Located around 12 miles north of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam is the island of Koh Phangan. The Island is much quieter and relaxed than Koh Samui, just with the exception of the FullMoon party where every month a estimated number of 5 - 10,000 visitors arrive for the famous full moon on the east side beachof HaadRin.
Situated near the middle of the Koh SamuiArchipelago, Kho Phangan is perfectly located in the near of most popular locations such as Ang Thong archipelago and Koh Samui. Nearby Ang Thong archipelago is composed of over fourty small islands, endowed with pristine beachesand are surrounded by tranquil water.
As a popular paradise island in the Southern Gulf of Thailand, Koh Phangan is perfect retreat, here most can enjoy deserted beachesor try to snorkel and learning to dive nearby the small island of Ko Ma.
If you are in search of a not bad place to stay at Phangan, I would like to offer you B52 Resort, close to Thong Sala, the main town of the place. From this place you can have an unproblematic access to restaurants, ATM machines and bakeries.
Kohpangan offers to the visitor undeveloped resorts and spas.
If enjoing tropical nature, tasting local thai food is your sort of vacation activity, this Koh Phangan has to offer a variety of places to eat, bars and cafes offering Thai, International, English, Danish and Mediterranean dishes, that suit everyone. And of course a huge selection of fresh seafood which is locally caught.
A lot of people have in mind that Koh Phangan is just another destination for backpackers or Haad Rin beach. But this is not so small and Haad Rin is just a small isolated part of the island.
You can use the roads to HadRin, but you have been warned that the roads are not in the greatest state and unless consider yourself a good motorcycle rider then don't try to get to Had Rin, as nearly all accidents involving motorcycles happen in this area. Our advice is to leave your motorcylce at the 7/11 at BaanTai and pay approx 60 Baht for a taxi over the mountains to Haad Rin.