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Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach

Destination: KoPhaNgan

The magic Island in the Bay of Thailand

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Thong Nai Pan Noi on Ko Phangan was voted a "t-Globe Top 12 Beach"
Similar Beaches on Ko Phangan: Bottle Beach -- Hat Yuan -- Hat Salad
700 meters long Thong Nai Pan Noi (also: Ta Pan Beach) is one of the most beautiful beaches on Ko Phangan and features fine, white sand in a very remote area.

Unfortunately, there are lots of jellyfish sometimes, even the resorts warn their guests. Check with your reception before jumping into the beautiful water!

TAT Map from Ko Phangan 2006
Thong Nai Pan is now a lot easier to reach than in the past, as the locals have been working on the South-North connection road for many years. Nevertheless, you should at least have some experience if you're planning on riding your motorbike here, as some parts of the road are still demanding and the locals drive like madmen.
In recent years, Thong Nai Pan has lost a lot of its nativeness, as several luxury resorts have settled  here. Yet, you still get that Thai family feeling in the adjacent little village, much more so than at the neigbouring beach Thong Nai Pan Yai. There is really authentic food here, too.
From the North end of the beach you can walk to Bottle Beach on a good, but strenuous little path which takes about 1.5 hours.
Accommodation right on the beach, from South to North:
Panviman Resort - Accommodation
72 rooms  from 1,750 to 11,000 Baht
Tel.: 077-445101-9 or 077-445220-4
Panviman Resort (ปานวิมาน รีสอร์ท) (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)
Rates: 1,750 to 11,000 Baht

The 4 star resort offers extraordinary accommodation. Here you can find the quietness and beauty of nature, far away from the quirky places of Phangan.
Fantastic private jacuzzis in the deluxe rooms offer private seaviews. But also the big pool has some nice views.

22/1 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84280
Tel.: 077-445101-9 or 077-445220-4 - Fax.: 077-445100

Star Hut Bungalow - Accommodation
21 rooms  from 600 to 1,000 Baht
Tel.: 077-238595 or 077-445085
Star Hut Bungalow (สตาร์ฮัท บังกะโล) (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)
Rates: 600 to 1,000 Baht

Star Huts is located at the southern end of Thong Nai Pan Noi beach. The business has been managed for many years by Tam and Sit, a very friendly couple with good English. A variety of bungalows are available. The beachfront bungalows are some of the most coveted bungalows on the beach. Each beachfront bungalow has air-con, hot water, glass windows, a bath and a large balcony.
Another good thing about Star Huts is that they have their own generator which means their guests never have to stumble around in the dark looking for candles.
The attached restaurant has tables on the beach and serves a wide selection of Thai and European cuisine at reasonable prices. The staff are all friendly and efficient. There is a Happy Hour every day between 4pm and 8pm. In the restaurant next to the reception desk there is always a copy of the latest Bangkok Post (in English).
Recently, Star Huts have added 'All Star Diving' to their services. It is a small building next to the SC Shop offering scuba diving, internet and coffee.

7/3 Moo 3, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84280
Tel.: 077-238595 or 077-445085 - Fax.: 077-445086

Baan Panburi Village - Accommodation
63 rooms  from 550 to 3,200 Baht
Tel.: 077-445075 or 077-238599
Baan Panburi Village (บ้านปานบุรี วิลเลจ) (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)
Rates: 550 to 3,200 Baht

Baan Panburi Village is located in a private bay with palmtrees and a virgin rainforest close to the mountain. From here you have a great view onto the white beach and the crystal clear water.
The resort has 63 cottages and beach houses. These are quite big, built from wood and have roofs made of pal twigs. All rooms have bathrooms, fans, aircon and are located right on the beach.
The restaurant with big terrace serves Thai and Western dishes as well as tasty seafood.
Thai massage. trekking to the waterfall, kayaking, beach volleyball.

