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5 Cool Things To Do In Koh Phangan (that aren’t Full Moon Party!)

On Koh Phangan, there’s no shortage of cool things to do, whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a mix of both, there’s something for everyone.

Of course, everyone knows it’s the Full Moon island (which attracts about 30,000 travellers each month), but there’s so much more to Koh Phangan these days! 

Take a dive with us to discover 5 activities to make your trip unforgettable.

1. Friday Night Drum Circle at Zen Beach

Zen Beach is a well-known spot on Koh Phangan. It is located on the island’s western coast, near the village of Srithanu. Zen Beach is famous for its relaxed, bohemian atmosphere and is a popular destination for those seeking tranquility, natural beauty, and a sense of community. Every Friday night, Zen Beach transforms into a drum circle under the starlit sky where music, nature, and community come together. Perfect for those looking to unwind and connect with like-minded individuals in a beautiful natural setting.

2. Eden Party at Haad Yuan

Eden is a famous party known for its vibrant, underground vibe and unique setting. Located in the secluded Haad Yuan Beach area, which is accessible by taxi boat, this adds to the allure and exclusivity of the event. Getting to the party is part of the adventure! The setting amidst the jungle and the beach creates a unique, intimate party environment. The music typically features a mix of genres, including deep house, techno, and psychedelic trance. Eden is a must for those looking to experience a different side of Koh Phangan’s nightlife, offering a more unique and intimate alternative to the island’s larger and more famous parties.

3. Sunset Swim at Amsterdam Bar

Amssterdam Bar Sunset Swim

Situated on a hill in Wok Tum, near Thong Sala, Amsterdam Bar is well-known for its stunning sunset views. Its elevated location provides panoramic views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape. The bar has a laid-back, bohemian vibe, making it a popular spot for both tourists and locals looking to relax, socialize, and enjoy the scenic views. It’s a must-visit spot for those looking to enjoy breathtaking sunsets, a relaxed ambiance, and a vibrant social scene.

4. Snorkeling at Koh Ma Beach

Koh Ma Beach is a snorkelers paradise known for its clear waters, diverse marine life, and beautiful coral reefs. It’s a small island connected to the northwest coast of Koh Phangan by a sandbar, which can be easily accessed from Mae Haad Beach. Besides snorkeling, you can enjoy other activities in the area such as swimming, and kayaking, and also makes it a great spot for photography.

5. Viewpoint Adventure at Apichada

Apichada is a scenic spot that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the island’s lush landscapes and surrounding ocean. Located in the northern part of Koh Phangan, near the Chaloklum Bay area. It’s accessible by a short hike or drive from nearby roads. From the top, you can see expansive views of Chaloklum Bay, the surrounding mountains, and the dense jungle. Apichada is a must-visit spot for anyone who appreciates outdoor adventures and wants to experience some of the island’s most spectacular views.

From underground jungle parties to top view hike , Koh Phangan offers something for every type of adventurer. So lather on some sunscreen, embrace your sense of adventure, and get ready for a trip full of memories that’ll outlast even your vacation tan!

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