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Makro in Koh Phangan

Makro is originally a Dutch shop based around the idea of cash and carry warehouses for retailers who belonged to the Makro club. Since its modest beginnings in 1968 the idea has caught on around Europe and now in Asia. There is already a successful Makro store in Koh Samui. The Koh Phangan Makro is scheduled to open very soon – February 20th, 2014. …

Where is the best place to stay on Koh Phangan?

The Best Place to Stay in Koh Phangan: How to Choose The Island of Koh Phangan has a diverse range of accommodation options and small towns and villages each with their own character. Some will appeal to certain types of visitor more than others. It can be difficult to choose where to stay as the guides will tend to tell you that everywhere is great, …

Restaurants in South

Thong Sala Bars Harp Bar On the front opposite the Lomprayah pier. Irish bar with draught beers. Pub food and sports on TV. Open till late   Flag and Four Toes Small bar run by ex-pat. Serves cold beer, cocktails and home cooked food. Also runs a pool league.   Cafes The Sweet Cafe German bakery near the pier. Also does excellent coffee and has option …

History of Koh Phangan

The story of Koh Phangan is a story of the people who have come to settle on the Island over the past 3,000 years. Koh Phangan has experienced wave after wave of mass migration ever since the first people settled on the island this has continued in modern times with the large number of tourists who come here now. Establishing the exact times people …

Restaurants in North

Mae Haad Cafes Om Bakery French bakery in pleasant rustic setting with some tasty breakfast and brunch options.   Thai Restaurants Island View Cabana Nice restaurant on decking overlooking the sand. Serves Thai and seafood. Nice place for a lesiurely lunch.   Wang Sai Restaurant Large covered restaurant accessed by a walkway by the beach. Thai and …

Restaurants in East

Thong Nai Pan Noi Bars Beach Club Bar Thatched bar on the beach fitting into the stylish theme of Buri Rasa Resort. Plenty of seating and wide menu.   Rasta Baby Cool bar on stilits in the village. Friendly staff. Cocktails, beers and a good menu. Much more than a reggae bar. Read our review   Cafes Oleang Cafe Part of the ‘Village Square’ …

Restaurants in West

Haad Salad Bars Reggae Village Laid back bar with comfortable sofas and nice seating areas. And yes, they play reggae music.   Thai Food My Way Restaurant Opens 8am to 10pm. Beachfront location. Serves curries and noodles as well as German bread and other Western options.   Salad Hut In the middle of the beach. Popular restaurant with good Thai food. …

Activities in South

The Southern coastline of Koh Phangan goes from Thongsala in the west to Haad Rin on the corner peninsula of the island. The road linking these two towns is the main thoroughfare of the island. Between these two towns are Baan Tai and Ban Kai. It is the most developed part of the island for tourism, and as a consequence this area of Koh Phangan holds …
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