Koh Phangan Accommodation
Island blessed with beautiful beaches
Koh Phangan, sometimes written 'Koh Pha Ngan', is a tropical island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, 12 kms north of Koh Samui. The island has an area of 168 kms sq and a population of about 12,000. Koh Phangan is blessed with over 20 beautiful white sand beaches and has been a favourite holiday destination for backpackers and Thai people since the 1980s. King Rama V of Thailand visited Koh Phangan 14 times during his reign.
Koh Phangan has officially been designated as a zone for eco-tourism. 90% of the island is still unspoiled tropical forest containing an abundance of flora and fauna. Off the coast of Koh Phangan there is over 10 kms of coral reef. The preservation of Koh Phangan's natural environment means that there is plenty of opportunity for trekking, mountain biking, snorkelling and scuba diving on the island. Koh Phangan also offers other activities such as wakeboarding, kiteboarding, archery, fishing, wind surfing, elephant riding and paint balling.
Koh Phangan Parties
For many, however, the main activity remains partying: there is the world famous Full Moon Party (FMP), the Half Moon Party, the Shiva Moon and the Black Moon Party. The FMP takes place in Haad Rin and the other 3 parties mentioned happen in Ban Tai. They are all well organized events that showcase the Koh Phangan's wealth of musical talent.
Beyond the Parties
It is just in Haad Rin and Ban Tai that they turn up the volume. The rest of the island enjoys an idyllic tranquility. The main activities on Koh Phangan are just to enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful beaches; to swim and get a Thai massage; and to enjoy delicious Thai food and then lie in a hammock with a good book. From the remote beaches of Bottle Beach and Haad Khom to the boutique beaches of Thong Nai Pan to the Thai fishing village of Chaloklum to the party beaches of Haad Rin, Koh Phangan has the beach for you.
Koh Phangan has a growing live music scene centered around Ban Tai, Thongsala, Chaloklum and Hin Kong for those who don't like electronic dance music. (See the nightlife section).
To get more of a feel about what Koh Phangan has to offer, and what it is like visiting the island why not dip into our blog that chronicles various aspects of the island. Another good place to read about the best of Koh Phangan is www.kohphanganhotelreviews.com - it contains much more than just hotel reviews!
Koh Phangan Accommodation
Koh Phangan has a great range of accommodations on offer. There are luxury hotels such as Panviman and Santhiya in Thong Nai Pan Noi. There are cheap bungalows on deserted beaches for as little as 320 THB a night such as Coconut Beach and Garden Bungalows in Haad Khom. There are party hotels like the popular Drop in Club in Haad Rin; and there are boutique hotels offering style and something different such as the Anantara Rasananda in Thong Nai Pan Noi. It is also possible to rent private villas with self catering facilities (Sunrise Villa in Thong Nai Pan Noi and Awe Resort in Ban Tai). In short you can find on this website the accommodation you want at a price that fits your budget.
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