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.
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.
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 ?
On our last day, we lounged at our beach Haad Yao. We really enjoyed our time swimming and lazing in the sun.
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.
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.
We ended our days enjoying these stunning sunsets from our terrace ?
Where we stayed: Sun Moon Star Resort
Written by: Tammy Hermann…Live~Love~Travel