Southwest Koh Phangan
The Southwest of Koh Phangan is a good choice for those who want to be near the action and nightlife while staying in a more quiet area. The main villages of the Southwest are the port town of Thong Sala and the two villages Ban Khai and Ban Tai. Good concrete roads make Ban Khai and Ban Tai easy accessible from Thong Sala and Haad Rin.
The Southwest has a long, unbroken stretch of beach with great views over Koh Samui. It starts at the foot of the southern Haad Rin hills and runs all the way up to main town Thong Sala. The beach is generally shallow and calm, which makes it also suitable for families.
The main town of Koh Phangan is the port of Thong Sala where most boats dock. Thong Sala has many shops, jeep and motorbike rental shops, several internet shops, massage, pharmacies and a medical clinic.
The villages of Ban Tai and Ban Khai both have main facilities like mini marts, internet shops, motorbike rental, massage, shops, bars and restaurants. In Ban Tai you will also find some art and handicraft shops as well as a 7 Eleven supermarket.
Nightlife, Bars and Restaurants
In the Southwest of Koh Phangan you have many bars and restaurants to choose from. For up to date information we recommend you to ask your resort or use one of the free guide books that are available everywhere.
Main town Thong Sala has many bars, some with pool tables and TV for live sporting events.
The villages of Ban Khai and Ban Tai are centrally located and on the beach you have some small Thai style bars to have a beer or a cocktail. On the main road between Ban Tai and Thong Sala there are quite some restaurants, beer and lady bars. The Blue Top Coffeeshop serves fresh roast coffee and good breakfast and offers free Wi-Fi. It is located on the main road between Baan Tai and Baan Khai. In Ban Tai the Black Moon Party is held once a month on the beach. The Half Moon Party is held twice a month in the jungle. On both parties mainly progressive and trance music is being played by the djs.
Southwest Koh Phangan Resorts
- Awe Resort Villas on the beach
- Baan Busaba – Thong Sala
- Da Kanda – Ban Tai
- First Villa – Ban Tai
- Grand Sea – Thong Sala
- Hansa Resort – Ban Tai
- Milky Bay – Ban Tai
- Morning Star Resort – Ban Khai
- Phangan Great Bay – Ban Tai
- Phangan Orchid Resort – Ban Khai
- Rung Arun Resort – Ban Tai