Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
The tranquil bays that dot the East Coast are some of Ko Pha Ngan's best-kept secrets. Thong Nai Pan Noi is a favourite of luxury travellers, while nearby Thong Nai Pan Yai has a great selection of backpacker to midrange options. Haad Sadet and Haad Why Nam will do the trick for seclusion seekers. Haad Thian has some interesting options up on the hillside, and the long but isolated Haad Yuan offers a great mix of accommodation.
A long sweeping beach, a short boat-trip from Haad Rin with a fine spread of places to stay.
Great views and restaurantHaad Yuan, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (087) 888 8592;
Bamboo Hut is a great place to stay for those who want to move slightly off the beach. A five-minute walk over a somewhat wonky (but safe enough) bamboo-made path at the northern end of Haad Yuan ... Read the full review of Bamboo Hut.Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
Room with a viewSouthern end of Haad Yuan beach
T: (077) 375 113;
Barcelona Resort takes up a large portion of the south end of Haad Yuan beach, considered the quieter end. Three different types of around 30 fan-cooled, on-stilts bungalows stand in rows and are ... Read the full review of Barcelona Resort.Under 600B 4 votes Backpacker
Location, location, locationMost northern beachfront bungalows, Haad Yuan
T: (086) 470 2625;
With a prime beach location, Big Blue’s restaurant spills on to this unspoiled beach lined with two rows of plastic deck chairs. These are the only chairs this end of the beach and are open to ... Read the full review of Big Blue Bungalow and Restaurant.
The only true resort on the bayCentre of beach, Haad Yuan, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 230 414-5; F: (077) 422 243
Pariya is the only true resort on Haad Yuan bay. You can tell from the beach that this place is different from the rest. The beachfront entrance has bright oversized bean bags, low coffee tables and ... Read the full review of Pariya Haad Yuan.1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
Most of the places on Haad Thian are on the hillside behind the central coconut plantation. It's generally pretty quiet, though the Friday night parties keep most up all night.
Quiet jungle livingHaad Thian, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (086) 947 3205;
Set back off the beach, inland to the north of the bay and yet still only a short walk to Haad Thian and Why Nam beach, Beam Bungalows gives a great feeling of jungle living. The mixed-size bungalows ... Read the full review of Beam Bungalows.Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
Cozy and quietHaad Thian, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (081) 229 3919;
Had Thian Resort offers the cheapest huts in the area. Lined up in the shade by the beach close to The Sanctuary are the original set of bungalows now rented for long termers only. A new row of huts ... Read the full review of Hat Thian Resort.
Worth checking outHaad Thian (behind The Sanctuary), Ko Pha Ngan
Family Bungalows are often overlooked due to their tucked-away location. They are set down a path through the back of The Sanctuary with only a small faded sign announcing their existence. The ... Read the full review of Family Bungalows.
Learn to fight!Haad Thian, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (087) 277 8570;
Scattered along the rocky cliff to the south of Haad Thian, Horizon is the most remote and tranquil Muay Thai training camp on the island -- tranquil that is, when you're not lifting weights or being ... Read the full review of Horizon Bungalow and Muay Thai Camp.
A little piece of magicAddress Southern end of Haad Thian, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (081) 271 3614;
The Sanctuary is a resort, spa and detox centre. The reception fronts the small beach with cushioned deck chairs and some over-friendly dogs, while the rooms are a winding maze heading up into the ... Read the full review of The Sanctuary.600B to 1,500B 5 votes Flashpacker
Why Not!Haad Why Nam, Ko Pha Ngan
Why Nam is the only setup on this peaceful little cove, and is possibly the most tranquil spot on all of Ko Pha Ngan — an ideal cluster of simple bungalows along the southern side of the beautiful ... Read the full review of Why Nam Hut.Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
A gleaming white-sand beach with a mix of accommodation. Very little shade to speak of, though plenty of good spots to stay.
Beachside chillingHaad Sadet, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (093) 959 8083;
With over 25 years in the trade, Mai Pen Rai Bungalows dominate the beach at Haad Sadet and with several rooms to choose from, this is the most popular choice on the beach. The rooms range from ... Read the full review of Mai Pen Rai Bungalows.Under 600B 4 votes Backpacker
Fabulous viewsHaad Sadet, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (088) 383 1268;
After a bit of a wicked climb, find yourself in complete tranquility when staying at Plaa's Than Sadet. The bungalows here come at three main price points with the cheapest being small simple huts ... Read the full review of Plaa's Than Sadet.
