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The Ultimate Guide to Koh Phangan, Thailand's Legendary Full Moon Island. Must Read Before Visit in 2024!

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Koh Phangan, beyond the legendary Thailand Full Moon Party Island.

A Complete Guide Must Read Before Visit!

Koh Phangan, an enchanting island nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, is renowned for its vibrant Full Moon Parties and pristine beaches. However, there's so much more to this tropical paradise than its legendary nightlife. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this comprehensive guide will help you make the most of your trip to Koh Phangan.

Disclaimer: If you're coming to Koh Phangan Island only to party hard during FMP (Full Moon Party), you should take advantage of the real deal of the island. Here is why you should consider extending your stay.


Table of Contents

1.0  Getting to Koh Phangan

2.0  Best Time to Visit

3.0  Tips & Tricks in Koh Phangan Island

4.0  Lush Tropical and Jungle Experience

5.0  Hike to the most Epic Lookout point in Koh Phangan

6.0  Unlimited Nature and Waterfall Hunting in the Thai National Park

7.0  Unlimited Golden Hours and Hippie Experience

8.0  Unlimited Beach Adventure

9.0  Unlimited happy hours, Full Moon Party & Festivals

10.0 Unlimited Authentic Thai Food, Dining & Rooftop Experience

11.0 Experience the Amazing Phanganist Triving Community

12.0 Enjoy the Unlimited Massage, Sauna, Yoga, and Detox


Discover the Ultimate Guide to the Full Moon Party here, and get ready to push the FMP vibes to the limit. It's time to unleash your raving spirits.

"Calm during the day, but a raving storm at night. "

I've been to the island a few times now, and it is one of my favorite islands to visit around the Thai Gulf. I keep returning because I miss the island's magical touch every now and then. Even after a few visits, I still can't do justice to summarizing everything. There are so many places in Koh Phangan I've never stepped foot on, and even if I've visited places before, I still want to repeat the same experiences. Koh Phangan is such a unique all-rounder island—a perfect tropical getaway from nature to food heaven, with crystal-clear beaches and fantastic nightlife. It would simply tick all the right boxes on your bucket list. Period!

It is no secret that to enjoy your stay in Koh Phangan, you should make your way there earlier, ideally 2 or 3 days before the Full Moon Party, so that you can sip on all the good adventures before everything gets overly crowded and expensive.

The downside of arriving a day before the Full Moon Party is that you will have very limited time to explore the island, and things can get ugly and expensive. Last-minute deals are simply nonexistent here, thanks to the 50,000 partygoers who flock to this land of rituals every month. Scooter rentals can also be double the usual rate. At the same time, accommodation fees happily skyrocket to three times the actual price if you don't book in advance.

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Getting to Koh Phangan

By Air

The nearest airport is on Koh Samui, which offers frequent flights from Bangkok, Phuket, and international destinations. From Koh Samui, you can take a ferry to Koh Phangan, with several operators providing regular services throughout the day.

By Ferry

Ferries to Koh Phangan also depart from Surat Thani on the mainland. You can book a combined bus and ferry ticket from Bangkok, which includes an overnight bus to Surat Thani followed by a morning ferry.

By Train

For a scenic and comfortable journey, take a train from Bangkok to Surat Thani, then transfer to a ferry.

Best Time to Visit

Koh Phangan enjoys a tropical climate, making it a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit is during the dry season from December to March when the weather is pleasant and ideal for beach activities and exploring the island. The Full Moon Parties are held every month, so plan your visit around these dates if you want to experience the festivities.


All the Amazing Things to Do in

Koh Phangan

The Ultimate Guide to Koh Phangan 2024!

Tips and Tricks!

Koh Phangan is the 5th largest island in Thailand and one of the most beautiful tropical paradises in the gulf. Situated just 30 minutes from Koh Samui by boat, Koh Phangan claims to be the origin of the legendary full moon parties that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Not just that, it is also home to some incredible long white sand beaches, exquisite cafes and bars, vibrant night markets and thriving digital nomad scenes.

