Phangan Island: Our review

Phangan Island: Our review
Phangan Island is famous for the Full Moon Party, which is held every month on the full moon. This is a real celebration of thrash and fumes, inexhaustible rivers of alcohol and various narcotic substances. The rest of the time, Phangan Island is a lost paradise, full of deserted beaches that can only be reached by sea.

To say that we liked it on Phangan is to say nothing. After overpopulated Pattaya, Phangan seems completely deserted. There are not so many vehicles on the roads, especially in the north of the island, and the driving here is generally calmer, there are no traffic jams, and 2 traffic lights were installed only in 2021 in September, local residents happily took selfies in photos with traffic lights, which made us smile 😉
A good road along the east coast is now actively being built; a solid wide highway leads from Tongsala pier to Chaloklum beach.

Transportation on Phangan is tuk-tuks and motorbikes. The most convenient way, of course, is to rent a motorbike and ride around the island on your own. The cost of renting a bike from 250 baht / day. The longer the rental period, the cheaper the bike will be.

Gasoline for the bike — 40 baht per bottle (refueling only on Tongsala) or 100 baht for 3 bottles (3 liters).

If you are going to Phangan with your motorbike or car, then a cargo ferry departs from the berths, on which you can transport your transport.

Weather in Phangan.When to go to Phangan?
The best months for a holiday in Phangan are from January to March and from August to September. In May, October-December it usually rains, and from April to June it is very hot. Although the climate has been changing in recent years, and the rainy season has shifted a little. In October, there may be good weather, without rain or with occasional evening rains.

Rent on Phangan.
There are a lot of budget housing on Phangan. These are mostly houses and bungalows. In the summer months, housing prices are lower than in January-April. From October to December, the island has a low season, hotels make good discounts.

Simple bungalows can be found from 8-10 thousand baht per month. Houses with air conditioning from 12 thousand baht per month. It makes sense to rent a house if you come for a long time, from a month.

If you come to rest on Phangan for 1-2 weeks, then it makes sense to stay in one of the hotels or rent a villa with a sunset view. Here are some recommendations from us The bungalow hotel on Hadrin beach, Palita Resort, Tomi Resort, Baishor Resort are probably the best hotels on the first line in which we stayed the cost of the first line of bungalows from 15,000 baht per month with electricity and water, cleaning 3 times a week is included in the price, and of course water, too.

Beaches of Phangan.
The northern coast of the island of Phangan is sunsets, great beaches for snorkeling and peace. In the north of Phangan there is the fishing village of Chaloklam, Mae Haad Beach, Koh Ma Island connected by a sandbar to Mae Haad, white sand beach Malibu Beach and Haad Kom or Coral Beach.
The West Coast and the northwest coast are already more people, more life, there are 7/11, yoga centers. The beaches of Hin Kong, Voktum, the fishing village of Sritanu, Salad Beach.
Southwest coast – the main port of the island and the administrative center of Tongsala is located here.
The south of Phangan is for parties. This is the famous Haad Rin beach, where a Full Moon Party, Haad Lila, Baan Tai, Baan Kai is held once a month. You can swim only on the first two beaches. The last two are shallow and with tides, but you can do kite surfing there.
The East Coast is wild beaches and a lost paradise. Many beaches can only be reached by boat, there are practically no roads. Boats depart from Haad Rin or from the fishing village of Chaloklum, in the north of the island. There is a road to the beaches of Bottle Beach, Tong Nai Pan Noi and Tong Nai Pan Yai.

We recommend that you definitely visit this wonderful Island that captivated us at first sight, with its magnificent sunsets and sunrises, local residents, the cleanliness of the island and the best beaches.

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