Koh Phangan, is an island located off the Central Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand, and is an extremely popular tourist destination. The island is known for its popular “Full Moon” parties and its pristine beaches; one of the most popular being Thong Nai Pan on the Northern part of Koh Phangan. Resorts in Thong Nai are situated around the beach however resorts such as the Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa have a direct view of the ocean from its beach villas and suites.
While Thong Nai is only a 30 minute speedboat ride to the famous Koh Samui however the island itself has a number of attractions apart from the beaches that are sure to keep you occupied. A notable few are, Wat Nai, the Wat Koh Tham Temple, the Kuan Yin Shrine and the Ang Thong Marine Park however the Thong Nai Pan Yai beach is a must-visit for visitors looking for the perfect beach.
Thong Nai Pan Yai is a pristine shallow beach, perfect for visitors looking to unwind on white sand while small waves break at their feet. While the beach is well-known, it is not crowded, allowing visitors to escape from the crowds of some popular beaches on the island; however the beach does have a number of quaint restaurants , bars and cafe’s allowing for there to be some life on the beach. The balance between serenity and entertainment is said to be achieved perfectly on Thong Nai Pan Yai. The clear sea is home to a number of aquatic species and visitors can interact with small crabs and fish during the day as the beach is home to a number of schools of fish.
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