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5 Best Things To Do In Koh Phangan

We spent five days exploring all the best things to do on Koh Phangan. So from the beaches to the viewpoints, here’s everything you need to plan your trip.

1. Beach Hop

If you’re heading to the Thai islands, then one of the top things to do on Koh Phangan is to explore all of the best beaches.

From the famous Haad Rin Beach, home to the full moon party, to the lesser known Leela Beach there are some absolute gems scattered around the island.

Koh Phangan was home to some of our favourite beaches in Thailand!

If you are looking to take part in the famous full moon party From Koh Samui: Van and Speedboat Full Moon Party Transfer will get you there.

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Beach hopping was our favourite of the things to do on Koh Phangan

2. Visit The Waterfalls

With a few to choose from, the Koh Phangan waterfalls are a popular tourist favourite when it comes to things to do on Koh Phangan.

The most well known being Phaeng Waterfall, just be sure not to make the same mistake as us and visit in the middle of dry season!

We don’t like to choose favourites but Paradise Waterfall was a great day out with the local kids!

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Things to do on Koh Phangan…chase waterfalls

3. Thong Sala Night Market

An absolute MUST add on your things to do on Koh Phangan list!

We ate at Thong Sala Night Market pretty much every evening during our trip!

With every food you can think of, from local fried meats to vegan and vegetarian options, the food varies from 20 baht snacks to 100 baht meals.

Also don’t forget to visit the Saturday Night Market that takes over the whole beachfront street.

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Do not miss Thong Sala Night Market!

4. Slip N Fly

If you’re looking for an alternative day out on Koh Phangan then Slip N Fly may be your thing!

Slip N Fly is aimed at the travellers, the chillers, the couples and the party goers. All of whom are looking for a water filled day out on the island.

As the name suggests you can Slip N Fly into the plunge pools, shoot basketballs into hoops and have a game of water volleyball. All whilst taking in the island sun and chilling with friends.

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Slip N Fly is one of the best places to visit if you are looking fr something alternative.

5. Amsterdam Bar

Koh Phangan is full of bars and awesome chill spots. Some however come with some awesome viewpoints!

Our favourite of the bunch was Amsterdam Bar. Known on the island as the best place to watch a sunset. With good vibes and views overlooking the ocean!

There are others plenty of others though including 360 Bar and Bluerama to name a couple.

Either way catching sunset at a rooftop bar is a great way to spend your final evening on Koh Phangan!

If you like everything arranged for you, the From Koh Samui: Full-Day Koh Phangan Tour will take you to all the hotspots on Koh Phangan.

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Charlie taking in the views at Amsterdam Bar

Where To Stay In Koh Phangan

Luxury – Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

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.

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