As a natural paradise in the Southern Gulf of Thailand, the island is known as a popular retreat, where one may go deserted beachesand snorkeling and go for a divenearby the small island of Koh Ma.
Looking for trip to the nearby Ang Thong archipelago consisting of over 35 islands blessed with amazing beaches, natural caves and the Tha Laem Nai a salty water blue lagoon lake featured in The Beachby Alex Garland. It appears that whatever it is you are looking for, in that respect is something at this place for everyone.
Like the other surrounding islands, Koh Phanganhas enjoyed substantial development in visitor numbers also it is well know for its monthly popular Full Moon Parties right at Haad Rin bay. Due to its massive party scene some people have dubbed Phanganthe Ibiza of the east.
There are roads to HadRin, but you have been warned that the roads are not in the best condition and only if you are a confident motorcycle driver then don't attempt to get to island was already inhabited already about two thousand years ago by sea gypsies coming from the area today called malaysia. The area was later targeted by Chinese people most of them originating from the province Hainan fleeing the economic hardship in their country.
Situated inside the southern siamese Gulf of Thailand Koh Pha-ngan is the next island to the long time established tourist destination of Samuithat attracts in excess of one million tourists every year.
If you enjoy to eat then Koh Phanganwould be to get a joint ticket from Songserm Travel Center for boats and express boats, bus, railway, air to the island. Another option is to take an 60 minute flight by Bangkok Airways every few hours from BKK to Samuiand catch the catamaran boat to Koh Phangan.