Bottle Beach
Bottle Beach
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  • Saera
    Bendigo, Australia55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the effort, one of the best
    We have visited bottle beach a few times, and it never disappoints. Clear water. Beautiful setting. We rode our motorbikes in from the east, parked up the top and walked the 1.9km in. Slippery gravel, so wear good shoes. You can call a taxi for 100bht per person from the top. We paid this to get back. Well worth the effort, as one of the best beaches on Koh Phanghan.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Valerie
    Mukilteo, Washington15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The real skinny on Bottle Beach
    We hiked in via the northern longer trail, which is not for the inexperienced hiker, wear good shoes and bring water. Hike about 2 hours. The beach is gorgeous, great swimming. Three average restaurants and some cute bungalows. However this beach on the north end of the island collects a lot of trash. There was a group of tourists and a few locals, perhaps resort workers, who are obviously prepared with many laundry hampers and bags to collect trash... I joined in the effort and after a couple hours the beach looked quite nice, except for the large dumps on either end of the beach. So as other tourists arrived they had no idea what it looked like a few hours previous! So you may catch the beach all cleaned up, or as a trash dump... With that said, I really love this beach, it is small, quiet and so beautiful looking out and the small crescent bay... fantastic sandy bottom and calm bright blue clear water. We hiked out on the direct "short cut" trail, which is much easier to follow, still a difficult climb and shoes are necessary! this trail took us about an hour. You can take a boat ferry from Chaloklum or Hand Kohm for 150 baht? I heard not to attempt the dirt road in on a scooter.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 13, 2024
  • Rene S
    Tallinn, Estonia14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great hiking day, ended with boat ride!
    We hiked from Santhiya Resort to Bottle Beach viewpoint (40minutes, medium level). From viewpoint through the jungle to the Bottle Beach (1km, max level hard, snickers recommended). From Bottle Beach took boat taxi to Thong Nai Pan beach. Perfect trip! Bottle beach is not so crowded. They serve great mojitos and has a great vibe there. Can get out of there with boat, taxi jeep or by foot. Absolutely hidden gem in that side of the island.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 9, 2024
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Emma L
69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We had a moped and followed google maps, until we got to a dirt track. Another couple were doing the same, so we followed them. It got very bumpy and sand piles made it slippery.

We got to the bike park and it said you can call for a 4x4 to come pick u up for 100baht per person.

We decided to walk, it was very uneven and steep. We got to where the road splits to beach 1 or beach 2.
Luckily a 4x4 truck stopped and we all hopped in the back, being given a free bumpy massage to the resort. They didn't work there, so that ride was free!

The beach itself was ok. Not too much to do. A few restaurants and shops. The weather was a bit windy, so didn't brave the water.

I heard the hike from Chakolum is 1 hour.
And there are water taxi boats that also go to bottle beach.
Written January 7, 2020
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Ella Ruth
53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
White sand a crystal clear water, however the beach is packed with people so not so relaxing. Really hard to get to and from too, at certain times of day the long tails can’t come fully to shore so u have to swim out to them even if it’s with luggage. However all the restaurants and bars along the beach are relatively cheap and have good food (best is on the left side of the beach at Smile bungalows imo).
Written January 27, 2020
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AngieEO
England, UK1,684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Reached via a snorkelling long tail boat trip this bay is pretty with soft sand and clear water. There are several bars and a few places to stay which look like small bungalows. No public chairs or umbrellas. Nice for a couple of hours.
Written February 22, 2020
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Saera
Bendigo, Australia55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We have visited bottle beach a few times, and it never disappoints. Clear water. Beautiful setting. We rode our motorbikes in from the east, parked up the top and walked the 1.9km in. Slippery gravel, so wear good shoes. You can call a taxi for 100bht per person from the top. We paid this to get back. Well worth the effort, as one of the best beaches on Koh Phanghan.
Written July 8, 2023
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Traci Rennett
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Friends
Lovely beach,clear water, beautiful. Very basic accommodation, you can pay more for air con. 600bht for a night.with a fan.
Cheaper is available as low as 350bht.
Beer and food pretty expensive. I've also had a bad stomach since returning so would probably do vegan diet if I returned.
Written May 18, 2020
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Rene S
Tallinn, Estonia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We hiked from Santhiya Resort to Bottle Beach viewpoint (40minutes, medium level). From viewpoint through the jungle to the Bottle Beach (1km, max level hard, snickers recommended). From Bottle Beach took boat taxi to Thong Nai Pan beach. Perfect trip!

Bottle beach is not so crowded. They serve great mojitos and has a great vibe there. Can get out of there with boat, taxi jeep or by foot.

Absolutely hidden gem in that side of the island.
Written February 10, 2024
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Mark Sneddon
Edinburgh, UK136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
The best beach on the island! It’s highly inaccessible but that could be a good thing. Hike here from nearby beaches to have a great day out. The beach itself is stunning and the water crystal clear. Great place to visit and tick off the list of beautiful things to see on koh panghan
Written July 27, 2021
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Mantas Vidutis
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
This beach may have been nice once, maybe years ago. But now it is a literal dumpster. Garbage piled up and down the beach. Burning garbage behind the hotels. Broken glass. Brown, murky water.

Don’t come. It’s ruined.
Written December 21, 2022
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2RoamingGnomies
Ontario's Highlands, Canada134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
This is a great workout!!...do NOT expect a leisurely stroll on a trail, rather, it is a full-on rigorous hike up and hike down. It is HOT and humid so bring tons of water and wear good, stable shoes with good treads!! Wear bug spray and go early enough that the sun isn't setting during the return leg of your hike.

It took us an hour & 15 min to hike there, and an hour to hike back....we also stopped once we made it to Bottle Beach for a swim, a break and a small meal. The beach is actually named due to the water bottles that mark the trail along the way.

To get to the start of the trail, continue past Coconut Beach Bungalows at Haad Khom and park at the small parking area at the very end of the paved road. Walk down the hill continuing on the dirt road.... about 40 meters, give or take, and on the right of the road there is a small path starting up the hill. There is no sign or marker to signify the trail....just a small path....start climbing and you will start to see plastic water bottles stuck on the trees marking the way!!
(Do not go by the Thai wooden sign at the parking lot....that is not the trail!)

Once at Bottle Beach, you'll love it. Beautiful beach...long and sandy, not too many people, and the Bottle Beach resort has a great restaurant with friendly staff, good food, and cold waters and beers!!! Be sure to refill with waters for the hike back and put on more bug spray.

Also we're pretty sure if you don't want to do the hike in the reverse direction, there'll be a long tail that would be willing to take you back.

Be sure to stop and look around when you take water breaks on your hike as there are some great views to be had. You'll also feel like you've sweat out about 2kg of water weight by the end of the day, so have fun and enjoy the workout!!!
Written November 9, 2013
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monikaKalicinska
Roznov pod Radhostem, Czech Republic47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
looong way through jungle..worth to see, but only if your scooter is strong enough. We left ours before firts steeper point and went by walk..the way seemed endless, but in the end you enter wonderful white-sand beach..
Written January 10, 2018
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