Top things to do in Ko Pha-Ngan

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 Market in Ko Pha-Ngan

Food Market

A heady mix of steam and snacking locals, Thong Sala’s terrific food market is a must for those looking for doses of culture while nibbling on low-priced snacks. Wander the stalls for a galaxy of Thai street food, f…
Top Choice Bakery in Ko Pha-Ngan

Nira's

With lots of busy staff offering outstanding service, a big and bright interconnected two-room interior, scrummy baked goodies, tip-top coffee (and exotic rarities such as Marmite and Vegemite) and trendy furniture,…
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 Steak in Ko Pha-Ngan

Peppercorn

Escargot, succulent steaks and schnitzel in a rickety jungle cottage? You bet! Peppercorn may be tucked in the brush away from the sea, but that shouldn’t dissuade foodies from seeking out some of Ko Pha-Ngan’s best…
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 Seafood in Ko Pha-Ngan

Fisherman's Restaurant

Sit in a long-tail boat looking out over the sunset and a rocky pier. Lit up at night, it's one of the island's nicest settings, and the food, from the addictive yellow-curry crab to the massive seafood platter to s…