To South East
south east of Koh PhaNgan is dominated by mountains that occupy
virtually the whole region. Apart from the lowlands on the middle
of the peninsula, the rest of the landscape is formed in rugged
granite, with steep hills leading up to lush peaks covered in
tropical rainforest. The beaches are varied with inaccessible
getaways found on the east coast, the long winding beaches of
Ao Hin Lor and Haad Leela; and Haad Rin, the party capital and
most densely populated place on Koh PhaNgan.
west, the landscape softens and coral starts to appear, the beache
are long unbroken white sand, populated with well spaced resorts.
Thus Haad Leela and Ao Hin Lor are popular places for folk who
want to get away from the hubbub of Haad Rin whist still being
main attraction to the area is the party town of Haad Rin, though
if you head west or north, there are some great secluded beaches
where you can immerse yourself in tropical paradise.