Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
The sunrise side of Haad Rin gets wild during the Full Moon parties and is generally raucous after dark at any time, though there are some quieter spots to the north. Haad Rin's sunset side can be surprisingly tranquil as you move away from the pier -- especially in the tiny bays that extend westwards. Those looking for a cheap and easy room to stumble back to should poke around off the beach.
Haad Rin sunset side to Ban Kai
This long beach runs away from the pier back in the direction of Ban Kai and eventually Thong Sala. The further you get from the pier the better the resorts become and the cleaner the beach. Toward the west the bay is broken up into a series of smaller coves and secluded beaches — this has a remote feel without really being isolated from the rest of Ko Pha Ngan.
Good value with outstanding viewsHaad Rin
T: (081) 538 9879;
Suncliff is a really sweet resort that offers what is probably the best deal on Ko Pha Ngan’s Haad Rin for an air-con room, with pool, restaurant, WiFi and great views. Feel like you’re swimming ... Read the full review of Suncliff Resort.
Good valueHaad Rin West
T: (081) 837 9738;
Seaside is one of the best values spots around, with a great atmosphere and charming service. Small wooden huts with fan or air-con and some huge bungalows for three people are scattered around a ... Read the full review of Seaside.Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
Smart modern roomsHaad Rin sunset side
T: (077) 375 188;
Set between Suksabai Resort and the beach, low key Rin Bay View has a very new and quite smart hotel-style building along with some older rooms that line each side of the resort running down to the ... Read the full review of Rin Bay View Bungalow and Restaurant.
An excellent fancy pants getaway117/21 Moo 6 Haad Rin sunset side
T: (077) 951 567;
We liked The Coast. We liked it a lot. Opened in late 2012, it's easily the most upmarket spot along this strip of the beach, but if you're looking for a modern finished resort with a horizon pool ... Read the full review of The Coast.
Good range of styles and prices110/6 Haad Rin
T: (077) 37 5376;
Charung bungalow is a family operation which has everything from shabby old backpacker huts to big seafront rooms with all mod cons. The basic huts, though cheap for this area, are shoddy and pretty ... Read the full review of Charung Bungalow.
Party palace70/8 Moo 6, Haad Rin West, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 375 023-4;
A bit of a backpacker factory, Coral Bungalow claims to be famous for a regular pool party they have, but going on the size of the pool and the photos of the number of people in it, we strongly ... Read the full review of Coral Bungalows.Under 600B 8 votes Backpacker
Good beach, comfy roomsHaad Rin West
T: (077) 27 5192;
Sitting on a broader stretch of the beach makes Sun Beach much better for sunbathing than other nearby spots. The grounds are well-kept and the atmosphere very tranquil. This is a good place to ... Read the full review of Sun Beach Bungalow.
Great staff, good spotHaad Rin West
T: (077) 37 5108; F: email@example.com
Starlight's sturdy and well-kept bungalows line the garden in two rows running back from a pretty wide strip of sand. The simple and inexpensive fan rooms or more expensive air-con rooms suit most ... Read the full review of Starlight Resort.
Reliable spotHaad Rin West, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 238 318;
Boom's Cafe and Bungalows is an isolated and quiet spot on a rocky stretch of beach to the west of Sunset Beach. Spacious and sturdy wooden bungalows sit just off the beach facing the sea and are ... Read the full review of Boom's Cafe Bungalows.
Classy gated community120/1 Haad Rin West, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 37 5481-2; F: (077) 37 5482
This used to be the fanciest spot on Sunset Beach but as the surrounding resorts have upgraded it is now looking a bit dated. The rooms in this large walled and gated complex are spacious, clean and ... Read the full review of Pha Ngan Buri Resort and Spa.
Nice huts, good vibes110/6 Haad Rin West, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 37 5079; F: (077) 37 5407
Blue Marine is a classier operation than most in this area yet the prices aren't too bad and the fun and friendly atmosphere comes free. The large concrete bungalows line a grassy grove, some with ... Read the full review of Blue Marine Resort.
Moroccan/Haad Rin fusionHaad Rin sunset side
T: (077) 375 251; F: (077) 375 301
Sprawling Neptune's Villa was one of the places we stayed in on our very first trip to Ko Pha Ngan in the early 1990s and, well, it has changed quite a bit. Stretching from beachside to the road and ... Read the full review of Neptunes Villa.
Comfortable motel like rooms10/18 M.6 Haad Rin
T: (077) 95 0713;
Occupying a new block of appropriately peach coloured hotel rooms, and much older bungalows, Peach is a good affordable choice in Haad Rin's Sunset Beach area. Rooms are comfortable with air con as ... Read the full review of Peach Guest House.
Tranquil settingHaad Rin West, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 37 5191;
The beach at Bird is wide, but the sand is rough, so bring a thick towel if you plan to lay out. The cheapest rooms here are cramped little wooden huts, and while they don't provide much room to move ... Read the full review of Bird.
