What to see on Phangan

Koh Phangan is a small island located near Koh Samui, which can only be reached by ferry. Unlike the mainland and Samui, Koh Phangan has much less civilization, which makes it especially attractive.

What to see on Phangan

Koh Phangan, although small in area, boasts about 30 beaches, but not all of them are suitable for swimming. A feature of Koh Phangan's beaches is the noticeable ebb and flow of the tides, so choosing a beach for relaxation requires a careful approach.

  • Haad Rin is the most popular beach on Koh Phangan and is known as the Full Moon Party capital of the world. The beach attracts thousands of tourists thanks to its golden sands and vibrant nightlife.
  • Haad Yao Beach is an ideal choice for those seeking peace and privacy. A long stretch of soft sand and crystal clear water creates excellent conditions for a relaxing holiday.
  • Ban Tai, which stretches along the southern coast of the island, is famous for its kitesurfing conditions due to its constant winds.
  • Haad Salad is known for its coral reefs and excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities. The water here is so clear that you can observe the underwater world directly from the surface.
  • Haad Mae Haad is another picturesque beach, connected to the island of Koh Ma by a narrow isthmus, which is covered with water only at high tide. This place is valued for its privacy and natural beauty.

Apart from its stunning beaches and deep blue sea, Koh Phangan offers many natural attractions for visitors. Here you can find waterfalls, mountains, local coconut plantations and fishing grounds near the village of Chaloklum.

There are about a dozen famous waterfalls on the island. Many of them are notable for their natural plunge pools, where you can take a dip and even swim. Picturesque views of untouched nature and lush vegetation enhance positive emotions. For example, Than Sadet Waterfall in the east of the island offers a range of swimming pools, while Paradise Waterfall in the north offers bungee jumping.

Koh Phangan hosts a number of local traditions and festivals that attract the attention of tourists. The most popular of them is the Full Moon Party, which regularly takes place on Haad Rin beach and attracts thousands of young people from all over the world. Additionally, important events include Buddhist festivals such as Songkran (Thai New Year) and Loy Krathong (Festival of Lights), which provide an immersive experience of the culture and spiritual traditions of the Thai people.

There are several safari parks on the island of Koh Phangan, where tourists have the opportunity not only to ride elephants, but also to watch monkeys and other animals.

One of the most famous parks is Phangan Elephant Safari, located in the north of the island, near the Chinese Temple and just two kilometers from Chaloklam Beach. In addition to the opportunity to ride and feed the animals, there are also various animal shows, such as crocodile and snake shows, which take place several times a day.

Recommendations for placement

Koh Phangan offers a wide range of accommodation options, from budget bungalows and hostels to luxury full-service resorts. Many hotels and guest houses are located close to the beaches, which is especially convenient for those looking for easy access to the sea and beach activities.

You can also buy your own house on Koh Phangan. Real estate agencies offer a choice of options that suit different tastes and preferences: from cozy apartments to luxurious villas with a swimming pool and gym.

Buy property on Koh Phangan is easy with the Islanders team as experienced professionals will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a smooth transaction and your complete satisfaction with your property purchase.