Wedding should be one of the most important, remarkable and happy moment of the human's life. Thailand has its well-know wedding destinations, like Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Every year it’s a question of many's -how to choose the perfect wedding ceremony site and reception venue for you and your beloved one?
Instead of those main touristic spots now you can arrange your Big day away from tourist crowds on one of the most beautiful tropical island - at Koh Phangan.
Another ideal destination for travelers who prefer less crowded, more private beaches set in a laid-back atmosphere.
However, this is also a very hip place to be as the island hosts the world famous, and perhaps the biggest beach party on this planet the full moon party on Haad Rin Beach.
Koh Phangan is located in the middle of the gulf of Thailand. It is about 70 km. from the mainland and about 15 km. from Koh Samui. Pha-ngan is the largest of Samui’s neighboring islands with an area of 168 sq km. Over 70% is tropical forests, lowlands, coconut fields and secluded beaches.
Koh Phangan is covering an area of 191 square kilometers, located 20 kilometers directly north of Ko Samui, or approximately 100 kilometers from Suratthani province. The best time to visit Ko Pha-ngan is from February to September. Interesting attractions include secluded and virgin beaches around the island, a hilltop temple called Wat Khao Tham which is ideal for meditation, and of cause for traditional Thai Buddhist ceremony.
Say “I do” with a Western ceremony in a paradise of soft golden sands and towering palms, or write your first chapter together blessed by meaningful Thai rituals. Beyond our experienced wedding and events service, your onside coordinator will be with you and guide you all the way from inspiring to the night end fine tune additional items such as menus, flowers, entertainment, and anything else to make your dreams a reality.
With years of experience in planning pre-wedding parties, thank you dinners and other related festivities, such events are limited only by your imagination, and inspired by our signature experiences. Enjoy a luxurious spa day for your hen party on a deserted island, complete with flowing champagne and canapés, a manicurist and masseurs. While bachelors may prefer to charter the Minor Affair and set sail for adventure on a private yacht packed with sophisticated charm.
Koh Phangan is an island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand located about 100 km from the coast of Southern Thailand Surat Thani Province and about 15 km from the famous resort island of Koh Samui.
Koh Phangan is the largest of Samui's neighboring islands with an area of 168 square km. Over 70% of its total area is mountains and tropical forest the lowlands is mountains and coconut fields.
Koh Phangan is a unique and much - treasured island in the Gulf of Thailand, situated off Samui Island. It is sheltered from heavy weather and offers a holiday-friendly climate.
Koh Phangan's cultural tradition dates back over 600 years to when the first monks settled on the island, building temples at sites which remain today. There is plenty of heritage to explore. The jungle interior is still untouched in many areas and there's a magnificent variety of wildlife to see, including giant monitor lizards in Than Sadet National Park. At Koh Ma's National Marine Park there are turtles, shoals of tropical fish and a vibrant reef teeming with beautiful coral.
Koh Phangan (can also be spelled Ko Phangan) is an island on the East coast of Thailand, not so far from Surat Thani town on the main land. The area of this island is 168 square kilometers. The main town on Koh Phangan is Thongsala, located on the southwest coast.
Quickest way to reach Koh Phangan is to fly to our neighbor island Koh Samui and from there take a ferry or speedboat to Koh Phangan. You can reach Koh Phangan also either arriving in Surathani by bus, train or plane. At each drop off point there are tour guides to direct you to the island ferry terminals.
However you'll arrive, our driver can pick up you from any pier in Koh Phangan and bring you safely to BEST WESTERN Phanganburi Resort.
There are several ferry lines between these islands. Ferry operators such as Raja Ferry, Lomprayah, Seatran and Songserm are operating between the islands and / or the mainland. The main ferry piers are situated in Thong Sala and Hadrin.
Some people think Koh Phangan is a destination only for backpackers or young people enjoying the Full Moon Party on Had Rin every month. But this is a large island and the party is just a small part of what it has to offer.
If relaxing in a hammock or reading a good book is more your type of holiday activity, this island is perfect as well. If you are into meeting friends from the whole world and having a really good time, Phangan is also the place to be.
Koh Phangan has repeatedly been voted as one of the very top destinations in Thailand in newspaper and internet polls. Give it a try and find out for yourself!
There are 30-odd beaches on Koh Phangan, all very nice compared to the bigger islands like Koh Samui and the Phuket/Krabi area. This island is very laid back, and not so developed. The island can be seen in a day or a couple of days (on motorbike, or rent a Jeep!), but it's best to search out what you like and then plan to spend at least a week or even a few weeks getting to know the place. The people you will meet, the insight to the culture, and finding your niche are all more rewarding than puking your guts out on a crowded beach one night.
1) Thong Nai Pan Yai
2) Thong Nai Pan Noi
3) Mae Haad
4) Than Sadet
5) Had Yao
These are two very beautiful beaches situated in the northeastern part of the island. The road taking you there is partly a roller coaster alike dirt road, but it can definitely be worth the "hassle". Although tourism has increased even in this area of the island, you will not find that many beach chairs and vendors at Thong Nai Pan Noi and Thong Nai Pan Yai.
THONG NAI PAN YAI- Both Thong Nai Pans are gems. However Thong Nai Pan Yai is a bigger beach with more placid, swimmable waters and white sand. The main village area is still quite quaint and Thai- you will see old ladies chewing betelnut, wearing sarongs, carrying scythes and smiling at you from the roadside. The locals are more friendly, less pretentious than those in the smaller neighboring beach, and there are more Thai families here than foreign tourists. The beach at Yai does not get too crowded and there are plenty of shady areas to lay in. Nightlife on this beach can be great, or nonexistent, depending on the season. It is easy to find what you are looking for with an open mind.
A rather slow but safe alternative is to get here by boat from Had Rin.
Ao Ban Tai and Ao Ban Khai are two long beaches situated on the southwest coast of Phangan. The view is often extraordinary, especially at sunset. These both beaches are ideal for beach strolling, including the view overlooking Koh Samui. These two beaches are good alternatives if you are attending the Full Moon Party and want to accommodate in a more relaxed, peaceful and quiet place than Had Rin. You'll get there easily by a motorcycle, scooter or songtaew (pickup taxi) and if you enjoy some exercise, you can walk to Had Rin in an hour or two. If you are not familiar with the island, our suggestion is to get a map to orientate yourself. There are free maps (financed by advertising) available at some resorts and agencies.
The weather here is rather hot year round. The average temperature during daytime is about 29-33 degrees Celsius. In September - November, showers are more common due to the wet monsoon season. But the showers are often rather short and refreshes the air, and they are also important for water supplying purposes and to conserve the island's unique nature.