Koh Phangan beaches and areas
Koh Phangan has more than 20 different beaches each with its own characteristics and atmosphere. Roughly there are four different areas on the island: the Northwest, Northeast, the Southwest and Haad Rin.
The Northwest is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and the best snorkeling and dive spots. The area offers many nice resorts and good restaurants. It is a great option if you look for a more quiet environment.
The Northeast of Koh Phangan is surrounded by jungle and known for the relaxed atmosphere and seclusion from the crowds. The beautiful secluded bays are stunning and the most luxurious resorts on the island can be found here.
The Southwest is a good choice for those who want to be near the nightlife while staying in a more quiet area. It is a central location to explore the island and there are several good resorts to choose from.
Haad Rin is located on a small peninsula at the most Southeastern tip of Koh Phangan and is the epicentre of the famous Full Moon Party and the nightlife in general.
Leela Beach (or Haad Seekantang) is located on walking distance from Haad Rin and is more quiet.
Koh Phangan Map