Koh Pha Ngan has garnered a reputation for being a venue for raucous full moon parties. But the island offers much more than parties and a vibrant nightlife scene - it also boasts paradisiacal beaches, nature attractions, water sports and more. The south coast, with its flat beaches and shallow waters is a popular spot for family vacationers. The north coast draws a backpacker crowd, while the east and south coasts feature small bays and remote beaches visited by few beach-goers.
Your Koh Pha Ngan villa enjoys a lush tropical surrounding, modern amenities and impeccable service. Choose from a wide selection of vacation rentals, which range from cosy one bedroom villas, to capacious six bedroom properties ideal for accommodating large group getaways. Expect top-notch hospitality from a team of on-site staff, unobstructed vistas out to the island’s picture-perfect landscape, living spaces decked out in a mix of modern and traditional Thai design elements and private access to a sparkling pool.
Spend the day relaxing at one of the island’s postcard-perfect beaches. Our recommended spots for family vacationers include the beaches of Haad Salad, Haad Yao, Thong Nai Pan Noi and Yai; the long, flat coasts and shallow waters offer a safe environment for young children. Haad Yao and Haad Salad, both located along the western coasts of the island boasts magnificent sunset vistas. Haad Saikantang is worth a visit for its crystal clear waters, glimmering white sand coast and tranquil ambience.
Go on a hike up Khao Ra; it’s the highest point on the island, so hikers will be rewarded with panoramic views. The trek up isn’t too challenging, and it takes about two to three hours to hike up to the summit and back.
Wang Sai Waterfall and Than Sadet Waterfall National Park also offer a scenic hike - although we’d recommend getting trainers or hiking shoes for the latter as it can get slippery. Wat Kow Tahm is a Buddhist temple complex and meditation retreat venue. It’s still worth visiting even for non-retreat participants, as the complex extends out towards wide boulders that look out to the southern coasts of the island.
When you’re not basking in nature, try out Muay Thai classes at Kobra Muay Thai Boxing Stadium, experience the thrill of sliding down a steep water slide at Slip N Fly or enjoy herbal steams, massages and body scrubs at the luxurious Rasananda Spa at Anantara.
Enjoy easy access to restaurants, eateries and bars from your villa. Phangan Utopia, Tree House Bar and Hide on High are our recommended spots for sundowners and taking in the island’s spectacular scenery.If you’d like to take a break from Thai food, stop by venues like The Bistro At The Beach, Valentino Restaurant & Wine Bar, Peppercorn and The Fat Cat Coffee. Do feel free to reach out to your villa manager - he’ll readily assist with creating a customised menu for your in-villa dining experience.