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3 Best Viewpoints In Koh Phangan

If you’re looking for the best viewpoints in Koh Phangan it’s not too hard to find them. These bars have some of the best views on the island.

1. Amsterdam Bar

In our opinion, Amsterdam Bar ranks as top of the Koh Phangan viewpoints – especially come sunset.

It’s a bit of a climb to reach, unless you take a taxi/scooter to the top of the hill, but totally worth it for the amazing views.

Boasting balconies directly overlooking the ocean, it’s one of the most popular bars on the island and people generally head here to chill with friends, drink cocktails and hopefully catch a memorable sunset.

Consisting of two levels there are no real seats but plenty of cushions to sit or lay on whilst enjoying the relaxed vibe. The lower level also has a swimming pool.

Being one of the most visited viewpoints in Koh Phangan, the cushions fill up really fast, so we recommend arriving an hour or so before golden hour in order to secure yourself a good spot.

Drinks are not too expensive, so you could beat the crowds and head down early to grab a drink, enjoy the views and wait for the sunset.

You can order juices, cocktails, beers, something to smoke and they also have food and snacks.

We visited Amsterdam Bar twice whilst in Koh Phangan and the atmosphere was the same on both occasions – not too rowdy or full of idiots, but a relaxed and friendly feel.

Visiting Amsterdam Bar is also known to be one of the top things to do in Koh Phangan.

Opening Hours: Daily 5:00pm – 12:00am.

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Amsterdam Bar – Our favourite of the Koh Phangan viewpoints
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The Amsterdam Bar pool overlooking the horizon

2. 360 Bar

360 Bar is probably the best of the Koh Phangan viewpoints for chilling out at during the daytime.

It’s a bit of a sketchy road leading up to the viewpoint, so be careful if you’re visiting on scooters, and you must first follow signs into Utopia resort.

However, once you arrive it’s worth the wild drive through the North!

This secluded hideaway overlooks Koh Ma, a small island connected to Koh Phangan by a sand bar around 200 meters long.

You get almost a birds eye view of the aqua coloured waters, and one of the best beaches in Koh Phangan, Haad Mae Haad Beach, below.

To add to the atmosphere, the entire bar is made of bamboo wood and before entering, you will be asked to remove your shoes.

Again, as with all of the viewpoints in Koh Phangan, 360 Bar is popular around sunset. So we recommend heading up early to grab yourself a cushion if you want to catch the sunset.

The bar is built over three levels, with the middle one housing the drinks bar itself. The bar serves shakes, alcoholic drinks, Thai dishes, various western dishes and more. 

Beers will cost you around 100 Baht, similar to the majority of other bars on the island. But the chilled vibes and scenic views overlooking Koh Ma are not to be missed.

Opening Hours: Daily 11:00am – late

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The king in his thrown at 360 Bar
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As far as Koh Phangan viewpoints go this has to be up there!

3. Bluerama

Bluerama is definitely the most luxurious of the viewpoints in Koh Phangan.

This relaxed hilltop spot is actually an adults only resort.

So, if you’re looking for somewhere a bit more classy, maybe to enjoy cocktails with friends or to head out on a date, then this is an ideal location.

An infinity pool is the centre piece of the accommodation, overlooking the Gulf Of Thailand and there are deckchairs lined up at the ready to relax on.

Serving up cocktails all evening, the Sky Bar Terrace offers stunning views with DJ sessions and live music performances.

We headed up to Bluerama on the final evening in Koh Phangan and it was certainly a beautiful way to finish off our visit.

Opening Hours: Daily 9:00am – 10:00pm.

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Living the high life at Bluerama in Koh Phangan
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A Koh Phagan Viewpoint with a touch of class

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.

For more places to stay in Koh Phangan, you can click here for the latest on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

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Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile. 

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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