You can do as little or as much as you like when you’re in Koh Phangan.. that’s the beauty of this place as it lends itself to active as well as sedentary pursuits!
Gorgeous strips of white sand that face out towards the aquamarine ocean are one of the biggest draws with Koh Phangan. Beach lovers go crazy for this place and it’s no wonder as there are many beautiful bays to chill out on whilst you’re here. The hedonists tend to congrugate at Haad Rin whilst the solitude seekers head to the west and northern coast. Check out our top 10 beaches or choose from our best beach by category list.
Being close to the divers mecca of Koh Tao you can be sure that there are some excellent diving opportunities near to Koh Phangan. You can learn here at your own pace and then head out on the boats to the bigger dive sites once you’re certified and ready to go. Could there be a more amazing place to get your scuba qualification than on this gem of a Thai island… [find out more]
Another brilliant pastime for whiling away the hours on Phangan is snorkeling. There are several good spots close by to shore on the west coast including around the gorgeous island of Koh Ma which is joined to the beach at Mae Haad by a thin sand bar. There are plenty of tropical fish under the water to get up close and personal with so grab your snorkel and give it a go… [read more]
It can be pretty hot throughout the year on Koh Phangan so what better way to keep cool than take a dip at the foot of one of its waterfalls. There are several on the island which you can see on the map so plan your trip accordingly and make a morning or afternoon of it alongside a trip to the beach. Some of the waterfalls are close to the road but others require a hike to get to… [more information]