accommodation at Ko Phangan, I can suggest you Phrueksa Resort, not distant to Thongsala, the main town of Phangan. From the resort you enjoy an unproblematic access to bars, banks, money exchange and supermarkets.
Since the last 20 years, Koh Phanganenthusiasts? Actually, there is lot of reasons why one should visit the island. Even it is quite small in size many kinds of tourists can explore their own place on Koh Phangan. If you ask me, you should definitely consider visiting Phangan.
For those of the travelers who find Kho Samuimuch too overly priced or much too much like a big city with not much nature left, island for budget traveler or young people and everything focused on the Haad Rin beach. But this is not so small and Haad Rin is just a tiny part of Phangan.
Simmilar to it's sister island Koh Tao, this island was first visited by travelers seeking a sanctuary from the commercialised yoga resorts. Kho Phangan offers to the visitor undeveloped beachesand jungle, some are only accessible by a treck through jungle paths or by taking a boat.
There are multiple ways to see the island, you can use one of the taxi for a small amount of Baht,or you are able to drive you can rent a moped or crossbike and drive around in your own time frame.