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Where to stay in koh phangan

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Where to stay in koh phangan

Any recomendations where to stay in koh phangan. We are 2 couples over the 30s. We would like to stay in a nice beach to swim with restaurants and bars where we can chill out and have some drinks. ( Not parties)

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1. Re: Where to stay in koh phangan

Knowing time of year would help!! Some beaches (most have very low water during summer months).

Thong Nai Pan area is a bit off the beaten track, but very pleasant, NE corner, a little remote but has places that may fit the bill!

Maehaad beach / Koh Ma, has always been one of my favorites, lovely beach and a mix of places in all price ranges.

The west coast is more built up, some parts are quite hilly at the north end but a huge mix of places/ areas to choose from.

South coast beaches are not that great, IMO and more for the FMP crowd with bars along the strip!

Edited: 8:36 pm, December 09, 2017
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2. Re: Where to stay in koh phangan

Thong Nai Pan Yai (more upmarket) or TNP Noi (slightly lower key), both have beautiful beaches and good accommodation options.

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3. Re: Where to stay in koh phangan

what about nightlife in Thong Nai Pan Yai and Thong Nai Pan Yai Noi? any bars?

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4. Re: Where to stay in koh phangan

we will be there from 16JAN to 20 JAN

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5. Re: Where to stay in koh phangan

Both have some bars and restaurants, they are pretty low key compared to other places - you can easily go between the two for variety. Haad Yao is a bit livelier, although is often the go to place out of Full Moon Party time, so might not be to your liking.

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6. Re: Where to stay in koh phangan

Krabi/Andaman area would be better weather & rough seas wise in Jan.

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7. Re: Where to stay in koh phangan

yes krabi was there last march and was fantastic

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8. Re: Where to stay in koh phangan

oh right.

We were in Krabi last Feb, and Thong Nai Pan Noi next April.

Theses 3 hotels have their own boat service from ko samui, which makes things easier for first timers ;o)

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9. Re: Where to stay in koh phangan

hi

I visit two time in Phuket , but this year going again for new year eve, after i have plan to visit Koh Phangan for enjoying full moon party, i don't have no any friend with me , no idea alone person will be enjoying on this place? best stay area in Koh Phangan for full moon party . regards

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10. Re: Where to stay in koh phangan

I suggest either Haad Rin or Baan Tai @Happy-Hashmi, however, you have left it extremely late and will find getting accommodation difficult now.

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