Koh Phangan is a tropical paradise island in the Gulf of Thailand. With no airport, only ferries to neighbouring islands or the mainland, it retains its old-world charm and beauty.
It is a rain-forested, mountainous island with beautiful bays and beaches all around it's palm-fringed coastline. The pace of life here slows down to the sound of the sea and the jungle.
It is a sanctuary for yogis and those on their spiritual journey, attracting healers, teachers and students alike who all come together to create a real community.
The best time to visit the island is from December to March when the water is high and good for swimming. You can reach the island by ferry from the neighbouring island of Koh Samui where there is an international airport with good connecting services to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hong Kong. If you are not in a hurry then trains and buses run down from Bangkok with ferry connections.