Koh Phangan has been voted the third best island in Asia, according to the readers’ choice awards by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.
Provincial governor Wichawut Jinto on Wednesday said that Koh Phangan has been hailed as one of the best islands in the world. It was rated among the “five best tourist islands in Asia”. Topping the chart were Cebu and the Visayan Islands in the Philippines.
Mr Wichawut said the magazine presented Had Rin Nok beach on Koh Phangan where more than 30,000 mostly foreign tourists attend full moon party nights. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has halted the parties.
The governor said Koh Phangan had more to offer than the full moon party. He said the island boasts a blend of nightlife and beautiful natural scenery. The beach is a perfect cove flanked by mountains.
Another popular option is to book a combined bus and ferry ticket from Bangkok to Koh Phangan. This cheaper alternative is especially popular with backpackers who visit the island for its’ world famous full moon parties.