This very secluded, yet surprisingly long stretch of narrow beach is home to a handful of private villas, modest resorts and restaurants. The area has thus far held on to its quaint, tropical charm and offers fabulous views over to the offshore islands of Koh Matsum and Koh Taen. At one end of the bay, a famous beachside Pagoda sits on a small rocky headland providing the area's main landmark. It attracts both tourists and local people and on special Buddhist holidays, monks and villagers gather to pray, sit and eat in the shade of the surrounding trees, creating a festival
atmosphere. Back from the beach, a small community of islanders includes local fishermen plus foreign residents who came in search of a peaceful life. Further around the headland, reachable by road, the traditional fishing village of Tong Krut offers a glimpse of local life as it used to be with small boats mooring to unload their daily catch. Snorkelling trips off the nearby island of Koh Taen can be arranged from there. Humble shops and local restaurants line the beach and provide an excellent source of fresh seafood. Lamai (10km) is the nearest real town with resorts, shops and restaurants offering everything from Thai staples to fine international cuisine.