Honeymoon on Koh Phangan
Phangan Island Accommodation | Romantic holidays on Phangan
Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand may not be as popular as neighboring Samui, but for those who like to stray slightly from the beaten track, it offers an ultimate getaway and romantic haven. There is so much more to the island than just the Full Moon Party.
Phangan Island is a nature lover's dream boasting secluded beaches, crystal clear sea, secondary jungle and impressive vistas from island's mountain tops. There are also a number of historic temples to visit, an abundance of bars and restaurants and many exclusive resorts to indulge in some luxury.
What to do in your Phangan honeymoon
Pamper yourself in a relaxing spa or take yourselves away for the day to a deserted beach; whatever you decide to do, it will be in beautiful tropical surroundings and a honeymoon to remember. The numerous beaches offer tranquillity amid tropical scenery with some of the favourites including Bottle Beach and Haad Rin.
Many couples like to dive while they are on honeymoon and Koh Phangan is a perfect spot to enjoy some underwater activity. There are a number of different dive sites close by, although Ang Thong Marine Park is one of the best sites in the country boasting an array of marine life, coral, caves and beaches. Even if you are not an experienced diver, you can learn and get qualified while on honeymoon!
If however your idea of a perfect honeymoon is to sit back, relax and take it easy, there is plenty of opportunity to do this in style. The island is home to a number of resorts on the beach which offer total relaxation and the chance to pamper yourself in true Thai style.
Where to stay in your Phangan honeymoon
Blue Hill Resort is hidden away in lush gardens on the main beach, Haad Rin. There are beautiful private villas for those who want an intimate place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the backpacker hostels. It is the perfect place to enjoy panoramic views of the beach while watching the sunset over a romantic dinner.
Blue Ocean Garden Hideaway Spa is located on the southern end of the secluded white sandy Chao Phao beach. The resort has excellent facilities including a spa offering massage and other pampering packages; an excellent restaurant, a bar and extensive in-room amenities.
Chills Resort boasts beach front bungalows in Srithanu village on the West coast. The sea view from every bungalow is stunning and all rooms are decorated Traditional Thai style with impressive attention to detail. There is a saltwater swimming pool on the beach front and the chance to explore the marine life and coral which is located very close to the shore.
Drop Inn Club Resort and Spa boasts luxurious four-star accommodation in the centre of the main beach with private western bathrooms, satellite TV, excellent facilities and a penthouse suite for those who really want to treat themselves. If you like to party, this is one of the main venues during the Full Moon Parties.
All in all, Koh Phangan makes for a perfect honeymoon with something for everyone. It is not as developed as Samui or other Thai islands allowing for a much quieter time, although you will still be able to enjoy guaranteed sunshine, secluded beaches, romantic resorts and an abundance of sightseeing options.