Whatever it could be that you are looking for, there is something that suits most people. The island has now over 300 resorts to choose from, ranging from the cheap 100 Thai Baht a day bamboo hut and having no toilet to first class aircon island named Ko Ma, a preserved National Resorts like Sunset Cove Phanganand B52 Resorthave web sites with booking services.
Without question, Ko Phangan has some of most beautiful beachesanywhere in Thailand. Although Phangan was discovered by backpackers about 20 years ago, Phangan was before inhabited for more than 2000 years ago by sea pirates originating from Malaysia. Koh Phangan was then settled by chinese refugees most of them from the chinese province Hainan . Koh Phangan is approximately 2 1/2 hours from Surat Thani Province and about 50 min. from Koh SamuiIsland by ferry.
Situated in the middle of the Koh Samui Archipelago, Kohphangan is ideally situated in the near of most popular destinations such as Ang Thong National Marine Park and Koh Samui. The easy to reach Ang Thong is composed of over fourty small islands, fullof natural caves and surrounded with tranquil salt water. Koh Panghan is one of Thailand's true tropical gems. Blessed with postcard like beachesand hidden bays, people from many different countries come back year after year to experience the unforgettable feeling of the island. You can use the concrete roads to HaadRin, but we have warned you that the concrete roads are not in the best state and only if consider yourself a good motorbike rider then do not try to get to HaadRin, as most accidents involving scooters happen in this area. Our advice is to leave your motorbike at the 7-11 at Ban Tai and pay about 50 Baht for a pickup over the hills to HadRin.