Ko Pha Ngan (also spelt Koh Phangan) was originally one of the primary backpacker islands in all of Thailand and famous for its monthly Full Moon Party. This place has everything many budget travellers want; cheap booze, cheap western food, cheap lodging and lots of crazy all night parties.
From the Koh Phangan Travel Guide
The bungalow we stayed in was in an idyllic location on the beach with a hammock, great view of the sea, palm trees etc. We wanted a quiet getaway and it certainly was that! Almost too quiet as disappointingly the bar/restaurant at Zen was not open at all when we stayed (5days beginning Aug). This was not mentioned prior to booking. ... more