Koh Phangan is relatively small, and driving around the entire island takes only a few hours. I recommend renting a scooter for the freedom to move around easily. There is no Grab or similar service on the island. While tuk-tuks are available, using them for multiple stops in a day can get pricey and requires more flexibility in terms of timing and location. Renting a moped, on the other hand, allows you to manage your own time and travel independently. Whether you go fast or slow, the pace is entirely up to you.

But don't get too excited if you're a first-timer. Make sure you have adequate skills in handling a scooter beforehand, practice a bit, and remember to take pictures of your rental. Document all visible scratch marks and dents before accepting the bike. This diligent action could save you from unwanted claims by the owner when you return it. Some shopkeepers will also request your passport as a deposit. While this practice seems "illegal," it is widely conducted on the island. Some shops also accept a copy of your passport if you have one.

Last but not least, get up early so you have plenty of time to explore the island during the day. This will give you more opportunities for adventures, food hunting, and beach hopping! Woohoo!

1. Lush Tropical and Jungle Experience.

If you love nature or have been partying hard on the island, jungle trekking could be your next fun activity to sweat out all your intoxication. One of my favorite jungle trekking spots in Koh Phangan is the trek to the secluded Bottle Beach. The difficulty level is great for beginners, requiring much less effort to reach the top. While trekking through the dense jungle, you will come across many picturesque natural wonders, such as rivers and massive mountainous backgrounds, which are perfect for the obligatory Instagram post.

Find the Trailhead:

From Chaloklum Beach: If you're starting from Chaloklum Village, look for the trailhead near the beach. Locals can guide you to the starting point, or you can use navigation apps like to find the exact location.

Follow the Markers:

The trail is well-marked with arrows painted on trees and rocks. Keep an eye out for these markers to stay on the correct path. The hike is moderately challenging, with some steep and rocky sections. Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water.

There is also a massive rock formation at the peak of the hike. This place is not just perfect for catching your breath but a nice open area of a lookout point to enjoy the high peak view of Koh Phangan. Sometimes groups of other travellers also stop here to rest while admiring the wonders of nature.

It takes about 40 minutes to 1 hour of slow hiking to reach the other side of the island. The sound of the waves will tell you how far away you are from Bottle Beach. Always watch out for an arrow marked on trees or rocks to help you to navigate your way. If it doesn't convince you enough, open the app and track your movement with GPS location to help guide you through your direction.

Bottle beach is the perfect gateway for a private beach experience. The stretch of the beach is quite long and less crowded, which is ideal for unfolding your beach towel and enjoying the sunny day. The resorts here are only accessible with the 4-wheel drive because of the challenging unpaved roads cutting through the jungle terrain.

Worry less because If you're too tired to trek back to the starting point, you can rent a long-tail boat to drop you at the Haad Khom beach, which is just a walking distance from the motorbike parking area. Ask the restaurant nearby to help you to call a boatman.

Reminder: During the rainy season, the strong waves forbid the long-tail boat to come ashore. If the long tail boat is unavailable, head back to the starting point before it gets dark.

2. Hike to the most Epic Lookout point in Koh Phangan.

This is how you get to the most epic viewpoint on the island. trust me all the sweat that you breaks will thank you the moment you reach the top.

once you arrive at the bottle beach, you may want take some time to get some rest and enjoy the amazing view of the white sandy beaches. refill your energy by getting some food and coconut water from all the amazing beach shacks and restaurant over there.

once charged up, head straight towards the end of the beach and look for a sign to start entering the trail, if you're not sure where the sign is, ask the local to point it out to you.

The trails takes about 45 to 60 minutes to hike, with some steep climbing . but not too worry beacuse it is suitable for all beginners level. take your time and enjoy the fun being in the nature. the look out points is free to access.

once you arrive at the top you can enjoy the 360 view of bottle beach and take a obligatory istagram photo on top of the stunning rock formation the most epic view of the day. this is just simply the best way to end the adventure.

3. Unlimited Nature and Waterfall Hunting in the

Thai National Park

Koh Phangan may be small, but packed with unlimited fun and adventures. There are many amazing waterfalls on the island, and a few of them stream right into the heart of the National Park. Than Sadet National Park covers a 65km2 green area with many fantastic streams and lookout points. Spare a day here to explore nature and get ready to be amazed by the million years of wonders.

The National park is pretty easy to access, with plenty of motorbike parking areas. Once entering the forest, you will see a directory guide map of all the attractions in the national park.

