A lot of the more popular places to stay, like Stone Hill Phangan was before the hippy heaven, nowadays a 'wider range' of tourists travel here. But they all want to find a laid back and easy going place. Kho Phangan has many undeveloped bays and waterfalls, some are reachable by trekking over jungle paths or hiring a taxi boat.
One exemption from the otherwise relaxing and quite island is the Fullmoon party when Haad Rin East Side transforms into a dance floor made of sand. If you dislike huge party's or the kind of music they are playing, don't worry on Ko Phangan are various amazing bays, that are easy to reach like fishing spots, mountains and viewpoints.
A good option for accommodation is Holiday Beach Resort, because it's just right for diversetypes of tourists. It's perfect for newly-wed couples and small families or several people .
Mai Pen Rai is not only the translation of 'does not matter' on Koh Phangan, Maipenrai is also the name of a very nice bungalow resort here.
Seeking chance to venture to the close by Ang Thong archipelago consisting of over 38 different sized islands endowed with amazing beaches, natural caves and the peaceful Tha Laem Nai a salty water blue lagoon lake featured in the book The Beachby Alex Garland. It appears that whatsoever it is you are looking for, there is something at this place for everyone.
It is rare how can quiet as well as Resort or Sun Set Cove. Both of them offering very good service and a general high standard.