Koh Phangan has been famous for its Full Moon Party for many years but today the island has much more to offer visitors. Located about 14 km north of its bigger sister island of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan remains a laidback haven for backpackers however in recent years it is attracting the more upmarket traveller. It is said that the island is about 10 years behind Koh Samui in terms of development but in many ways it is catching up. There are now several opulent 5-star resorts on the island and many new modern luxury holiday villas available for rent.
Apart from the famous (and some may say infamous) parties Koh Phangan provides a whole slew of interesting attractions and activities for travellers. The beaches here like Bottle Beach, Haad Salad and Thong Nai Pan Yai are absolutely amazing and generally less crowded than those on neighboring Koh Samui. Much of the island is still covered in mountainous forest and there are many hiking trails leading to viewpoints and waterfalls that are well worth the effort. Some of the activities available include scuba diving, boat trips, trekking, cooking classes, yoga lessons, or simply relax on the beach.
When you are on a holiday, comfort is everything you are looking for and more than that is peace of mind. If you are that kind of person, you should look for Holiday Villas to rent in Koh Phangan. Today there are many options available from still the quaint little traditional huts to large contemporary luxury holiday villas. Most villas will offer stunning sea or mountain views and come with a private pool. The more upmarket villas will provide exceptional services such as personal chefs, indoor gyms, jacuzzis, full western kitchens, sunbeds/chairs and of course Wifi. After a long day of partying these comforts can be very welcome to the weary traveller.