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.
Hostel packing is slightly different yet, not at all rocket science. However, amateur travelers make a lot of mistakes especially when it comes to packing their bags. These are a few items that should be left behind at home before traveling to a destination and staying in a hostel.
- Fancy Clothes and Shoes – Staying in a hostel offers a similar feeling as staying in your own house. Make sure you keep your avatar simple and only get one good pair of clothes if you’re about to hit the hostel bars. Moreover, try bringing expensive shoes to the hostel. Remember; you are traveling with other travelers.
- Large Suitcase – A large suitcase is ideal however, not while traveling and staying in a hostel. For once; a large suitcase is heavy to carry around making it uncomfortable during your travel. Moreover; a large suitcase takes a lot of space to store which may become a problem for other travelers to store their bags.
- Large Towels –Sounds ideal however, carrying a large towel will take more space inside your bag. Hostels offer a clean pair of towels for all travelers. All you got to do is just ask the hostel staff and a clean pair of the towel will be provided to you.
- DSLR Cameras – These are popular cameras used by professionals. However, these are quite big in size and take additional space inside your bag. Instead, try getting a camera from companies such as GoPro and DJI. They sell cameras that are small in size and capture great videos and images.
Avoid these items while staying in some of the best Koh Phangan hostels.