This small 168 square kilometer island offer many beaches and each exude a different atmosphere. On Haadrin Beach where the monthly full moon party takes place you will mostly find the younger generation travelers with mid range to cheap accommodation. Haadrin Village is great for all ages and the winding lanes are alive with a vibrant atmosphere and home to many restaurants, bars and shops. You can use our map of Koh Phangan to see where the beach you prefer lie in relation to Haadrin.
Places like Tong Nai Pan Beach to the east of the island is home to 5 star luxury resorts with private pool villas like Anantara Rasananda. Many other luxury hotels like Santhiya and Panviman Resort and spa has lately seen discerning travelers spending a few nights on an island which only a few years ago still held a reputation as a backpacker hang-out.
Need to know how to get to Koh Phangan? If you are flying to Koh Samui airport, simply take a taxi to Big Buddha Pier in Bangrak where you can purchase a boat ticket at the pier office for the 45 minute trip. Make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes early and check our ferry time time tables and boat schedules. Alternatively you could also travel by bus from various destinations to either Chumpon or to on Sak Pier in Surat Thani and board the ferry from there which will first stop at Koh Tao and then Phangan.
If you do wish to book in advance we suggest doing so with the Lompharaya company which offers professional bus transfers from most locations in the south of Thailand to the different piers as well as a high speed catamaran sea transfer service.