Thong Nai Pan, occasionally referred to as just ‘TNP’, is a pair of beaches in the northeastern corner of Koh Phangan. The two beaches, Ao Thong Nai Pan Yai and Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi, are traveller favourites, with clear water, beautiful white sand and a great selection of resorts.
Tong Nai Pan Noi © Stefan Magdalinski
Before Koh Phangan was famous for its Full Moon Party, Thong Nai Pan was a quiet beach area with a variety of bungalow resorts, bars and restaurants. Today, it’s kept much of its laid back vibe that made it such a legendary traveller hangout in the first place.
Of Thong Nai Pan’s two beaches, Ao Thong Nai Pan Yai is the larger, offering a wide range of hotels and beachside bars and restaurants. It’s a calm beach with clear water and no rocks or coral, making it a great beach for swimming.
Ao Thong Nai Pan Noi is the smaller of the two beaches but is also very popular, attracting a mix of backpackers, couples and families. Like Ao Thong Nai Pan Yai, Noi has calm, peaceful water with no coral reef, making it a great place to swim or explore in a kayak.
Although Thong Nai Pan is one of Koh Phangan’s most popular areas, it’s not as developed as Haad Rin and has less of a package tourist feel. There are beachside bars and restaurants on both of the Thong Nai Pan beaches offering Thai and Western food, plus a selection of drinks.
When it comes to accommodation, Thong Nai Pan has plenty to offer. Several of the island’s most luxurious resorts are built around its beaches, with private villas and amazing views. It’s also easy to find budget accommodation, whether in a beachside bungalow or a guesthouse.
Naturally beautiful, convenient thanks to the large variety of local restaurants and businesses, and full of great places of stay, the beaches of Thong Nai Pan are a great base for exploring Koh Phangan, as well as a fun, peaceful place to spend the day.
Best Hotels Near Thong Nai Pan
- Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas
Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas is a five star resort on Thong Nai Pan Noi. The resort, which backs directly onto the beach, has a selection of luxurious suites and pool villas, several dining options and excellent facilities.
- Panviman Resort Koh Phangan
Panviman Resort is a five star resort at the southern end of Thong Nai Pan Noi. Set back from the beach on a small hill, the resort’s suites, cottages and villas have beautiful views and come equipped with jacuzzis and other high-end amenities.
- Havana Beach Resort
Havana Beach Resort is a three star resort on Thong Nai Pan Yai. Located close to the centre of the beach, Havana Beach Resort has a variety of spacious units equipped with free Wi-Fi, as well as a swimming pool and spa for guests.
- Thongtapan Resort
Thongtapan Resort is a budget bungalow resort near Thong Nai Pan Noi. The resort is spread over a large area, with some units in a garden and others right beside the beach. Fairly priced and conveniently located, Thongtapan Resort is a good choice for budget travellers.
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Koh Phangan Travel Guide:
- Koh Phangan – A Very Quick Travel Guide
- How To Get To Koh Phangan
- Full Moon Party Koh Phangan
- Drugs on Koh Phangan
- Full Moon Party Accommodation on Koh Phangan
- Things To Do On Koh Phangan
- Places To Eat On Koh Phangan
- Koh Phangan Villas For Rent
- Where To Stay On Koh Phangan
- Koh Phangan Day Trips
- Koh Phangan Weather
- Koh Phangan Airport
- Koh Phangan Beaches