If you want something a little more out of the ordinary – a beach paradise, Koh Phangan nightlife, and some great activities, try Ao Sri Thanu.
The beach here is a secluded tropical paradise that rivals any on Koh Phangan. Ao Sri Thanu is on the northwest coast of Koh Phangan, where the terrain is higher, and the winds kick up around Laem Son Lake enough to lure kite surfers from around the world.
If you're a newbie try your hand at this wet and wild activity along the shoreline of Laem Son Lake, or relax while boating around the surrounding Laem Son National Park to enjoy the diverse marine life and abundant bird watching.
Ao Sri Thanu offers good accommodation options like Ladda Bungalows, with modern amenities available between 6.5 – 17 Euros, depending on your level of luxury.