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HMS Phangan

Visitors arriving in Koh Phangan might be surprised to see a war ship docked in the berth in between the Raja Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Lomprayah and Songserm piers. This is HMS Phangan. It is a decommissioned Thai Navy ship that has found its final resting place on the island from which it took its name. It is expected that in the next few years HMS …

Mountain Biking in Koh Phangan

Mountain biking is set to really explode in Koh Phangan. There are plenty of places to hire bikes, and there are plenty of tracks to follow on the island. Moreover, there is now a mountain biking club in Thongsala (Fun Bike Shop) who have pioneered a few exciting inland trails. Koh Phangan remains 90% virgin rain forest. Most of the main roads on the …

5 Best Baan Tai Resorts

1st Place: Lime N Soda Prices Standard Bungalow Fan: 560 THB to 2,000 THB Standard Bungalow A/C: 800 THB to 3,000 THB Family Bungalow: 1,360 THB to 4,500 THB Superior Beachfront Bungalow: 1,760 THB to 5,500 THB In Brief Lime N Soda is a well-run resort with good value bungalows in a beachfront location. It is popular with people visiting Koh Phangan …

10 Best Shops in Thong Sala

Although Haad Rin has more of a commercial and tourist vibe than Thong Sala, it is the main port town that you should head for if you want to do some serious shopping in Koh Phangan. Thong Sala over the last few years has acquired some excellent shopping options. You can buy a wide variety of products in Thong Sala. And when you need a break there are …

Parties

Half Moon Party Loi Lay Floating Bar Pirate Bar Rhythm and Sands Parties in Koh Phangan The Full Moon Party (FMP) is usually held on the night of the full moon; however, not exclusively so. If it clashes with a national holiday when there is a ban on selling alcohol then the party is moved to a day before or after the zenith of the moon. All the other …

Beaches

Bottle Beach Haad Rin Nok Haad Son Haad Than Sadet Thong Nai Pan Noi Thong Nai Pan Yai Koh Phangan is blessed with a wealth of beaches. Each beach has its own personality, and thus attracts different crowds. Indeed some of the beaches are virtually deserted. In short, you can find a beach that suits you – whether you like an empty beach, a beach …
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