In Thailand the head is considered to be the most revered and honoured part of the body and the feet are despised. Using your feet to point to anything or touching people on the head, even children, is considered disrespectful.
The local currency is the Thai Baht and it is the only currency that is excepted in most establishments. You can exchange cash, traveler's cheques, and use your debit card and visa in Haad Rin through ATM's, exchange centers, and banks.
There are no banks/ATMs on Haad Tien/Haad Yuen area.
The local language is Thai. There are also many people from Burma living on the island and can only speak Burmese. You might find it puzzling when they don't understand when you greet them in Thai.
The Sanctuary is the only restaurant offering Wifi service in Haad Tien Bay. You can purchase wireless date package at the reception desk. On Haad Yuen beach, there's the Big Blue Internet. You can also do printing and photo copying there. The nearest post office is in Haad Rin.
Travel & Medical Insurance
No Health Documents are required to enter Thailand but medical & travel insurance is recommended. For vaccines and drug prescriptions, please check in with your local travel clinic before departure. Pharmacies and clinics are available in the near by Haad Rin Bay should you need any medical supplies. The medical facilities are excellent and of high standards in Thailand. Additional info on