Month: May 2014

Massage in Mae Haad

Mamas massage
Mama’s Massage

There are two Thai massage houses in Mae Haad. They are Mamas Massage and Suchada Massage. Both of them are small and friendly places with qualified masseuses. They don’t have a website or anything as complicated as online booking. You simply have to go and visit and book and appointment.

Mama’s Massage

Mama’s Massage is located on the longer south beach. It is a basic covered area with a platform facing the sand and the sea. There are berths for up to 6 people to have a treatment at the same time. It is a sociable and informal setting for a massage and a great way to wind down after a day on the beach.

Here is the price list for Mama’s Massage:

Back & Shoulder massage – 250 THB
Thai massage – 200 THB
Jasmine/Coconut massage – 250 THB
Aloe Vera massage – 300 THB
Aloe Vera massage – 250 THB

Suchada Massage

Suchada Massage is on the concrete road in the village behind the beach. It is a small air-con spa that offers more privacy than Mama’s on the beach. It is also cooler.

The Thai massages are excellent and really hit the spot. They also give facials – something not available at Mama’s Massage. Otherwise the prices at Suchada Massage are virtually the same as at Mama’s Massage.

Here is the price list at Suchada Massage:

Thai massage – 200 THB
Aloe Vera massage – 300 THB
Foot massage – 300 THB
Facial – 300 THB
Thai massage with oil – 250 THB
Oil massage – 250 THB
Foot scrub – 300 THB
Manicure – 150 THB
Pedicure – 150 THB

Fish You Can See At Koh Ma

Since the main attraction for Mae Haad is the Marine Park it is worth compiling a list of fish and other marine life you can see at Koh Ma. If you are like me, then you enjoy putting names to things you take pleasure in.

Ko Ma is the best place to snorkel in Koh Phangan because it contains the biggest variety of fish, and because it is very close to the shore and therefore easily accessible. When you stay in accommodation at Mae Haad it would be a shame if you were simply too lazy to go snorkelling. The equipment is cheap to buy or hire. You also don’t have to be a strong swimmer. There are few excuses for not going snorkelling at least once.

The list below is not comprehensive. It is a combination of fish I have seen and information from dive shop websites. It is hoped that it will be a good starting place for someone trying to figure out what they have seen while exploring the corals at Koh Ma.

Fish and Marine Life  at Koh Ma
Copperband butterfly fish
Schooling fish
Bannerfish
Big grouper
Barracuda
Butterfly fish
Grouper
Shrimp
Clownfish
Blue spotted stingray
Hermit Crabs
Razor fish
Seahorse
Cuttlefish (rare)
Rabbit fish
Anemone fish
Goby fish
Turtles
Reef sharks