How to get to Leela Beach Koh Phangan
All the way on the southern tip of Koh Phangan island and just a stone throw away from the busy Haad Rin beach, you will find the quiet Leela beach. To get on the beach you have to enter through a resort. You can choose from a few entries depending on which part of the beach you want to chill. If you enter via Coconut resort you will see the palm tree swing where you can take some nice photos. But you can also enter at the end beach of Leela Beach via “The Cabin Resort”. We spend most of our time on the beach there, where we also found an awesome wooden boardwalk along the rocks which provides an amazing view on the ocean and beach.
What to expect at Leela Beach Koh Phangan
Because there is no real public entrance, Leela Beach certainly gives a secluded feeling. Generally the beach is filled with residents staying at the resorts along the bay, so it’s not so busy. The sea is super calm, shallow and clear. With a bit of luck you can see fish swimming around, so bring your snorkels if you have them! There are no waves so also for small children this beach is perfect. There is a public restaurant where you can order food and drinks. We didn’t really see sunbeds for outside visitors, so be prepared to use your own towel to lay on.
There is a cute swing under a tree along the beach where you can chill in the shade and enjoy the views. If you’re looking for a spot in the shade to relax, there is enough! At the very end of the beach you will find an awesome wooden boardwalk along the rocks which provides an amazing view on Leela Beach and the sea. There is also a temporary jetty going into the sea, a fun activity if you’ve had enough of chilling on the beach. We’d been two time to Leela beach in different years, and the first time we didn’t see the jetty, but the second time it was there. The water is so clear that you can even spot many tropical fish along while walking on the jetty!
Koh Phangan weather
The island has a dry season and a very wet season. The weather of Koh Phangan basically has three seasons; the horrid monsoon season which is luckily short, the drier season and a hot season which has frequent heavy showers. The dry season lasts from late December through to March, with February as driest month. These months are also the main tourist season of Koh Phangan. The peak season weather is hot, bright and not too humid. Just perfect for lounging on the island’s fantastic beaches. From April until September there are some chances of downpours, alternated with bright blue skies. We were in Koh Phangan in June and only had some rain during the evening or night. The monsoon season which arrives from the south west, strikes between September and mid November. These are the months to avoid going to Koh Phangan.