Thong Nai Pan Yai, Ko Phangan

Thong Nai Pan Yai is known for its natural beauty, with powdery white sand, clear blue waters, and lush green palm trees. The beach is sheltered by surrounding hills and forests, which contributes to an overall serene and picturesque setting. The wide sandy strip is almost one kilometer long.

The calm and shallow water is perfect for swimming, especially for families with children. Moreover, there are opportunities to do water sports such as kayaking and paddle boarding. Snorkeling is possible, but it may not be as good here compared to other beaches on the island.

Thong Nai Pan Yai is a more tranquil alternative compared to the party scene on the island’s western beaches, making it an appealing choice for travelers who prefer a quieter and more relaxed beach experience.

On Thong Nai Pan Yai is a mix of mid-range hotels and upper range stays. We love the Limelight Village, which is a boutique hotel with a small pool and only a few bungalows. PingChan is the place to go if you are looking for a more upper range stay. However, there are plenty of places to stay in this area so definitely check the booking sites to find out what suits you best.

If you are traveling on a budget, you will find cheaper places to stay in the small village, just 200 meters from the beach. Both the beach and the small village offer a good range of restaurants.