Category Archives: island informaton

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 …

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 …

Best Club Night in Haad Rin – Fubar Monday Sessions

Although Haad Rin is most famous for its epic Full Moon Party, it is a town that never has enough of DJs making crowds hop to the beat. Never too loud, never too late and never too wasted to refuse another. The streets and the beach always hosting those sleeping it off pay testament to this proposition.   Full Moon Party Lots of reviews of the …

Lomprayah Speedboat Trip to Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan

For 2,100 THB per person the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company with take you by speedboat from either Maenam Pier in Koh Samui or Thong Sala pier in Koh Phangan to Koh Tao and the small neighbouring island of Koh Nangyuan. Both islands are in the protected water of the Ang Thong National Park and are teeming with fish in clear blue waters, making the …

Special Food at Baanpanburi Village

Thai food is great. However, most people visiting Thailand only experience a small range of dishes such as green curry, masaman curry, and pad Thai. To really experience good Thai food you need to seek out restaurants where they serve a more extensive range of dishes. If you are in Thong Nai Pan, on Koh Phangan, a good bet would be to go for dinner …

Phangan Colour Moon Festival 2014

  Location: Thong Sala Pier Dates: 9th to 13th December 2014 Cost: Free Phangan Colour Moon had its opening night on the 9th December 2014. It has never been held before and marks the start of something new for Koh Phangan: an event successfully organised by the Island and Regional governments which appeals to both Thais and tourists alike. Normally …