While Koh Pha-Ngan was previously known as a backpacker hang out, there are now several well-priced, high-quality resorts. Once this island was only known for its party scene, but holidaymakers have uncovered an area thick with forests and beautiful beaches. It is home to several refreshing waterfalls, and the more adventurous can hike up the highest mountain, Khao Ra, which towers 625m above the island.
Many tourists here are keen to search for Sunrise Beach, which holds wild and frivolous monthly Full and Half Moon parties. For a more peaceful atmosphere, you can time your visit here with the days on the lunar calendar that don’t clash with the parties. In truth, though, the party scene can be easily avoided.
Classic Thailand Holiday Ideas:
Classic ETG Thailand
Enjoy a calm, kind and gentle exploration of Thailand’s most beloved experiences. Gorgeous hospitality, relaxing accommodation - a unique unforgettable holiday.
Countryside, Rivers & Reef by Train
An overland exploration of North and Central Thailand. Take local trains to rural communities, stay in deep jungles, and relax on pristine beaches.
Luxuriate in a timeless, effortless, slow-motion Thai experience. Then head down south… and slow it down, even more, on your own… secret… paradise island.
Three Sides of Thailand
A delicate and delightful blend of vibrant Thai culture, heaven-sent local cuisine, and epic natural wonders - a 12-day trip into awesome.