Archive | March, 2012

Leela Beach Koh Phangan

30 Mar

When imagining a perfect beach with wonderful resorts, Koh Phangan’s Leela Beach should always be on the top of your list. The original name of Sirikantang Beach has been somewhat replaced by Leela beach in many of the guide books and tourist information because it is much easier to say and it relates back to the original resort that was there first. Years ago many knew this as the nude beach because of its lack of resorts and tourists, people would take off all of their cloths and let the sun” kiss” them.

Only a 5-10 minute walk form Haad rin, this jewel of a beach with its 800 meters of white sandy beach is a clean and quiet escape from it all.  Leela Beach has the look of a secluded private resort, but a welcoming and warm feeling for all who venture there.  Over the past 8 years development can definitely be seen on the beach, now many of the high end amenities are offered to both resort guests and people just visiting. Beach activities include volley ball, fishing, swimming, spa centers and fitness. During low tide season swimming still is had in two different freshwater pools. Or just lay about soaking up the sun while enjoying the beautiful view of Koh Samui across the ocean.

Leela is a unique beach because it is so close to Haad Rin beach, yet it remains a world away.