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Accommodation in Haad Rin Nok – Backpacker to Luxury

Accommodation in Haad Rin Nok – Backpacker to Luxury

Situated on an Eastern facing beach, Haad Rin Nok is perfectly poised to capture the spectacular sunrises that grace Koh Phangan. This beach is also where the Full Moon Party is held each month, making it possibly the most famous beach in the whole of Thailand. This vibrant town sees thousands of people come and go each month and...

Accommodation in Haad Rin Nai – Backpacker to Luxury

Accommodation in Haad Rin Nai – Backpacker to Luxury

Haad Rin Nai is the town’s Western side and stretches from the town’s centre out to the coast. Along this coast, the increasingly popular and beautifully pristine Leela Beach, or sunset beach, captures breathtaking sunsets. Its stunning shoreline has recently been featured as one of the top five must-see beaches in Asia. Haad Rin Nai also boasts a range...

Christmas in Koh Phangan/ New Year’s Eve Party in Haad Rin

Christmas in Koh Phangan/ New Year’s Eve Party in Haad Rin

Christmas is not celebrated as part of Thai tradition but this does not stop the festivities on the island of Koh Phangan. The build-up from Christmas towards New Year is the most exciting time of year on the island, also known as Asia’s main New Year party centre, and this is when Haad Rin comes alive with the constant...

Parties and Events in Haad Rin

Parties and Events in Haad Rin

Update: Thai Government reallows Island Festivals and Parties “At the end of October, all beach and moon parties in the province of Surat Thani were prohibited. The Full Moon Party,  was the only exception to this rule. All other parties were closed down for the month of November. During this month, many discussions took place between top level officials and...

Activities on Koh Phangan outside Haad Rin

Activities on Koh Phangan outside Haad Rin

With a vast assortment of shops, bars, restaurants and daily activities on the beach, there is enough going on in Haad Rin to keep travellers entertained throughout their stay. For those looking to discover more of Koh Phangan, there are a host of activities within a close proximity of this vibrant coastal town. Luckily, Haad Rin is a hub;...

How to Get to Koh Phangan

How to Get to Koh Phangan

Thailand has some of the best transport links in the whole of Southeast Asia, so getting to the Koh Phangan is very straightforward. The island is easily accessible via the airport on the neighboring island of Koh Samui, or from the regional transport hub of Surat Thani on the mainland. Whilst a plane journey is the quickest way down...

How to Get to Haad Rin

How to Get to Haad Rin

The peninsular beach and town area of Haad Rin is located on Koh Phangan’s most southern tip. It has an energetic and social atmosphere and attracts many people who want to experience a slice of adventure on their travels. This town has so much to offer, including attractive resorts, bars, restaurants, colourful shops, and the famous Full Moon Party,...

Restaurants in Haad Rin

Restaurants in Haad Rin

Haad Rin is an increasingly popular tourist destination with many shops, stalls and restaurants to suit even the most demanding of palates. From Indian and Thai to English and Greek, this vibrant coastal town offers the most cosmopolitan mix of restaurants on Koh Phangan. There is something on every corner of every street and even the occasional barbeque on...

Trio of Paradise Beaches Haad Rin – Past and Present Times

Trio of Paradise Beaches Haad Rin – Past and Present Times

The Magic of Haad Rin The journey has remained the same for the last twenty years. Take the Haad Rin Queen ferry from Big Buddha on Koh Samui, and soon you are traversing that turquoise sea back to Koh Phangan. Which returning traveller hasn’t felt that sense of excitement deep in their belly, aware of the wonders that await...

Activities on Haad Rin Beach

Activities on Haad Rin Beach

Haad Rin is well known for the world famous Full Moon Party, which takes place every month here since 30 years. But there are other activities that tourists can participate in while staying in Hatrin. Sport and Watersport activities in Haad Rin Haad Rin Nai is the perfect beach for beach soccer or beach volleyball. There’s usually a small...

Help to keep Haad Rin clean: Green Cross Koh Phangan

Help to keep Haad Rin clean: Green Cross Koh Phangan

The Green Cross Conservation was started in 2004 to help keeping Koh Phangan clean and stop people from throwing their trash onto the ground or into the ocean. A group of local beach volleyball players noticed an increase in rubbish in the sand while they played on Haad Rin and were worried that if things continued in this direction,...

Full Moon Marathon 2014

Full Moon Marathon 2014

(UPDATE): 5th Full Moon Marathon in Koh Phangan The island of Koh Phangan hosted its fifth annual Full Moon Marathon on the night of the 9th August. The marathon consisted of three races – a 3 km fun-run, a quarter marathon of 10 km and a full-length 42 km marathon, all organised by the Tourism Association of Koh Phangan....