Thian Og Bay (Shark Bay)
Thian Og Bay is just to the east of Chalok Baan Kao beach around a peninsula. Unlike Chalok Baan Kao, Thian Og Bay is a good beach for swimming. The sand is pristine white and the sea azure. The beach is fringed with coconut palms and other trees except for one section where there is patch of meadow where wild flowers grow. Thian Og Bay is a quiet and serene beach perfect for those people who want to get away from the crowds on Sairee Beach.
Thian Og Bay is famous in diver circles because it is a bay where sharks often congregate - but don't worry they are not gathering to eat tourists! The sharks gather in the middle of the bay, far from swimming areas. A coral reef keeps the sharks from coming close to the beach. You can easily spot white tip and black tip reef sharks if you go diving. It is safe to dive and snorkel around sharks but care must be taken.
You can also spot a wealth of other marine life around the coral reef and the rocks at either end of the beach. Expect to see green turtles, triggerfish, barracuda, gobies, rabbit fish and parrot fish.
Another advantage of Thian Og Bay is that it is within walking distance of the beautiful beaches of Ao Taa Cha and Sai Daeng. You can also follow a trail to the end of the peninsula to the spectacular John Suwan Viewpoint.
Click on the links below to check out accommodation options in Thian Og Bay.
(Updated March 2016)
Lung Pae Resort 1,040 thb - 1,300 thb (low /high season) - RECOMMENDED breakfast included
The Beach Club by Haad Thian 3,800 thb (low / high season) - RECOMMENDED / breakfast included
Haad Tien Beach Resort 5,700 thb - 10,000 thb (low season); 7,290 thb - 16,000 (high season) - RECOMMENDED / breakfast included
Jamahkiri Spa and Resort 4,160 thb - 20,000 (low season); 8,400 thb - 30,000 thb (high season) - RECOMMENDED / breakfast included