Koh Phangan’s main attraction is indeed its wild full-moon parties, but the island also offers something else for tourists: waterfalls. The island brims with natural beauty and waterfalls are just one delightful detail of the island’s unspoiled nature.
Found within the Thansadej National Park, Phaeng Waterfall is the most famous among the Koh Phangan waterfalls. You can easily get to the waterfall; it’s only 50 metres from the entrance of the park. You can take a swim in the waterfall or just take in the serene surroundings. The waterfall dries up during the dry season, so check with your hotel before heading out.
A five-minute walk from Phaeng Waterfall is Paradise Waterfalls, a popular attraction with both locals and tourists. The waterfall comprises two parts: the pool at the base and the cascading waters of the waterfall. To get to the pool, you have to walk about 40 minutes into the forest. Swimming and doing flips in the pool are among the must-do things to do in Koh Phangan.
The venue for most jungle parties that take place in Koh Phangan, Sramanora Waterfall is another natural wonder of the island. The waterfall has surreal surroundings, and if you visit at night, you’ll be treated to a completely magical experience.
Than Sadet Waterfall
Another one of the spectacular wonders of the island, Than Sadet Waterfall is about 3 KM long, which means that you can enjoy a good long walk until you get to the large pool. The waterfall has several small falls, and it doesn’t get crowded – an excellent place to be if you like to be on your own.
Wang Sai Waterfall
One of the lesser-known waterfalls on the island, Wang Sai Waterfall has a unique formation. Compared to other waterfalls, Wang Sai Waterfall seems to flow over several boulders, fashioning the look that it has several small falls until it reaches the main pool at the base. Excellent for photography, the waterfall isn’t visited by many, so you will be able to spend some quiet time here all by yourself!