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Explorar Signature Pool Party
Koh Phangan’s best pool party is at Explorar Koh Phangan. The famous yellow duck pool party features the islands top Dj’s for OXA and Cult, poolside food, mixology, fireshows and more.

NEXT EVENT: 3 DECEMBER, 12 – 7 PM

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DJ alex frey

DJ Pakhtusova

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Explorar Hotels & Resorts Support Phuket Non-Profit Foundation.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts are proud to support Phuket’s famed annual Melbourne Cup event in collaboration with Phuket Has Been Good To Us, with special voucher stays up for auction, raising awareness and funds for education in Phuket, Thailand.

The event will feature Fashions on the Field, best-dressed competitions, the screening of the race, live and silent auctions, bids, and more. Highlights include a complimentary glass of bubbles for all the guests on arrival, followed by free-flow beverages from 10 am to 1 pm. Proceeds from this event will go to Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts have proudly provided 2 vouchers for the silent auction to raise additional funds for this important cause, including 2 nights stay including breakfast for two in a Deluxe Sea View Room at Explorar Koh Phangan, and 2 nights stay including breakfast for two in a Junior Spa Bath Villa at Explorar Koh Samui, with a total value of over THB50,000.

The Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by a group of women who were deeply affected by the tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004. The foundation aims to help children and families by providing them with education and other resources to help them rebuild their lives.

The event is held at the popular Firefly Pool & Restaurant located at The Pavilions Phuket, on Tuesday 1 November.

Tickets are in the form of Donations: Priced at THB 3,500 

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The Exchange

unique co-working spaces for the digital nomad

*coming soon*

The Exchange provides a relaxed and friendly co-working space for guests to connect and work remotely. Featuring a range of functional working areas and casual cafe spaces for the digital nomad, from leaning tables overlooking lush green gardens to private meeting rooms offering 30m2 of space, seating up to 8 people, whiteboards and TV projection.

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Hotel guests can enjoy complimentary access to The Exchange, which includes coffee, resort snacks and fresh fruits, water and the use of kitchen and bathroom facilities.

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Outside digital nomads can join a monthly membership plan which gains full access to The Exchange, use of The Private Meeting Room, access to resort fitness & pool facilities, including yoga, VIP invites to events, discounts on Food & Beverage and complimentary room upgrades at Explorar Hotels & Resorts. 

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Location

Koh Phangan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand. It’s known for its long, white-sand beaches and its full moon parties, but it’s also a popular destination for divers. The island has several smaller islands nearby, including Koh Samui and Koh Tao.

Flying into koh samui

There are several flights daily from Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai, but if you’re coming from Europe or the U.S., it’s probably easiest to fly into Bangkok and catch a connecting flight from there. There are some direct International flights into Koh Samui. 

Once in Koh Samui, you can take a ferry to Koh Phangan. We also have a sister resort, Explorar Koh Samui, where you can stay and explore both islands.

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Getting a transfer from either pier on Koh Phangan is easy and quick. There are two piers on the island: Thongsala and Haad Rin. Thongsala is approx 30-40 min taxi from the Pier to Explorar Koh Phangan, Haad Rin is approx 5-10 min.

If you have booked hotel transfers you will find our friendly crew waiting for you with your name. If not, no problem you can easily walk across the street from the pier to find a taxi.

Long Stay Offer

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Long Stay Offer

Take a break and stay a while in Koh Phangan, our Long Stay offer is a great way to save with packages ranging from 7 to 30 nights or more, including breakfast for two, wifi and a welcome drink.

Terms & Conditions apply: Non-refundable booking

stay 7+ nights

save 22%
from 2,106 net per night
  • Includes Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Welcome drink

stay 14+ nights

save 25%
from 2,025 net per night
  • Includes Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Welcome drink

stay 21+ nights

save 28%
from 1,944 net per night
  • Includes Breakfast
  • Free Wifi
  • Welcome drink
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stay 30+ nights

save 30%
from 1,890 net per night
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Explorar Koh Phangan Celebrates Opening Weekend!

Get ready to celebrate our opening weekend with a party to remember on 1st and 2nd October 2022!

