Bird Watching in Bottle Beach

I don’t know much about the names of all the different birds that I’ve seen around Bottle Beach and around Koh Phangan island. While some birds are far from shy (I’ve been attacked by birds in Koh Phangan), many others avoid the tourist spots and are harder to see. I was staying in Thong Tapan […]

Bottle Beach and the Monsoon

There are two things to note in relation to the monsoon in Koh Phangan. Firstly, the start date and finish date of the worst weather is unpredictable until close to the traditional ‘monsoon season’. Secondly, Koh Phangan is virtually empty during the worst of the rains, and this is especially true of Bottle Beach. Only […]

Box Jellyfish

In August 2014 a French boy died in Bottle Beach. While swimming in the sea the boy was stung by a box jellyfish. He died shortly afterwards. The box jellyfish is has one of the most lethal stings in the animal world. Should you be worried about swimming in the sea at Bottle Beach? The […]