Koh Phangan is an island found in the south of Thailand, on the east coast of the province of Surat Thani, in the Gulf of Thailand. It is an island that is dotted with some of the most spectacular beaches in Thailand, and its interior is filled with nature that springs forth from the island. This resort, which is famed for its monthly full moon celebration, is excellent for fans of the beach, sun, and diving vacations, and the best thing is that you can come all year round. It is located just 15 kilometers north of Koh Samui and can be reached by boat. Let’s meet him!
Even though you can dive off of practically every beach on Ko Phangan, Sail Rock is considered to be one of the most amazing dive sites in the vicinity and is frequently frequented by divers from Ko Tao.
On the island of Ko Phangan, the rock formation known as Sail Rock may be found one hour away from Chaloklum Pier. When we go diving, we could come across a number of different marine creatures, like whale sharks, barracudas, and bat fish, to name just a few.
The rock is forty metres deep and is situated fifteen metres below the ground’s surface. The seafloor is covered in coral gardens. The Chimney is a vertical passageway that scuba divers may swim through that is 18 metres in depth.
Haad Rin Beach
A wide variety of fun things to do can be found on Ko Phangan’s stunning Haad Rin beach, which is on the island’s southernmost point. The beach that faces the dawn is known as Haad Rin Nok, while the one that faces the sunset is known as Haad Rin Nai. These two beaches are divided by a rocky promontory. Along the water’s edge, there is a string of retail establishments, including restaurants, pubs, and quaint little stores where you can buy regional specialties and handicrafts.
Haad Nam Tok
The location of Haad Nam Tok is ideal for vacationers looking for a more peaceful get-away. Its name, which literally translates to “Waterfall Shore,” refers to the waterfall that, upon reaching the beach, transforms into a stream. When there is an abundance of water, the rainy season brings forth an even greater sense of awe in relation to that waterfall.
It is possible to see everything in Haad Nam Tok within a single day. On the other hand, if you wish to spend the night on the beach, you are permitted to bring your own camping gear and set up your tent close to the ocean so that you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the coast. The beach is in a rather isolated location, so peace and quiet are virtually assured there. Of course, it is essential to pack insect repellent.
Waterfalls of Than Sadet National Park
During the green season, it is highly recommended that you pay the Phaeng waterfall a visit because it is the largest waterfall on the island. The beautiful forest trip features a somewhat high track that leads to a viewpoint known as Dom Sila. Those who prefer an exciting challenge will appreciate this hike. The aforementioned Phaeng Waterfall and Khan Ban Dai Waterfall are both located in this area, which is a part of Than Sadet National Park. Phaeng waterfall is close to the entrance, so you won’t have to travel very far to get there. Khan Ban Dai waterfall is about a half-kilometer walk through the forest from the entrance. If you ascend Khao Ra through the more difficult route, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of both Ko Phangan and Ko Tao.
Yang Na Yai Tree
Those who have a passion for nature should make a point of going to see the Yang Na Tree on Ko Phangan. It is the biggest tree on the island and is said to be over 400 years old. This natural wonder, which can be found in the community of Ban Nok, is revered by the people who live there because of its location. Small shrines with garlands of ribbons as offerings may be found in the area around the tree trunk.