Like it's neighbour island Koh Phangan was at the beginning discovered by backpackers seeking a sanctuary from the commercialised Koh resorts and alternative Phanganhas many activitiessuchlike windsurfing, Dirt-bike Rentals, Elephant Safaris, Mountain Treking, Snorkeling, Thai box Fights, YogaClasses,a Chinese Temple and Cooking Lessons for Thai Food.
If you are in search of the best place to stay at Ko Phangan, I can suggest you the B52 BeachResort, not far from Thongsala, the biggest village on the place. From B52 BeachResort you can enjoy an easy access to food markets, Western Union or internet cafes.
For some of you who find ko Samuimuch too expensive or too commercial with too many construction sites, Kohpangan can be the a better destination to experience a relaxed time in Thailand.
If you enjoy to dine out then Koh Phangan offers you a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes catering Thai, International, Mexican, Danish and Mediterranean dishes, that suit everyone. And of course a huge choice of fresh seafood that is locally caught.
The Phanganoffers a lot of popular things to do one being snorkeling at many of Ko Phangan beaches, one bay in particular is in the northeast side near by Koh Ma.
Without question, Koh Phangan has some of the best beachesanywhere in the country.
Lying about 18 km from the northern side of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam is the island of Koh Phangan. The Island is much quieter and laid back than its neighbor, just with the exception of the fullmoon beachparty where a estimated number of 5 - 10,000 visitors come on the island for the famous fullmoon partyin Haad Rin Nok.
For yoga nutters there are options like special resorts like the Sanctuary and Ananda, all offering and massages.
Phanganwas considered a backpackers destination, Nowadays a more mixed range of guests visits the island. One tought most of visitors have in common, want to look out for a nice and interesting place. One exemption could be the Fullmoon party when Had RinNok changes into a dancefloor.