Koh Phangan nightlife offers a wide range of ambiences that can please mostly everyone. If you’re planning on coming to Koh Phangan purely for nightlife make sure you stay in Haad Rin, it’s as simple as that. Haad Rin has the largest and most concentrated collection of bars and clubs in the Gulf of Thailand while the rest of the island is a haven of tranquility. Sure, the twice-monthly Half Moon parties in Ban Tai are legendary and well worth the 30-minute taxi ride from Haad Rin, while Thongsala has a few pubs that attract more expatriates than visitors.
Thailand’s ubiquitous Reggae Bars can be found scattered around at Chaloklum and sleepy Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi but apart from that only isolated bars, again at Thong Nai Pan, actually get going for dance sessions. Haad Rin’s Full Moon parties are the island’s worst-kept secret and are the reason why accommodation is fully booked out for days before and after the event.
Enjoy Koh Phangan and enjoy the two extremes of nightlife it offers – dining under the stars on a peaceful beach or dancing the night away to throbbing drum n’ bass, techno and hip-hop.