Haad Yao beach is known to be the go-to beach which boasts of beautiful white sand that bends gently around the northwest side of Koh Phangan. It is indeed a scenic destination for those seeking a perfect beach holiday. The warm water is ideal for a good swim while the sandy beach makes for comfortable sunbathing.
The coral reef across the bay on Haad Yao Beach is perfect for diving and snorkeling. Haad Yao promises one of the most fabulous reefs off the coast of Koh Phangan. There is a wide variety of corals such as brain corals and barrel sponges and marine creatures, including porcupine fish and blue-spotted rays to be seen. Several dive shops offer lessons, making it fun and safe as the schools are certified.
Besides, fishing trips are exciting around Haad Yao, where those fishing enthusiasts will be left amazed by the big fish that can be caught, such as a barracuda. Kayaking is fun when exploring around Haad Yao, especially during the high tides, and one can even take a basic course on sailing as a more adventurous activity. The long stretch of Haad Yao Beach makes for a fun game of volleyball for those who do not wish to go into the water. Mountain biking is another activity out of the water to cater to the needs of those into energetic sports where one can rent bikes and explore the neighboring area.