We spent five days exploring all the best things to do on Koh Phangan. So from the beaches to the viewpoints, here’s everything you need to plan your trip.
5 Best Things To Do On Koh Phangan – The Ultimate Guide
What To Pack? We’ve put together our Ultimate Travel Packing List for every type of trip.
Getting around Koh Phangan couldn’t be easier.
Before we start, if you’re looking for transport to and from the islands in Thailand, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers here.
We always choose to rent scooters to get around the islands, which start at around 150 Baht per day, and explore ourselves.
Most accommodations will be able to source you a scooter, however if you’re looking for recommendations Budget Two (located close to Thongsala Pier) have always been great!
Another option is pay for tuk tuks, which are pretty popular for day trips around the island, however they can soon add up. So make sure you plan your day efficiently and maybe look into hiring one for the day!
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
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WHAT TO PACK
DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod
Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50
Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50
Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket
If you’re heading to the Thai islands, then one of the top things to do on Koh Phangan is hitting the best beaches.
Koh Phangan was home to some of our favourite beaches in Thailand!
Click HERE for our full The Ultimate Guide To The 6 Best Koh Phangan Beaches blog.
With a few to choose from, the waterfalls are a popular tourist favourite when it comes to things to do on Koh Phangan.
The most well known being Phaeng Waterfall, just be sure not to make the same mistake as us and visit in the middle of dry season!
We don’t like to choose favourites but Paradise Waterfall was a great day out with local kids!
Click HERE for our full Koh Phangan Waterfalls – Top 3 Waterfalls In Koh Phangan + When To Visit
An absolute MUST add on your things to do on Koh Phangan list!
We ate at Thong Sala Night Market pretty much every evening during our trip!
With every food you can think of, from local fried meats to vegan and vegetarian options, the food varies from 20 baht snacks to 100 baht meals.
Also don’t forget to visit the Saturday Night Market that takes over the whole beachfront street.
Click HERE for our full Thong Sala Night Market Koh Phangan – A Foodie’s Heaven blog, including how to get there and opening times.
If you’re looking for an alternative day out on Koh Phangan then Slip N Fly may be your thing!
Slip N Fly is aimed at the travellers, the chillers, the couples and the party goers. All of whom are looking for a water filled day out on the island.
As the name suggests you can Slip N Fly into the plunge pools, shoot basketballs into hoops and have a game of water volleyball. All whilst taking in the island sun and chilling with friends.
Click HERE for our full Slip N Fly Koh Phangan – How To Get There, Prices + More blog.
Koh Phangan is full of bars and chill spots. Some however come with some awesome viewpoints!
Our favourite of the bunch was Amsterdam Bar. Known on the island as the best place to watch a Koh Phangan sunset. With good vibes and views overlooking the ocean!
There are others plenty of others though including 360 Bar and Bluerama to name a couple.
Either way catching sunset at a rooftop bar is one of the best things to do on Koh Phangan for your final evening!
Click HERE for our full Koh Phangan Viewpoints – The Bar Views You HAVE To See blog.
Luxury – Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas – Located along beautiful Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas offers spacious villas and suites with free WiFi, private pool and terrace. It also features a fitness room. With a modern Thai design villas and suites feel very traditional. Situated in a garden setting, rooms comes with a 32-inch LCD TV with Apple TV, home entertainment system and iPod docking station.
Mid-Budget – Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort – Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort features a unique and stylish design with a private terrace. This beachfront property boasts an outdoor infinity pool and on-site parking facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Le Divine Comedie Beach Resort is located 5 miles away from Haad Rin. Each room has its own character. The rooms include air conditioning, a minibar and a safety deposit box. All en suite bathrooms come with free toiletries and shower facilities.
Budget – Oasis Hostel – Situated in Thongsala, within 900 yards of Thongsala Pier and 650 yards of Thongsala Walking Street, OASIS hostel offers free WiFi. All rooms feature a kitchen and a shared bathroom. Thong Sala is a 7-minute walk from the property. All units at the hostel come with a seating area. Guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. A continental breakfast is available daily at the property.
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