June Juea Beach - A hidden idyll of Koh Taos west coast
If you are planning to go to the lovely bay of June Juea you will need to study the map very carefully, as the beach is so hard to find and if you head here by scooter the journey can get very adventurous. Between Chalok Baan Kao and Mae Haad you have to travel over a steep hill through the jungle until you can turn left. From there you will need to concentrate, as the signposting is very poor and you are almost certain to lose your way. However, if you do manage to find your way here, you will think that the effort was worthwhile when you see the small dream bay.
Two small sandy areas are hidden between rocks, trees and bushes, amongst which a few flowers can be seen in marvellous colours. You will see some holidaymakers who have managed to secure themselves one of the few loungers and relaxing is what you do at June Juea. You can also walk on a small wooden pathway until you reach the rocks which make it clear that this is the end of the beach. You can then enjoy swimming in the wonderfully clear, calm sea here. There is also a quirky small bar where the barkeeper offers his few guests delicious drinks, but otherwise there is not much else happening here. Those coming to June Juea should certainly be aware that this nice bay is very much off the beaten track.
The beach is ideal for couples looking for peace and quiet, as they can find everywhere here a secluded spot to enjoy the whole day at the beach.