Baan Tai Koh Phangan
Baan Tai Koh Phangan is one of the most visited destinations around the island. With a wide number of attractions to discover, this sought after part of the island will not cease to amaze you. Baan Tai Koh Phangan is a long beach area that’s located on the south coast of the island. It’s easily accessible from the main port town of Thongsala. The main road between Thongsala and Haad Rin runs parallel to Baan Tai Beach. Along this road are an extensive range of shops, motorbike rentals, bars and restaurants. It is also easy to catch a shared taxi (Songthaew) on this road in either direction.
Baan Tai is quite a busy area, especially during the Full Moon Party, with many resorts lining the beach. It is a popular resort area with young travellers who like to party hard, as many of the large parties are just a short taxi ride away. Although this beach is also popular with families, drawn by affordable family friendly accommodation. With 7-Elevens, supermarkets, clothe shops, electrical stores, internet cafes, travel agencies and motorbike hire shops, Ban tai is much the same as most of the villages on Koh Phangan, providing travellers with the essentials they need for their stay. An undeniably popular resort area, Baan Tai offers a memorable escape for any type of traveller; backpackers. singles, couples and families alike.
Food & Drink
Baan Tai Koh Phangan has a great variety of cafes and restaurants to choose from. There are Thai restaurants, BBQ joints, fast food outlets, Mexican and fish restaurants. Prices vary, with small Thai restaurants serving meals from 50 THB and the western style restaurants anything from 150 THB to 400 THB. Nearly all the resorts do have their own restaurants but if you’re looking for bakeries, cafes, Thai and a choice of Western restaurants, head out to the main road. This is where the majority of the restaurants and bars can be found in Baan Tai.
Activities & Attractions
The soft white sandy beach stretches from Thongsala all the way to the rocky outcrop that marks the start of the Haad Rin Peninsula. Much of Baan Tai Beach is very peaceful and fringed with coconut trees and tropical fauna. The water is warm all year round, clear and turquoise in colour. The waters here are rarely too rough for swimming and there’s plenty of marine life waiting to be discovered when snorkelling. The coral reef is quite a long way out from the beach During low tides, the water is shallow until the reef, so not ideal for swimming. Water sport activities include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and kite surfing. During the windy months, Baan Tai becomes a mecca for kite surfing on Koh Phangan.