In February I went to the home of the Full Moon Party, and in April I returned and had a very different experience. Deciding where to stay in Koh Phangan depends completely on what you want to get out of your trip there.
In the Indian Ocean, near the southeast coast of Africa, is a small island covered in a sea of green where you will find LUX Belle Mare, on the east side of the island of Mauritius.
Many people take a trip to go trekking in Sapa, northern Vietnam, while staying in Hanoi. There you’ll find the Hoang Lien Son mountains, which includes the country’s highest peak: Fan Si Pan.
It may be small and rather quiet, but there are lots of things to do on Bantayan Island near Cebu. Out of the eight most popular islands I visited in the Philippines, it was my favourite.
El Nido came as a close second, but nowhere else in the country quite compared to the laid back, tropical and extraordinarily friendly vibes I experienced on Bantayan Island.
If you have been to Bali then you know it is pretty damn bougie and if you haven’t, then you probably guessed that already.
Of all the different parts of the island – Canggu, Uluwatu, Ubud, Kuta, etc. – the area of Seminyak is undoubtedly the most chic and swanky of them all.
It is in the heart of Seminyak, metres away from a few particularly popular spots on the island such as Sea Circus and Motel Mexicola, that you will find The Legian Bali Hotel*.