Phaeng waterfall is one of my favourites. This is the biggest and most scenic waterfall on the island. With its magnific 250-meter steep rock formations, standing under the giant waterfall makes you feel tiny. The best time to visit is during the wet season, when you can witness the entire stream of the waterfall hitting the lower ground. Spare your time here to enjoy the stream sound while cooling off in the cold fresh water of the natural pools.

During the dry season, the Phaeng waterfall will drop less to no water, depending on the climate. But sad not, because there are more rivers and streams in the national park for you to enjoy. You can also hike to the lookup point if you want to.

Koh Phangan weather is divided into three seasons - the wet season, which lasts from September to November. The cool and dry season lasts from December to March, and the Dry season is from April to June.

Marine Park

If you are looking for something more captivating, head to the Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine National Park. The beauty of this marine park is hard to resist as one of the highlights of the Gulf of Thailand. It is situated northwest of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, which is only 45 minutes away by speedboat.

Snorkelling, hiking, sea kayaking, diving, and simply relaxing are the main activities to enjoy at Ang Thong. Six bungalows and camping tents are available for rent at the Park Headquarters on Koh Wua Talab for those who wish to stay overnight. A modest restaurant is also found.

Quick change and start your engine!

It's time to grab a drink and snack while waiting for the sunset. It is my favourite time of the day!

4. Unlimited Golden Hours and Hippie Experience

If this post were written 5 years ago, this paragraph would easily sound like this.

"There are some places in Koh Phangan that remain lowkey and hidden from the map."

More and more people flood the island every month. Because of that, numerous travellers try to break away from the crowds and look for more secluded and quiet places. Zen beach used to be one playground for the small hippies'' community and avid travellers, which has now become one of the main attractions on the island. Thanks to the internet for unveiling all the secrets of the islands, making it more accessible for everyone. On the downside, I miss the old vibe of the Zen beach, where it used to be so zen and tranquil. Despite that, I still believe this beach is still worth visiting.

Immerse yourself into the drumbeats of hippies.

Don't come too early because things only get spicy when the sun sets over the horizon. As the name hold, this beach vibe is magical, absolutely Zen enough to zone you out from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. With minimal influence from outside beachgoers, there is an authentic hippie culture on this part of the island.

Every day an hour before sunset, travellers from different parts of the island will gather around to perform the sunset rituals. Some acrobatics moves suddenly appear with random clubs accompanied by rustic percussion along with distinctive chantings. Every beat of the drums is like a pulse of energy electrifying your body to start dancing with the rhythms.

Once the sun sets over the horizon, fire dances begin to appear from the darkness, and a human circle forms around the bonfire. It is such a magical moment when we get to witness the whole random things slowly tie together and evolve into one single performance, like a complete synchronisation of randomness. Everything just fits well together.

If you like being spiritual and love to be surrounded by hippies, you need to come to see this place at least once. During the day, the beach looks pretty average. Nothing much happens here except for the beachgoers who are busy getting tanned or having lunch at the Zen restaurant.

A few years ago, while watching the fire dances, I overheard a conversation between three hippies. They were talking about this one place in India where their community is still thriving. The conversation was rather interesting, which later inspired me to travel to GOA to experience the remaining culture of 1970s hippies in India.

Nude beach on Koh Phangan.

Thailand may be famous for its red districts but has yet to be known for its nude beach experience. This is rather a strange scene as being naked in public is not something the locals appreciate. Just a few steps away from the Zen beach is a nude beach where clothing is optional (with no proper separation). Suppose you are not into seeing random naked people. Avoiding it at all costs is best, saving yourself from awkward and unusual situations.

5. Unlimited Beach Adventure

Haadrin Beach is famous for hosting the monthly Full Moon Party event, but outside of the event calendar, Haadrin is a quiet beach that is great for relaxing and unwinding your first-world issues. Zen Beach, on the other hand, is a pretty small beach and tends to be pretty crowded during sunset with the illuminating hippie vibes. There are also plenty of other beaches around Baan Tai and Haad Yao if you are keen to explore. Not to forget the secluded area of crystal clear water of Bottle Beach, which is undeniably great for a private beach experience.