Explorar Koh Phangan is counting down to opening day, and what better way to celebrate than a weekend full of events, from international Djs and FREE Free flow, to bonfires and cuisine from around the world!

Guests will enjoy on 01 October, the Explorar ‘Signature’ party with FREE free-flow on selected drinks, live food stations of international tapas, tacos and Mexican wraps, salads, sushi, and specials on ‘Explorar Buckets’. Priced at THB 1,099 net.

Continue the celebration with ‘The Resurrection’ on 02 October, featuring late breakfast until 12 pm with fresh coconuts & free-flow Bloody Marys for the adventurous who wish to lean into the afternoon. Continue with chilled poolside music, healthy food and live burger stations; plus our signature Beach Bonfire in the evening, priced at THB 899 net.

The Explorar Koh Phangan opening party will offer an unforgettable experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our little holiday island!

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The Explorar Signature Full Moon Experience
Bring out that inner Starchild and celebrate the Full Moon in absolute style with 3 exclusive days full of indulgent partying.
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the welcome party

Kicks off a cascade of vibrant events with a pool party & live DJ, specials on Rosé wine & draft beer and surf & turf BBQ.
7 December
  • All day rosé & draft beer specials 12-10 pm
  • Live Dj from 2 – 7 pm
  • Surf & Turf Food priced per item

full moon warm up

The Explorar Signature Full Moon Warm-up! Featuring live poolside Dj, live burgers & tacos stations, Explorar Cocktail Buckets and specials on draft beer. Our body art painting & ‘one for the road’ buckets are available so you are absolutely ready for the party!
8 December
  • Explorar Cocktail Buckets 12 – 10 pm
  • Draft beer specials 12 – 10 pm
  • Just burgers & tacos 1 - 5 pm
  • Live Dj 2 – 6 pm
  • Explorar Fire show 6:15 pm
  • Body art painting 9 – 11 pm

The Resurrection

Kick start the recovery process with our hangover kits for all guests, then launch into a lazy day of brunching, bubbles, live music and our signature sunset bonfire.
9 December
  • Lazy day brunch 11:30 – 2:30 pm THB 700 net, includes welcome Prosecco or Mimosa
  • Specials on Prosecco 11:30 am – 10 pm
  • Specials on draft beer 12 – 10 pm
  • Specials on sundowner cocktail 6 – 7 pm
  • Live band 4:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Signature bonfire 6 – 7 pm

6 Of The Best Adventure Activities In Koh Phangan

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6 Of The Best Adventure Activities In Koh Phangan

When people think of Koh Phangan, the first thing that comes to mind is sandy beaches and neon paint-covered parties. While this may be true for a majority of visitors, there is much more to Koh Phangan than elephants and hangovers. Here are six adventure activities you must experience when visiting the island.

Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan Snorkel Tour by Speedboat

If you’re looking for an adventure activity that is a little more relaxing than some of the other options on the island, this may be the one for you. With only 10 guests per speedboat, this tour allows you to enjoy a meal and snorkelling in two unique locations.

Koh Tao is one of the most popular islands in Thailand. It has been a destination for backpackers, divers, and travellers since the 1980s when it was first discovered. The island is covered with beautiful forests, limestone cliffs, and white-sand beaches. But what makes Koh Tao so special is its crystal clear water. The water visibility here is often over 50 m (160 ft), making it perfect for snorkelling and diving.

ATV Jungle Safari Tour On Koh Phangan

If you’re looking to experience the best of what Koh Phangan has to offer, then an ATV Jungle Safari Tour is a must-do activity. You can explore the island’s many hidden treasures, from freshwater pools to secret beaches and waterfalls. The tour will take you through some of the most beautiful parts of the island, including jungles and rice fields. If you are lucky, you may even get to spot a wild elephant or monkey!

Two-Day Dive Tour from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao Island

If you want to get the most out of your trip to Koh Phangan, you should consider taking a two-day dive tour from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao Island. This tour will allow you to see two beautiful islands in less than a week, while also giving you time to relax and enjoy yourself on an exotic island.

