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Things to do In Koh Phangan: What To Do, Where To Sleep

Gamintraveler Traveling in Koh Pangan

Things to do In Koh Phangan: What To Do, Where To Sleep – When people plan a visit to Koh Pangan, one of the first few reasons that may come to mind is the Full Moon Party.

Koh Phangan is very popular because of these parties. These events are usually full of people, with most of them backpackers who come to the island for socializing and adventure.

We weren’t exactly on any of these parties during our trip to Koh Pangan, but that didn’t stop us from falling in love about it. It was very beautiful, just like how beautiful the other beaches of Thailand are.

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There are places to stay starting from $20 USD you can get a room or even cheaper if you decide to stay in a dorm. If you prefer mid-budget $20-50 USD will be perfect. And for a luxury budget expect to pay $50-100 USD.

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Things to do in Koh Phangan

Go for a View Point

Visit Koh Phangan: View Point There are many view points around the island, look for them if you want to take amazing pictures and enjoy the views. If you rent a motorcycle, you can have easier access to these places.


Walking around the beach when visit Koh Phangan IMG 7055 The beaches in Koh Phangan are beautiful, with white sand and clear blue water. The beaches in Koh Phangan are perfect for swimming with the water very warm. If you don’t feel like swimming? You can go sunbathing, reading, walking around the beach, or having a beer.

Try a Massage

Visit Koh Phangan: Massage and Spa IMG 6966 As you know Thailand is famous for their massages. And why not have a relaxing time while the weather is so hot during the day? We tried an Aromatherapy Thai Oil Massage with tea. So good! An hour relaxing your muscles, with the massage not too hard – this is perfect for us! We had a relaxing tea before starting and tea with cookies when we were done. We can recommend our experience 100%. The girls were very friendly and our body got super relaxed for the rest of the day.

Offerings To Buddha

Visit Koh Phangan: religion Thai people are 95% Buddhist and you can see and feel the religion everywhere. People love to offer food and prayers to the Buddhas. We really like Budhism and we feel very comfortable in Thailand.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is the most popular sport in Thailand. If you are fit and you want to try it, this is a perfect place to do it! If you’re not interested in doing it yourself, you can go and watch how they fight. You can see Thai people gambling and shouting. You will enjoy the experience.

Going Out

Going out when visit Koh Phangan Going for dinner or a beer in Koh Phangan is great! There are always people around the streets, too. Might be even more in the parties! For us, we got some calm quiet nights with friends, and that’s what we all needed.

Kayaking when you visit Koh Phangan

Visit Koh Phangan: Kayaking IMG 8157 The water is so calm in the beach. If you want to try kayaking, Koh Phangan can be a perfect place for beginners. You can go around the beaches. Enjoy alone, far from the crowd, enjoying the sunset while you kayak.

Rock Climbing

Visit Koh Phangan: Rock Climbing If you like adventure, you can try rock climbing. We did one for beginners level and it was so much fun. After the climbing you will get your reward with amazing views of the island. Totally worth it.


gamintraveler 30 4 2017 16 28 29 202 If you like swimming there are many beaches to practice in Koh Phangan. As the water is so calm you will enjoy your swim in the warm water. We found the beaches very quiet for relaxing.

Full Moon Party

At that time, there wasn’t a Full Moon Party. But I bet all of you have heard about them. Crazy parties in the beach, alcohol, drugs, music and hundreds of people around. If you like a party island, Koh Phangan is your place.

Watch the Sunset

gamintraveler 14 4 2017 10 51 51 691 IMG 7228 We weren´t very lucky with the weather in Koh Phangan. We were chasing sunsets everyday and finally we got great colors. It´s our favorite plan – to grab a beer and watch the sunset while taking pictures.

Local Food

Visit Koh Phangan: Local Food There are many places for local food and prices are affordable. You can get a noodle soup for 50-60 Baht. There are juices, fruits and infinite choices of Thai street food. Ooh. How we loved them.

Where to stay

If you want to enjoy an amazing experience in a quiet place, with breathtaking views, infinity pools, this is your place! IMG 6408 During our stay in Koh Phangan, we enjoyed our private villa with pool and amazing views. How great it is to wake up and swim a little bit in the pool. The room was very stylish, and full of wood everywhere. Panviman Resort Koh Phangan has their own golf cart to move around the resort and reach the point of view where you will get amazing views. You have your own private beach just going downstairs and you can enjoy swimming or resting in a very quiet area. Visit Koh Phangan: Luxury Staying IMG 6374 For breakfast, we had Western choices and Thai dishes. A buffet where you can have juices, bread, pancakes and even hot meals to start your day. Apart from amazing food, you can enjoy the incredible views. Visit Koh Phangan: Breakfast with a view IMG 6285 The staff is super friendly in Panviman Koh Pangan, and even take a picture of you as a memory. Where is Panviman Resort Koh Phangan located? It’s located in a green area in the North part of the Island where you can find the best beaches in Koh Phangan. It’s far from Hat Rin and Thong Sala Pier around 15 kilometers. But there are transfer services from the hotel to pick you up. If you want to know more about the places, check the pictures below: IMG 6434 IMG 6851 gamintraveler 30 4 2017 16 28 27 476 We hope that you were enticed to visit Koh Phangan! If we missed something, let us know in the comments below. Happy Travels x

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Monday 15th of May 2017

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Monday 15th of May 2017

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