Sprawling white-sand beaches and turquoise waters await you on the island of Koh Phangan. Located in between Koh Samui and Koh Tao, the island provides plenty of adventure and relaxation. The name “Phangan” means sand bar and derives from the island’s many sandy oases – one even leads to the small island of Koh Ma. Koh Phangan is known most famously for having the most luscious beaches in the world, and hosting the world’s largest beach party – the Full Moon Party, this guide can help you find whatever you are looking for in Koh Phangan’s beaches. With descriptions of over 30 beaches, this guide can help you find the party (or avoid it), the coral, the high tide, the sunset, the sunrise, the beach bars, and anything else you could desire in island living.
Accessible by a quick ferry ride from the larger neighboring island, Koh Samui, a traveler simply has to step off the boat on Thong Sala pier to enter a whole new way of life. Laid back vibes, freshly-caught seafood, live music flowing from the reggae bars and friendly Thai locals guarantee a memorable holiday. From the east to the west, Koh Phangan offers a large variety of beaches sure to meet any sun worshipper’s needs.