There are several waterfalls on Koh Phangan that can be visited when you fancy some time away from the beach (if ever!). If you fancy cooling off then these can be a nice half-day trip out from wherever you are staying on the island. Some are fairly easy to access whilst others require a hike and can involve some tricky footing so take care and always get the most up-to-date local advice before venturing out.
The most celebrated is the Than Sadet Waterfall which features huge boulders that are carved with the insignia of the Rama Kings who visited here in the past. Close to Thong Nai Pan is Than Prawet Waterfall, a series of tumbles that continue inland for approximately 2km.
If you fancy more of a hike then head for the Phaeng Waterfall in the middle of the island. It’s part of a protected National Park and is also the area in which you can head up to the stunning viewpoint of Khao Ra. Other waterfalls on Koh Phangan are Wang Sai Waterfall, Paradise Waterfall near Haad Salad and Than Prapet Waterfall on the east coast.