Paradise Waterfall Koh Phangan is definitely worth a stop even in dry season. From rope swings to interacting with local kids, here’s all you need to know.
Paradise Waterfall Koh Phangan is located straight up the middle of the island along Chaloklum Road. The drive to the top is super smooth and all completely tarmac.
If you’re looking for transport to and from Koh Phangan, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers.
We stayed in the Thong Sala area of Koh Phangan and rented scooters for 180 Baht per day.
It’s definitely the easiest way to explore the island and took roughly 20 minutes to reach Paradise Waterfall Koh Phangan from Thong Sala Pier.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Entrance Fee – 20 Baht
With the 20 Baht entrance fee you receive a free bottle of water.
Paradise Waterfall Opening Times
Daily 8am – 4pm.
Best Time To Visit Paradise Waterfall + Tips
The best time to visit any waterfalls in Koh Phangan is just after the monsoon season or after a heavy rainfall.
Monsoon season runs from July – September. However, there can still be heavy rainfall in other months making the waterfalls worth a visit.
However, Paradise Waterfall is still worth a visit during dry season, as we found out!
What To Pack
What To Expect At Paradise Waterfall Koh Phangan
Paradise Waterfall Koh Phangan was definitely our favourite Koh Phangan waterfall.
Although there wasn’t really any fast flowing water due to dry season, the place had a real good vibe.
There were locals jumping from a rope swing and the kids were having a real good time interacting with the tourists.
The younger ones were teaching all the tourists how to backflip from the rope swings and they certainly showed us how it’s done.
Paradise Waterfall Koh Phangan had a very communal feel to it. On the way in, the lady on the entrance was very kind and the locals were not intimidating in any way.
There is a restaurant right at the entrance too, so if you get peckish after a tiring afternoon rope swinging, you’re in good hands.
This Koh Phangan waterfall doesn’t require any kind of hike. The falls are right next to the car park.
After you turn off at the sign to Paradise Waterfall, the road is uphill and a little rocky. So please be careful if you’re on bikes!
Although It Wasn’t Wet Season
We figured that the best time to visit any Koh Phangan Waterfall is just after monsoon season or after a heavy rainfall.
Of all the waterfalls on the island, Paradise Waterfall Koh Phangan was our favourite. Even though we didn’t experience the full impact of the falls, the swimming hole at the bottom was an awesome afternoon outing!
If you’re looking to visit a Phaeng Waterfall at its best however, we recommend you skip it in dry season.
It’s said to be monsoon season from July through to September and you can weigh up your options when you’re visiting.
Located along beautiful Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas offers spacious villas and suites with free WiFi, private pool and terrace.
It also features a fitness room. With a modern Thai design villas and suites feel very traditional.
Situated in a garden setting, rooms comes with a 32-inch LCD TV with Apple TV, home entertainment system and iPod docking station.
Mid-Budget – Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort
Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort features a unique and stylish design with a private terrace.
This beachfront property boasts an outdoor infinity pool and on-site parking facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort is located 5 miles away from Haad Rin.
Each room has its own character. The rooms include air conditioning, a minibar and a safety deposit box. All en suite bathrooms come with free toiletries and shower facilities.
Budget – Oasis Hostel
Situated in Thongsala, within 900 yards of Thongsala Pier and 650 yards of Thongsala Walking Street, OASIS hostel offers free WiFi.
All rooms feature a kitchen and a shared bathroom. Thong Sala is a 7-minute walk from the property.
All units at the hostel come with a seating area. Guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave.
A continental breakfast is available daily at the property.
For more places to stay in Koh Phangan, you can click here for the latest on Booking.com.