Whether you’re into backpacking on mesmerising nature trails, relaxing at the beach or partying into the night, Koh Phangan’s got it covered. But what interests a die-hard backpacker is its jungle-draped mountains, spiralling waterfalls, and the palm-fringed beaches.
How to Get There
Since there isn’t an airport in Koh Phangan, you can either catch a flight to Samui or Suratthani, the latter being the less expensive option, which includes travelling closer to five hours. Opting for the former entails only a 30-minute travel duration, but would cost more.
You can find most of the accommodation in good standard, right next to a magnificent beach. You can also opt for a luxury hotel in Koh Phangan the likes of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas for your stay.
What to Pack
Apart from the multi-purpose, quick-drying clothes that you’d pack, it is vital that you carry a small medical kit, which should include band-aids, hand sanitiser, Tylenol, and other related products. What most backpackers tend to forget are the zip-lock and plastic bags to store everything without hassle.
You can hike over to Sramonora waterfall for a refreshing dip in its natural mountain pool, zipline in paradise with Just for Fun Canopy Adventure, or visit Phangan Heritage garden, and indulge in a range of other amazing activities when you’re backpacking at Koh Phangan.