A holiday on Koh Phangan can be as varied or simple as you want it to be. The choice of attractions and activities is vast, while the option to simply kick back and relax with nature is also a strong pull for many visitors. The Full Moon Party also attracts a large number of visitors to Koh Phangan, many of whom stay on the island for an extended period either arriving before the event or staying on after the party to recover and relax.
The sheer number of people that arrive every month for the party has created something of a micro-economy around Haad Rin beach, but the rest of the island remains a peaceful escape with a series of tiny bays and beaches offering the ultimate tropical vacation. A far cry from the more crowded and commercial beaches of Samui or Phuket.
Accommodation choices are also vast and varied on Koh Phangan, with everything from small bungalow resorts to larger hotels and even private villas catering to a wide range of tastes and budgets. Guests can choose to stay close to the main tourist centres or opt for more remote, peaceful locations where they can relax undisturbed and take in the fine ocean views.
One surprisingly affordable option for visitors to Koh Phangan is to share a private villa with friends. Private owners now rent out their properties through agents and most have several bedrooms, as well as added amenities such as swimming pools, equipped kitchens and private sun terraces, making this an attractive option for a larger group or family travelling together.
Even dedicated party goers find a group villa share more convenient and affordable than staying in multiple rooms at a resort or hotel. They can base themselves at a comfortable villa then travel to the various parties and gatherings, returning to the peace of the villa to relax and rejuvenate after a long night on the dancefloor.
Koh Phangan villas offer the ultimate private space and come complete with all the indulgent amenities you could wish for. They are often located within relatively easy reach of the island's main events and natural attractions and when rented as a group share, they can actually work out cheaper than staying in one of the island's more comfortable hotels.