Like it's neighbour island Koh Tao, Koh Phangan was at first visited by tourists looking for an escape from the commercialised Samuiand since a few years, Phangan has a large chooice of activities, parties, resorts and spas.
Another not bad pick for staying on the island could be Sandy Bay, because it's just right suited for different kinds of visitors. This resort is ideal for newly-wed couples on honeymoon and families or larger groups .
Fullmoon started with a not many backpackersenjoying a party at Haad Rin Nok more than 20 years ago. They raved in the brightly moonlight and more a more foreigners turned up every party. Currently there are a estimated number of 8000-16000 foreigners who are participating and dancing to trance, drum n' bass, and other sound tunes.Skillful Disc Jockeys playing the beats from the restaurantsat Haad Rin East Side and from the beach.
During the last 20 years, Ko Phangan has attracted an steady growing amount of guests. A few of them religiously find their way back each holiday to the island. What brings back those Phangan enthusiasts? Well, there are a lot of reasons to visit Phangan. Even though it is tiny in geographical terms many kinds of visitors can discover their own place on Phangan. If you ask me, you should really think about traveling to Koh Phan Gan.
Visitors like to search the Net in order to get information on Phangan, is accommodation at a quite beach, check out HaadThian on the west side a very small secluded bay, with only a single resort. Kohphangan has many beautiful beachesand mountains, some are only reachable by trekking through jungle paths or hiring a taxi boat.
The place is about 2 1/2 hours from resort or beachside hotel to really reasonable prices. You will see several great beacheson Phangan. Had Rin Nai, Had Kuat, HaadTien and Thong Nai Pan are some of the most interesting ones. Kho Phangan is a small tropical paradise, surrounded by gentle sloping coral reefs and green clad mountain range towering above the beaches.
You can use the roads to Had Rin, but we have warned you that the concrete roads are not in the best state and only if consider yourself a confident motorbike rider then don't attempt to get to Had Rin, as nearly all accidents involving scooters happen in this area. Our advice is to leave your motorcylce at the seven eleven at Baan Tai and pay approx 50 Baht for a pick up over the mountains to HadRin.