Fodor's Expert Review Haad Thong Nai Pan
On a horseshoe bay at the island's northern end, Haad Thong Nai Pan is split into two. The northern part is the most beautiful, with stunning golden sands set around crystal-blue waters. The seas are usually calm, but swimming can be rough when the monsoon rains sweep in. Guesthouses and mid-range resorts surround the beach. Food and drink are available from the nearby restaurants. Amenities: food and drink; water sports. Best for: swimming.