Although it's not the capital of Koh Phangan, Haad Rin is the most crowded destination at Koh Phangan. It is the centre for the Full Moon parties which attracts students, bachelor's and backpackers.
You can't be drinking all day, so to keep the crowd indulged even in between their binge drinking sessions here at Haad Rin, they organise a variety of activities such as bikini contests, beach football and many more. Water sports are included too such as sea kayaking and jet skiing. Or you can simply take a swim in the cool, blue waters.
After you've had too much of the Full Moon Party you can go rest at one of the yoga retreats which are quite commercial around Koh Phangan. Yoga is a step-by-step practice of physical exercise, breath control techniques, relaxation, meditation all aimed to develop harmony between mind and body. A few famous yoga centres around Koh Phangan are the Blooming Lotus Yoga Center at the Northeast coast of Haad Rin, OrionsHealing Center at Sri Thanu. Or else, you could enjoy a small peaceful hike to the Than Sadet waterfall. The Than Praphet also is a very beautiful waterfall leading straight into the sea at Waterfall beach. Just keep in mind the best time to visit these waterfalls would be right after the monsoons when the weather becomes perfect.
Come enjoy a vacation at Koh Phangan, and don’t forget to have a great time at Haad Rin. And when you are here, consider staying at one of the many beautiful Koh Phangan hostels.