Bang Saithon, Bang Saphan

BEACH
The beach at Bang Saithong south of Bang Saphan has amazingly red-colored sand and is surrounded by palm trees. It is a small bay with only 2 stays the Bang Saithong Beach Resort and the Saai Resort. During high tide the beach is gone, but in that case it is also possible to relax at the grass court or by the swimming pool.

Pay attention to the swimming conditions! At low tide, the shore is a bit rocky for swimming, but you find enough spots to go into the water. Be sure to bring your water shoes.

WHERE TO STAY
The Bang Saithong Beach Resort is a bit run down but offers rooms for a reasonable price. All of the rooms have good beach views. It is a bizarre place to stay but if you like lonely places, a good swimming pool and the color red, we definitely recommend to spend some nights here. Directly next door is the brand new Saai Resort, a great upper range villa. You can book the entire villa with your family but it also is possible to book just a room.

The stays have their own restaurant, and other places to eat are a few kilometers away. Four kilometers to the south is a nice bay with budget-friendly stays and a few eateries. The beach did not make it to our database, but is worth a visit.

PLACE
Two beaches south of Bang Saphan are good places to spend time. The beautiful bays and the few visitors make these beaches definitely worth a visit. The beaches are very different, so make sure to take a look at the photos to find out which one you like best. The most developed beach is Suan Luang. On the other beaches you will be one of the few Western tourists. Besides Suan Luang, the beach at Bang Saithong made it to our database.

WHAT TO DO
The city of Bang Saphan has various facilities and a good variety of shops, restaurants and coffee corners. Bang Saphan’s main attraction is Wat Tham Marong, located 3 kilometers away from the town. This temple is known for the Ploenchit cave near the temple. The cave consists of several underground spaces.

Thirty kilometers south of Bang Saphan are sand dunes, which were created as part of a pilot project to direct tourists to less crowded destinations in Thailand. The dunes are approximately 12 kilometers long and have a maximum height of 30 meters. The dunes are just south of Bang Saithon.

You can book a trip to Ko Talu. Ko Talu is known for its diving and snorkeling spots. During our snorkeling trip we especially enjoyed the many beautiful fish we saw. The coral, however, was less colorful and therefore less impressive. On the island you will find a sea turtle and coral reserve. It is possible to volunteer here.

The landscape on Ko Talu is definitely worth seeing, because of its green hills and dense vegetation. The forest is home to a variety of bird species and is an excellent place for hiking. Various routes are available that lead you through the beautiful nature. In addition, there are opportunities for kayaking and fishing.

TRANSPORT
Bang Saphan is 85 kilometers from Prachuap Khiri Khan and 65 kilometers from Chumphon Airport. Nok Air has daily flights from Bangkok to Chumphon. Alternatively, minibuses run every 40 minutes from Prachuap Khiri Khan to Bang Saphan, about a 90-minute drive. From the south there are good minibus connections to Chumphon and Surat Thani.

Bang Saphan has its own railway station. You can take the morning train from Bangkok at 8:10 a.m. scheduled to arrive in Bang Saphan at 15:03 p.m. The first TreasureBeach is 6 kilometers south of town. You can rent your own scooter or ask for a motorbike taxi to take you to the beaches.

At Suan Luang and Ban Saithong you can rent scooters.