Tag Archives: Koh Phangan

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 …

Supermarket Wars

UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was right after all. Competition does lead to better variety and value for money for the consumer. Or at least this is the case for supermarket shopping on the Thai island of Koh Phangan, where the opening of retail giant Makro’s first store on the 26th February 2013 has seen the existing supermarkets expand …

Makro in Koh Phangan

Makro is originally a Dutch shop based around the idea of cash and carry warehouses for retailers who belonged to the Makro club. Since its modest beginnings in 1968 the idea has caught on around Europe and now in Asia. There is already a successful Makro store in Koh Samui. The Koh Phangan Makro is scheduled to open very soon – February 20th, 2014. …

Hotels in West

Haad Salad Haad Salad is a very popular beach with families seeking a beach holiday in relaxed surroundings. There are a small handful resorts, restaurants and bars. The better resorts offer mid-price range accommodation on the beach with a swimming pool and large restaurant. The excellent Mae Haad beach, which has the best snorkelling on Koh Phangan, …

Best Full Moon Party Bar

It is impossible to say which bar is the best to hang out at when you go to the Full Moon Party: the night (and morning) for many is a long adventure that seems to go by in a blurred blink of an eye. People have a habit of gravitating to a bar with a crowd and music selection that suits their mood. However, one of the best bars on Haad Rin’s Sunrise …

Blue and Green Sramanora Waterfall Party

The Blue and Green Sramanora Waterfall Party started in 2011 and has quickly established itself as one of the best outdoor parties in Koh Phangan. Unlike most of the other parties in Koh Phangan the musical focus is not on trance but on tech/house and minimal house. Location Ban Kai Price 500 Thai Baht Stone River To clear up the name of the party: …

Best Sunday Roast in Koh Phangan

If you have yearning for English food, perhaps a proper ‘Sunday Roast’ in particular, we suggest you head to The Mason’s Arms which is about half a kilometre outside of Thong Sala on the way to Hin Kong. It’s next door to the Diamond Muay Thai Gym.   An English Pub in Koh Phangan The Mason’s Arms was opened in 2008 by …

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 …
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