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.
When I was invited on a press trip to experience “the other side of Benidorm” I have to admit, I was sceptical that such a thing existed. As a famous spots for ‘Brits abroad’, Google does it no favours. Search the news tab for this seaside spot in the south of Spain and you will find stories of drunken shenanigans (usually involving nudity).
Earlier this month I spent four days there and I cannot tell you how much beauty there is. Mountains frame the ocean, with natural beauty spots dotted around the town waiting for you to discover them.
While there’s nothing better than eating your body weight in local food and drinking the all-inclusive cocktails at a resort, maintaining travel health is important. Otherwise we can often come back from a holiday feeling worse than when we left – or like we need another holiday to recover.