While on the island we recommend you book a trip by boat to one of the more remote beaches on the eastern coast, it is definitely worth it and the cost is very low, ask at Haad Yao Villa for details.
For Koh Phangan has now alternative places like the Sanctuary and Ananda, all offering and massages. Kohpangan used to be the hippy destination, today a 'more mixed range' of visitors come to the accommodation could be Baan Busabaan, because it is ideal for different types of tourists. This resortis ideal for newly-wed couples on holiday and families or a group of friends as well.
Koh Panghan's climate is almost always beautiful. Clear days and a refreshing sea breeze nearly everyday. The best time for a visit, end of December to late of March is the best tropical island weather. Mai Pen Rai is not only the translation of 'does not matter' here, the phrase is also the name of a very nice bungalow resorthere. A huge variety of fishes and amazing coral reefs offer divers all they need. Other day time activitiesnow include kayaking, ATV Off Road and Mountain Treks.
Some quite popular places to stay, for example Sunset Cove are getting many times running out of available rooms during Christmas and new year. Perhaps a good tip could be to book your room in advance. Simmilar to Koh Tao, Phanganhas experienced substantial year on year development in tourist arrival numbers also it is known for its monthly infamous Fullmoon Party happening at Haad Rin . Because of its massive partyscene some media have dubbed Koh Phangan the Ibiza of Asia. There are loads of ways to see the island, you can hire one of the local taxi for a little amount of Baht,or if you feel really adventurist you can rent a quad or bike and drive around in your own time.