Archive for the 'Ko Pha Ngan' Category

Feb 09 2014

How to stay safe on Ko Pha Ngan

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Ko Pha Ngan gets a bad rap. Forever known as the home of the Full Moon Party, a hedonistic monthly gathering of maybe 50,000 people on popular Haad Rin beach, it’s not surprising that alcohol-fuelled accidents, thefts, and worse, sometimes occur. But it’s unfair to call Ko Pha Ngan unsafe. It isn’t. Keep your wits … read the full post

Jan 06 2014

Eating on Ko Pha Ngan for 150 baht per day

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Fruit Stall Ko Pha Ngan

Just because you’re on a budget on Ko Pha Ngan doesn’t mean you need to skimp on food. Here’s a sample menu of how you might get by on the island for under 150 baht per day. Breakfast The trick, of course, is to eat like a local. Jump start your day with a healthy … read the full post

Dec 19 2013

Christmas on Ko Pha Ngan 2013

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There’s nothing like a white(sand) Christmas rung in with pina coladas instead of Bailey’s and coffee, palm trees in lieu of the traditional pine, and sand castles instead of a snowman. But… there’s something irreplaceable about a Christmas dinner. If you’re planning on winding up on Ko Pha Ngan this 2013 holiday season, we’ve rounded … read the full post

Dec 10 2013

How long should you spend on Ko Pha Ngan?

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We reckon the answer to that question is: a while.

It’s not uncommon on Ko Pha Ngan to meet someone who intended to come to the island for a few days and ended up staying months, if not years. The island seems to have a hold on people that goes beyond the Full Moon Party and the white sand beaches. Still, there are plenty who … read the full post

Nov 23 2013

When is the best time of year to visit Ko Pha Ngan?

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Hot Season Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan is a stunning tropical Thai island that has fantastic year-long offerings for travellers. The balmy weather is present all year round, sometimes leading to the impression that there are no seasons here. Au contraire. There are many seasons on Ko Pha Ngan. Weather-wise, there’s rainy, cold and hot season. Tourism-wise, there’s low, … read the full post

Nov 15 2013

Best day guest pools on Ko Pha Ngan

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the coast resort pool

If you’re traveling on a tight budget, pool villas don’t tend to make the cut. But on Ko Pha Ngan, plenty of pools are available for outside guest use, so long as you buy a drink or meal in between dips. After all, sometimes the sun gets too much and the tepid sea water doesn’t … read the full post

Nov 02 2013

Best spots for a picnic on Ko Pha Ngan

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Haad Son's rocky outcrop

Sometimes when you’re travelling, you just want a meal on your own — you want the freedom of choosing your own ingredients, putting it all together and savouring it in the lovely setting of your choice. The key to a good picnic can be finding just the right spot (well, good food and company help too, … read the full post

Oct 31 2013

Best backpacker bars on Ko Pha Ngan

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amsterdam bar ko pha ngan

If you’re like many backpackers on Ko Pha Ngan, you came to the island to experience one or more of its parties. But parties from the Full Moon, to Jungle Experience, to Black Moon, don’t get started until around 23:00 — what’s a traveller to do in the transition period between dinner and the party? … read the full post

Oct 04 2013

Where to watch the best sunsets on Ko Pha Ngan

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Songserm Pier Ko Pha Ngan

There’s nothing like watching the perfect sunset at the end of a perfect beach day. On Ko Pha Ngan, there are all kinds of spots to watch that fiery golden ball sink into the waters, but we do have our favourites. Here are our picks for Ko Pha Ngan’s best sunset spots. Amsterdam Bar, Ao … read the full post

Sep 03 2013

Review: The World’s End, Ao Chaloklum, Ko Pha Ngan

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World's End Cafe interior

If you’re ever in the mood for some delicious Western food while on the northern tip of Ko Pha Ngan, head straight for The World’s End in Ao Chaloklum. This popular, charming joint does some of the best coffee around (with a real espresso machine), and some of the best sandwiches and wraps on the … read the full post

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