Category Archives: activities

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 …

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 …

First Museum in Koh Phangan

It is a minor landmark moment for Koh Phangan. The island now has its first municipal museum. The museum is located in the retired battle ship, HMS Phangan moored at a pier in Thongsala. Although only a small museum it demonstrates that Koh Phangan is growing in stature as a destination in Thailand. HMS Phangan HMS Phangan has been moored in the main …

Yang Na Yai Tree

On the road to Thong Nai Pan about 1 km from the Bantai Road is one of Koh Phangan’s oldest and most unusual tourist attractions: the island’s biggest Yang Na Yai tree. You will recognise it from the ribbons tied around trunk and the sign that says ‘Biggest Yang Na’ tree. Diptcrocarpus Alatus ‘Yang Na Yai‘ is the …

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 …