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Koh Phangan Luxury Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Koh Phangan for Luxury enthusiasts


Koh Phangan - alternative, yet luxury!

Legendary popular for its full-moon parties, the exotic sister island of Ko Samui, Koh Phangan rises as a top destination for alternative, yet luxury holidays in Thailand.

The beach area Haad Rin is the most commercial part on the island with several parties taking place for a few days every month. After all, the rest of the island has maintained its pristine and restful beauty with several resorts by the beach offering an isolated environment to relax.

Even though Koh Phangan is known for its budget resorts, you will be able to find a few luxury resorts with private access to unspoilt beaches scattered around the island offering spacious suites and villas surrounded by palm trees.

Moreover, you should also know that Koh Phangan is not a shopping destination, however, the island is a notorious diving centre popular for whale shark sightings and while its several diving tours provide you with access to some of the best dive sites in Thailand’s region.

In this Koh Phangan Luxury Guide, you will find the best luxury hotels and resorts by the beach, and top exciting things to do during your holidays in Koh Phangan!

The best Luxury Hotels, Beach Resorts and Villas in Koh Phangan

The luxury resorts of Koh Phangan transform your holidays in the island into such a luxury experience. Whether you are looking to enjoy refreshing cocktails and sumptuous meals with sand on your toes, relax in pristine beaches with palm trees in the backdrop, or in the comfortable facilities of your spacious suite or villa, the luxury hotels of Koh Phangan make your exotic dream come true.

Set on the edge of Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach and among tropical gardens, Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas is one of the most luxurious hotels to stay in Koh Phangan. Its luxurious suites and villas are fully equipped with contemporary amenities while overlooking the sea. Its modern spa aims to boost your relaxing holidays while its open-air restaurant by the beach caters to your tastes from early in the morning to late at night.

The contemporary yet traditional boutique resort of Buri Rasa Koh Phangan pampers its guests with professional but personal service while it is especially known for organising memorable beach weddings. Its lovely suites are decorated with Thai elements and comfortable facilities while some of them provide you also with direct access to the fantastic pristine beach of Ao Thong Nai Pan.

The best things to do in Koh Phangan

When it comes to shopping in Koh Phangan forget about shopping malls and large department stores. In the main areas of the island, Thongsala and Haad Rin you will find diverse shops selling handmade souvenirs and jewellery, while there is also a large collection of stalls and shops offering everything you may need for your beach and party fun ranging from beachwear and flippers to diving masks and beach balls.

However, the island has such a rich marine life that it is really worth to immerse in diving and snorkeling activities, while you can even participate in a diving tour and discover some of the most impressing diving sites all over Thailand; including the reefs of Haad Yao dotted with colourful corals and Barrel Sponges as well as the dive site of Koh Ma offering a rich diversity of marine life. 

Koh Phangan hosts many amazing places to enjoy your vacations. 

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Luxury Tips

Be sure to explore diving sites like the Southwest Pinnacle and Sail Rock which are half way in the middle. If you are more interested in snorkeling check out some of the beaches in Haad Salad and Haad Ya.

Do yourself a favour and rent a boat to explore the many beautiful beaches near Koh Phangan and even include in an overnight camping.

Koh Phangan has a very hippie vibe thats why there are many yoga centers and retreats on the island. Attend some yoga classes and detox programs in The Sanctuary. Also the Yoga Retreat is in Haad Salad is well recommended. 

Travel Info

How to get there

  • By boat
  • By ferry

Move around

  • Buses
  • Taxi

Ideal for

  • Beach holidays
  • Honeymoon & wedding
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving
  • Lgbt holidays
  • Couples holidays
  • Local gastronomy
  • Water sports
  • Street food
  • Adventure holidays

Destination Type

  • District

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 What can I find in this Luxury Travel Guide ?

Our Travel by Interest Experts have created this dedicated luxury travel guide, to help you easily plan your next luxurious holidays and discover all the places you want to see and all the things you want to do. You can find here the top shopping venues, gourmet restaurants, as well as 5-star Hotels and Resorts to stay!

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