Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is a small island situated north of Koh Samui. The island is a relaxed oasis in the southern Gulf of Thailand and is a quieter alternative for a holiday than the more expensive and crowded island of Koh Samui. The island boasts many white sandy deserted beaches with plentiful snorkelling on the coral formations around the coast, green valleys, excellent resorts and great restaurants.

Fact File


LanguageThai (English widely spoken)

ClimateThailand’s climate is tropical, high both in temperature and humidity. April and May are the hottest months of the year. June sees the beginning of the South West Monsoon, and brings with it the rainy season, which continues intermittently until the end of October. From November to the end of February the climate is much less trying with a cooling north east breeze and a reduction in the humidity level. The north and north east are generally cooler than Bangkok in winter, and hotter in summer. In the far north, temperatures can occasionally drop as low as 2°C

CurrencyThai Baht (THB)

VisaRequired for stays exceeding 30 days

HealthAdvised immunisation against malaria, hepatitis, polio, typhoid, tetanus and cholera

PassportsMust be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Thailand

Time ZoneGMT + 7 hours