7/8 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84280
Tel.: 077-445075 or 077-238599 - Fax.: 077-445076

Ra Sa Nan Da Resort - Accommodation
44 rooms  from 22,000 to 50,000 Baht
Tel.: 077-239555
Ra Sa Nan Da Resort (รสานันดา รีสอร์ท) (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)
Rates: 22,000 to 50,000 Baht

Ra Sa Nan Da is a very luxurious resort. Exceptionally designed villas and suites, fantastic pool, spa.
Attached high class restaurant.
All rooms and villas in Rasananda have private pool and outdoor terrace.
The Garden Suite with Pool is surrounded by high walls and an old wooden gate entrance, and offers 120 square meters of indoor and outdoor living space with a large terrace and sun beds; bordered by a tropical garden.
The Garden Suite with Terrace Pool
It is a 2nd floor Suite with a large terrace, sun beds, a private pool including underwater seating with a whirlpool for 2.
Thai Villa with Pool
2 story villa secluded by a high wall and antique wooden door entrance including an open air living space with large daybeds, a giant hammock, gardens, and a pool; and a bedroom on the higher level.
Lagoon Pool Villa
Villa has an outdoor shower, a ceiling fan, a rain shower, an espresso machine, a 32 flat screen LCD TV, Apple TV, a DVD player with home theater, a CD/MP3 player, and an iPod docking.
Ocean Front Suite with Terrace Pool
The 2nd floor Garden Suite with Terrace Pool is a piece of 100 square meter luxury with its own sun lounge.
Ocean Front Garden Suite with Pool
Offers open pool near the beach, a sala with daybed, and a large tropical garden with sea view.
Ocean Front Pool Villa
The villa comes with an open-air bathroom, a garden court, a private pool on a wooden terrace with a tropical sala and large daybed.
There are 2 restaurants, wine and champagne lounges, library, gourmet and gift shops.

5/5 Moo 5, Ban Tai, Ko Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84280 Bangkok Sales Office Rasa Tower I 27th Floor,555 Phaholyothin Road, Bangkok 10900 Tel: 02-9370181 e-mail:
Tel.: 077-239555 - Fax.: 077-239559

Phuwadee Resort & Spa - Accommodation
50 rooms  from 1,000 to 3,000 Baht
Tel.: 077-445132
Phuwadee Resort & Spa (ภูวดี รีสอร์ท และ สปา) (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)
Rates: 1,000 to 3,000 Baht

Phuwadee Resort and Spa is located right on the beach. The family friendly resort offers breathtaking sunrises, crystal clear water and a well-maintained garden.
50 bungalows in 4 different categories.
All bungalows have private terraces with ocean or garden views.
Canoo, Kayak, snorkelling, dive classes.
Two restaurants, one inside the resort, one right on the beach. They both offer a selection of Thai and Western dishes with an Italian touch as well as delicious barbecue specialties and seafood.
The resort has its own spa with jacuzzis and massages.

22/6 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Surat Thani 84820
Tel.: 077-445132 - Fax.: 077-445131

Thongtapan Resort - Accommodation
30 rooms  from 400 to 1,200 Baht
Tel.: 077-445067 or 077-238538
Thongtapan Resort (ท้องตาปาน รีสอร์ท) (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)
Rates: 400 to 1,200 Baht

Thong Tapan is a family-run resort on the quieter northern end of Thong Nai Pan Noi beach. It is the only locally owned place in Thong Nai Pan Noi. They've been in business for over 16 years and have built up a loyal group of returning guests.
Most of the accommodation is behind the reception area on a hill. The beautiful landscaping and generous space between the bungalows give the place a secluded feel. The bungalow prices vary according to the bungalow`s proximity to the beach.
There are a few deluxe bungalows with satellite TVs, hot water and fridges. There is also a 2 bedroom villa which is excellent value for families.
The restaurant is next to the beach and serves a good selection of food including excellent Thai dishes. The menu has set meals which allows you to try a variety of dishes for a reasonable price. However, don't arrive late because they have a habit of closing early if there are no customers.

22 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84280
Tel.: 077-445067 or 077-238538 - Fax.: 077-445068

BaanTapan Noi Bungalow - Accommodation
21 rooms  from 750 to 1,150 Baht
Tel.: 077-445079
BaanTapan Noi Bungalow (บ้านตาปานน้อย บังกะโล) (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)
Rates: 750 to 1,150 Baht

Tapan Noi has bungalows built on the rocks at the far end of Thong Nai Pan Noi beach. The bungalows are cleverly placed to provide privacy and some great views. Since the demise of Star Huts and Otto Bungalows, and the upgrading of bungalows at Sandee Bungalow, Tapan Noi is one of the cheapest accommodation options on Thong Nai Pan Noi.
Tapan Noi also has two beachfront bungalows that are very close to the sea. They represent the old Thong Nai Pan - individualistic and charming. They have big balconies and toilets and are built from natural materials. These two bungalows are well sought after and they are only normally rented out by the month.
Another excellent Tapan Noi bungalow is on the rocks. It has a lounge, bedroom and small extra room that can be used as a kitchen (depending on what equipment the last occupant left behind).
The restaurant attached to Tapan Noi has seating on the beach and serves reasonably priced Western and Thai food. It is a popular place to eat. They also have BBQs.
Tapan Noi shares a telephone line with the neighbouring Thong Tapan resort. They don't take advance bookings and don't usually offer monthly rates or returning customer discounts.

