I was living and working for the last 8 months on Koh Phangan, Thailand. Koh Phangan is well known for its Full Moon Party. People come from everywhere to attend this huge moon festival. In August was the busiest party of the whole year. More than 15 000 thousands people attended. This Island is by far the best place I never lived. There is everything needed !
Koh Phangan is a Dream Island for foreigners looking for a bit of both of the two world. Party on one side of the island and nature and quiet on the other. Houses are really cheap there and very practical. All furnished, kitchen, air-con, high-speed wi-fi, private terrace and garden, even if you get lucky and there is some available in Hin-Kong Resort or Lake view houses, you can even have a view on the ocean. Either a view on Koh Tao or Koh Samui. All of this for as lees as 10 000 baht ( 250 euros ) a month this is very cheap.
Check out this movie I made from Koh Phangan in HD !
The island have little restaurant, reggae bars, pubs, bungalows, golf training range, tattoo artists, Muay Thai schools and very good diving centers.
Scuba Diving in Koh Phangan has been very popular since a long time due to the famous site name Sail Rock. Sail Rock is categorized in many traveling guides, like one of the best diving spot in the Gulf of Thailand. You can see Bull Sharks, wich are always there, sometimes whale sharks comes around the rock to feed from the enormous quantity of plankton brought by the different currents streaming around. This dive guarantee a minimum of 100 000 fishes on the dive site, sometimes even more. At only an hour from Koh Phangan, 20 minutes with a speed boat, it makes a the perfect start for a day on Koh Phangan. You are back from the trip at around 14:30 and have the rest of the day to go to the beach or to ride around the island with a motorbike.
Party on the island is very nice. Their is party for every taste of music, hip hop, trance, techno, black moon party, shiva moon, half moon, full moon, jungle party, waterfall party and many different pool party. A must to go will be the coral bungalow pool party. Don’t bring your phone, because you will probably end up in the pool with it. There is a lot of nice girls, a very nice atmosphere and the pool is next to the beach. The beer is also very cheap.