Beach time is simply the best thing to do in Koh Phangan since you are spoiled with so many amazing choices. Grab your kindle and a beach towel because it's time to top up your most needed vitamin SEA.

Mae Haad Beach is probably the most notable beach in Koh Phangan. It is easy to notice the uniqueness of the beach as this is where the two different waves and currents meet and form an elevated sand bridge connecting to an island during low tide. During the high tides, it literally looks like you are floating, walking on water.

This area is lovely and peaceful. There are many restaurant rights in the back, where you could just hang out and grab some food and drinks while enjoying the breathtaking view from the ocean.

Experience Authentic Fisherman Village

Chalokum Beach is located in a small fishing village on the north side of the island. This beach is absolutely stunning, surrounded by the humble Thai village area.

Once arrive here, you will be welcomed with a pristine white sandy beach and crystal clear emerald water. The thriving fisherman village is away from the tourist spot and party culture of Koh Phangan. What a perfect place to enjoy a peaceful beach day with a fresh coconut under the sun.

Overrated "Secret" Beach

If you happen to Google and find a "secret" beach, don't be fooled to start your moped driving to this beach immediately. The name suggests the opposite, as nothing is so secret about it. There are plenty of other beaches on the island worth exploring.

Here are some other beaches worth visits

6. Unlimited happy hours, Full Moon Party & Festivals

If you think the Full Moon party is the only music festival on the island,

it is time to revisit your travelling plan again. This very much Thai island is never run out of beats. There will be unlimited parties and festivals in every corner that you can think of, from Jungle Experience to Waterfall Festival, Half Moon, Black Moon, Cult, Eden garden, my fingers and toes can't count them all. The island just never sleeps. Whatever Moon you want, they will surely deliver it to you! Your schedule will never be devoid.

Cult Festival

This could be the most advanced and high-tech music festival on the island. Located deep in the jungle by a waterfall, Cult Festivals welcomes all types of ravers from all over the world, offering a variety of music selectors and famous DJs who produce high-quality tunes throughout the night.

The bewitching fire shows, epic visual and laser effects, and, most importantly, fantastic sound quality are definitely the highlight of Cult Festival. Keeping your feet moving and your head banging. A great venue not to be skipped when in Koh Phangan.

Eden Garden

You have stumbled onto one of the greatest secrets of Koh Phangan. The party in Eden Garden is held every Saturday with a nonchalant psychedelic vibe.

The entire atmosphere is geared towards people who are looking to have a good time.

You can only get to the Eden Garden by catching a boat from Haad Rin Beach to Haad Yuan or 4×4 from Baan Tai. This is one of the most amicable parties on Koh Phangan, supposedly similar to the old vibe of the Full Moon parties in the 80s. There's a bar and restaurant with drinks and delicious Thai and healthy food. Certainly, with friendly vibes, and slightly more mature crowds, this place is highly recommended!

Waterfall Festival

Set in the lush tropical Jungle, surrounded by beautiful nature and waterfalls, well this is one of Koh Phangan's ecstatic music events! Surrounded by giant suspended boulders & waterfalls running into the lazy river, this place holds the secret of a psychedelic neon vibe along with jaw-dropping acrobatics and fire shows. To keep you entertained and fed, many food stands are offering Western and Asian delights. Alongside them are body paint artists and stands selling trinkets and handmade outfits.

Here you will discover some of the best tunes from Techno House, Edm, chill mixes and more played by the fantastic independent international and local DJs.

Black Moon Culture

The Blackmoon Culture happens once a month at night when the Moon is dark and cannot be seen. It is about two weeks after the Full Moon Festival. The party takes place in the Baan Tai jungle, about 10 minute drive by taxi or motorbike from Haad Rin or Thong Sala. Their signature Psytrance music played by the International DJs completes the psychedelic energy that surrounds you all night long.

Halfmoon Festival

Half Moon Festival takes place every two weeks: 1 week before and one week after the Full Moon party. Distinctly smaller than the renowned Full Moon Parties of Haad Rin Beach. Even so, it remains among the most famous open-air raves in Thailand. This festival is organised in the tropical island forest near Ban Tai Village and attracts several thousand of participants. If you missed the Full Moon Party, this could be your next festival on the island.

