50 Things To Do In Koh Phangan | The Ultimate Island Checklist

Koh Phangan is an island blessed with beautiful beaches, stunning viewpoints, jungle treks and enough hidden gems to keep you exploring for months.

We've compiled the most in-depth list of things to do in Koh Phangan you'll need.

So, dive right in and see how many things you can tick off.

1: Experience the magic of a Zen Beach sunset

Drum circles, dancing, fire twirling, and a fiery sunset - what more does one need?

zen beach sri thanu drum circle

2: Take in the island's best view at bottle beach viewpoint

Conquer one the island's hikes to score a view like no other. Follow this guide to find the hike.

best views in phangan

3: Take a dip at Wangsai waterfall

It might not be the easiest waterfall to find, but this quiet spot has numerous rock pools that act as natural hot tubs.

wangsai waterfall in koh phangan, thailand

4: Visit the pig at Haad Khom

This beach is an absolute stunner... but who are we kidding, we come for the super chilled pig.

pig on koh phangan beach

5: Try the island's amazing vegan food

Koh Phangan is one of the best places in the world for vegan food. Whether you're vegan or not, you need eat at one of these amazing restaurants to truly experience Koh Phangan.

pure vegan nachos phangan

6: Party at Rasta Home on friday nights

Live reggae music, chill vibes, and a whole lot of dancing.

book flights with avia sales

7: Stretch it out at a yoga class

Koh Phangan's yogi scene is impressive. You can find yoga classes every day of the week, so no excuses not to.

8: Spend an entire day beach hoppin'

You can't avoid picturesque beaches in Koh Phangan, so it's only fair to enjoy them. Use this guide to explore every beach on the island.

beach hammock koh phangan

9: Sip on chocolate tea at Deli Devi

You can try their amazing cashew nut cheese selection!

vegan cafe koh phangan deli devi

10: Lose yourself in ecstatic dance

Feel music, let loose, do what comes naturally at Pyramid Yoga Center.

11: Attend an open mic night at Jam Bar

Thursdays and Sundays are all about live music at Jam Bar. Grab a beer and take in the musical island vibes!

12: Try a mouth-watering Masala Dosa at Chana Masala

Whether you love Indian food or not, you won't regret this choice.

masala dosa at chana masala

13: Wander in awe around the artsy Koh Raham

This is place is like nowhere else.

koh raham koh phangan thailand

14: Test yourself at The Challenge

Be prepared to eat it.

15: Eat, shop and be entertained at Thong Sala's Saturday night markets

Grab a bite to eat while you dodge crowds at this traditional Thai night market.

16: Get a bamboo tattoo

It feels like every corner of Koh Phangan has a tattoo parlour. Embrace your inner cliche and get a travel tattoo.

finger tattoos holding a coconut

17: Seek out a hidden viewpoint bar

Koh Phangan has dozens of hidden bars with incredible views. You won't find these easily, but you can use this guide to get you started.

wow viewpoint bar koh phangan

18: Grab a photo with Phangan's most instagramable coconut tree

It's in Hin Kong. You can't miss it.

koh phangan vegan food blog

19: Start a game of beach volleyball

Some popular volleyball nets for a game are on Haad Rin and Haad Yao beaches.

20: Attend a 'moon' party

Just 'cos.

full moon party koh phangan thailand

21: Be part of the buzz at the morning fruit and veg markets in Thong Sala

And it's the cheapest place to get avos!

22: Take a kayak and explore a nearby island

If you're lucky, you could have it all to yourself.

koh tae nai island phangan

23: Eat fried rice out of a pineapple

If there's a better bowl, I haven't seen it.

pineapple fried rice thai food

24: Climb the old radio tower in Haad Rin

But don't look down.

25: Hold your breath and freedive in Chaloklum

Freedive in some of the clearest waters.

26: Get enchanted at a herbal steam sauna and fire circle at The Dome

Anyone wanna Dome 'n' chill?


27: Swim with panoramic postcard views at Bluerama

You won't believe this pool until you see it.

28: Join a guided meditation

You'll find plenty of classes here to help you find your zen.

29: Slip and fly at Slip 'n' Fly

This isn't for everyone. Stay safe.

30: Party all night at Eden's Garden

Some might say it's the real full moon party!

31: Kick some butt at a Muay Thai class

A lot of Koh Phangan gyms also have Muay Thai classes.

muay thai gyms koh phangan

32: Enjoy mango sticky rice at Pantip markets

50 baht... bargain!

mango sticky rice koh phangan thailand


33: Get a Thai massage

After all day on the beach, just try not to fall asleep.

thai massage shop koh phangan

34: Hike Phangan's tallest mountain Khao Ra

For the best experience, get there for sunrise.

35: Eat cheap at an all you can eat Indian buffet

Fill your plate for 100 baht at Aree's in Sri Thanu.

aree's vegan buffet koh phangan

36: SUP over crystal clear waters

There's a lot of places in Koh Phangan to rent Stand Up Paddleboards. Some beachside restaurants even give customers free SUP time on certain days.

37: Snorkel around Koh Ma island

Some of the best snorkelling the island has to offer.

38: Get away from the beach and play mini golf

Had a little too much beach time? Grab a club and play some mini golf at one of Phangan's mini golf courses.

39: Detox at a healing center

The island is full of places to detox, stretch and breath. Some of the most popular options are Orion Healing and Wonderland Healing.

40: See the spiralling Koh Ma sandbar from 360 bar

It's one of Koh Phangan's iconic viewpoints.

view of ko ma from 360 bar koh phangan

41: Catch a boat to the enclosed Haad Yuan beach

A little slice of island paradise, just a short trip from Haad Rin.

42: Catch a movie at the island's only cinema

A perfect way to unwind after a long day of unwinding. The cinema is located in Thong Sala.

43: Stop by Phangan's giant tree

The impressive Yang Na Yai Tree is one of the island's largest natural landmarks.

44: Swing away the day at Sadet beach

Not only is Haad Sadet stunning, it has a pretty cool rope swing too.

45: Volunteer with stray dogs

The Phangan Animal Care for Strays Foundations (PACS) do wonderful things for the islands large stray dog population. They're often seeking volunteers and dog walkers, so drop by and lend a hand.

volunteer with dogs in koh phangan


46: Catch a sunset at Amsterdam Bar

Witness the mixture of color: red, orange and... green.

47: Take a vow of silence

Some Koh Phangan temples host vipassana, silent meditation retreats that will test your inner control.

48: Learn some Thai

Drop by the KPT language school and work on your Thai.

49: Be part of a free ceremony at Green Gallery

You can see their schedules via their Facebook page.

50: Get lost

Get on a bike and explore. You will find another 50 incredible things all to yourself on this wonderful island.

koh phangan motorbike travel

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