Koh Phangan Retreat
Considered a destination jewel for travelers, Koh Phangan offers a tranquil atmosphere for yoga practitioners. Just a short boat ride away from the bustling beach parties, you'll find your way in the secluded tri-bay area: Haad yuan, Haad Tien (E), and Haad Wai Nam. Conveniently, the three bays are interconnected and are within walking distance from each other. Along the way, you'll pass by an array of accommodations & restaurants. From shared dormitories to exotic villa resorts, you ought to find something that'll work within your budget!
Beam Bungalow Resort
Beam Bungalows is situated on a jungle hill above overlooking the ocean. It has a large restaurant, nice tropical gardens, beautiful views & easy access to the beach with a 5 minute walk to the Yoga House.
Dormitory: $8 USD/night Great for backpackers and budget travelers! This dormitory is spacious, clean & very affordable. A double mattress, pillow and mosquito net is provided amongst an open spaced room that accommodates up to 20 people. A shared toilet and shower room is located just outside in the garden.
Bungalows: $12 USD/night These rustic bungalows have a double bed, ocean views, and a porch with a hammock and asian style squat toilets.
Bungalows: $17-$20 USD/night These newer and more spacious bungalows have a big double beds, a western style bathroom, a big deck with hammock and built in closets.
The Sanctuary Thailand
A peaceful niche for spiritual seekers, the Sanctuary carries ongoing workshops and offers detox, cleansing & fasting programs at their Wellness Centers. Adjoining to the resort is their luxurious spa that services massages, facials, and a herbal sauna. Famous for their health food menu, the Sanctuary offers some of the best vegetarian and raw vegan food on the bay. Here's a great place to mingle with the other travelers.
Dormitory: $11 USD/night The simplest and most basic option that The Sanctuary offers is an open dormitory space that fits up to 14 people, situated at the top of a jungle hill overlooking the ocean. A mattress, pillow, and mosquito net is included with the bathroom being shared between dorm members.
Bungalows: $11 USD/night The rustic bungalows have comfortable beds, great views and easy access to the beach. Some have their own attached bathrooms while others are shared. These Dorms and Bungalows cannot booked on-line.
Food can be very inexpensive in this area, especially if you like local Thai cuisine. ($3-$10 USD/meal). There are also other choices such as raw/organic eatery and American-style bar food, though the prices would be more expensive. ($10-$30 USD/meal).
How to reach us!
Traveling by Plane
There is no direct plane landing on Koh Phangan. The easiest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is to fly from Bangkok to the neighboring island called Koh Samui. Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways are the only airlines that currently operate on this route.
Bangkok Air www.bangkokair.com
Thai Airways www.thaiairways.com
Traveling by Boat
We recommend two ferries that go to Koh Phangan from Samui.
1. Haad Rin Queen Ferry (Big Buddha Pier-Samui)
From Koh Samui airport, you'll need to take a taxi to the Big Buddha Pier. The ferry ride is approximately 45minute.
Ferry departures schedule: (Big Buddha Pier to Haad Rin Pier)
- 10:30 am
- 1:00 pm
- 4:00 pm
- 6:30 pm
For more information, go to the Haad Rin Queen Ferry website: Haad Rin Queen Ferry Website
Once you arrive in Haad Rin, you may take either a taxi boat (10 minute) or by truck (45 minute) to Haad Tien Bay. Depending on the weather, the taxi boats may not operate due to large waves. In that case, your only option is by truck. Price varies depending on the number of passengers. You can try your best to bargain. Generally, it should cost max 500baht if you're traveling with other passengers. If by chance, you're the only one, it may cost you as much as 3000++baht for a single trip.
2. Tong Nai Pan Ferry
Depending on the weather, Tong Nai Pan Ferry serves a direct route from Koh Samui to Haad Tien where we are located.
Route: Mae Nam Pier (Koh Samui) to Thong Nai Pan (Koh Phangan). *Haad Tien Bay is one of the stops on the way. Time: 12pm Price: 350baht
Click below for ferry schedule: Tong Nai Pan Ferry Information
Traveling by Train
This is a much cheaper alternate from flying. However, the journey can be quite rough and long. We only recommend traveling this way if you're on a tight budget or really up for an adventure! Simply take a train from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
On arrival at Surat Thani railway station, shuttle bus meets the train and takes you to the Don Sak ferry terminal. The bus is included if you've purchased the train+ferry fare. Ferries sail every hour from Don Sak to Koh Samui, crossing time 1.5 hours. Some ferries continue to Koh Phangan. You can buy the combined train+ferry tickets at Bangkok Hualamphong station reservations office, or online for a small handling fee.
For ticket information click below: