While on Koh Phangan we recommend you book a boat trip to one of the rather secluded beaches on the north eastern coast, it is definitely a valuable experience and prices are very reasonable, ask at Haad Yao Villa to make arrangements.
Pha-ngan was for the first time explored by travelers a mere 20 years ago, the island was inhabited already about 2000 years ago by sea gypsies driving with their boats from the Malayan Peninsula. The area was then targeted by Chinese migrants many of them from the province Hainan . Like the other surrounding islands, Koh Pha-ngan has enjoyed substantial increase in tourist arrival numbers and the island is known its own right for its monthly notorious FullMoon Partyright on Haad Rin beach. Due to its big partyscene some media have dubbed Phanganthe Ibiza of the east. Once the fullmoon party has ended and the next day begins in Had Rinyou will be surprised to find how many things more Koh Phangan has to offer.
Kho Koh Phangan was for the first time explored by backpackers a mere twenty years ago, the resorts to choose from, with a broad range of budget 120 Thai Baht a day bamboo hut and having no toilet to luxury fully equipped palace with private swimming pool.
Kho Koh Phangan has a lot of popular things to do one being snorkeling at most of Kohphangan beaches, one bay in particular is in the northeastern tip near by Koh Maa. For a private place to stay, check out HaadThian on the west side a very secluded and small beach, only a single place to stay.