Jungle Experience

The Jungle Experience takes place a day before the Full Moon. An astonishingly magical Party Wonderland awaits you deep in the Koh Phangan forest! Jungle Experience is a Sound and Light Underground Festival where the greatest DJs go crazy! Every month renowned for its carnival feel, it's a party playground where Wild creatures parade their way on the dance floor. This is home to the finest techno and house on the island.

Prepare to be enchanted by the Jungle tropical flower garden enhanced with magical UV decorations, laser and organic light installations, water features, and a variety of cosy chillout zones. Resting and sleeping areas are also provided if you need a break from the crowds.

Not into the grooves?

You can also watch a Muay Thai tournament in the jungle.

7. Unlimited Authentic Thai Food and Rooftop Experience

You could not afford to miss the culinary experience in Koh Phangan. There is a huge variety of really good grub all over the island. The food culture here is next level, with much influence and inspiration from travellers around the world.

Ying Ying's kitchen is one of the best places to experience delicious authentic Thai food. This highly recommended restaurant is located on the north side of the island. The warm personal touch in the food creation will uplift your palate with some amazing Thai flavours that feel like home.

Pure vegan heaven

This Is one of the best places where you can satisfy your craving for greens. With many choices to choose from, you are spoiled with a variety of selections. Even if you are not vegan, the food here is simply amazing like no other. It has so much flavour and character that it makes you forget about eating a meat-based diet for a while.

The restaurant itself is located in a lush green garden where you can be one with nature while enjoying your lunch.

Two rocks is supposed to be one of the most chill bars on the island, especially during sunset. The name came from the two rocks on set the beach. With hammocks and cushions to sit on, it is the perfect palace to hang out and work.

They also provide high-speed internet connection that can reach up to 400mbps which is ideal for the digital nomad or whatever things you do on your laptop.

Music, Chill, and Sunset

One of the best spots in Koh Phangan to chill and watch the sunset is Amsterdam Bar. Facing West and perched on a cliff, you will have an incredible 180 degrees view of the ocean. The chill vibes, fantastic view, and tasty signature drinks! It is the best way to relax after a long day exploring the best Koh Phangan.

Located on the west coast of Koh Phangan, the Amsterdam Bar is just 10 minutes drive from Thong Sala, fairly easy to spot with a big signboard on the side of the road. Once you arrive at the entrance, drive up a steep hill until you reach the parking area. The uphill driving with a scooter to a restaurant bar may feel strange at first but trust me, it's worth it! The only reason it is situated that high is because it is the perfect place to watch the sunset while having a couple of drinks and a ripple of laughter.

Thai Food Market is always the way!

Thailand is absolutely famous for its night market. Undoubtedly night market in the land of smiles is the best way to experience the Thai food culture. The Thong Sala Night Market, also known as Pantip Market, is located in Thong Sala near the main pier. The Night Market opens daily from 4 pm until 11 pm and offers varieties of mouth-watering Thai street food. From Massaman Curry to Somtham, Thai Pancake, Coconut Ice Cream, Tom Yum, and Grilled Fish, all Thai flavours are here to satisfy your craving.

Coming here by scooter? Just park it along the roadside, there is plenty of space in front of the shops with no parking fee.

Every week on Saturday evening, the Thong Sala main street transforms into a Walking Street selling all kinds of things. This is the best place to eat street food, shop for new clothes, buying crafts and accessories. Stalls are scattered on the street down to Thong Sala Beach. These mini square canopy stalls and extensive Saturday market are worth checking out. It is a must-visit when you're in Koh Phangan.

Overall the Thong Sala Food Market is a great place to meet, greet and laugh with your friends and other backpackers. The breezes from the beach and the sand stick on your toes, adding an extra warm atmosphere and perfecting life on the tropical paradise island.

Other than the famous Thong Sala night market and the Saturday Night walking street, there are two more food markets in Koh Phangan worth checking!

Chaloklum Sunday Market is located near the Chalokum pier. The walking market is open every Sunday starting from 5 pm.

Phangan Food Court is like a hawker centre on the island. Permanently based in Thong Sala, this food court offers a wide range of "aroi mak mak" Thai street food, pizza stands, salads, fruit bowls, toast bars, and treats. This is not your average hawker centre with more choices for healthy, vegan, and vegetarian food. The thing that makes this place unique is that the roof-covered hawker centre still has the same ethos as a traditional food market.

