Which part of Koh Phangan should I stay in? This is a frequent and important question and deserve as much consideration as the hotel you choose. The answer depends on the experience you envisage and this will determine which is the best part of the island for you. Truth is that this island has an authentic tropical charm with each beach more stunning than the next. Below we offer information to help you decide where to stay in Koh Phangan as well as a list of luxury resorts and budget hotel accommodation at the guaranteed best price.
If you scroll down to look at our map, Haadrin Nok Beach where the monthly full moon party takes place is located on a small peninsula on the island's southern tip. Bordering the beach is Haadrin Village where narrow lanes are packed with restaurants, bars, shop, lots of cheap accommodation as well as mid-range to budget beachfront hotels like Palita Lodge, Phangan Bayshore and Tommy Resort. If you fancy staying among a young crowd, enjoy music and volleyball on the beach and an up-beat atmosphere, this is undoubtedly going to be the best area.
A 5 minute walk brings you to Haarin Nai Beach on the opposite sunset side of the peninsula, a great part of Koh Phangan if you want to stay within walking distance of entertainment, but able to retreat to beachfront tranquility within moments.
Haad Rin Nai HotelsThe most vibrant part of the island
Ban Tai HotelsSunset west coast between Haadrin and Thong Sala
Starting from Haadrin Nai going north, a cement road runs parallel to the west coast for 20 minutes along which stunning beaches like Seeguntung, Ban Kai and Ban Tai where the recommended Sabaii Bay and Chantaramas resorts are located before you reach the shops, markets and restaurants of Thong Sala Village. If you stay in hotels along this first half of the west coast you will enjoy amazing sunset views, tranquility and still be able to easily access Haadrin or Tong Sala Village.
Thong Sala HotelsMain entry point and village with ample amenities
Haad Yao HotelsTranquil and spectacular bay north of Thong Sala
Passing Thong Sala enchanting beaches with placid water like Haad Yao, Haad Thian and Naiwok Beach featuring the stunning Kupu Kupu Resort reveal itself. It is relaxed, you won't be trampled by tourist hordes, it has great accommodation and though 30 minutes from Haadrin it is near Thong Sala Village's conveniences. Further north is Haad Salad and finally Chaloklum which are the best beaches if you prefer staying in quiet seclusion 45 minutes from Haadrin. This area feature mainly budget resorts, but the location is utterly idyllic.
Thong Nai Pan HotelsIdyllic, romantic and tranquil. Luxury resorts with private pool
Haad Salad HotelsSeductive and quiet north west coast adjacent to Haad Yao
Going up the east coast from Haadrin is Had Yuan. It is a quiet and intimate cove with stunning views which can only be reached by a 10 minute boat ride from Haadrin and feature the 4 star Pariya Resort. Further up the east coast is Haad Tien, Sadet Beach and Tong Nai Pan. Here places like Anantara Rasananda, Panviman and Santhiya resort offer barefoot beachfront luxury in a villa with your own private pool. It is idyllic, clean and tranquil and a part of the island recommended to stay for a romantic honeymoon. From here a road takes you to Banthai village and eventually Tong Sala Village or you could charter a longtail boat to reach Haadrin within 15 minutes.
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