Thong Nai Pan Yai
A lovely sweeping beach with very good accommodation along its entire length. A classic Ko Pha Ngan destination.
Simply outstandingThong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
Dolphin is the coolest spot with the most relaxing atmosphere on Thong Nai Pan Yai. The wooden island-style huts are nestled in a very dense garden of palms, flowers and other greenery. These fairly ... Read the full review of Dolphin.Under 600B 11 votes Backpacker
Motel-like family spot6/3 Moo 5 Thong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 455 128; F: (077) 445 032
Central Cottage has a variety of bungalows and a stone, motel-like building forming a couple of tight rows running back from the beach through the gardened grounds. The cheapest little huts are of a ... Read the full review of Central Cottage.600B to 1,500B 4 votes Flashpacker
Just ok huts but very friendly staffThong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 238 547;
A decent choice for budget travellers, Nice Beach's bungalows are affordable but certainly nothing special. Old, somewhat rundown wooden huts sit near the beach and spread inland in several rows ... Read the full review of Nice Beach Resort.
Basic and a bit noisy8/3 Thong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 238 592;
Pen's has a mixed bag of bungalow options to suit most budgets. The cheapest huts are weathered and really pretty crappy, while some newer Thai style huts with carved wooden features are in much ... Read the full review of Pen's Bungalows.600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
Showing its age but popularThong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 062;
A good spot for backpackers, Pingjun has a number of cheap wooden huts on Thong Nai Pan Yai beach. The old wooden affairs are pretty well worn and definitely not high-quality lodging -- a few look ... Read the full review of Pingjun Resort.
Popular and good valueThong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 238 539; F: (077) 445 051
The only dive resort on Thong Nai Pan Yai, this resort's Dreamland Diver is a fully-stocked professional dive shop offering training and recreational diving opportunities. The bungalows are good ... Read the full review of Dreamland Resort.Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
A classy new hotel47/5 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 162; F: (077) 445 163
One of the few actual hotels on Ko Pha Ngan, Havana provides the newest and highest quality accommodation on Thong Nai Pan Yai, and needless to say, the most expensive by far. In spite of the extra ... Read the full review of Havana Beach Resort.1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
Quiet and affordableThong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (084) 6286 977;
At the far southern end of the Thong Nai Pan Yai, Pop doesn't have the best spot for swimming, but the sand here is fine for sunbathing, and there's not much foot traffic to deal with. Pop has some ... Read the full review of Pop Bungalows.
Good beach huts11/6 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 118-20; F: (077) 445 121
Candle Hut sits at the far northern end of Thong Nai Pan Yai and provides a long row of beach front bungalows on a fine stretch of sand. While well-situated, the bungalows are a bit overpriced -- ... Read the full review of Candle Hut Resort.600B to 1,500B 4 votes Flashpacker
Mostly an eyesoreThong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 026-7;
With a variety of bungalow options to choose from at fine prices, Starlight is a decent value, although the architecture is not particularly attractive, and the huts offer no views. This friendly ... Read the full review of Starlight Resort.
Thong Nai Pan Noi
One of Ko Pha Ngan's best beaches. A stunning stretch of sand and turquoise water offshore -- simply lovely.
One for the expense account22/7 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 238 333; F: (077) 238 909
Santhiya occupies its own private cove and a vast hillside on the northern end of Thong Nai Pan Noi. This is quite possibly the most luxurious -— certainly the most expensive -— place on ... Read the full review of Santhiya Resort and Spa.over 8,000B 1 vote Luxury
For big spenders only22/1 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 101-9; F: (077) 445 100
For big spenders only, Panviman Resort is one of the most luxurious -- and expensive -- places around. Those on any kind of budget, you're best to look elsewhere, but for upscale travellers, this ... Read the full review of Panviman Resort Koh Phangan.4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
Ugly and overpricedThong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 132; F: (077) 443 131
Thong Nai Pan Beach Resort, AKA Raiwin Resort and Spa, is so classy they had to name it twice. In reality, the exotic new name is largely a pretext to charge a lot of money and compete with more ... Read the full review of Thong Nai Pan Beach/Raiwin Resort.1,500B to 4,000B 4 votes Midrange
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