With Koh Phangan now reopened, tourists can once more enjoy all this enchanting Thai island has to offer and here are some of its key highlights.
Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach
Known for its idyllic shoreline, Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach is an ideal place to be based at. You can soak up the sun, go swimming, canoeing and kayaking and enjoy diving excursions too. Resorts here like the SHA+ certified Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas even offer dining, yoga and movie screenings on the beach!
Thong Sala Night Market
Soak up some local culture on a visit to the Thong Sala Night Market from your Koh Phangan resort. Open daily from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, this lively local market is a great place to explore and features all manner of items be it souvenirs, clothes or handicrafts; foodies will love it too with a range of Thai dishes and desserts on offer.
Kuan Yin Shrine
Also worth visiting is the Kuan Yin Shrine that enjoys a hillside setting amidst marvellous views of Chaloklum Bay. Dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin, this Chinese Buddhist temple features a remarkable statue of the goddess; other notable elements include captivating statues of bodhisattvas at the Great Treasure Hall.
Ang Thong Marine National Park
Amongst the best things to do in Koh Phangan is to take a speedboat trip to the Ang Thong National Marine Park, a breathtakingly beautiful area with impressive limestone cliffs and more than 40 islands; you can enjoy kayaking, snorkelling, swimming and hiking here, while pristine beaches, forests, waterfalls and lakes await to be discovered.