Maya Beach is what happens when too many tourists come to enjoy the paradise. After the Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach came out, the place got wuite busy and finally, in June 2018, the government decided to close the beach due to devastating losses to the coral reefs and marine life in the area. The ecosystem now needs some time to recover and it is not clear when the beach will reopen again.
There are different kinds of boat tours that are generally priced at around 500-1,000 baht.
Please note that if you enter the bay on your own there is a National Park entry fee of 400 baht. This cost is included in the price of a tour.
Coordinates 7°40'36.109" N 98°45'57.076" E