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Updated by Pushpitha Wijesinghe on Sep 23, 2014
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Relaxing Activities in Koh Phangan – a welcome getaway

The soothing breeze and endless scenic treasures makes Koh Phangnan one of the most relaxing destinations in Thailand. To compliment the tranquility of the island try out the activities listed below.

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Archery

Archery

There is something tranquil yet majestic about the sport of Archery. In Koh Phangan you get the first ever bow and arrow club that happens to be the only one of its kind in the island. With a little bit of coaching you can try your hand at this sport and then discover if there is a robin hood in you.

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Lounging in the Beaches

Lounging in the Beaches

Koh Phangan has a wealth of the most tranquil beach sides in all of Thailand. Thong Nai Pan Noi, Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, Haad Yuan Beach, Koh Nang Yuan, Mae Haad Beach, bottle beach and salad beach are to name a few. For those seeking relaxation you can simply lounge all day by the beach and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this tranquil destination. Even indulging in a few sports like swimming and snorkeling can do wonders to the soul.

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Explore the Ang Thong National Park

Explore the Ang Thong National Park

The Ang Thong National Park is one of the most reputed breathtaking locations in all of Koh Phangan. This island park has a wealth of exotic species of fish that can easily be explored via Kayak. The main island also has a large ridge that affords some stunning views of the emerald-green waters of the interior lake and some of the 42 surrounding islands. The majesty of the whole park is truly awe inspiring.

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Diving around Koh Phangan

Diving around Koh Phangan

Under the waters of Koh Phangan the scenery is just as spectacular as on the outside. The best way to relish in the marine treasures of this location is via diving; for all that awaits is an absolute delight. The reefs from Chaloklum and down the northwest coast are some of the best choices for divers since one can easily dive to these spots directly off the beach. If you are more keen on exploring a dense variety of sea life, try the Sail rock located just one hour away or head over to Koh Tao where you can spot plenty of turtles, leopard sharks and unicorn fish.

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Pay a visit to the Haad Yao Lounge, Fitness & Sauna

Pay a visit to the Haad Yao Lounge, Fitness & Sauna

The Thai version of Sauna and Spas is the ultimate relaxation experience. Although Haad Yao Lounge is also a fitness center their herbal sauna is one of the best in the country. If you are looking for a holistic cleansing experience you better head here.

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Kayaking in Koh Phangan

Kayaking in Koh Phangan

Almost every major beach in Koh Phangan offers Kayaks for rent. Aboard these miniature boats, Koh Phangans ocean and coast line is blissful to experience. The best beaches to Kayak are around the west coast but watch out for the currents, before indulging in a kayaking trip.

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Indulge in a Booze Cruises

Indulge in a Booze Cruises

Be it in a ship, a kayak or a sail boat, floating on the Andaman sea does wonders to your soul. To make any expedition on the sea truly relaxing nothing works better than a glass of good booze in the hand. In Koh Phangan there is a specially designed booze cruise that will help you get rid of cares and worries like nothing else can. One of the destinations of the booze cruise is the aptly named bottle beach!

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Take part in Yoga and Meditation

Take part in Yoga and Meditation

Nothing relaxes all the facets of your being like Yoga and Meditation does. The island with its long history of spirituality in itself has for decades been attracting spiritual visitors to these shores. There are several scenic locations around Koh Phangan ideal for such exercises but if you want to experience this bliss from one of the Koh Phangan Resorts, choose the Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa because the setting here is spectacular.