Some people think Phanganis only a island for backpackersor party freaks enjoying the Fullmoon Party on Had Rin beach. But Phanganis not so small and Haad Rin is only a small isolated part of Koh Phangan. One exemption from the otherwise laid back and quite island might be the Fullmoon when Haad Rin changes into a dance floor made of sand. If you don't want to participate or even listen to the music, do not worry on Koh Phanganare many untouched beaches, that are easy to reach like fishing spots, viewpoints and mountains. For a accommodation at a quite beach, please have a look at Haad Thian on the west side a quite small secluded bay, only a single resort.
Located inside the Gulf of Thailand island to the world wide known tourist destination of Samui Island that get visited by over one million tourists each year. Resort are often running out of available rooms in Christmas and new year. Probably a good advice could be to reserve a bungalowsbefore you arrive.
Surrounded by clear waters, Kho Phangan evolved in the last years to a scuba diverstop destination in South Thailand. Koh Phanganis approximately two and half hours away from Surat Thani Province and about forty five min. from Samuiby ferry.
Recommended Hotels and Bungalow Resorts on Koh Phangan