The island derives its name (Ko Pha Ngan) from the word ‘ngan’, which means sand bar. Around the island, you can find several sand bars offshore, hence the name. Its two sister islands, Ko Samui and Ko Tao are situated to south and north respectively.
A Lot more on offer
Koh Phangan is so famous for the full moon party that the rest of the island gets eclipsed. Even Hat Rin during weeks other than full moon week seems kind of forgotten by visitors and tourists. However, this place offers a lot more to explore and enjoy. Apart from the full moon party, there are several other reasons to include this place in your Thailand package.
For a week every month, the island witnesses nearly 30,000 people crowding up one beach and partying their minds out. Once the week is over, the crowd seems to disappear and the island accommodations are left half empty. If you are budget conscious and seek serenity, it is during this time you would love to visit the place.
Koh Phangan offers a lot to the comfort seek travelers. It is a quiet and peaceful island, which makes it an excellent choice for families. The Hat Thong Nai Pan Noi beach makes for a great place to visit with its elegant resorts having rows of beach loungers in front. There are several upscale resorts in west coast as well. Look for best travel deals and visit this island for a peaceful outing.
It is a mountainous island and is encircled by numerous isolated bays. It boasts an unspoiled rainforest with great diversity in flora and fauna. The best waterfall in this island is the Than Sadet. Thong Nai Pan, a picturesque beach has a double bay and allows you to experience activities like snorkeling and swimming.
MICE offers you a chance to visit this interesting island and experience some exciting activities, such as scuba diving, elephant trekking, paragliding, jeep safaris, trekking and hiking.