8. Experience the Amazing Phanganist Triving Community

Believe it or not, expats culture is thriving here, changing the landscape of the original vibes of the island. The Phanganist community is now a blend of the digital nomad and the progressive Thai culture. You will never feel alien here, like-minded travellers are everywhere scattered all over the island. This also could be the things that you hate and love about Koh Phangan. I personally think Koh Phangan is the rival of Bali, with a twist of 420.

The vibe of the island is hard to resist. Maybe that's the reason why once a visitor turns into a long-time stayer. While the local community is happy squeezing out money from the travellers, the nomad culture is happily forming a great community to which they can relate to their own interests.

Influenced by the party culture of the Full Moon Party, running a hostel is a serious business here. Not even a surprise when the island has some of the best hostels in the world by Hostelworld ratings.

Besides bars, many yoga and self-discovery retreats are also founded by foreigners on the island. All of these places give you unlimited options for activities and adventures during your stay.

One of my favourite activities to unwind at night is the Phanginst live show. This mini concert vibe by the small community on the island makes you feel like home. It brings you back to the time when electronic music is not everything you hear on the island.

Koh Phangan is, of course, famous for its party scene. Still, it also has an abundance of talented musicians, singers and songwriters. The island has become a safe haven for them for a long time. Thus this little community is now getting more and more prominent, making nightly live performances not an alien to the island. It is a great place for inspiration for any kind of artist and the perfect setting to enjoy a live music performance, whether it be an off-the-cuff jam session or a polished show at a beautiful restaurant.

Live music is an excellent remedy if you've had a bad day and need something to lift you up. There is something that makes people forget their worries about the energy and excitement of seeing a performance. Even watching low-key, emotional live music is an excellent way to improve your mood. Good musicians can put you in a different time and place. This is a healthy way to forget about your issues temporarily.

In seeing live music, there's something very communal. With total strangers, you get to share an uplifting experience. A great way to meet new people is to see a band you like. Understanding that you share the same interest helps to break the ice. You might end up forming new friendships or even finding someone new and special. Going out and seeing live music also means that you support the local scene. This type of support is crucial for musicians, venues and artists to thrive.

Here are some venues and events you can check out during your stay on the island.

The Jam

The Jam is the original live music venue of Koh Phangan, located in Hin Kong on the beautiful coast. Here you will find some of the island's best musicians with quality equipment and instruments. It works a bit like a professional open mic.

Rasta Home

Every Friday is live music jamming! Roots, rock, and reggae in a wonderful fun atmosphere. Drinks, food, rooms, an art gallery and a good feeling.


A french bistro situated on Hin Kong beach, L'alcove is a romantic and cosy setting to enjoy live music. Famous for its jazz performance, it is something you don't want to miss.

8. Experience Unlimited Massage, Sauna, Yoga, and Detox

Even though the island is small compared to the neighbouring island of Koh Samui, it is loaded with tons of fun activities and adventures. Being eager to explore the playground can sometimes be tiring and exhausting. Having said that, this could be the best time to rejuvenate your body and mind. Taking some time to slow down in a tropical paradise like this is not just a privilege but a necessity for your body, health and mind.

Spoil yourself with the ancient techniques of Thai Massage.

Getting a Thai massage is one of the most common activities in Koh Phangan for visitors and the island's residents. On almost every street here, you can find a Thai massage parlour.

Thai massage is an ancient art which is still practised today. It can heal injuries when treated with care and rejuvenate the body. Thai massage is an important part of the culture. It has been around for more than 2,500 years, and legend has it that the Buddha invented the technique.

Thai massage integrates acupressure practices and stretches of assisted Yoga and incorporates concepts of Indian Ayurvedic. Instead of a massage table, you lie on a mat on the floor while the provider manipulates your body in certain ways to stimulate organs and improve flexibility. It combines assisted Yoga with acupressure techniques. The therapist will incorporate yogic stretching movements as they knead and press muscles along the body's energy lines with the hands and feet.

