Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan Island

Koh Phangan is a small island located in the Gulf of Thailand, northwest of Koh Samui. It is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and famous full moon parties that attract thousands of visitors every month.

Some popular beaches on Koh Phangan include Haad Rin, Thong Nai Pan, and Salad Beach. Haad Rin is the location of the full moon parties, and Thong Nai Pan is known for its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful scenery. In addition to beach activities, visitors can also explore the island’s lush forests and waterfalls. One popular attraction is the Than Sadet Waterfall National Park, which features several waterfalls and hiking trails.

Other activities on the island include yoga retreats, Thai cooking classes, and scuba diving. The island is also home to many spas and wellness centers that offer traditional Thai massages and other treatments. See below for our highlights guide to whats hot on the island this year.

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Koh Phangan Beaches

Koh Phangan has a variety of beautiful beaches, each with its own unique character. Popular beaches include Haad Rin (known for its full moon parties), Thong Nai Pan (known for its white sand and clear waters), and Bottle Beach (known for its secluded location and great snorkelling).

Our 6 must-visit beaches are listed below:

Haad Rin Beach: Haad Rin is one of the most famous beaches in Koh Phangan. It is divided into Haad Rin Nok (Sunrise Beach) and Haad Rin Nai (Sunset Beach). This beach is best known for its Full Moon Party, which takes place once a month.

Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach: Thong Nai Pan Noi is a beautiful white sandy beach located on the northeast coast of Koh Phangan. It is surrounded by lush green hills and palm trees, making it a perfect spot for a peaceful and relaxing day at the beach.

Bottle Beach: Bottle Beach is a secluded beach located on the north side of Koh Phangan. It is only accessible by boat or a strenuous hike through the jungle. The beach is surrounded by coconut palms and offers crystal-clear waters for swimming and snorkelling.

Mae Haad Beach: Mae Haad is a beautiful beach located on the northwest coast of Koh Phangan. It offers a long stretch of white sandy beach, crystal-clear waters, and stunning views of Koh Ma island.

Haad Yao Beach: Haad Yao is a long stretch of white sandy beach located on the northwest coast of Koh Phangan. It is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

Salad Beach: Salad Beach is a quiet and peaceful beach located on the west coast of Koh Phangan. It offers a long stretch of white sandy beach, calm waters, and beautiful sunset views.

Water Activities

Koh Phangan is an excellent destination for water activities such as snorkelling, diving, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. You can explore the island’s coral reefs and marine life or enjoy the crystal-clear waters.

Scuba Diving: Koh Phangan is surrounded by crystal-clear waters, making it an excellent location for scuba diving. There are many dive centres on the island offering dive courses for beginners and experienced divers. Some popular dive sites include Sail Rock, Chumphon Pinnacle, and Southwest Pinnacle.

Snorkelling: Snorkeling is a great way to explore the underwater world around Koh Phangan. There are many snorkelling tours available on the island that take you to the best snorkelling spots. Some popular snorkelling spots include Koh Ma and Haad Yao.

Kayaking: Kayaking is a fun way to explore the coastline of Koh Phangan. You can rent a kayak and paddle around the island’s many coves and bays. Some popular kayaking spots include Thong Nai Pan Noi and Bottle Beach.

Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP): SUP is a great way to enjoy the calm waters around Koh Phangan. You can rent a board and paddle along the coastline, enjoying the island’s stunning scenery.

Jet Skiing: Jet skiing is a popular water sport in Koh Phangan. You can rent a jet ski and ride around the island’s many bays and beaches.

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koh phangan

Yoga & Wellness Scene

Koh Phangan is also known for its yoga and wellness scene, with many yoga studios and retreat centres offering classes, workshops, and retreats. The island’s laid-back atmosphere and natural beauty make it the perfect place to relax, unwind, and connect with nature.

Below is our list of reputable companies here on Koh Phangan Island.

The Yoga Retreat: The Yoga Retreat is a popular yoga studio and retreat centre on the island. They offer daily yoga classes, yoga retreats, workshops, and teacher training programs.

Orion Healing Center: Orion Healing Center is a wellness retreat that offers yoga, detox programs, meditation, and various wellness therapies. They also have a vegan restaurant and juice bar on-site.

Holina Wellness:  Located at Loyfa Natural Resort, Sri Thanu. Holina Wellness offers individual Programs to suit your modern life and Corporate wellness programs are available for large groups.

The Sanctuary: The Sanctuary is a wellness resort located on Haad Tien Beach. They offer daily yoga classes, meditation, healing therapies, and detox programs.

Samma Karuna: Samma Karuna is a yoga and wellness centre that offers yoga classes, meditation, and various workshops and retreats focused on personal development and self-discovery.

Pure Flow Yoga: Pure Flow Yoga is a yoga studio located in the beautiful surroundings of Haad Yuan Beach. They offer daily yoga classes, as well as yoga retreats and workshops.

World Famous Full Moon Party

Koh Phangan is famous for its full moon parties, which take place on Haad Rin Beach during the full moon each month. The parties attract thousands of people from all over the world and are known for their lively atmosphere, music, and dancing.

