When you hear “Thailand”, your mind might race to Phuket, Bangkok, or Koh Tao. There are more islands in Thailand than you think, check out Koh Phangan for your next adventure:
About Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan is one of the best known spots for the “Full Moon Party” in Thailand where thousands gather to party all night. Besides the famous event, it has that “Hip” feel to it and is a backpacker destination for its’ very low budget. It’s freedom and anything goes..
How Do I Get There?
The best way to reach this island paradise, is to fly into Koh Sumai. From there, you can connect onto a 30 minute boat ride. Check plenty of airlines – Thai, Asia, etc. for flights.
There are multiple ferries per day from Koh Sumai to Koh Phangan.
What is There to Do?
There is plenty of nature on the island so after you’re all partied up after the Full Moon Party, take time to relax. There are more than 20 beaches (bays) total to visit.
Thong Sala is the main port of the island. Ai Nai Wok is the first beach you come when you boat into the marina. And it continues from there.
The Full Moon Party occurs monthly or depending on your travel plans, you can attend the Half Moon Party. Head to Haad Rin beach for the festivities or check the linked sites for the most updated info.
For a small or big budget, you can explore many water activities on the island or spend your time eating and drinking it away. Up to you what you want to do in this paradise of Asia!
Climate and When to Come Visit
The best time to visit Koh Phangan is between December and March, due to it being the dry season. The other months are subject to storms, typhoons, and let’s hope not for any tsunamis but it is a rare possibility.
The waters also seem to be clearer during the dry season.
Fun Fact – ngan means “sandbar”!