Bottle beach is without a doubt the most seclusive beach on Koh Phangan, Thailand. Located on the Northern tip of the island, it might be a bit of challenge to get to Bottle beach. But we can assure you that it’s so worth it! If you like a quiet, relaxing and unspoiled beach, combined with a little adventure, then Bottle Beach Koh Phangan is what you are looking for! Read in this blog post all our tips about how to get there and what to expect at Bottle Beach.
How to get to Bottle beach
You have to put in some effort to get to Bottle Beach. It’s not a straight forward road or easy short hike to get to this incredible hidden gem. But, if you have the time and decide to spend a day on Bottle Beach, you won’t regret it! There are three ways to get to Bottle Beach:
- Scooter. This is only advisable for experienced and confidence scooter drivers. There are a lot of holes in the unpaved road and there are some steep bits. After a day, or days, of rain it is very dangerous to drive your scooter to this beach. So if you decide to go to Bottle Beach by scooter, make sure the road is passable.
- Taxi boat. From Chaloklum Beach you can get a taxi boat for 150 Baht per person one way to Bottle Beach. This is the safest option, if the sea is calm. Minimum number of people is 4, but probably for some extra money you can also get to Bottle Beach with the boat with less people.
- Hiking. If you’re into hiking and you have the time, you can hike your way to Bottle Beach via Haad Khom Beach. It takes 2 hours one way to get to Bottle Beach and is pretty intense as we’ve heard. But the views you come along during the hiking trip are amazing!
What to expect at Bottle beach Koh Phangan
Bottle Beach Koh Phangan is definitely one of the most off the beaten beaches on the island. It is hard to get to the beach, but so worth it! There aren’t many other people around and the beach is super clean, beautiful and pure. There are only some bungalows and a restaurant.
If you plan to hike to this beach it is advisable to leave early because of the heat. With the taxi boat or scooter you can go at any time, but make sure that the brakes of your scooter are properly working and that the weather forecast is dry. You don’t want to get stuck on the beach because of a rain shower what makes the unpaved road slippery.
The drive to Bottle Beach on a dry is day is doable if you are an experienced scooter driver. The surroundings are beautiful!
Despite the drive on the scooter is a bit tricky, the surroundings are amazingly beautiful. You will pass lots of lush green vegetation, see the green mountains and you’ll be surrounded by palmtrees. There are enough signs pointing to Bottle Beach so you won’t get lost.
Once arrived we knew it was so worth the drive! Bottle Beach Koh Phangan is just incredible, and because it is literally off the beaten path, it gives a very relaxing and secluded vibe. Apart from the handful of bungalow resorts, not many people make the journey to this spot. A perfect beach for peach seekers to enjoy a relaxing beach day. There is a restaurant where you can order food and drinks, and also a toilet available. You can also rent a kayak, play volleyball, go for a swim or just relax and enjoy the view.
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