Most of the accomodation on Koh Phan Ngan is bungalows, although they do vary from the very basic to upmarket. Depending on the location, time of the month and comfort, you will pay between 200 and 1,500 baht. It is possible to find rustic Koh Phan Ngan bungalows on quiet beaches for only 200 baht out of season, while every beach has its selection of more comfortable places with nice en-suites, a resort pool and convenient position. Most bungalows on Koh Phan Ngan are never far from the beach.
Here is a selection for each of the main beach areas. There are plenty more available and if everything is full during the full moon, head for the areas further away from Haad Rin, or those not located on a popular beach.
During the Full Moon Party week, most of the island’s accomodation books out, especially at Haad Rin or during peak season. Unless you arrive at least three or more days in advance you might be out of luck. If you can’t make it early to find a bungalow, we strongly recommend you book something in advance here.
Haad Rin bungalows and guesthouses
The most popular beach (nice bay but sometimes crowded) is where the full moon party and best amenities are, but it’s hardly a private paradise. Generally, bungalows on Koh Pha Ngan are more expensive than anywhere.
Tommy Resort: Located right in the heart of the action with beach frontage, this mid-range hotel is fairly new and boasts clean rooms with either fan or air-conditioning. It also has a swimming pool and has a restaurant that serves both Thai and Western dishes.
Lighthouse Bungalows: One of the most popular of the budget options at Haad Rin, located on the west side. They have some simple, old-style huts running up the hillside, some with shared bathrooms and some with private bathrooms. The staff here are very friendly and helpful, so they get plenty of retuning visitors, always a good sign.
Sea Breez Resort: Offers decent midrange accommodation and is located towards the end of Haad Rin East. They have a range of well-appointed bungalows, with large verandas, and accommodation is clean and comfortable. It is quieter than other places in the area and also comes with a restaurant.
Suncliff Resort: Positioned on a hillside at Haad Rin, they have a large range of bungalows, some on two floors with kitchenettes. Rooms are clean, and also pretty good value and some of the bungalows have fantastic views. It’s a friendly place with helpful staff and a small restaurant.
Cocohut Village Beach Resort: Good option if you’re looking to spend a little more and they have two rows of large modern bungalows, plus a few bigger blocks with hotel style rooms. Every room has air-con and they have two swimming pools as well as a herbal steam sauna. Staff are friendly and there is a reasonable restaurant, too.
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Baan Tai bungalows and guesthouses
This is the next best beach if Haad Rin is full, and often a better alternative as prices are easier and it’s only a 20-minute taxi ride to the Full Moon parties. The beach is long, tidal and lined with coconut palms. Plenty of options here.
Mac Bay Resort: A popular option with budget travellers, located in some attractive gardens on a long stretch of beach. They have a good number of simple bungalows, some with bathrooms although no air-con.
Baantai Resort: Well located at Baan Tai on a lovely stretch of beach with some good shade from the coconut palms. There’s a beachfront restaurant here, and it’s a friendly and relaxing place to spend a few days. They have a range of fan and air-con bungalows.
Hansa Resort: A tranquil setting with a good range of bungalows ranging from basic, fan-only to luxury bungalows with air-con and satellite TV. There’s a good restaurant and bar ideally located on the beachfront.
Dew Shore: Beautiful top-end bungalows for those not travelling on a tight budget. All bungalows are clean and well maintained and there are two deluxe villas with air-con, refrigerator and a small seating area. The resort also has a swimming pool and some simple fan only bungalows.
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Tong Nai Pan bungalows and guesthouses
Located remotely on the northeast side of the island and reachable by longtail boat from Haad Rin and mountain road also, this is one of the nicest pair of beaches on Koh Pha Ngan, with comfortable resorts and nice sweeping bays that never get crowded. Not the easiest for getting to the party, however.
Thongtapan Resort: Located in a beautiful garden setting at the northern end of Tong Nai Pan Noi beach, this place has beachside bungalows, simple wooden huts, and also a larger bungalow for six. All bungalows have bathrooms and balconies.
Koh Phangan Pavillions: A good option at the higher end here, Baan Panburi is set in a lovely location with a beautiful beachfront. There is a large selection of bungalows that are clean and comfortable. It also has an outdoor swimming pool.
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Than Sadet Beach Bungalows
Mai Pen Rai Bungalows: One of the few venues on this rustic, isolated beach that you can enjoy all to yourself with rooms right on the beach. It’s a truly unspoilt beach experience with few other amenities in this small cove between Haad Rin and Tong Nai Pan.
Chaluklom Bay bungalows and guesthouses
Located at the north side of the island and easily accessible by road from the ferry terminal, this is an original Thai fishing village. With a long sweeping bay and some good swimming, the resorts here are within walking distance of the village and dive shops.
Mandalia Hotel: This modern beachfront hotel features stylish rooms with modern amenities. There are also a restaurant and a swimming pool.
Fantasea Resort: Popular place with a selection of wooden bungalows with bathrooms in a pleasant setting. The bungalows are well placed for the beach.
Viva on the Beach Hotel: Located on the beach of Chaluklom. It’s reasonably priced for backpackers with a selection of rooms from single rooms to apartments. The beach restaurant serves a variety of seafood dishes and BBQ.
Wattana Resort: The nearest you can get to higher end accommodation here. Situated to the western part of the beach they have some good standard bungalows, but also some much larger deluxe bungalows with air-con and large verandas. There is also a decent restaurant.
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Haad Salad bungalows and guesthouses
This beach is on the northwest side of the island and has a lovely atmosphere, good for a quiet escape. Accessible by decent road, it’s the furthest you can get from the Full Moon Party but still only 45 minutes away by taxi (depending on traffic outside Haad Rin).
Haadyao Bungalows: Has good, modern bungalows that have private bathrooms and are clean. It’s a friendly and quiet place and also has some nice beachfront accommodation.
Smile Beach Resort: A newly opened resort with some lovely wooden bungalows, a couple of minutes walk from the beach. There is a nice café here, and they have a range of fan, air-con and family rooms.
Green Papaya Resort: The most luxurious choice at Haad Salad with some lovely wooden bungalows that are all equipped with TV and air-con. It has a lovely feel to it, with attractive gardens and a swimming pool with sea views.
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Similar to Haad Salad and also located on the northwest side, this beach attracts the more adult, upmarket crowd. A better option for those looking for comfort and no interest in the parties.
Easy Life Bungalows: A good budget option at Haad Yao, they have a few decent, small bungalows and a good restaurant, plus can also arrange fishing trips.
Haad Yao Resort: A long running and popular option with some good value bungalows, all facing the beach. The bungalows aren’t the biggest around, but they do have some air-con options.
Bounty Resort: A quiet resort located on the headland, south of Haad Yao. They have a range of bungalows as well as a small building with air-con rooms. There is also a swimming pool here and it is a good option if you’re looking for somewhere peaceful.
Long Bay Resort: A great place for those not travelling on a tight budget; they have excellent rooms with TV, air-con and hot water, as well as a pool and good restaurant. The staff are friendly, but you can expect to pay over 3,000 baht for a beachfront bungalow.
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