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Mae Haad Beach

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Address: Ko Tao | Ko Tao, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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Great for snorkelling :)

Probably the best spot for snorkelling on the island and you can do it on your own without having to pay a tour.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Wilderness, Western Cape, South Africa
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130 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this beach! Best snorkeling we did in Thailand, even better than snorkeling spots around the Phi Phi islands. Not much coral but lots of fish. Try arrive early as tour boats do arrive at mid day. We also had massages every single day on the beach. The ladies working there are lovely and are really really good. This... More 

Thank Lara V
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After researching and reading the reviews about Mae Head, what we found was not in accordance with the script! Sand somewhat clean but sea water fouled with items of waste. Thus making the looked for dip/swim not possible. Access to this beach should be highlighted as taken with care travelling along the road. Positive point is the view of Koh... More 

Thank John C
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best spot for snorkelling on the island and you can do it on your own without having to pay a tour.

Thank Zazagalette
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our 3rd time back here and despite the huge amount of building work going on (we loved those old huts) the beach is still amazing, water crystal clear and the reef, so close in is a joy to behold. There are far more boat trippers these days and it may get very, very busy once the new hotels are built... More 

Thank Emblenworldtour
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

this beach is a jewel. I was amazed of the sandbank connecting mae haad beach with koh ma. while low tide one can walk over to koh ma without getting wet at all and during high tide you still are able to cross but water on knees level. On one side of the sandbank more green colored waters while on... More 

Thank Christopher_Widmer
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The road to the beach is literally missing, there are huge holes and it is quite challenging to get there. One on the beach you can’t relax as there are constructions of new hotels right on the beach. It is very noisy and dirty. I don’t know if it was due to the weather as it was raining, but the... More 

Thank zornitsa_nik
Frankfurt, Germany
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Nice beautiful beach to visit but not to stay in a Hotel at this beach for the next months cause of the instruction of new hotels near the beach.So approx. I would say avoid all year 2017.

Thank GEORGEinternational
Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

THE spot for a dip and a view of corals, fishes etc. Adult and kids enjoyment for sure. The beach is on full boom development so not so nice to hang around but for a day trip it's perfect. Food is decent, nothing to brag about. It is really worth the visit for longer than 10mn, take the time to... More 

Thank HappyElodie
Canberra, Australia
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The scooter ride here is definitely an adventure and worth it. Best snorkelling on the island. Love it. (Food at the main restaurant is not so good - sorry).

Thank Helen S
Reykjavik, Iceland
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The beach is one of the most popular one in the island with connection to Ko Ma island on low tide. There are few massage places and bars on the beach and around ... with tourist prices. The biggest attraction is the walk on narrow strip of sand connecting the island and coral reefs located on the left south west... More 

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