Koh Phangan is located in the Samui Archipelago – a group of about 40+ islands, in the Gulf of Thailand. The islands are part of the province Surat thani with the province capital of the same name. The only transit way to and from the island is momentary by boat or ferry, where you can choose between several providers and locations on the island. The neighboring island of Koh Samui, about 20 km. from Phangan and about 40 km from the mainland, is host to a domestic airport. Flights to and from Bangkok, Phuket, Malaysia etc. depart on hourly basis. The next airport is to be found on the mainland in Surat thani province.
Development on the island itself is progressing slow, fortunately for the locals and tourists, as this leaves most of the islands nature intact. Main population centers are found along the west and south coast. The infrastructure is in good shape, and you can rent cars or motorbikes nearly everywhere on the island. Don’t forget to drive on the left.<