and the restaurant together with the surrounding bungalows are brightly decorated and painted and there are also ornaments hanging in the trees. Yoga, meditation and all kinds of workshops are becoming more and more popular here, as is healthy food. The only restaurant at the beach offers exclusively vegetarian dishes with lots of nuts and seeds and vegan food.
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Wai Nam Beach is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 6/10 points
Place 22 of 29
At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 1/10 points
Place 27 of 29
No facilites and completely unsuitable atmosphere - this beach is not for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 21 of 29
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 19 of 29
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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6/10
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Why Nam Restaurant

Offer: Food, Music, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

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  • Why Nam Restaurant
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    Offer: Food, Music, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

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