Our Location & Koh Phangan Island
Today Koh Phangan hosts the world famous Full Moon Party. Every full moon night close to 10,000 people gather together on Haad Rin Beach to celebrate and have an unforgettable night. Please be aware though that the party can be a dangerous place for the unwary holiday maker, please always take caution, avoid drugs and take it easy with the thai-whisky buckets. Hangover remedies and cures are available from the bar when and if required.
Activities on Koh Phangan Island
In addition to the Full Moon Party Koh Phangan offers many more chilled activities for all types of vacationers. Lay back and relax on one of the island’s many white sand beaches. Or for the more active types lace up your hiking shoes and venture up into the coconut covered hills and look out at the spectacular postcard views below. Looking for a way to get around? Well, grab a map and tour the island on a bicycle, motor bike or 4-wheeler which are all for rent by the day. Or take a more traditional approach and climb aboard a mighty elephant for a tour through the jungle.
Travel Options From Bangkok
Airplane From Bangkok
There are around 20 flights a day from Bangkok to Samui, online bookings are available at Www.Bangkokair.Com or Www.Thaiair.Com.
There is a desk at the airport that can arrange a transfer to the pier for the next boat to Koh Phangan. Boats go to either Thong Sala or Had Rin. When arriving via Haad Rin, get one of the waiting taxi minibuses to take you directly to the resort.
It is also possible to arrive via Surat Thani airport with Www.Airasia.Com and Www.Nokair.Com but you must then arrive via the Donsak ferry.
Bus From Bangkok
If you are looking for an economical way to travel take the VIP bus from Khao San Road or from the New Southern Bus Terminal at Boromrat Chonnani Road in Bangkok. The VIP buses are more comfortable than the regular A/C busses.
Tickets are easily available in most travel agencies in Bangkok or at the bus terminal and go to Chumporn or Suratthani. Ferry fee is often included in the price but make sure to confirm it when you buy the bus ticket.
Some booking information can be found at Www.Transport.Co.Th but most of the website is in Thai.
Train From Bangkok
Another way to travel is the night train from Hua Lamphong, the Bangkok Railway Station, to Suratthani. The sleeping cars are a more comfortable option for this eleven hour journey.
Current timetables and fares can be found at Www.Railway.Co.Th but ensure to book in advance as seats can sell out quickly during Thai holidays.
It is a little bit more expensive than the bus but you will be well rested for the day ahead. Upper beds are less expensive than the lower ones and a private “first class” cabin for two people is also available. From Donsak pier near Surat Thani you can take a ferry ride to Koh Phangan.
Direct transfers between Bangkok and Koh Phangan by bus and boat are available from Www.Seatrandiscovery.Com and Www.Lomprayah.Com.
Alternatively you can buy a combined bus and ferry ticket at most travel agencies in Bangkok or at the bus station, either via Chumpon or Surat Thani to Donsak.
All ferries from Chumpon or Surat Thani to Donsak arrive at Thong Sala on Koh Phangan. See Www.Rajaferryport.Com. for more details.