As a natural paradise Koh Phangan is known as a real retreat, here most may enjoy white sand Phangan is the main partyarea which includes Had Rinand the fullmoon partybeach. Nearly all of the area surrounding Had Rinis mountains making most of the excellent white beachesunable to reach by road, the only way to get to them is by long tail boat from Had Rin. Mai Pen Rai is'nt only a common saying on Koh Phangan, Maipenrai is as well the name of a very recommended resorton the northern side of Phangan. Like it's neighbour island Koh Tao, Phangan was a while ago first found by tourists searching an escape from the overcrowded island of Koh Samuiand recently, the island has a large array of daytime activities, bars and clubs, places to stay and alternative yogaresorts.
Once the fullmoon party stoped and another day starts in Had Koh Phangan has to offer. Although Pha-ngan was for the first time visited by backpacking hippies about 22 years ago, the island was a few years later settled by Chinese originating from the chinese province Hainan fleeing their country. Specially for yoga nutters there are some alternative places for example the Sanctuary and Ananda, yoga massages.