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Koh Phangan, Thailand: A Complete Travel Guide

Koh Phangan is located in the southern Gulf of Thailand and is part of the group of islands that make up the Samui Archipelago. It’s a true treasure of pristine beaches, entertainment, and natural attractions. And since it’s only accessible by ferry, this island is more relaxed and quiet than nearby Koh Samui. In this video, we highlight 10 of the best things to do on Koh Phangan. In this travel guide, we share 10 of the best things to do on Koh Phangan as well as great places to stay, eat, and drink.

Chaloklum Beach Koh Phangan
Chaloklum Beach


Check out our video about Koh Phangan to see the best things to do through our camera!

Best Things To Do On Koh Phangan

  • Relax At The Beaches (Haad Rin, Nai Pan Beach, Chaloklum Beach and Malibu Beach)

  • Watch The Sunset (Hin Kong Beach)

  • Visit Panthip Night Market

  • Enjoy Scenery From Haad Rin Viewpoint

  • Walk The Sandbar To Koh Ma

  • Day Tour To Ang Thong Marine Park

  • Chase Some Waterfalls (Phaeng Waterfall, Than Sadet Waterfall, Wang Sai Waterfall, Paradise Waterfall)

  • Experience The Full Moon Party

  • Rent A Jet Ski Or Kayak

  • Visit A Few Temples (Wat Phu Khao Noi, Wat Khao Tham)

Haad Rin viewpoint koh phangan thailand
Haad Rin Viewpoint

Places To Stay In Koh Phangan

Places To Eat And Drink In Koh Phangan

  • A's Famous: good place for breakfast

  • Ocean Vibes: outdoor restaurant to watch sunset with a drink and delicious food options

  • NENA Locanda Italiana: delicious homemade Italian food

  • Amsterdam Bar: famous sunset bar

  • Summer Salts: another great sunset bar right on the beach, food is decent too

  • Fisherman’s restaurant: best fresh seafood

  • Chana Masala: best Indian restaurant on the island

  • Alcove: quality French, Mediterranean, Thai-style restaurant

  • Sirtaki Taverna Greek restaurant: amazing Greek food!

  • Pum Pui Restaurant: delicious local Thai food

  • Beach Coconut Bowls: best smoothie bowls

summer salts bar koh phangan thailand
summer salts sunset bar

Map Koh Phangan

Find all the places to go, eat, drink, and stay on Koh Phangan on Google Maps. To follow and save the list, do the following:

  1. Tap on the link to open it (click button below)

  2. Tap Follow. This list will now be added to the group of lists you follow.

  3. Optional: To unfollow a list someone shared with you, tap the list Saved.

If you follow the list we made, all our saved places of Koh Phangan will show up in Your Places. The places will also appear as suggested locations in Google Maps.

koh phangan google map


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