There are many Thai massage centres in Koh Phangan, some of which can easily be found at Thong Sala next to the Phantip Night Market. The price ranges from 300 Baht for 60 minutes for a Traditional Thai massage.

Pure Relax Spa in Thong Sala

If you would like a traditional Thai massage but in a more comfortable spa setting, then Pure Relax can be a good choice for you. They use pressure and stretching techniques to relax the whole body.

Lek Massage by Mr Lek in Baan Tai

This is for the one who is serious about Thai healing massage. Mr Lek is an amazing healer and physiotherapist. He needs only a few moments to find the root and the real course of one's pain and has varied ways to attend to the healing.

Experience Yoga on the Beach and Yoga retreat

Koh Phangan is a top international destination and one of the leading centres to come and practice or learn Yoga. The island has many successful yoga schools and teachers, offering quality courses and classes from Tantra, Mindfulness, and many more subjects.

The Yoga Retreat

Whether you are a beginner student or want to become a professional yoga teacher, the Yoga Retreat is the perfect complement to a relaxing tropical holiday. We encourage you to listen to your body and will guide you through your own individual transformation. You will learn the tools to change your life positively.

Fun and relaxing Yoga on the beach

If you think doing Yoga is intimidating and a commitment you don't want to pursue with very little time on the island. In that case, I recommend you try the fun and relaxing Yoga on the beach. This type of Yoga is suitable for beginners, as most of the instructors are freelancers from the yoga centre on the island or just long-term stayers who are passionate about the healing of Yoga. Why not have fun while doing good exercise on the beach right? Beach Yoga is usually advertised in-house by hostels or resorts.

Echo beach Hostel is one of the good places to have your first introduction to Yoga on the beach. The workshop runs by a Yoga Enthusiast from 9.00 am every day. A limited number of joiners allows you to experience the session more privately with a price of 100baht per session. It is a great way of meeting other like-minded travellers while listening to the sound of the wave crashing on the beach.

Detox with tropical herbal Sauna

This is one of my personal favourites, the steam sauna has a long tradition in Thailand. The traditional healing method is based on Ayurvedic teachings combined with ancient knowledge from generations. The mixture of various herbal remedies is pleasantly beneficial for well-being. For example, lemongrass has an antibacterial effect while jasmine is good for anti-inflammatory and lotus flower contains high properties of calming effect. The heat from the Sauna relaxes your muscles and soothes your nerve endings. It also assists in enhancing blood circulation in the body, which can give the skin good radiance to make it look and feel healthier.

Going to the Sauna also can be a great way to reconnect with your body, not just that it is also a perfect place for socialising with other travellers on the island.

Wat Pho Steam Sauna

The Wat Pho Herbal Sauna Ban Tai is the oldest Sauna in Koh Phangan. A well-known and well-loved place with possibly the most authentic Thai experience when it comes to a steam room or Sauna here. Lush greens and a fish pond surround the Sauna itself. Lockers, a herbal store, and a comfortable sitting area are all available. The atmosphere is super calm and relaxing. This little slice of heaven is recommended to all.

After the Sauna, you can also opt for a body massage to double the healing effects!

PRO.PAR - Detox Sauna

The Dome in Mae Haad is a very special place. It almost seems a little magical with its shady tropical garden and the location directly on the beach. Sound & light are used here to amplify the healing mood. Singing bowls, gong meditations, fire shows, and yoga lessons are offered regularly. In addition to a steam bath, pool, and massage, homemade scrubs and detox drinks are also available.

The Dome

The Dome is more than just a herbal steam sauna. They have successfully created the ideal resting and healing environment, with many localised events scheduled. The Dome is open from 6. 00 pm to 12.00 am every night, excluding Mondays.

One towel for use in the Sauna and bottled water are included in the 200THB entrance fee. They also offer private sauna rooms for a group of visitors to rent for their own use.


Koh Phangan is more than just a wild infamous Full Moon Party island attracting young crowds worldwide. Even though the island is small in size, it is undoubtedly massive in treasures. There are plenty of things to discover beyond that one-night bucket of mixtures and fluorescent paintings.

Suppose you're coming to Koh Phangan solely to join the massive gathering of the Full Moon Party. In that case, you are seriously missing out on the best part of the island. It's time to rewrite your plan and spend more days here before the Full Moon.

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