Koh Tao Island is home to some of the best diving spots in Thailand, so this is a great opportunity for avid divers who want to experience some of the best scuba diving that Thailand has to offer. If you’re not a diver yet but are interested in learning how, this is also a good opportunity for that as well. You’ll have plenty of time during your trip to get certified and then practice what you’ve learned during your time at sea.

Classic Bike Tour of Koh Phangan

If you’re looking for something a little bit different on Koh Phangan, take a bike tour. The Classic Bike Tour of Koh Phangan is an easy ride with a friendly guide who will show you all the most beautiful parts of the island. It’s perfect for those who want to see as much as possible without exerting too much energy.

Kiteboarding 

Kiteboarding is a sport that originated in Hawaii, where it was used as a way to get around between islands. When the sport was brought over to Koh Phangan, the island’s people found that they could use it as a means of transportation as well as recreation.

Kiteboarding at Accrokite Koh Phangan is the only school affiliated with IKO on the island, the world biggest kiteboarding organization. They have an amazing location with a lagoon and beautiful views of the surrounding islands. It is also located close to some great places to eat and drink after your lesson.

4WD Adventure

If you’re looking for an adventure activity in Koh Phangan that is a little more sedate than white water rafting, and a little less tiring than zip lining, we have the perfect thing for you.

Koh Phangan Excursion 4WD car pickup is a great way to see some of the best parts of the island without having to hike your way there. You’ll get picked up by a 4WD and driven around the island while your guide shows you all the sights. We recommend taking this excursion on one of the days when you don’t have much planned—you’ll be able to see so much more than if you’re rushing around trying to get stuff done!

Not only does this excursion show off some amazing views of Koh Phangan, but it also gives you time to sit back and relax before heading back home from your vacation.

Koh Phangan Best Beaches

Koh Phangan’s beaches are some of the best in Thailand. With soft white sand, warm water and plenty of space to relax away from the crowds, there’s no wonder that these beaches are so popular among the locals and visitors. Here are some of the best ones.

so popular among the locals and visitors. Here are some of the best ones:

Haad Khuat

Haad Khuat, or Bottle Beach, is one of the least accessible beaches on Koh Phangan. You can get there by longtail boat from Chalok Lam or hike for about three hours to get to Bottle Beach.

Hiking to a beach sounds like a great idea until you realise that the trail is steep and rocky and takes you through a thick jungle—and then you’ll probably wish you’d just paid for the longtail instead. But if you’re up for it and make it to the top of the trail, your reward will be an isolated beach with calm turquoise water and soft white sand.

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Haad Salad

Haad Salad is a beautiful beach northwest of Koh Phangan, famous for its white sand, coral reef, and laid-back atmosphere.

The beach is between Haad Rin and Haad Tien and is only accessible by boat from either location. The beach is quiet, with hardly any people around, and it’s perfect for those looking to relax in a calm place away from the hustle and bustle of other beaches on the island.

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Haad Yuan Beach

Haad Yuan Beach is a small beach on the east coast of Koh Phangan. The bay is popular for snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing. It has a rocky outcrop in the middle of the bay. A bamboo walkway twists and turns over the rocks, leading to unique local shops and restaurants.

You can walk down to Haad Yuan Beach from Haad Rin or Haad Tien beaches in about 15 minutes. There are also tuk-tuks available if you don’t want to walk.

The beach has excellent facilities, including toilets, showers, changing rooms and a restaurant serving Thai food with views over the sea! You can rent snorkelling equipment from here too!

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Haad Yao Beach

Haad Yao Beach is a small beach on the northwest coast of Koh Phangan known for its white sand and clear blue waters. It’s also a great place to relax and swim, snorkel and watch the sunset. There are a few food stalls along the beach where you can grab some lunch or snacks before heading back to your resort or hostel for dinner. The best thing about Haad Yao is its location – it’s not too far from any of the main tourist areas such as Thong Sala or Chaloklum Bay, so if you want to spend some time relaxing, this is an ideal spot.

