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Mae Haad Beach

Ko Tao, Koh Tao

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Mae Haad Beach on Koh Tao is ideal if you are looking for a quiet sandy beach not far from the action. There is always something going on, with numerous boats bringing their passengers to and from the island. The beach is separated into two areas situated north and south of the pier and is very quiet.  You can spend a couple of relaxed days at this sandy beach and swimming in the crystal clear water is also great here. If you are looking for more action, this can be found in the village of Mae Haad, where there are an increasing number of diving schools, shops and numerous restaurants.

The beautiful city beach of Koh Tao

It is always busy at the pier of Mae Haad, as it is the main harbour for the boats arriving every hour to bring their passengers to the lovely island of Koh Tao. A few metres south and north of the pier are the two beach areas of Mae Haad, which in spite of the hustle and bustle are very quiet and beautiful. The southern part seems nearly deserted and there are only a few people to be seen on the sand or on the sun-loungers which belong to the complex there. In spite of the many boats, the white sand is clean and the water is great for splashing about. At the most southern end is a small reef where snorkelers can get their money's worth.

The beach to the north of the pier seems even more tropical than its southern counterpart and there are a few more people to be seen here. Enormous palm-trees line the beach and at both ends there are giant rocks separating it from the neighbouring beach of Sairee. Snorkelling is also great here and divers can even explore an old offshore shipwreck here.

Most holidaymakers staying in Mae Haad enjoy the proximity to the village, where there is something for everybody, such as souvenir shops, restaurants offering delicious food and massage parlours.

Accommodation is basic, but not expensive here and as Mae Haad is not far from the popular party beach of Sairee, it attracts mainly young backpackers. Mae Haad is also a perfect base for exploring all the other bays by scooter.

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Mae Haad 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: 8/10 points
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This beach is perfect for anybody looking for relaxation, but not wanting to do without amenities.
Family: 6/10 points
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Here you will find a good environment to be able to spend a nice beach holiday with the familiy.
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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8/10
Romance
4/10
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4/10
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< 14 Years
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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Tattoo Bar&Restaurant

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Music, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Karma Bar

Offer: Music, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

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  • Tattoo Bar&Restaurant
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Music, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Karma Bar
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    Offer: Music, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

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geo coordinates: 10.089121, 99.825833
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