Bay Apartments Phangan Blog

Loy Krathong, Island-Style

  loy krathong 3 Thailand is a country packed with fascinating rituals and traditions, from nationwide water festivals to quiet temple rites. In November, Thais celebrate Loy Krathong, a colourful festival of lights, flowers and water. Being surrounded by the sea, Koh Phangan has its own special ways of celebrating and this week’s blog is all about how to get involved. Continue reading

Eating out on Koh Phangan

beach header Life’s a beach on Koh Phangan. Not only are there luxury villas and apartments, set just steps from the sandy shore, from which to watch glorious sunsets over the ocean, there’s a burgeoning cuisine scene that goes beyond the usual (but always tasty) Thai fare, with a quality and variety that might just surprise you. Here at Bay Residence, we like a good meal, and while there’s certainly nothing wrong with the great, simple Thai seafood you can find everywhere, we know it’s sometimes nice to change it up. So, we’re highlighting some of our favourite foodie hot spots on the island. Bon appetit! Continue reading

What to do on Koh Phangan

Bay Villas Besides lounging in luxury by the pool, with views out to the ocean from your spacious, breezy, beachside apartment, what could you possibly want to do on Koh Phangan? For the active among you, this week’s blog is all about the myriad activities you can do in and around this island paradise… if you can be bothered to leave your beach chair or poolside lounger. Continue reading

The Best Beaches on Koh Phangan

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So much more than the world-renowned full moon parties, gorgeous Koh Phangan, a little emerald in the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand, is a relaxing hideaway fringed with a powdery coastline of cosy coves. Besides the single night each month on which boatloads of party-hungry travellers descend upon the relatively small locale of Haad Rin beach, Koh Phangan offers a slice of authentic Thai island lifestyle to holidaymakers seeking peace and tranquility in an idyllic sanctuary. And more than that, there are those who choose to make it their home for part or all of the year, for whom living just a hop, skip or jump from the sands and the waves is a way of life. Continue reading