Rugged landscapes, isolated bays, colourful coral and energetic beach parties; Koh Phangan holidays certainly make their mark. Floating just off the Central Gulf Coast of Thailand, this diverse island not only has made its name amongst the fans of the Full Moon parties, but also boasts a peaceful landscape awash with untouched landscapes and hidden delights.
Brimming with inland mountains that are sprinkled with exotic forests, and a coastline filled with hideaway coves, a holiday to Koh Phangan makes the perfect backdrop to your desert island daydreaming.
Largely undeveloped, Koh Phangan gives its visitors the chance to experience a true island escape. Whether it’s kicking back on the untouched bays or marvelling at the stunning landscape scenery that surrounds you, it is a luxurious beach paradise. The island does also boast some livelier pockets, such as Haad Rin Beach, where you can experience the famous Full Moon beach parties and take advantage of some modern amenities and entertainment.
You can expect desert island luxury with your Koh Phangan holiday, as the shores are scattered with stylish hotels and modern resorts. Book yourself into a spa hotel for some daytime pampering amid leafy garden grounds, or opt for a beach resort to relax under the sun on your own private sands.
Once the sun sets, you can indulge in some local cuisine at a beachside restaurant or in a trendy hotel bar, or join the partygoers of the more lively resorts of the southern coast, such as Ban Tai and Ban Khai. The fun filled shoreline is home of the monthly Full Moon party, one of the main reasons people choose Koh Phangan.
Visitors can enjoy perfect beach weather between December and March, making it a great place to escape the UK winter. Expect temperature to reach a comfortable 30C, which is perfect for discovering the best of Koh Phangan.
The island is bordered by some beautifully secluded beaches, from the peaceful Haad Chao Phao to the isolated Thonglang Bay, there’s a place to relax for everyone in Koh Phangan. In Chalok Lam you will find a quaint fishing village framed by sandy beaches and palm trees, whilst in Haad Yao a developed beach filled with sea facing bars, restaurants and plenty of water sports awaits you.
Divers flock to destinations such as Koh Phangan in search of vibrant marine life and colourful underwater sights. Haad Mae Haad beach offers the ideal starting point to explore Ko Maa, a national marine park where you can enjoy some of the area’s best diving and snorkelling.
Venturing Inland will have you discovering wondrous sights such as the waterfall in the Phaeng National Park, the stunning vistas from the Domesila viewpoint and the elephant camps just outside Ban Tai.