Koh Phangan Island

Island Beaches

Koh Phangan has a variety of beautiful beaches, each with its own unique character. Popular beaches include Haad Rin (known for its full moon parties), Thong Nai Pan (known for its white sand and clear waters), and Bottle Beach (known for its secluded location and great snorkelling).

Our 6 must-visit beaches are listed below:

Haad Rin Beach: Haad Rin is one of the most famous beaches in Koh Phangan. It is divided into Haad Rin Nok (Sunrise Beach) and Haad Rin Nai (Sunset Beach). This beach is best known for its Full Moon Party, which takes place once a month.

Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach: Thong Nai Pan Noi is a beautiful white sandy beach located on the northeast coast of Koh Phangan. It is surrounded by lush green hills and palm trees, making it a perfect spot for a peaceful and relaxing day at the beach.

Bottle Beach: Bottle Beach is a secluded beach located on the north side of Koh Phangan. It is only accessible by boat or a strenuous hike through the jungle. The beach is surrounded by coconut palms and offers crystal-clear waters for swimming and snorkelling.

Mae Haad Beach: Mae Haad is a beautiful beach located on the northwest coast of Koh Phangan. It offers a long stretch of white sandy beach, crystal-clear waters, and stunning views of Koh Ma island.

Haad Yao Beach: Haad Yao is a long stretch of white sandy beach located on the northwest coast of Koh Phangan. It is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

Salad Beach: Salad Beach is a quiet and peaceful beach located on the west coast of Koh Phangan. It offers a long stretch of white sandy beach, calm waters, and beautiful sunset views.

Water Sports

Koh Phangan is an excellent destination for water activities such as snorkelling, diving, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. You can explore the island’s coral reefs and marine life or enjoy the crystal-clear waters.

Scuba Diving: Koh Phangan is surrounded by crystal-clear waters, making it an excellent location for scuba diving. There are many dive centres on the island offering dive courses for beginners and experienced divers. Some popular dive sites include Sail Rock, Chumphon Pinnacle, and Southwest Pinnacle.

Snorkelling: Snorkeling is a great way to explore the underwater world around Koh Phangan. There are many snorkelling tours available on the island that take you to the best snorkelling spots. Some popular snorkelling spots include Koh Ma and Haad Yao.

Kayaking: Kayaking is a fun way to explore the coastline of Koh Phangan. You can rent a kayak and paddle around the island’s many coves and bays. Some popular kayaking spots include Thong Nai Pan Noi and Bottle Beach.

Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP): SUP is a great way to enjoy the calm waters around Koh Phangan. You can rent a board and paddle along the coastline, enjoying the island’s stunning scenery.

Jet Skiing: Jet skiing is a popular water sport in Koh Phangan. You can rent a jet ski and ride around the island’s many bays and beaches.

Wellness & Yoga

Koh Phangan is also known for its yoga and wellness scene, with many yoga studios and retreat centres offering classes, workshops, and retreats. The island’s laid-back atmosphere and natural beauty make it the perfect place to relax, unwind, and connect with nature.

Below is our list of reputable companies here on Koh Phangan Island.

The Yoga Retreat: The Yoga Retreat is a popular yoga studio and retreat centre on the island. They offer daily yoga classes, as well as yoga retreats, workshops, and teacher training programs.

Orion Healing Center: Orion Healing Center is a wellness retreat that offers yoga, detox programs, meditation, and various wellness therapies. They also have a vegan restaurant and juice bar on-site.

Holina Wellness:  At Loyfa Resort with lots of Wellness Programs, Stress management and Detoc programs.

The Sanctuary: The Sanctuary is a wellness resort located on Haad Tien beach. They offer daily yoga classes, meditation, healing therapies, and detox programs.

Samma Karuna: Samma Karuna is a yoga and wellness centre that offers yoga classes, meditation, and various workshops and retreats focused on personal development and self-discovery.

Pure Flow Yoga: Pure Flow Yoga is a yoga studio located in the beautiful surroundings of Haad Yuan beach. They offer daily yoga classes, as well as yoga retreats and workshops.

Full Moon Party Island

Koh Phangan is famous for its full moon parties, which take place on Haad Rin Beach during the full moon each month. The parties attract thousands of people from all over the world and are known for their lively atmosphere, music, and dancing.

The monthly party attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. The party takes place on Haad Rin beach, it is known for its music, dancing, and colourful atmosphere.

The Full Moon Party typically starts in the evening and goes on until the early morning hours. There are many stages set up along the beach, and each stage has its own music genre, ranging from techno to reggae to pop. The party is also known for its fire shows and beach games, such as limbo and beer pong.

It is important to note that the Full Moon Party can be quite wild and chaotic, and it is not suitable for everyone. Drugs and alcohol are prevalent, and the party can get quite crowded and rowdy. It is important to take precautions and stay safe while attending the party, such as watching your drinks, staying in groups, and avoiding dangerous activities like jumping over fire ropes.

Overall, the Full Moon Party is a unique experience and a must-see for party-goers and nightlife enthusiasts. However, it is important to remember to party responsibly and to take care of yourself and your friends while enjoying the festivities.

Nightlife & Street Food

In addition to the full moon parties, Koh Phangan has a variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants where you can enjoy drinks, music, and socializing. Whether you’re looking for a quiet beach bar or a lively dance club, there’s something for everyone on Koh Phangan.

Here are some popular food options on the island:

Thai cuisine: Koh Phangan offers a wide range of authentic Thai cuisine, from classic dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup to regional specialities like Massaman Curry and Som Tam (papaya salad).

Seafood: As an island, Koh Phangan is famous for its fresh seafood. You can enjoy a variety of seafood dishes such as grilled fish, prawns, and squid.

Vegan and vegetarian food: Koh Phangan is home to many vegan and vegetarian restaurants that serve delicious and healthy food options. You can try vegan burgers, smoothie bowls, and raw desserts.

Street food: Street food is abundant in Koh Phangan, and you can find delicious and affordable options like fried chicken, spring rolls, and grilled meat skewers.

International cuisine: You can also find international cuisine options like Italian pizza, Mexican tacos, and Japanese sushi on the island.

Our Location

We have conveniently located only a short drive to Thongsala’s main town and right next to Koh Phangan’s main hospital. The island’s beauty is that everywhere is just on your doorstep so there are no long journeys to get to all the best beaches, restaurants and entertainment.

We suggest you hire a motorbike (if you are experienced) or a small car to check out what the Island offers. Some of the island roads can be a bit tricky and with lots of sand from the beaches on the roads it can be a little dangerous for inexperienced riders.

For any hire or island information please free to drop us a line about any information we don’t have on our website and we will endeavour to get back in contact with our free and impartial advice.

Contact Us Today

Our bookings team are always on hand to help with any information that you cannot find on our website. If you need advice on the best time to stay and any other island information please feel free to drop us a quick message and we will be only too happy to help you with your enquiry. please note because of the time difference we are not always able to answer you straight away but we will try our best to get back in contact as quickly as possible.

Thanks for getting in contact and we hope to see you soon at Ozzy Villa, Koh Phangan.