Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
A long sweeping beach, a short boat-trip from Haad Rin with a fine spread of places to stay.
A basic, old setupHat Yuan, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (081) 091 8980;
Good Hope is another older operation along Haad Yuan's rocky southern headland. The bungalows are worn inside and out but are spacious and bright inside with lots of natural light. The bathrooms are ... Read the full review of Good Hope.Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
Great views and restaurantHaad Yuan, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (087) 888 8592;
With bungalows scattered along Haad Yuan's rocky northern cliff and up hill around a garden, Bamboo Hut is popular and affordable. Travellers of all kinds frequent Bamboo, many of them repeat ... Read the full review of Bamboo Hut.
Great spotMoo 6 Hat Yuan, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 375 113;
Barcelona's bungalows occupy an expansive stretch of hillside overlooking Haad Yuan. Several rows of stilted wooden bungalows sit at various elevations, all with at least some view. The rooms come ... Read the full review of Barcelona Resort.
A happening placeHaad Yuan, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (086) 470 2625;
Big Blue is the most happening place on Haad Yuan, attracting a lively, younger clientele. The rooms suit most budgets and can accommodate up to four people. The wooden bungalows are clean and ... Read the full review of Big Blue Bungalow and Restaurant.
Very basic, exposed spotHaad Yuan, Ko Pha Ngan
A very laid-back and friendly setup on the northern rocks past Bamboo Huts, Eden Garden is popular among the mellower backpacking crowd. They offer cheap little shared-bathroom huts as well as a ... Read the full review of Eden Garden.
Luxurious but lacking characterHaad Yuan, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 230 414-5; F: (077) 422 243
The newest operation on Haad Yuan and by far the most luxurious, Pariya is the lone upscale resort in the area. It's a good place for families and travellers that want to escape the bustling crowds ... Read the full review of Pariya Haad Yuan.4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
Cheap, basic shacksHaad Yuan, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (086) 276 6723;
Located along the rocks just south of the beach, Haad Yuan Bungalow has an old school island vibe and classic wooden huts. The wooden bungalows, privately spaced around a dense jungle hillside, are ... Read the full review of Haad Yuan Bungalows.
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.
Great value and very laid-backHaad Thian, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (086) 947 3205;
Beam is the most peaceful and quiet spot on Haad Thian. Located inland toward the north, the bungalows here are privately spaced around a grassy field and along a shaded hillside. The good-sized, ... Read the full review of Beam Bungalow.
Haad Thian originalHaad Thian, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (081) 229 3919;
Haad Thian Resort has well-priced basic huts along the middle of the beach and some a short distance inland. The simple wooden huts are solid and fairly well-kept. This is the only place around with ... Read the full review of Hat Thian Resort.
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.
Great food, mixed accommodationHaad Thian, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (081) 271 3614;
Operating since 1992, The Sanctuary is responsible for the fasting and detox purification craze that dominates this beach and has seeped to other parts of the island. This is a very cosy place to ... Read the full review of Sanctuary.
Why Not!Haad Why Nam, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (081) 370 2667;
The only setup on this peaceful little cove, this is possibly the most peaceful spot on all of Ko Pha Ngan. The sand is a little coarse and the sea floor rocky, but the swimming is great, and the ... Read the full review of Why Nam Hut.
Haad Thong Heng
A small and rocky beach, Haad Thong Heng is more secluded and better shaded than Haad Sadet which lies over the small headland a hop, skip and a jump to the north.
Decent budget accommodationsHaad Thong Heng, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (084) 850 9788;
The only setup remaining on peaceful Haad Thong Heng, Than Sadet Resort offers inexpensive bungalows well-suited to the thrifty traveller. Sprawled across boulders and some beautiful greenery, the ... Read the full review of Than Sadet Resort.
A gleaming white-sand beach with a mix of accommodation. Very little shade to speak of, though plenty of good spots to stay.
Great place to relax and hang outHaad Sadet, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 090;
The oldest and largest bungalow operator on Than Sadet, Mai Pen Rai is very popular among backpackers as well as families with small children. Mai pen rai means never mind or no worries, both of ... Read the full review of Mai Pen Rai Bungalows.
A great choiceHaad Sadet, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 191; F: (077) 445 194
Overlooking the beach and the sea, Plaa's Than Sadet sits atop the cliff at the northern of Than Sadet Beach. With some of the highest quality accommodations on the beach and a wonderful cliff top ... Read the full review of Plaa's Than Sadet.
Cheap, but you get what you pay forHaad Sadet, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 087;
As the name suggests, Silver Cliff sits high above the beach atop Haad Sadet's northern cliff. Silver Cliff offers a wide selection of bungalows of varying price and quality. The small basic huts at ... Read the full review of Silver Cliff.
A great value -— if you can get thereHaad Sadet, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 238 284;
A perilous 400m climb from the north end of the beach leads travellers to the beautifully lush grounds of Seaview Than Sadet. Access from the main road is slightly shorter and less treacherous but ... Read the full review of Seaview Than Sadet.
Go for the beach bungalowsHaad Sadet, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 054;
J.S. Hut's charming beach bungalows sit in the centre of Haad Sadet beach. Spacious and immaculately clean, these rooms feature soft new linens, large stone-tiled bathrooms and gleaming white ... Read the full review of J.S. Hut Resort.
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.
Very popularPO Box 10 Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 085;
Star Hut is a happy and laid-back place toward the southern end of Thong Nai Pan Noi. Most of its rooms are placed together in several rows off the beach, but beach access is just a moment away, and ... Read the full review of Star Hut.600B to 1,500B 8 votes Flashpacker
A very comfortable choice22 Moo5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 067; F: (077) 445 068
Thong Tapan is a fine midrange choice at the northern end of Thong Nai Pan Noi. Only a few of its 34 stone and wood bungalows are on the beach, with the majority a good distance up a well-shaded hill ... Read the full review of Thongtapan Resort.Under 600B 10 votes Backpacker
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
A very good spotPO Box 52, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 238 599; F: (077) 445 076
Like many setups on Thong Nai Pan Noi, Baan Panburi's bungalows are not right on the beach. Rather, the small thatch huts are packed together along a cement path in a palm grove, giving it a tropical ... Read the full review of Baan Panburi Village.600B to 1,500B 7 votes Flashpacker
Basic hillside huts22 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (077) 445 145;
Located up the rocky and tree-shaded hill at the far northern end of Thong Nai Pan Noi, Baan Tapannoi has the cheapest accommodation in this area. This is because the simple and rather shabby wooden ... Read the full review of Baan Tapannoi.
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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