Koh Phangan, world famous for its monthly full moon party at Hat Rin beach, still has some remote beaches with a laid-back atmosphere if you are not in a party mood. These are mostly in the northern part of the island and some can be reached only by boat or a walk on a dirt road through the jungle.
In recent years more hotels, from simple bungalows to 4-Star resorts, have been built to respond to everybody's idea of an unforgettable beach vacation. In the fullmoon party period many of the hotels and resorts require a 3-5 day minimum stay.
Enjoy a relaxing massage in one of the spas, explore the underwater world or meditate at the hilltop temple called Wat Khao Tham.
Whether you are in party mood or just want to relax, Ko Phangan can deliver what you are looking for. The island can easily be reached by boat from Koh Samui in 30 minutes.