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On a Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

 



Imagine you are on a journey to an amazing place overlooking the horizon above crystal clear water and you will know what it’s like to be on a ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Ferry transportation is perhaps the only way to travel from Samui to Phangan, however, we can't deny that it's a great way to travel.Many piers in Koh Samui provide a ferry or speedboat ride to Phangan, these piers are:

» Maenam Pier
» Bangrak Pier
» Lipa Noi Pier
» Nathon Pier

Luckily ferry transportation is one of the cheapest means of transportation in Thailand, which is great for anyone looking to save or traveling on a budget.

Now that we’ve established how great traveling by ferry can be, let us guide you through how can you successfully get from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan by ferry and vice versa.

Maenam Pier

Known under other names like Lomprayah Ferry Pier and Pralarn Pier. This pier is located at the beautiful Maenam Beach. Many trips are served by using this pier including Koh Tao, Donsak Pier, and Koh Phangan.

Bangrak Pier

Big Buddha Pier or Bangrak Pier is located south of Koh Fan. It’s called Bug Buddha Pier because Big Buddha Temple or Wat Phra Yai is located on the same island. It is the closest pier to Samui airport and Chaweng Beach as well as it also offers ferry rides to Koh Phangan.

Nathon Pier

Located on the northwest coast of the island between Lipa Noi and Laem Yai Beaches. Nathon is Koh Samui’s capital town. The pier has 3 jetties and offers a number of trips per day to locations like Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, and more.

Lipa Noi Pier

Situated north of Taling Ngam on the west coast of Samui Island, Lipa Noi Pier which is also called Raja Ferry Pier is one of the 4 main piers in Koh Samui offering ferry rides to Koh Phangan.


From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

There really is nothing like Koh Phangan! It’s a magical island with a set of different personalities that will give you an experience surely you will never forget. Its widely popular persona is the wild island, where all the parties and the bustle happen on a regular basis like the Half Moon Party and Full Moon Party. But as you dig deeper you will find that Koh Phangan is more than the party island. It has some of the best and most serene beaches you’ll ever see and its locals are incredibly nice and hospitable. Not to mention of course its irresistible water that deserves all the photographs in the world. There aren’t a lot of options when it comes to transporting from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan but taking a ferry is the right way to go.


From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

Taking a ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan is perhaps the best way to travel, it will provide you with both serenity and eye candy. Let’s look at all the available options and routes!

On a Ferry from Maenam Pier to Thong Sala Pier

As to this route, it starts with a ferry or speedboat ride you take from Maenam Pier in Koh Samui to Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan.

This is perhaps the quickest route of them all as it only takes about 20 minutes.

On a Ferry from Bangrak Pier to Thong Sala Pier

This route is traveled through a ferry ride from Bangrak Pier in Koh Samui to Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan.

This route usually takes only 30 minutes of travel, which is considered to be one of the quickest routes.

On a Ferry from Lipa Noi Pier to Thong Sala Pier

This route starts by taking a ferry from Lipa Noi Pier in Koh Samui heading to Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan.

This route’s travel time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

On a Ferry from Nathon Pier to Thong Sala Pier

The ferry trip begins from Nathon Pier in Koh Samui to Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan.

This route takes approximately about 45 minutes.


Koh Phangan Parties

As you might have heard already, Koh Phangan is known to be a party island. It has a lot of parties including the Full Moon Party, Half Moon Party, Black Moon Party, and more.

Full Moon Party

Various sound stages with DJs playing local and international music boosted up while you dance all night till you can't anymore on the shores of the beach, this is what it's like to be at the Full Moon Party. People come from all over the world to attend this wild rager with everything glowing in the dark, body paint, and fireworks every time you look at the sky.

If you want to go to Koh Phangan, don’t miss the chance of attending the biggest party of every month, when you can party with over 30,000 Wild Childs on Haad Rin Beach. Know more about the Full moon party right here!

Half Moon Party

Another way you can let your inner animal out and party all night long is the Half Moon Party. Happening twice a month for obvious reasons, the Half Moon Party is a great experience if you like partying in a more organized way. As opposed to the Full Moon Party being a full-blown house party on the beach, the Half Moon Party is more of a festival type of event. It has 3 main stages that are equally fantastic, The Tribal stage which is the main floor of the festival, and features underground progressive music from the biggest international DJs in the world. The G Floor is the funkiest stage ever, this is where you have to embrace the funk and jive to house music. As to the last stage, it’s called The Cave. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy some Hip-Hop music in a cave where you party with UV paintings and smoke surrounding the area?

Would you like to know more about the Half Moon Party? Check it out right here.

Black Moon Party

This is a much less popular and mainstream event than the previous parties, however, it's guaranteed you will have the time of your life. Fewer people attend this event as they reach about 1,000 party goers. The Black Moon Party is situated on Baan Tai Beach and has a more of a chill vibe compared to the wild Full Moon and Half Moon Parties in Koh Phangan. Established in the year 1999 by Blackmoon Culture, It is hosted every night there is a new moon every month, it also features DJs and so much music, however, this time the music is not so popular as it’s mostly progressive dance records and underground trance. Are you cool enough to attend this party?

Some thoughts to keep in mind when partying in Koh Phangan:

With wild parties like these comes some precautionary tales you need to know about before you party any further.

» Like any wild party, it’s full of party people consuming all the alcohol they can get which may not end well, don’t rely on the party organizers taking all the safety and health precautions. You can find several pharmacies in town and first aid stations on the beach.

