Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and Koh Tao are located southeast of Thailand and are three of the country’s most famous islands, with permission from Phuket to hiperturística I will not go, because although sometimes make the guiri everything has a limit Phuket and surpasses it …
These three small islands are tropical paradises (24-32 º C) with many beaches with clear waters, white sand and coconut palms, where you can sleep for 8 euros in a bungalow or cottage by the sea. Inside there is jungle, rivers and waterfalls of cold water, monkeys, all kinds of birds and the occasional elephant for tourists.
If these three little paradises are compared (considering the size and activities) in the Balearic Islands Mallorca serious Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao Formentera Ibiza. Although Koh Phangan has enough differences to Ibiza as it is also a tropical island and almost no tall buildings or large hotels and clubs less, if you share the island with a reputation for good parties, mainly the Full moon party in Thailand, a kind of rave on the beach well known in the world backpacking or bakcpacker.
Full moon They say the party started in 87 or 88 as an anniversary party at Haad Rin beach must have been a good party and since then during each full moon night gather between 8,000 and 30,000 people on the beach to continue the tradition. The festival begins with the appearance of the moon and as the night goes on and people are going emptying their buckets (small galledas with combined), the beach becomes a dance floor with different areas, there is music for all tastes, technology, trance, reggae, pop, drum and bass, and so on. Jugglers and fireworks fill the air.
So if you’re looking for quiet holiday and avoid the beach at Haad Rin and go northeast or northwest of the island.