Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi & Yai Restaurants

Where and What to Eat in Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi & Yai

Restaurants on the two Thong Nai Pan beaches tend towards simple, bamboo-and-thatch genre serving grilled seafood or western food with a few serving both. There are even Issan (northeastern Thailand) eateries with barbecued chicken and glutinous rice so, with a bit of looking around, you’re sure to find the right place. Dining on the beach itself is also possible and extremely enjoyable.

Time passes slowly in this part of the world and you’ll sometimes find that this is reflected in the restaurant service, where a noticeably tardy meal is accompanied by a cheery and disarming smile. “Sit back and relax” announces a handwritten sign in one local restaurant and this encapsulates life at Thong Nai Pan Yai and Noi Beaches.

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Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi Restaurants

Handsome Sandwiches

Someone around here has a sense of humour: Handsome Sandwiches also sells gasoline “Make you bike go fast” and does laundry, “Make your clothes smell good for ten years” and has a pretty admirable reputation when it comes to burgers and sandwiches. Fairly priced for this area where everything seems to be more expensive, Handsome also stays open late and is therefore a favourite with the munchies crowd.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am until late
  • Location: 9 Thong Nai Pan Noi, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
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Luna Lounge

Located a stroll away from the splendid beach of Thong Nai Pan Noi, on the northeast coast of Koh Phangan, Luna Lounge is paradoxically a stylish restaurant with a strong bohemian feel. You can feast on fine cuisine, blending savours from all around the world, in a relaxed atmosphere. Food and wines are just top-notch, and the restaurant has a pleasant ambience thanks to the management and staff, who ensure that you spend a great time at Luna Lounge. Prices are in line with the high standards of the restaurant, but they remain affordable.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 5.30pm to 10.30pm
  • Location: 8/25 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)77 445 035
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Rasta Baby

Surprisingly, Rasta Baby offers pretty tasty Thai and western food with an extended menu. And just when you thought Reggae bars were only interested in selling herbs this one goes and surprises you with good food, too… What on earth is the world coming to?

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to midnight
  • Location: 7/9 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)89 593 9410
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The Beach Club

The Beach Club has a rustic feel to it and, directly adjacent to the beach, it enjoys refreshing sea breezes. With the usual Thai reclining cushions on raised wooden platforms, it mimics other, more laid-back places in the village and it certainly is cleaner looking but lacks intimacy and charges a lot more than its neighbours. Western and Thai dishes, on-the-beach dining possible.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to midnight
  • Location: 55 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
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Ao Thong Nai Pan Yai Restaurants


Right on the beach at Thong Nai Pan Yai, Dolphin has bamboo chairs and tables, lounging wooden chairs and is shaded by a tropical almond tree. Great for both lunch and dinner it’s seldom crowded and the service is good. Thai and western food in a great setting.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am until late
  • Location: Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Yai, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)77 445 190
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Nice Beach Bungalows

Nice Beach Bungalows has an attractive restaurant with a concrete floor interior, lacquered wood terrace and bamboo furniture on the beach itself. International and Thai food served. Whole wheat bread served and all-round healthy products. Please note – the kitchen at Nice takes a break between 4pm and 6pm.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 9am until late
  • Location: 6/5 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Yai, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)87 888 2766
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