Cool jungle villageHaad Rin West, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (086) 885 5509;
Harmony has a super relaxed island village feel. Basic bamboo fan huts are set along a jungle hillside and are a good choice for chilled-out backpackers, and a selection of large wooden duplexes at ... Read the full review of Harmony Beach Resort.
Party central110/13 M.6 Haad Rin West
T: (077) 37 5167;
One of the archetypal Haad Rin party resorts, Friendly delivers what it promises. With a huge number of rooms at reasonable prices the resort's staff are friendly, and surprisingly accommodating, ... Read the full review of Friendly Resort.
Off the beach
There are a stack of options in Haad Rin if you're not fussed about being on the beach. Prices are lower than beachside, though quality (and noise levels) can vary tremendously. Stay closer to the pier and Sunset Beach to avoid the worst noise and crowds.
Popular midrange spot140 Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 375 527-9; F: (077) 375 528
Delight is a very popular midrange setup just across the street from Sunrise Beach. The rooms are more expensive than average backpacker fare, but they're comfortable and well-equipped and are mostly ... Read the full review of Delight Resort.
Haad Rin's Jekyll and Hyde hotel154/1-10 Moo 6 Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 37 5444-7; F: (077) 37 5448
This is a fancy midrange place away from the beaches towards the centre of Haad Rin. The rooms are located in two distinct areas an ugly, bright blue, five storey building called Sunrise Hotel, and a ... Read the full review of Drop In Club Resort and Spa.
Clean reasonable spotHaad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 375 281-4; F: (077) 375 285
Sea Garden sits just across the street from the clubs and nightlife on Sunrise Beach. Simple and affordable fan rooms or well-equipped air-con rooms with TV, DVD players and hot water are available, ... Read the full review of Sea Garden Resort.
Cavelike but popular74/1 Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 37 5083; F: (077) 37 5082
Baan Talay is a popular guesthouse for those on a lower budget because of its quality rooms and good central location. Staff are friendly and very helpful, and the rooms, available with fan or ... Read the full review of Baan Talay Guest House.
Popular and lively spot130 Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 375 200;
Same Same is one of the most popular backpacker guesthouses in Haad Rin and is always among the first to fill up around Full Moon time. The Scandinavian owners really know how to show guests a good ... Read the full review of Same Same Lodge.Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
Well-appointed with top views94/11 Moo 6 Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 375 419;
Sea Breeze is a friendly family-run setup with some great values and a strange mix of accommodation. The older bungalows are well worn, and in a scruffy area, but are clean with great views and big ... Read the full review of Sea Breeze.
Friendly and quiet150/1 Moo 6 Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 37 5102;
Hillside is located a good distance inland near Drop In Club Resort in one of the quietest parts of Haad Rin. Their large concrete bungalows are scattered around a grassy, well-shaded hill. Rooms are ... Read the full review of Hillside Bungalows.
Haad Rin sunrise side
The centre of all full moon party activity. Generally the places at the northern end of the beach are quieter, while the closer you get to Paradise Club, the louder it becomes. This is the centre of the action at night and the busiest beach by day. The better of Haad Rin's beaches, this is a fine spot to visit, but stay elsewhere if you plan to sleep through the night.
Motel like but decent accomodation119 Moo 6 Haad Rin
T: (077) 375 170-2; F: (077) 375 169
From the beach, Palita Lodge looks far more backpacker style than it really is, with some very smart rooms and a great swimming pool running back from the beach. The grounds are shady and cool, ... Read the full review of Palita Lodge.
Beachfront or nothing.134 Moo 6 Haad Rin
T: (077) 375 160;
If you're looking for flashpacker digs beachside and are comfortable with a more backpacker style of standards, look no further than Seaview Sunrise. Set at the far northern end of Haad Rin Beach, as ... Read the full review of Sea View Haadrin Resort.600B to 1,500B 4 votes Flashpacker
Great views, quiet spotHaad Rin West, Ko Pha Ngan
Serenity Hill, atop Sunrise Beach's northern cliff, is more serene and relaxed than the bustling beach side resorts, but it also has a couple of happening bars nearby. The Mellow Mountain Bar and its ... Read the full review of Serenity Bungalows.
Full moon originalHaad Rin East, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 375 244(089) 729 4189;
The original home of the Full Moon Party, Paradise sits at the far southern end of Sunrise Beach. Here the sea is rocky and extra shallow so the swimming is no good, but better conditions aren't far ... Read the full review of Paradise Resort.
Very very noisyHaad Rin East, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 375 259; F: (077) 375 260
Haad Rin Resort, in the centre of the party scene on Sunrise Beach, has a guest house building on the road and several rows of wood and concrete bungalows lining its sandy grounds between the road ... Read the full review of Haad Rin Resort.
Comfortable flash resort141 Moo 6 Haad Rin
T: (077) 375 224; F: (077) 375 226
For families looking for creature comforts on Haad Rin, but wanting direct beach access, the very long-running Phangan Bayshore Resort is difficult to beat. Fronting directly onto a great slice of ... Read the full review of Pha Ngan Bay Shore Resort.
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