22 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84280
Tel.: 077-445079 - Fax.: 077-445068

Santhiya Resort & Spa - Accommodation
99 rooms  from 8,800 to 16,350 Baht
Tel.: 077-238333 or 077-428999
Santhiya Resort & Spa (สันธิญา รีสอร์ทแอนด์สปา) (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)
Rates: 8,800 to 16,350 Baht

Santhiya is one of the most luxurious resorts on the island, there are few other options for staying that classy. The resort features a private beach with nice sunrises and a spectacular view onto the surrounding area. There is a peaceful, private atmosphere here. The Modern bungalows in various prize categories are built from teak.
Restaurant, spa and an exceptional pool.
Wednesdays and Saturdays dance traditional shows.
Every night except Wednesday: live music.
The different kinds of accommodation available:
23 Santhiya Deluxe Rooms - seaview verandas
Santhiya Supreme Suites offer two floors
Santhiya Seaview Villa Suites
Santhiya Hideaway Pool Villas with private pools
Santhiya Grand Villas with two bedrooms
Santhiya Royal Pool Villa located on the seaside with private pool.

22/7 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84280
Tel.: 077-238333 or 077-428999 - Fax.: 077-238909

Other accommodation (it's never far to the beach):
Bamboo Huts
16 rooms  from 200 to 300 Baht
Tel.: 077-299059
Sandee Bungalow - Accommodation
20 rooms  from 400 to 700 Baht
Tel.: 077-445089
Sandee Bungalow (แสนดี บังกะโล) (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)
Rates: 400 to 700 Baht

Sandee Bungalow was the first bungalow operation in Thong Nai Pan. Back in the day it was called 'Honey Bungalows'. Since then it has built up a loyal group of repeat customers because the family who owns and runs the place is very friendly and helpful.
Sadly, Sandee Bungalow no longer serves food. In recent years they've moved slightly away from the backpacker market. Most of the basic bungalows have been pulled down and replaced with better, more expensive bungalows.
The bungalows are set in a well-cared for garden that boasts a rich variety of plants. All bungalows have a shower and a toilet. Clean towels and sheets are provided weekly. Although 150 thb bungalows are no longer available, Sandee Bungalow is still good value for money. Monthly rates and special rates for repeat customers are available. And best of all, Sandee Bungalow is only 30 metres from the beach; making it the best option for backpackers who don't want to be far from the beach.
Sandee Bungalow have recently built a row of 3 more family rooms, and they've repainted some of their other bungalows.

7/6 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan, Surat Thani 84280
Tel.: 077-445089 - Fax.: 077-239627

Houses For Sale
Sitara Village - Accommodation
Tel.: 085-2496418
Sitara Village (ศรีธารา วิลเลจ) (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)

Nice villas for sale, built into the hill. Some of them are still being built.

Main Office, 7/6 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Sales Office, 209/18 Moo 1, Thong Sala
Tel.: 085-2496418

Apart from the resorts' restaurants, there are many food stalls in Thong Nai Pan Noi as well as some authentic Thai restaurants. Here are a few t-Globe recommendations:
Asian Food Restaurant
Indigo Gecko (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)

Indigo Gecko is a cafe, a bar and a shop, all in one. But furthermore you can also rent exceptional motorbikes here on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. They have some nice dirtbikes as well as some classics.
In the shop there are clothes, jewellery and accessories.

Asian Food Restaurant
Easy Corner (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)

Easy Corner is a very cosy place, just a few meters from the beach. They offer a wide range of foods as well as a bar at night.

If you are feeling for some company after a lonely day on paradise beach:
Asian Food Restaurant
Easy Corner (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)

Easy Corner is a very cosy place, just a few meters from the beach. They offer a wide range of foods as well as a bar at night.

Tel.: 660774451019
Cool Sand Pub (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)

Located within fancy Panviman Resort, Cool Sand Pub offers a classy atmosphere and Western bar standards.

Tel.: 660774451019

Interesting shops:
Indigo Gecko (ThongNaiPanNoiBeach)

Indigo Gecko is a cafe, a bar and a shop, all in one. But furthermore you can also rent exceptional motorbikes here on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. They have some nice dirtbikes as well as some classics.
In the shop there are clothes, jewellery and accessories.

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