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Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach

Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach is known for its stunning sunsets, but it’s also a great place to watch the sunrise. The white sand stretches for about 1 kilometre (0.6 miles), making this an ideal spot for swimming and snorkelling—but if you’re looking for more than just a day at the beach, Thong Nai Pan Noi has plenty of diving sites nearby too!

If you visit during turtle season from July through October, there’s even more reason to stop by. Sea turtles come here yearly on their migration route from Indonesia to Thailand’s eastern shores for nesting season. About 50 dugongs live in shallow waters near this beach, too—so keep your eyes peeled when you’re out exploring!

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Haad Rin

Haad Rin is a peninsular beach area and town on the southern tip of Ko Pha-ngan, an island in the Gulf of Thailand. Its two main beaches are Sunset Beach to the south and the larger Sunrise Beach to the north.

The Full Moon Party is an event that takes place every month in Haad Rin; it’s one of the most popular tourist attractions on Ko Phangan, with thousands of people attending every month. The party starts at sunset and ends early in the morning when everyone goes home to sleep off their hangovers (if they can manage it). It’s a huge party—there are DJs playing music all night long, and there are even some stages set up so you can dance if you want to!

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We hope this has helped you find your perfect beach in Koh Phangan. The island is home to some of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches, and we encourage everyone to visit them!

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6 Of The Best Adventure Activities In Koh Phangan

When people think of Koh Phangan, the first thing that comes to mind is sandy beaches and neon paint-covered parties. While this may be true for a majority of visitors, there is much more to Koh Phangan than elephants and hangovers.

Read More

Koh Phangan Best Beaches

Koh Phangan’s beaches are some of the best in Thailand. With soft white sand, warm water and plenty of space to relax away from the crowds, there’s no wonder that these beaches are so popular among the locals and visitors.

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Boat Transfer
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haad rin queen & lomprayah ferry

Haad Rin Queen (Head Rin Pier > Ban Ran) Lomprayah (Thongsala Pier)

Haad Rin Queen Ferry Schedule
Koh Phangan Koh Samui Koh Samui Koh Phangan
9:30 10:20 10:30 11:20
16:00 16:50 17:00 17:50
16:30 17:00 16:30 17:00
Lomprayah Speed Catamaran Schedule
Koh Samui Koh Phagan Koh Phangan Koh Samui
8:00 8:30 11:00 11:30
12:30 13:00 12:30 13:00
16:30 17:00 16:30 17:00

raja ferry transfers

RAJA Ferry Schedule
Koh Samui Koh Phangan Koh Phangan Koh Samui
7:00 8:30 9:30 11:00
16:30 18:00 18:30 20:00
RAJA Ferry Schedule
Donsak Koh Phangan Koh Phangan Donsak
5:00 7:30 5:00 7:30
8:00 10:30 8:00 10:30
9:30 12:00 11:00 13:30
11:00 13:30 12:30 15:00
14:00 16:30 14:00 16:30
18:00 20:30 17:30 20:00
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15:00 16:30 15:00 16:30
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17:00 18:30 17:00 18:30
18:00 19:30 18:00 19:30
19:00 20:30 19:00 20:30
RAJA Ferry Schedule
Donsak Koh Samui Koh Samui Donsak
5:00 6:30 5:00 6:30
5:30 7:00 * *
6:00 7:30 6:00 7:30
7:00 8:30 7:00 8:30
8:00 9:30 8:00 9:30
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10:00 11:30 10:00 11:30
11:00 12:30 11:00 12:30
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Seatran ferry transfers

SEATRAN Ferry Schedule
Donsak Koh Samui Koh Samui Donsak
6:00 7:30 6:00 7:30
7:00 8:30 7:00 8:30
8:00 9:30 8:00 9:30
9:00 10:30 9:00 10:30
10:00 11:30 10:00 11:30
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15:00 16:30 15:00 16:30
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17:00 18:30 17:00 18:30
18:00 19:30 18:00 19:30
SEATRAN Ferry Schedule
Koh Phangan Donsak Donsak Koh Phangan
5:30 8:00 5:30 8:00
8:30 11:00 8:30 11:00
12:30 15:00 14:30 17:00
17:30 20:00 17:30 20:00

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