Haad Rin is the hub where the majority of the nightlife, hostels, bars and shops are in Koh Phangan, including the Full Moon parties. Consequently, this means that the beach in Haad Rin is overrun with tourists, and often littered with rubbish from the previous nights party. We decided to stay in Haad Yao, located around the top of the island to change it up and see what else Koh Phangan has to offer.
We rented a scooter and I braved my phobia of riding over the massive (and seemingly dangerous) hills on the island. With no real direction in mind, we headed further north and then turned down a few roads to find an incredible beach! Only a few people were there, the sand was white and soft and the water was the clearest I had seen yet. It was so peaceful.