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