Fodor's Expert Review Haad Kuat
With a quarter mile of fine white sand, this isolated beach on the island's north coast is a sunbather's paradise. The vibe is decidedly young and funky, and there are several places to grab a decent meal. Get here by songthaew from Thong Sala Pier, or by longtail boat from nearby Thong Nai Pan. Haad Kuat might be more difficult to reach than other beaches, but it's one of Koh Phangan's best and definitely worth the effort. Amenities: food and drink; water sports. Best for: partiers.