The west coast of the island is host to a rich and vibrant coral reef that stretches from Sri Thanu
up to Koh Ma; and from any beach along this stretch
an amazing underwater world of mesmerising corals and luminescent tropical fish is right at your fingertips. Good beaches are Haad Chao Phao
, Haad Yao
, Haad Salad
; although almost any beach will have something of interest, especially if you head to the rocky areas.
There is very little to be warned about as the Gulf does not harbour many seanasties, though look before you put your feet down and NEVER
stand on coral as it kills
thousands of years of growth instantly. Beware of strong currents, wear a t-shirt to stop your back burning....and enjoy.