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Address: | Nua Klong, Krabi Town, Thailand

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My home town is not too good and not bad

First of all, I'm a local there,Had Yao there are many hotel there but sadly there is nothing to do just relaxing walk on the beach and there are some seafood restaurants but I've... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2015
Winai R
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Kathu, Thailand
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Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Actually I should not tell anyone. But this is by far the best beach in Phangan. Well its been destroyed by tourism the latest 20 years, but compared to the party spots likeHad Rin its still heaven. Peacfull chilled out place where u can have a cold beer and listen to to the wawes at night in ur small nice... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

This beach can look nice in photos and a lot of the boutique resorts in the area are nice. But the beach is a real let down. There is trash everywhere. E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E. Even our small hotel was throwing their trash on the beach! The beach is actually quite vast. There is dark sand which is fine by me. If you... More 

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Kathu, Thailand
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

First of all, I'm a local there,Had Yao there are many hotel there but sadly there is nothing to do just relaxing walk on the beach and there are some seafood restaurants but I've never tried the food because my brother is fisherman. It's no point to try the food there. If you never, try it. The reason why the... More 

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Thank Winai R
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

dirty sand covered in garbage and while it looked nice - lovely calm waves lapping at the shore, the sea was full of jelly fish

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Thank Sasha F
Krabi
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

There are few hotels around this beach. However, the beach is a bit dark sand which is different from other beaches in Krabi. You have to rent a car to move around this place because it is long distance from Krabi town.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

we liked the lack of crowds, but you can't swim here unless yoiu wade out for ages,which kinda spoils a beach forme

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Singapore
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

Had Yao is not for everyone. If you're looking for lifestyle offerings, you better go Ao Nang. This area is basically a village of plantation, small towns and homes. It is vast land and getting from the main road to Had Yao Beach by road is about 20-25min, depending on how familiar you're. On certain roads there are no street... More 

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north east
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113 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

This place just has a few small resorts & very few amenities. The beach & sea by no means compare to the beauty of say Railay. On the plus side it is very quiet. I suspect a resort area waiting to happen but recession has put things on hold?

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malta
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

We stayed in Had Yao at the beginning of our holiday after we spent the weekend in Bangkok. It's a good place to relax and come down as it's very quiet & has a nice sunset. You can walk for ages and nothing will disturb you. We stayed at The Beach Boutique Resort, which was good too. There are nicer... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Remote deserted beach with blackish sand. No changing/shower rooms nor toilets.

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