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Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach

Ko Pha-ngan, Koh Phangan

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors

The more sophisticated backpacker turns into a flashpacker at this dream beach with its shallow, turquoise-blue water. There are reasonably priced huts and several exclusive hotels in this lovely, fine sandy bay, but the atmosphere is relaxed everywhere here. It is the perfect beach for young families and couples because there is something for everybody here. You can enjoy sun-bathing for hours, diving excursions and several other fun water-sports activities here.

Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach - A dream beach for flashpackers

It is no wonder that the beach of Thong Nai Pan Yai is seen as one of the nicest on Koh Phangan, as the view over the long bay is breath-taking. The lovely, clean, gleaming white sand and the turquoise-blue water provide the picture perfect setting for this beach, which is almost one kilometre long.

Away from the party hustle and bustle, you will find at Thong Nai Pan Yai a very special kind of visitor, the so-called flashpackers. Ten years ago the beach only attracted low-budget backpackers, but that has all changed. The atmosphere is still relaxed, but the accommodation sites here are becoming more exclusive and nowadays cater mainly for young families and couples. Some of these have been coming here for many years, but these days they come with their offspring to enjoy the cool flair of Thong Nai Pan Yai.

There is something to do for everybody at this beach. You can just relax and enjoy the lovely weather, but you can also try out various sporting activities such as kayaking, jet-skiing and diving. Situated here is the H2O-Divers diving school under Canadian ownership which is highly recommended. There you can book excursions to the nearby Sail-Rock which is surrounded by a very colourful coral reef.

The surroundings of this showcase beach are also well worth exploring. You can take a relaxed stroll in the nearby village or, for the more adventurous, head for the viewing point from where you have a fantastic view of the entire bay.

It is just the location of the beach which has a couple of disadvantages. Although you can reach it very easily by car and scooter via a tarmacked road, the beach is rather remotely situated. If you are coming to Koh Phangan because of its famous party scene in Ban Tai and Haadrin, then Thong Nai Pan Yai is not really ideally located. However, you always have the option of going partying in the centre first and then enjoying the rest of your holiday at probably the nicest beach of Phangan.
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Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 9/10 points
Place 5 of 29
Just switch off - this beach has everything you need to relax and unwind.
Family: 8/10 points
Place 7 of 29
The beach is well-equipped, is easy to get to and is safe - an ideal beach for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 18 of 29
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 18 of 29
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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Dreamland Resort

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Massage, Music, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: High

Clientel: High

www.dreamlandresort.net/
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Flip Flop Pharmacy

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Music, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: High

Clientel: Normal

www.facebook.com/Flipflop-Pharmacy-Thailand-117616214987835/
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H2O Scuba School
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geo coordinates: 9.772692, 100.056567
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