Hat Ya Nui

Beach in Rawai

About 700m north of Laem Phromthep, tucked between the cape and Hat Nai Harn where the road dips down to the sea, is this gorgeous mellow cove with a healthy, rocky snorkelling reef. Hat Ya Nui is the quintessential turquoise bay, with honey-coloured sand, jungly mountains behind and an island dominating the horizon. It's a deservedly popular sunset-watching spot.