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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 …

Activities in West

The west coast of Koh Phangan has plenty of fun things to do. It is partly for this reason that its beaches are among some of the most popular on Koh Phangan. You can go diving and snorkelling, try kite boarding, get a Thai massage, learn yoga, undertake detox programmes and party the night through. The great thing about the West Coast is that it is …

Activities in East

The east coast of Koh Phangan is dominated by a rugged mountainous coastline that breaks into gorgeous and isolated bays where some of the best beaches on the island are situated. There isn’t an extensive concreted road system joining up the beaches of the east coast as is the case in the south and the west. For several of the activities and places …

Activities in North

Local Culture Chaloklum Village Location: Central point on the North Coast Opening times: Year round all hours Costs: Free Chaloklum is a working fishing village with a pier and a small laid back shopping area. The big draw for tourists is the dedicated fish restaurants serving the fresh catch from the boats that are based in the town. The 4 dedicated …