The vast majority of hotels in Koh Phangan are independently owned and operated. Expedia’s range encompasses everything from cheap backpacker hostels and budget beachside bungalows, to mid-range family-friendly accommodation and high-end hotels and spa resorts. Whatever kind of stay you’re seeking, you’re bound to find something to suit.
Locations and Styles of Koh Phangan’s Independent Hotels
Much of the accommodation at the value end of the market is clustered around the main port town of Thong Sala, and along the coast road to Haad Rin, which includes the beaches of Ban Tai and Ban Kai. Haad Rin itself is also an extremely popular destination for younger travellers and those who like to be in the heart of the action. The east-facing 24-hour party beach of Haad Rin Nok (or Sunrise Beach) is home to the legendary full moon party, while the opposite west-facing beach of Haad Rin Nai (Sunset Beach) is quieter, with more restaurants than nightclubs. Slightly further south, Haad Sarikantang, otherwise known as Leela Beach, is another good option if you’re looking for easy access to Haad Rin, but still want to escape the crowds.
You’ll also find plenty of affordable alternatives in other parts of the island, such as the north coast fishing village of Chaloklum, the east coast beach of Haad Yuan, or the west coast resorts of Haad Yao and Haad Salad. Some of Koh Phangan’s most luxurious four and five star resorts can be found in Thong Nai Pan, which is rapidly gaining a reputation as the most upmarket corner of the island.
Staying in an Independent Hotel in Koh Phangan
Book a stay in one of Koh Phangan’s independent hotels and explore the highlights of this spectacular destination. Choose a beachfront property and enjoy falling asleep to the sound of the waves, followed by an early morning stroll along the shore. Or pick somewhere set in the hills above the ocean and enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline. Whether you’re after a secluded stay in relative isolation, or a trendy hotel in the thick of things, Expedia can help you find the independent hotel that’s right for you.