» On your way there, you might want to wear a life jacket in case you find speedboats being a bit too crowded.

» We recommend you bring sunscreen, lotion, hats, and other pieces that can protect you from the sun as it can get pretty hot after the sunrise.

» Don’t bring with you any valuable objects. That is because there has been a lot of instances where you can be subject to pickpockets. Pickpocketing is a widely common situation in these kinds of parties, so, make sure you keep an eye on your belongings and don’t bring anything so special.

» Although this might be obvious, don't participate in any drug-related activity while you're there. Thailand doesn't tolerate drugs in its territory and the party sparks suspicion with the authorities as a lot of searches by the police are conducted there. They may even try to go undercover and pretend they are another party-goer looking for any drug offenses. We recommend you look out for yourself and keep away from any trouble as no one wants to have an arrest scheduled on their itinerary.

» Don't accept food, drinks, or any items from strangers. As we established before, drugs can be something you expect so it's better that you trust the source before taking anything from it.

» If the Full Moon Party or any other party happened to be on the same day as a Buddhist holy day it will probably be hosted on a later day. So, check before you go.

» If you are at the Full Moon Party, skip jump roping, even though jumping ropes lit on fire might be fun it may not end that well.

» With that being said, we really want you to have the most fun you can have and live an experience out loud. But, in order to do that successfully you need to look out for yourself and if you are with a group of friends then take care of each other as not everything can go as planned.


Best beaches in Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan is not all party, it has some of the most beautiful and romantic beaches in Thailand. It can be a great spot for solo travelers, families, or honeymooners.

Let’s look at a collection of the most gorgeous beaches on the islands!

» Leela Beach: A low key beach for anyone who is seeking a little serenity while enjoying a breathtaking view.

» Haad Mae Beach: A definite hot spot of Koh Phangan, Haad Mae Beach is an incredibly beautiful large beach filled with bars, resorts, and booths for massage. It also happens to be very close to Koh Ma Island, making it a spectacular spot for snorkeling and swimming.

» Bottle Beach (Haad Khuat): for anyone looking for an escape, this is the beach for you. It’s quiet, it’s isolated and it’s surrounded by mountains resulting in an incredibly blissful and picturesque location that gets you away from all of the city’s loudness and bustle. Don’t forget to bring your camera!





Best time to visit

The truth is there is no ultimate best time to visit Koh Phangan, however, the most agreed upon time is the period from December to March. The weather during this time features a lot of sun time, low humidity and pleasant temperatures in addition to less rainfall compared to the rest of the year. But the rule is with great weather comes a lot of tourists flocking from all over the world as December to March is also Phangan’s high season.

On the other hand, September to November is the rainy season in Koh Phangan. Temperatures drop during this time while tropical thunderstorms and rainfall are expected frequently. The plus side is that accommodation prices are a lot cheaper than in the high season due to attracting fewer visitors.

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From Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

Koh Samui is Coconut groves, beaches filled with beautiful palm trees, mountainous rainforests, luxurious spas, bustling nightlife, and much more. The 2nd largest island in Thailand after the amazing Phuket and one of the main destinations that tourists can never miss. Samui is a strong presence in tourism in Thailand as it has so much to offer its visitors from incredibly delicious cuisine to endless culture steeped in every corner of the island. And of course, we have to mention the pretty fantastic water and beach life that makes spending time in Koh Samui perfect.

Don’t you even stress about getting from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui just check out our guide here.


From Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

There is no better way to travel from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui than taking the ferry. Let’s look at all the available options and routes!

On a Ferry from Thong Sala Pier to Maenam Pier

On this route, you start by taking a speedboat or ferry ride from Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan to Maenam Pier in Koh Samui. This is considered to be the quickest route of them all as it only takes about 20 minutes.

On a Ferry from Thong Sala Pier to Bangrak Pier

This route is traveled through a ferry ride from Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan to Bangrak Pier in Koh Samui.

This route usually takes only 30 minutes of travel time, which is known to be one of the quickest routes.

On a Ferry from Thong Sala Pier to Lipa Noi Pier

This route starts with a ferry ride you take from Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan heading to Lipa Noi Pier in Koh Samui.

This route’s travel time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

On a Ferry from Thong Sala Pier to Nathon Pier

The ferry trip begins from Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan to Nathon Pier in Koh Samui.

This route takes approximately about 45 minutes.


Best beaches in Koh Samui

Koh Samui is well known for its beautiful beaches. They have white sand and feature turquoise crystal-clear water. The beaches are vast and different as they suit every type of traveler. Some beaches are quiet, simple and serene, some are perched deep in the forest, while others are luxurious with amazing resorts and villas surrounded by palm trees.

Many beaches in Koh Samui are great spots to practice your favorite water activity like snorkeling, kitesurfing, and scuba diving. Some of the most popular beaches in Koh Samui are:

» Chaweng
» Bophut
» Lamai

While you can enjoy an amazing sunset with the most pristine beaches in the islands including

» Silver Beach
» Taling Ngam
» Choeng Mon


Best time to visit

The best time to visit Koh Samui is also the peak season when tourism hits an all-year high which starts from December and ends in March. Weather-wise, you will find it to be very sunny, mostly dry, and with adequate humidity along with barely any rainfall.

But of course, the best time can only be decided by you. As December to March features amazing weather, it also is the high season for tourism, meaning more tourists and higher accommodation prices. While other not so popular times like October and November feature less sunny weather and unstoppable rainfall but are much cheaper than the high season. So, in the end, it's all up to you and your preferences.

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