Arriving.

Koh Phangan Travel Blog

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Entrance to the Milky Bay Resort. (Can't really see it from the street-it's down the path from the gas station).
***my blog is still in progress***

    We flew with China Airlines--which I highly recommend--they have the most variety of meals I've ever seen--here's a tip: order a special meal so you get your food first!  But be forewarned about the food-it wasn't bad or anything but I think it didn't sit right with me (didn't get sick but i had no real appetite my whole trip and I LOVE Thai food and am used to it so I think it may have been something I ate enroute).

    We decided to go straight to the southern islands as we weren't on a long trip and couldn't do Bangkok justice.  After a few hours spent in the brand new Bangkok airport eating and drinking our first pitcher of Singha beer we hopped on our flight to Koh Samui.
View from the shore at Milky Bay Resort.
  Another tip: book a flight with Bangkok Air directly for travel within Thailand-just take an international flight from where you're going to Bangkok--it'll save you a few hundred dollars and you might end up on Bangkok Air anyway.  The airport in Koh Samui is cool and old school--completely outdoors and reminded me of the Santa Monica Airport in LA (if you could fly into there without your own plane)!  I think we paid 800 Baht to get from the airport and boat that took us to Koh Phangan altogether.  It may have been less!  Either way it's a really good price.  Took a few pics on the Catamaran on the way from one island to the other.  When we arrived on Koh Phangan we walked past the taxis into an irish bar on the corner of the street leading to the pier and had some breakfast (well it was breakfast time anyway) and another pitcher of Singha.
Monkey getting coconuts down from tree.
  Then we went back and got a taxi to our hotel.  Because it was the day before the full moon we booked in advance (highly advised if you want to stay on Koh Phangan during that time) - we had a nice villa at The Milky Bay Resort.  It was beautiful and tranquil-the food was delicious (a bit pricey by Thai standards) - the bar/pool tables are right on the water and the outdoor restaurant plays great music and has super nice staff (see my review).  What is up with the military themed 'uniforms' though-has nothing to do with the place/the resort/the people---felt like a joke we only sort of were in on or something...

    Anyway, they let us check in a little early and we showered and went to check out the beach/hotel/area...
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Monkey but--enough said...
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Long boat
Long boat
view looking back at Milky Bay Res…
view looking back at Milky Bay Re…
Playing pool bayside (they call it…
Playing pool bayside (they call i…
playing pool #2
playing pool #2
view of bar
view of bar
do i look like ive drank too much…
do i look like i've drank too muc…
this camera angle answers the prev…
this camera angle answers the pre…
view of volleyball game from bar
view of volleyball game from bar
i suck at pool-guess whether i was…
i suck at pool-guess whether i wa…
another drunk accidental picture o…
another drunk accidental picture …
view from the bar
view from the bar
when the tide came in the volleyba…
when the tide came in the volleyb…
view from the steps at Milky Bay R…
view from the steps at Milky Bay …
Koh Phangan Hotels & Accommodations review
Beautiful and tranquil
This is a really beautiful place to stay. It's away from the hustle and craziness of Hat Rin but close enough (by taxi) to stay at if you're there fo… read entire review
Koh Phangan
photo by: alanmica