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10 Best Koh Phangan Beaches

Koh Phangan has 34 beaches. Some are very remote, such as the beautiful Haad Nam Tok which you have to walk to, other such as Ban Tai and Wok Tum are right next to the main town. Some are good for swimming, others are not. However, they all have something to offer. The trick is to pick the one which suits you. People who know Koh Phangan will all have …

Ferry Services from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

There are now 6 companies providing ferry services between Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. This means there is an excellent array of options now for getting between the two islands in the Gulf of Thailand. This is good news for people wanting to pop over to Koh Phangan to catch a Full Moon Party or for those needing to get to Koh Samui to renew a visa or …

Than Sadet 2017

Than Sadet has changed a lot over the last few years. It used to be one of the most inaccessible and beautiful beaches on Koh Phangan. It is still a stunning small beach but this historical beach is no longer an obscure spot for hippies to hang out. The road to Than Sadet is off the main road running from Baan Tai to Thong Nai Pan. It used to be a notoriously …

Visitor Numbers to Koh Phangan 2017

The truth is that nobody really knows how many people visit Koh Phangan or how many attend the monthly Full Moon Party. In the case of the latter they can look at the number of ferries entering Koh Phangan waters just before the party and guessimate how full the boats were. Koh Samui with its airport has a better handle on the slippery business of calculating …

Hotel Saturation Point in Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan has long been viewed as the poor sister to Koh Samui. During the 80s, 90s and noughties the island was commonly considered as attempting to catch up with its neighbouring island in terms of hotels, restaurants and infrastructure. Recently the number of hotels listed on Trip Advisor for Koh Phangan has dropped. It looks like Koh Phangan has …

Phangan Golf Range

Koh Samui has some impressive golf facilities. The jewel in the crown for Koh Samui golf is the Santiburi Samui Country Club near Meanam. It is an 18 hole championship course used in the PGA Asian Tour. Just as Koh Phangan is very different to Koh Samui, so Phangan Golf Range is very different to Santiburi Samui Country Club. For a start is not connected …

How to get from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi

  To get from Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi you have three options: Book a joint ticket direct from Thong Sala in Koh Phangan to Koh Phi Phi Go to Surat Thani town and book a direct joint ticket from there to Koh Phi Phi Do it yourself with a ferry from Koh Phangan to Surat Thani city, a bus from Surat Thani town to Krabi, and then connect with the …

Longtail Boats of Southern Thailand

‘Longtail’ boats, or reua hang yao as they are called in Thai, operate through the Southern Thai Islands. The design concept dates back hundreds of years and is closely related to the design style of the boats of the Moken (‘Sea Gypsy’) people who originated further south in what is now Malaysia. There has, though, been one big …

Soho Bar in Thongsala

  A new smart bar has opened in Thongsala in June, 2015. It is called the Soho Bar. It is located opposite the Pantip Food Market. It looks like a great new addiction to the growing foodie scene on the island. Decor The bar has a classic two tone décor with an open front to provide customers with a natural breeze as well as a view of the people …
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