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From Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan

Phangan Island

Island Bliss: From Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan

Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, Koh Phangan is a pristine island nestled within the Gulf of Thailand, specifically in the province of Surat Thani. This island is strategically positioned between the illustrious Koh Samui and the renowned Ko Tao. One cannot mention Koh Phangan without highlighting its iconic full moon parties. Not limited to the full moon, the island boasts of diverse lunar celebrations such as the black moon, half moon, and other phases that light up the night sky. As the calendar turns its page to New Year's Eve, the mesmerizing full moon festivities magnetize a staggering ten to thirty thousand global voyagers, each seeking a unique experience.

While these celestial celebrations define a significant facet of Koh Phangan's allure, there's another side to this island. In the absence of these moonlit fiestas, the island reverts to its serene ambiance. The beaches, untouched and unsullied, exude tranquility, making it an ideal retreat for those seeking solace.

Navigating the island's terrain is uncomplicated. One popular mode of transportation is motorbikes, available for hire. However, it is important to note that these vehicles are rented without fuel. So, it is imperative for travelers to make their initial stop at a nearby petrol station. Always wear a helmet, not just to protect yourself, but also because the police might fine you if you don't.

While Koh Phangan remains bereft of an airport, accessibility is hardly an issue. The nearest aerial gateway is situated on Koh Samui, offering frequent flight connections to major cities such as Phuket, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Alternatively, the Surat Thani airport, another proximate air hub, caters to travelers from both Phuket and Bangkok.

Transitioning from the famed Phi Phi Island to Koh Phangan presents a bit of a journey. There isn't a direct transport route that connects the Phi Phi Island, including the captivating Phi Phi Don and its neighboring national park, to Koh Phangan. Travelers usually traverse through Krabi and Surat Thani. Some itineraries also incorporate a brief halt at Koh Samui, allowing passengers to switch boats. Points of interest like Maya Bay and Tonsai Pier, known for their breathtaking beauty, serve as perfect day trip destinations. The Kings of Thailand left their mark everywhere, and you can definitely feel it on Koh Phangan.

From Tonsai Pier to Thong Sala Pier through Krabi, Surat Thani, and Koh Samui

Tonsai Pier is the main pier in Koh Phi Phi. From there, you will get on a ferry to take you to Klong Jilad Pier in Krabi. From Krabi the bus or minivan will take you to the next stop. It is Donsak Pier in Surat Thani. From Donsak Pier a ferry will take you to Koh Samui island. And from Koh Samui, the ferry will take you straight to Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan. It is a single joint-ticket for the whole trip.

From Tonsai Pier to Thong Sala Pier through Krabi and Surat Thani

The ferry will depart from Tonsai Pier in Phi Phi to take you to Klong Jilad Pier in Krabi. From Krabi you will take a bus to Donsak Pier. On this trip, you will not pass by Koh Samui. From Donsak Pier, the ferry will take you straight to Koh Phangan. This trip’s ticket is also a joint-ticket.

Best time to visit

From December to March is the best time to visit Phangan, when the water is clean, high, perfect for swimming, and any other water activities. April to June are the quietest months. If you're looking for low accommodation prices and safer roads, then these months are ideal for you.

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