The most popular activities on Ko Pha Ngan are round-island boat trips from Hat Rin, Ao Thong Nai Pan and Hat Yao and trips to Ang Thong National Marine Park. The island isn’t a great base for scuba diving: getting to the best sites around Ko Tao involves time-consuming and expensive voyages, and there aren’t as many dive companies here as on Ko Samui or Ko Tao. Other activities include learning to cook Thai food, yoga, kiteboarding, windsurfing and sailing.

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