Once a month, Ko Phangan simply comes alive by its vibrant Full Moon Parties that attract holiday makers world over. The vast beaches and palm tree shades offer quiet refuge to holiday makers who want to relax in a tranquil holiday getaway. You will be truly satisfied by the warmth of the people and captivated by stunning views that you would experience in your Ko Phangan holiday rental.
When in Ko Phangan make sure you don’t miss out on one of the most happening parties of the island, The Full Moon Party. Every month groups of revelers come together to celebrate the spectacular sight of the full moon, best viewed from crescent-shaped beach of Haad Rin or Haddrin. It can get quite crowded with as many as 30,000 people partying on the beach at a time. Fireworks and jugglers entertain crowds accompanied with music and dancing. The sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters are among the other crowd pullers to Ko Phangan. You could also enjoy a host of water sports that range from Scuba Diving to kayaking. The warm waters are especially inviting for a quick swim in the sea. You could also visit the waterfall at Than Sadat. There are a number of other relaxing activities such as spa therapy or massages. Do try out some local delicacies at the numerous bars and restaurants that line the beach.
After you’ve had your fair share of beach tranquility, head to the nearby region of Koh Samui. Most popularly known for its scenic locales that were brilliantly captured in the film the Beach, Koh Samui has lots to explore. A day trip to Koh Samui would be more than sufficient to explore its ancient religious temples, fascinating butterfly farms and soothing waterfalls. Thong Sala is the perfect place on Ko Phangan to shop for souvenirs of your trip. Choose from an assortment of products that range from silks to wooden carvings. You can also visit Thoing Nai Pan Noi to sample local eating options.
The temperatures in Ko Phangan are steady at about 29-33 degrees Celsius. The monsoon occurs between the months of October and November when the rainfall amounts to about 33 cm. For a warm, sunny beach holiday the rest of the months are ideal.
To reach your holiday accommodation in Ko Phangan, you would have to first arrive in Koh Samui Airport situated about 15 km away. You could fly with Bangkok Airways or Thai Airways that fly through many International circuits.