North of Koh Samui, the small island of Koh Phangan was discovered by backpackers seeking inexpensive beachfront accommodation and a lively party scene.
The backpackers were drawn to the Full Moon Parties that still take place around the over-populated hub of Haad Rin.
The less visited north eastern shores of the island have managed to retain their character and charm, and the first few upmarket resorts have opened here. These make the most of the emerald waters and brilliant white sands as well as the wonderfully laid-back atmosphere, whilst ensuring a very private experience.
Suggested itineraries featuring Koh Phangan
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Koh Phangan, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Koh Phangan
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Places near Koh Phangan
- Koh Samui 15 miles away
- Koh Tao 29 miles away
- Khanom 36 miles away
- Krabi 137 miles away
- Khao Lak 140 miles away
- Khao Sok National Park 145 miles away
- Koh Yao 148 miles away
- Koh Phi Phi Don 162 miles away
- Koh Lanta 165 miles away
- Phuket 169 miles away
- Koh Kood 219 miles away
- Koh Samet 220 miles away
- Koh Munnork 228 miles away
- Amphawa 257 miles away
- Bangkok 281 miles away
- Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai 300 miles away
Photos of Koh Phangan
Accommodation choices for Koh Phangan
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Koh Phangan. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.