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Thong Sala

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Thong Sala

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Thong Sala is the main port and largest settlement on Ko Pha Ngan.

Get in

There are various ferries from Mae Nam on Ko Samui. The catamaran departs at noon, takes 20 minutes and costs 250 baht.

At Thong Sala there are taxis and pick up trucks waiting to take passengers around the island, holding up signs with the destinations. Price is a fixed 100 baht/person.

Get around



  • Thongsala have a few very good Traditional Thai Massage shops, where you can also do your course.
  • In Lomprayah Pier there is every evening Aerobics Dancing, free of charge, starts 18.00, except sundays.


Tesco-Lotus - delicious inexpensive bakery, open 10.00 - 22.00, in Thongsala


Thongsala is fairly well serviced and has numerous facilities in the town. There is a Police Station, International Hospital (with english speaking doctors and staffs), many of laundry services, several pharmacies, post office, five banks, several ATMs, money exchange and western unions and TESCO LOTUS.


Thong Sala has a night market which consists of multiple food carts ranging from ready made curry stalls, made-to-order restaurant carts, noodle carts, chicken vendors, and desserts such as Thai confections and banana rotee (pancakes).

Also, along the road near Thong Sala, you will see many "BBQ" restaurants advertising "all you can eat" for about 99 baht. This is a great way to eat, and it is economical as well as delicious.

During the day, food carts can be found throughout Thong Sala. Great food cart items include Som Tam, the tasty spicy papaya salad, pad Thai, and chicken vendors.

  • Pizza Chiara, TongSala. A simple but complete italian restaurant, located near 7-eleven and night market. Good pizzas and pastas, helpful italian owner. * <eat name="Jumunjy" alt="" address="TongSala" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Beautifuly decorated bar/restaurant with an excellent menu.
  • Me'n'u, (3 km outside Thongsala on the west coast road to Haad Yao at Hin Kong). Modern European cuisine in a sublime tranquil location.


  • Amsterdam Bar, (high on a hill, north of Thong Sala). Amazing sunset views, and sometimes hosts a "warm up" party to the Full Moon a few days in advance.


  • Jumunjy Guest House, 193 Moo 1. Simple and clean rooms in a traditional Thai wooden building. No A/C but the wifi from the bar/restaurant reaches most rooms. (9.71047,99.98716)

Get out

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