Koh Phangan (also spelt Ko Pha-Ngan) is Thailand’s 5th biggest island and one of the most beautiful and wild. Located 70 km from the mainland and just 12 km from Koh Samui, Phangan does not have an airport and relies heavily on ferries from the mainland and Koh Samui to transport visitors.

    The island is renowned for its lush tropical jungle interior, many idyllic, long, white-sand beaches and over 20 nearby dive sites. The main disembarkation points are Thongsala and Haad Rin, where you'll find plenty of ATM machines and banks. Koh Phangan’s main claim to fame is its legendary Full Moon Party, Black Moon Party with the Full Moon celebrations attracting between 10,000 and 30,000 revellers during New Year’s Eve.

    Where & what to eat in Ko Pha-ngan

    Food and dining in Koh Phangan are diverse and affordable, so you'll find plenty of excellent places to eat throughout your holiday. If there is one common denominator that runs throughout the island, it’s that each of its beaches has colourful and atmospheric restaurants. Beachside dining, whether local, Italian, Mexican, or even halal, is undeniably enhanced by cool breezes, sand between the toes, and stars twinkling above. The Thai's love... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Ko Pha-ngan

    Shopping in Koh Phangan mostly consists of small boutique shops selling beachwear and fashion jewellery. One thing is for sure though, Koh Phangan is a lot cheaper than Koh Samui when it comes to shopping. In the seaside towns of Thong Sala and Haad Rin, you’ll find craft shops, jewellery and accessory outlets, and hammock shops. Haad Rin shops and stalls sport lots of fluorescent Full Moon Party beachwear. Smaller... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Ko Pha-ngan

    Nightlife in Koh Phangan nightlife comes in a wide range of ambiences that can suit just about anyone. Thailand’s ubiquitous reggae bars can be found along the coast at Chaloklum and sleepy Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi. If you’re coming to Koh Phangan purely for nightlife, then make sure you stay in Haad Rin. Haad Rin has the largest and most concentrated collection of bars and clubs in the Gulf... Read more

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