The extent to which the island is increasing in numbers of tourists is a warning to all those who love to vacation there.
With such an influx of local thai & foreign people opening up new businesses attracts the criminal element as well as those whose ambitions fall short of any ethical conduct. A general warning goes out to all the full moon party goers on Koh Phangan Island!
Safe guard your valuables ( a treasure map may be better than leaving them in your bungalow), and be careful what you ingest and where you buy it. Violence is not uncommon in the past and with greater numbers the probability of more violence increases. The violence in the south is one solid indicator.
Perhaps the full moon party on Koh Phangan Island is not the best place to be?