Ko Pha-Ngan attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Ko Pha-Ngan

Nam Tok Phaeng

Nam Tok Phaeng is protected by a national park; this waterfall is a pleasant reward after a short but rough hike. After the waterfall (dry out of season), it's a further exhilarating 15-minute climb up a root-choked…
Top Choice Beach in Ko Pha-Ngan

Hat Khuat

This lovely stretch of sand overlooked by green hills is a superb choice for a relaxing day of swimming and snorkelling, and the bungalow operations along the beach beckon would-be overnighters. There's a great hike…
Top Choice Beach in Ko Pha-Ngan

Hat Than Sadet

Fronted by a fringe of coconut trees, the lovely beach of Hat Than Sadet rewards the scooter journey from Thong Sala, Ao Thong Nai Pan or Ban Tai. Explore up and down the delightful beach, and consider crossing the …
Top Choice Landmark in Ko Pha-Ngan

Ko Pha-Ngan's Tallest Yang Na Yai Tree

Thrusting into the heavens near Wat Pho, Ko Pha-Ngan's tallest Yang Na Yai (dipterocarpus alatus; ยางนา) is an astonishing sight as you veer round the bend for the diminutive Wat Nok, a small shrine tucked away in t…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Ko Pha-Ngan

Domsila Viewpoint

The terrific Domsila Viewpoint – offering a rocky perch with superb, ranging views – is a 15-minute, root-choked climb up from Nam Tok Phaeng waterfall. Then you can either backtrack or continue on the two- to three…
Top Choice Beach in Ko Pha-Ngan

Hat Thong Reng

The smaller, very secluded sibling of Hat Than Sadet, Hat Thong Reng on Ao Thong Reng is located around the headland to the south of its big brother. It is a lovely beach, with good swimming. Follow the huge rocks a…
Top Choice Waterfall in Ko Pha-Ngan

Deang Waterfall

Than Sadet has a string of waterfalls down to the beach at Ao Thong Reng, and this is the best. Deang features a sequence of falls, a pool for swimming in and lots of rock-clambering opportunities. You may even find…
Top Choice Beach in Ko Pha-Ngan

Secret Beach

Not so secret, this palm-fringed, soft-sand cove (aka Hat Son) down a steep road in the northwest of the island is a gorgeous choice for sunset, but any time of day will do. To fully get in the mood, check into the …
Beach in Ko Pha-Ngan

Hat Thian

Hat Thian is a pretty, relatively empty, back-to-nature beach on the east of the island, accessible either by boat or on foot trekking from Hat Rin. You can walk here from Hat Yuan in under 10 minutes via the rocky …
Beach in Ko Pha-Ngan

Hat Wai Nam

A small white-sand beach slung out between Hat Thian and Hat Yao on the more remote east coast, titchy Hat Wai Nam can be reached on foot from Hat Rin along the path up the mountain, but that's the long way round (y…