Sea, beautiful beaches, hotels for every taste and friendly Thais – this is the island Phangan. It became popular among tourists not so long ago, but the infrastructure is great and still continues to develop. Most vacationers know it as the venue for a large and noisy Koh Phangan Full Moon Party.
Here you can taste local dishes, buy unusual souvenirs, admire the temples and waterfalls or just spend time on the beach with your family. This is a good alternative to other tourist noisy areas of Thailand.
About the island
The total area of the island is 125 sq. km. Most of the island is covered by mountains covered with impassable jungle – 70% of the territory. The rest is a coastal strip with magnificent beaches and coconut groves. By the way, from the island you can see the neighboring Koh Samui, which is 15 km away. From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan you can come by ferry.
On the island there is one central city – Tongsala. Other small settlements are located along the coastline. Almost locals are in the tourism business. According to legend, the island was a haven of pirates. But then it was chosen by civilians as a cultivation of coconuts and fishing land. Although business is actively developing, the main income is tourism.
For tourists, Phangan became attractive relatively recently, when the more developed Samui became boring. So Phangan attracts for its beaches, almost wild nature. It is great for families with children. A concrete roads connect all beaches, set up with hotels of different types, even exclusive resorts like:
- Panviman resort Koh Phangan,
- Santhiya Koh Phangan,
- Buri Rasa Koh Phangan.
Koh Phangan weather
This island is suitable for holidays all year round. Day temperature ranges from +29 to +32 degrees Celsius, and at night falls to +24 – +26. The coldest and rainiest months are September-November. But even this weather Koh Phangan is quite good for vacation. The second rainy season falls in May and June.
In general, precipitation is not very abundant and long. They won’t prevent sunbathing and participants of a large party Full Moon Party Koh Phangan, but swimming will not be so pleasant at this wetter Koh Phangan.
Parties on the island
The majority of visitors gather on the beach of Haad Rin Nok about once a month on the Full Moon Party. It lasts 2-3 days and is very similar to a party in Ibiza or Kazantip. By the way, at this time, the moon is especially beautiful.
The party is – fluorescent paints on the body, trance music, electro, techno, various cocktails and drinks and a lot of people. But the only drawback: where a lot of people, there are a lot of pickpockets.
This is not the only party: everyday you can find something for yourself. Visit Amsterdam Bar Koh Phangan, for example. It is situated high in the mountain and every evening numbers of people come to see the sunset. There is also Half Moon Party Koh Phangan, Waterfall Party and others.