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Koh Phangan Holidays

Tropical Island Paradise

A tropical cocktail of stunning sandy beaches, swaying palms, lush green jungles and clear turquoise waters, Koh Phangan offers the best of both worlds.

Known lovingly as the land of the coconut trees, enjoy a true get-away-from-it-all feel on this luxurious island where zip-lining above the rainforest and partying on the beach under a full moon is second nature. If you’re after a bit of peace and quiet, Koh Phangan is still for you: tuck yourself away in one of the isle’s heavenly resorts and treat yourself to a spa escape, or simply relax on the warm beach with your book in hand and not a care in the world. This is perfect paradise.

Once you’re done relaxing, head to nearby Koh Samui for shopping in Bophut and temple exploring, or twin your Koh Phangan trip with a stay in Koh Tao, home to sandy coves and secluded bays. 

Destination Highlights
  • Astonishingly beautiful beaches
  • Full Moon, Half Moon and Black Moon parties
  • Hiking trails
  • Great for snorkeling and diving
  • Ideal for wellness and spa breaks
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone +7 GMT
  • Currency Thai Baht
  • Visa Information Bristish citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days.
  • Language Thai - but English is widely spoken
  • Health Information No mandatory vaccinations required.

Top Tips from our Experts

Clive

Content Editor

If you ever find yourself on the vibrant isle of Koh Phangan be sure to taste the island's specialities called No Names. These spicy little fritters are served with a delicate dipping sauce and are perfect with a cold Chang beer or a coconut and pineapple milkshake – bliss.”

Types of Koh Phangan holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no airport on the island, so you can only get there by ferry. The nearest airport is Koh- Samui (USM) which has frequent flights from Bangkok (BKK) and Phuket, daily flights from Pattaya (U-Tapao), Singapore. Transortation to the ferry pier is easy to find at the airport.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Anantara Rasananda Phangan Resort and Spa

Koh Phangan

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Anantara Rasananda Phangan Resort and Spa
SV Pool Villa Suite

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort and Spa

Koh Phangan

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort and Spa
Unique

The Beach Club and Haad Tien Beach Resort Koh Tao

Koh Tao

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The Beach Club and Haad Tien Beach Resort Koh Tao

Anantara BoPhut Resort and Spa

Bo Phut Beach

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Anantara BoPhut Resort and Spa

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