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Off beach activities on Ko Pha Ngan

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While Ko Pha Ngan is best known for its Full Moon Party and gorgeous beaches, there are a few off the beach attractions that may also be worth a peak.

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All this laying around on the beach can be exhaustive and what better way to recover than with a one- or two-hour massage? You’ll find massage salas on many of Ko Pha Ngan’s west coast beaches – Haad Salad in particular is over run with them – and there is generally a full raft of rundown options on offer from foot reflexology to traditional Thai massage and oil massage.

If you’re after something more special, head to Sanctuary on Haad Thian or Why Nam Bungalows on the next beach up – both can put you in touch with skilled traditional masseuses and bodyworkers who are a big step up from your typical beach rub down. The Sanctuary also has a great steam room and plunge pool!

If you want to get off the beach but don’t mind staying wet, The Challenge delivers on daytime entertainment in the form of a water adventure park in Seetanu which will provide fun for all ages. Set in Laem Son Lake, which filled what was once a tin mine, its intricate floating obstacle course is popular both with families and the young at heart. A day pass costs 500 baht.

SlipNFly is another waterpark attraction, essentially two gigantic (40m) slides you can slide down fly into an artificial pond. Unlike The Challenge, SlipNFly has more limited days it is open – see their website for details. It is well off the beach, towards the centre of Ko Pha Ngan. A day pass costs 600 baht.

If all that beach boozing has your body bulging in all the wrong places, The Press in Chaloklam offers 200 baht workout passes (longer memberships are also available), thought you need to give them a call beforehand. Kayaks can be hired at many of Ko Pha Ngan’s beaches – a paddle from Plaay Laem beach out to Ko Tae Nai is a great work-out!

Sometimes a simple workout just isn’t going to cut it, so luckily one of the most adrenaline-pumping ways to get fit is to indulge in some traditional Thai boxing, or Muay Thai. Kobra Muay Thai Boxing and Training Stadium in Baan Tai offers both one on one training (800 baht per hour) as well as group training (400 baht per hour) and other longer stay packages.

Kobra Muay Thai Boxing and Training Stadium Baan Tai T: (085) 099 3142
The Challenge Laem Son Lake, Sri Thanu. T: (089) 730 0081 Daily 10:00-18:00
The Press T: (089) 010 0031


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