Colourful Ko Phangan, Thailand – January, 2016

We took the Lomprayah high speed ferry from Ko Samui to our next island stop on beautiful Ko Phangan. This ferry company seemed to be more organized then other ferries we have taken in Thailand which was good, but disembarking was a bit chaotic and I think this is when I lost my favourite bracelet ☹Everyone has heard of Ko Phangan or at least all the ’20 somethings’ have, it’s famous for its ‘Full Moon’ parties on Haad Rin beach. There was no full moon while we here but they did have a ‘Half Moon’ party, thankfully we stayed on the other side of the island and avoided Haad Rin beach completely.

This island is quite mountainous and has a hippie style vibe which we loved. There were some small bungalows with tiny beachside bars lining the beach and best of all it wasn’t crowded. We were blessed with white sand beaches, crystal clear sea, and some really beautiful colours! Even though it was a bit stormy, we still enjoyed lots of sun, sand, and sea.

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We walked a very hilly walk to Haad Salad, it was a beautiful beach that was next to our beach (Haad Yao) and it was a great place to park ourselves for the day.

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The next day we walked the opposite direction and found ourselves on the Secret Beach, it was nice but not quite as nice as Haad Salad – my Mom and I both agreed that Haad Salad was our favourite ?

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On our last day, we lounged at our beach Haad Yao. We really enjoyed our time swimming and lazing in the sun.

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One afternoon, we took in the walking street market at Thong Sala, it was a good way to spend a couple of hours strolling around.

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We really enjoyed Ko Phangan and our resort was fantastic. The views from our large terrace were amazing and I think we ate every single meal at the hotel, the food was so good and always freshly prepared.

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We ended our days enjoying these stunning sunsets from our terrace ?

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Where we stayed: Sun Moon Star Resort 

Written by: Tammy Hermann…Live~Love~Travel

 

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8 Responses to Colourful Ko Phangan, Thailand – January, 2016

  1. Lorraine says:

    Out of the three Islands this was my favorite so beautiful

  2. Tim says:

    Don’t you guys ever get tired of looking at 1 impossibly beautiful place after another? Lol.

  3. Kim Har says:

    Hello Tammy,

    It is Kim here. I just came back form Chiang Khan, a small little village near the Laos-Thai border separated by the River Mekong. It is a very nice and peaceful. But it is very cold now due to the northern wind from China. First time I heard that a few days ago it was snowing in Northern Laos and Vietnam.
    We were there to investigate the River Mekong and to save the river from erosion. It is amazing and the food were good and many untouched and natural environment. But you need to flew to Loei and from there go by car for 1.5 hours to Chiang Khan. Better be there on Friday to Sunday where they have a night market open from 10pm to morning along the Mekong river. Have fun but remember to bring a jacket. Bye now.

    Kim Har

    • admin says:

      That sounds like a wonderful adventure Kim and the work you’re doing sounds very interesting!! We will keep that area in mind for a visit sometime. We were in Udon Thani and Nong Khai but never made it to Loei. It would be so nice to meet you one day, I’m sure we would have a lot of adventures to share 🙂

  4. eric says:

    You really nailed it by writing “hippie vibe”. i had about the same feeling. And even more on the south where I stayed in a rasta guest house: that was special. I love this report of that small Island.

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