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Baan Tai

Baan Tai - Koh Phangan - Thailand

Baan Tai - Koh Phangan - Thailand

Baan Tai is found on the south western coast of Koh Phangan and runs from south of Thong Sala to Haad Rin.  It faces Koh Samui and has tremendous sunsets - amongst the best on the island. Baan Tai has a small town centred around the pier.

The beaches are a haven for sun worshippers as the long white sandy beaches such as Charu Bay, Baan Tai Bay and Baan Kai Bay separated by mountain springs providing a splendid setting. There is an abundance of bars scattered along the beachfront, but as it is so long it is not too noisy in one particular location. However, the exception is the massive half moon party which moves from Haad Rin to Baan Tai. There is a timetable of events, so that you can choose your time to visit Ban Tai.

Baan Tai Map

General Information

Baan Tai Highlights

Baan Tai is a small fishing town on the west coast of Koh Phangan just 5 minutes away from the main town and ferryport of Thong Sala and a 20 minutes taxi ride away from Haad Rin, where the full moon party takes place. It is the ideal place to stay if you want to be near the action, but not too near.

Baan Tai beach is a haven for sun worshippers as the long white sandy beaches such as Charu Bay, Baan Tai Bay and Baan Kai Bay separated by mountain springs providing a splendid setting. There is an abundance of bars scattered along the beachfront, but as it is so long it is not too noisy in one particular location. However, the exception is the massive half moon party which moves from Haad Rin to Baan Tai. There is a timetable of events so that you can choose your time to visit Ban Tai.

There is coconut farming right along the coast, where the palms lean right over the beach, but the main industry as with many of the coastline villages is fishing. There is a small marina and pier in the centre of Ban Tai where boat and fishing trips can be arranged.

The town is centred around the pier has the usual convenience stores, massage shops, art and handicraft shops, internet cafes, motorbike rental, bars and a cluster of seafood restaurants, funky bars and coffe places as well as a bakery.

Either side of the marina, the wide white sand beach gradually slopes to meet the coral reef about 200 metres away. In low tidal season (April to November), swimming on the beach side of the reef is not always possible. Once over the reef, a variety of corals and marine life make the area good for snorkeling.

This beautiful stretch of beach beach, facing Koh Samui, is the longest uninterrupted beach on Koh Phangan and experiences amazing sunset views. The small bungalow resorts are well spaced along the beach and you can always find a private spot.

At night if you did not want to go in the town or the restaurants on the main road between Thong Sala and Haad Rin it is easy to walk the beach and visit the bars and restaurants there.
The large supermarkets of Big C and Tesco Lotus are located on the main road to Thong Sala.

OUR VILLAS IN BAAN TAI

Our Baan Tai villas are located in great locations on the beach experiencing stunning sunset views and easy access to bars and restaurants

Baan Tai Beaches

Haad Rin Beach

This long beautiful sandy beach on a peninsular in the south east of the island is home of the famous full moon party which takes place on the northern part of the beach ( Sunrise beach) and has numerous bars and restaurants and a vibrant nightlife whether there is a full moon party or not. At the southern end of the beach (Sunset beach) the restaurants are quieter with boutique style shops.

Baan Tai Beach

A long stretch of a tranquil sandy beach on the south west of the island set in a small fishing village, a marina at one end where boats are available to be rented for fishing trips amongst a scattering of authentic beach restaurants. The west facing beach has a coral reef 400m out and at one end the waters are shallow and ideal for families however there are half moon parties on the beach twice a month which can be noisy if you wanted to avoid these times to visit.

Boat Trips
A small marina where boats can be commissioned for various boat tours and fishing trips.

Jungle Flight
A zipline adventure in the forest at Baan Tai

Bird and Animal Safaris
Interesting excursions into the forest near Baan Tai

Watersports and Sea Tours

Sight Seeing Boat Trips

The stunning 42 islands of the Angthong Marine Park and the surrounding seas are home to an abundance of tropical marine life and not to be missed. A must visit is a trip to Khao Tao famous for it’s crystal clear waters full of colourful tropical fish and a divers paradise.

Kayaking

Most beaches on Koh Phangan have kayaks to rent by the hour and are great for exploring the coastline.

Diving and Snorkeling Trips

Snorkelling is possible almost anywhere on Koh Phangan. The reefs from Chaloklum Bay on the north west coast are in great condition, it’s even possible to dive directly from the beach.

Deep Sea Fishing Trips

Fishing trips can usually be organised with many of the island’s resorts or tour companies and often are brief long tail boat trips out to a few local spots with a hand line. There are also plenty of operations with quality rods and equipment.

Kiteboarding

The KBA centre on Koh Phangnan is located at Baan Tai and teach at the most suitable beaches throughout the year to be in the best area for wind conditions. During low tides, KBA can provide land boarding by kite such as kite skating and buggy courses.

Sailing Charters

Koh Phangan's waters are ideal for learning or an exhilarating ride for the experienced sailor. There are many international standard companies offering sailing trips and tuition.

Wakeboarding

A well established wakeboarding company provides wakeboarding lessons or board rentals on the north coast of Koh Phangan in the fishing village of Chaloklum an has receved great reviews.

Other Activities

Mountain Biking

Bicycles can be hired throughout Koh Phangan, the quality of such bikes does vary but there are many in very reasonable condition. The best areas to leisurely cycle are in the south and west coast with sights to see such as the Phaeng Waterfall, the Jade Buddha and Laem Son Lake.

Trekking

Perfect for trekking and camping, many parts of Koh Phangan remain untouched. There some fun treks along the coastline linking up peaceful coves and beaches, or in the jungle interior and Phaeng Waterfall National Park.

Muay Thai Boxing

There are three small stadiums in Thongsala - you’ll easily be able to watch this popular sport during your stay.

Canopy Adventure

Zip through the trees gliding along ziplines and at walk on sky bridges 22m up in the trees.

Temple Visits

Koh Phangan has a long heritage as a visiting place for Thai royalty. There are many beautiful temples to discover and numerous spots of simply outstanding natural beauty.

Thai Cookery School

A cookery school overlooking Haad Salad has 1/2 day cooking classes which involves shopping in the local market for the ingredients, providing an insight into the ingredients used and the actual cooking with your own wok and work station.

Restaurants

Eating out in Baan Tai

The actual Baan Tai to Thong Sala road which runs behind the beach offers bar, restaurants and Karaoke bars within a few minutes walk.
The Fisherman’s restaurant located not far away at Baan Khai serves great seafood and has a feature of a long tail boat fitted out with tables and chairs creating a delightful ambiance with chill out retro music.

Nightlife

Googlemap of all Baan Tai villas


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