The monthly party attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. The party takes place on Haad Rin beach, it is known for its music, dancing, and colourful atmosphere.

The Full Moon Party typically starts in the evening and goes on until the early morning hours. There are many stages set up along the beach, and each stage has its own music genre, ranging from techno to reggae to pop. The party is also known for its fire shows and beach games, such as limbo and beer pong.

It is important to note that the Full Moon Party can be quite wild and chaotic, and it is not suitable for everyone. Drugs and alcohol are prevalent, and the party can get quite crowded and rowdy. It is important to take precautions and stay safe while attending the party, such as watching your drinks, staying in groups, and avoiding dangerous activities like jumping over fire ropes.

Overall, the Full Moon Party is a unique experience and a must-see for party-goers and nightlife enthusiasts. However, it is important to remember to party responsibly and to take care of yourself and your friends while enjoying the festivities.

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koh phangan

Street Food & Nightlife

In addition to the full moon parties, Koh Phangan has a variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants where you can enjoy drinks, music, and socializing. Whether you’re looking for a quiet beach bar or a lively dance club, there’s something for everyone on Koh Phangan.

Here are some popular food options on the island:

Thai cuisine: Koh Phangan offers a wide range of authentic Thai cuisine, from classic dishes like Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup to regional specialities like Massaman Curry and Som Tam (papaya salad).

Seafood: As an island, Koh Phangan is famous for its fresh seafood. You can enjoy a variety of seafood dishes such as grilled fish, prawns, and squid.

Vegan and vegetarian food: Koh Phangan is home to many vegan and vegetarian restaurants that serve delicious and healthy food options. You can try vegan burgers, smoothie bowls, and raw desserts.

Street food: Street food is abundant in Koh Phangan, and you can find delicious and affordable options like fried chicken, spring rolls, and grilled meat skewers.

International cuisine: You can also find international cuisine options like Italian pizza, Mexican tacos, and Japanese sushi on the island.

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Our Location

We are situated between Thongsala (the main town and ferry terminal) and Srithanu, a beachside village known for yoga and wellness retreats.

Wok Tum is a relatively quiet area compared to some of the more bustling parts of Koh Phangan, making it a great place to stay for those who want a more relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. The town is surrounded by lush greenery and offers stunning views of the sea.

In Wok Tum, you’ll find a variety of accommodation options, including guesthouses, villas, and resorts. The town also has several restaurants and cafes serving both local and international cuisine, as well as convenience stores and markets for your daily needs.

Wok Tum offers a peaceful and tranquil setting for visitors to Koh Phangan, with plenty of amenities and attractions to keep you entertained during your stay.

Contact Our Team!

Our bookings team are always on hand to help with any information that you cannot find on our website. If you need advice on the best time to stay and any other island information please feel free to drop us a quick message and we will be only too happy to help you with your enquiry. please note because of the time difference we are not always able to answer you straight away but we will try our best to get back in contact as quickly as possible.

We hope to see you soon on Koh Phangan Island at Kalulushi.

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Kalulushi FAQ's

Nai Wok Beach is the nearest beach, only 50 m from Kalulushi Bungalows. We have private access to the beach area and you can explore the neighbouring beaches on foot from the resort. 

Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities on this page’s accommodation-type pages. 

The prices at Kalulushi Bungalows may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel’s policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates and choose your accommodation type.

Yes, Kalulushi Bungalows is popular with guests booking family stays. Families find it a central and convenient location to Thong Sala Town where most of the amenities like banks, Pier and food markets are situated.

You can choose from several accommodation options at Kalulushi Bungalows (subject to availability) that have:

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms

For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

Like most Thai resorts we have our check-in time at 2 pm so we have enough time to clean and update the room from the previous client who would check out at 11 am in the morning. If you are scheduled to arrive on the island in the morning you can always come to the resort and leave your personal belongings and luggage in our lockers and luggage drop area within our resort grounds. 

Yes, this resort has a pool. The pool has just recently been installed on the resort grounds. See details about the pool and other facilities on the Resort Facilities Page. 

Everything from watersports, massage, yoga and island trekking is all available right on our doorstep. Often you can walk along some of the local beaches and find lots of different events & businesses open for tourists and only too happy to advise on the latest conditions and up-to-date information.

Yes, we offer car and motorbike hire at Kalulushi Koh Phangan. You can book when you arrive or in advance, if you wish to have a guaranteed hire on your arrival please contact us directly.  

We are only 2km from the main Thong Sala Pier. A short taxi ride from the main pier costs around 100 thb per person and there are many taxis waiting at the end of the pier when you get off the boat on arrival to the island.

Bungalow & Apartment Options

Deluxe Suite with Sea View

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Spacious room with ensuite bathroom in traditional bamboo style. Ample seating area on the large terrace.

Deluxe Apartment

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2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and 2 Smart TV and music speakers.

Superior Bungalow

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One bedroom detached wood bungalow at sea level with a very large sea view terrasse and kitchenette.

Deluxe Bungalow With Sea View

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Detached spacious bungalow with ensuite bathroom, terrace with versatile seating areas.