Hotels and beaches of Koh Phangan
Hotels on Phangan is highly recommended to book in advance. This is especially important during the Full Moon Party, held every month. The schedule of Full Moon Party see here. A few days before the party, during and few days after, you can easily stay here without housing, or have to fork out for some expensive secluded hotel in a remote part of the island. Some of the guests during the party island even come here with tents and spend the night right on the beach to save.
The rest of the time, between the parties, to find accommodation on the spot big problems will not be. If you wish to stay in a nice budget hotel at the best price, booking in advance in most cases will be cheaper, but if you quality of housing is not essential and you are looking for something cheaper, you can feel free to come to the island to look for housing on the site. Hotels for sale starts right at the pier in Thong Sala, where you will find many tuk-tuks offer to drop off for free to a particular hotel. Could take advantage of their offer if the price suits you, and the quality does not matter. Among the proposals of accommodation on the island there are many bungalows with basic amenities, right on the beach and at minimal cost (Bungalow with fan, for example, can be rented for two for 300 baht). But don't forget it is all in the period between the time of the Full Moon Party. To the Full Moon Party prices rise.
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Hotels of Koh Phangan on the map
Where to choose a hotel on Phangan, which beach
The bulk of the hotels on Phangan is located on the West coast (see the map of Koh Phangan with hotels). There are the best beaches, the most part of settlements and tourism infrastructure. But all the most "trendy" hotels of Koh Phangan, stay on which is really secluded, located in the Eastern and Northern part of the island, the topography of which makes these places very remote and isolated.
The center of tourist life on the island is the beach of Haad Rin (Haad Rin, hat or Rin Hat Rin)located on the southern tip of the island. Haad Rin – the rave and youth a place, where the Full Moon Party, and there better not to meddle if you come to the island for a relaxing holiday. If you have arrived on the island to have fun and not sit on the beach and sleep, then you in this place. Besides Haad Rin is the longest and most popular beach of the island, and is one of the few places on the island where you can swim even during the rainy season. People here a lot and always make hotel reservations in advance are better at any time of the year.
As the price of hotels, it is on Haad Rin are the most inexpensive hotels, and many hostels and guesthouses with mediocre quality. It is believed (and is) that the farther you are from Haad Rin, the better housing you'll find for the same money, only here to party you'll have to get pretty far.
North of Haad Rin West coast beaches Bann Thai (Baan Tai), Bunn Kai (Baan Kai), and then the Islands capital Thongsala (Thong Sala). This is the most extensive beaches and a great place to get away from the noise and fun of Haad Rin, but at the same time, to be with him. Of these places very easy to get to hangouts (even on foot).
Haad Yuan (Haad Yuan) and Haad Tian (Haad Tien) is a small and isolated sandy Cove on the Southeast coast, a little North of Haad Rin. They beautifully blend with the rocky coast of the island. Relax on these beaches for those who love peace and quiet. Despite its proximity to Haad Rin, in fact these beaches is not so easy to reach (only by boat), and so they retain their absolute privacy. You should not consider these beaches as a quiet position, yet close and accessible to Haad Rin.
But the best sandy beaches of Koh Phangan are considered than Sadet (Sadet Thong) and Thanh Nai pan (Thong Nai Pan). Both beaches are on the East coast in a very remote and secluded location. By the way, at first you will be able to enjoy the greatness of famous the Tharn Sadet waterfall, which is so like the king Rama 5. These beaches are ideal for lovers of the exotic, and those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of "technical" life of the world. You will not find air conditioning in the bungalows, and a hot shower. And while Breakfast can easily see the monitor lizard in General, all of the exotic without unnecessary blow civilization. But the Tone-Nai-ban is renowned for its luxury hotels with huge swimming pools, numerous massage and SPA salons, and other blessings of the modern world.
On the North of Koh Phangan has successfully located the beaches Bottle beach (Bottle Beach) and Chaloklum (Chalok Lam). This is one of the most secluded and quietest beaches of Koh Phangan. If Chaloklum can still be reached by taxi, then to Bottle beach is best to use a boat.
Special attention deserves coral "king" Koh Phangan - Mae Haad (Haad Mae Haad), Western MA miniature island (Koh Maa). These places just love the snorkelers who think it's best for such entertainment. And if you want to look at the picturesque sunset, you can move to the beach, Wok tum (Wok Tum) or Haad Chao phao (Haad Chaphao)– there will be even more beautiful.