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Details, Ko Phangan, Thailand

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GETTING THERE

Emirates offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Bangkok. From Bangkok, fly to Ko Samui with Thai Airways (from $157) and then take a speed boat ($10; lomprayah.com) to Ko Phangan.

WHERE TO STAY

Anantara Rasananda

Thong Nai Pan Noi

011-66-7723-9555

phangan-rasananda.anantara.com

The most luxurious hotel on the island, with private villas and suites. Doubles from about $300.

Beck’s Resort

Ao Nai Wok

011-66-7737-7140

www.becksresort.net

Basic beachside bungalows in a location convenient for both Thong Sala and Hat Rin, as long as you have a motorbike. Doubles from about $28.

WHERE TO EAT

Walking Street

Talad Kao Road, Thong Sala

www.phangan.info

From 4 to 10 p.m. every Saturday, this stretch of road is converted into an open-air market, with dozens of Thai dishes costing less than $1.60.

Ando Loco

Southwest of Thong Sala

011-66-8628-10701

Friendly Mexican restaurant with an American chef. Killer margaritas for $4 a pop.

WHAT TO DO

My Wok and Me

Just east of Thong Sala

011-66-8789-33804

www.mywokandme.com

A half-day cooking class that lets you buy, prepare and eat a wide range of local food. About $40 per person.

INFORMATION

www.phangan.info

S.V.

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