Renting a scooter in Koh Phangan
If you want to fully explore and discover Koh Phangan we recommend you to rent a scooter, a car or a bike. Indeed, to get around the island, it is almost essential to have your own transportation as there is a limited number of taxis and your travel can be quite pricy. Driving around Koh Phangan is very easy as there are only two main roads and the main things to do are usually located by the roadside. The roads are relatively quiet compared to other places in Thailand like Koh Samui or Bangkok. However, we recommend you to read these few tips before driving in Koh Phangan and pay be particularly careful if driving around during the Full Moon party days.
Tips when renting a scooter in Koh Phangan:
Have a proper driving license
We drive on the left side of the road and pass on the right
Have previous scooter driving experience
Wear a helmet
Don’t drink and drive (even if every one else does!)
Be careful, as a foreigner, you will take the blame….always
Get a good travel insurance! (one night in a hospital can cost you over 1,000 USD!)
BE CAREFUL! Choose a trustworthy company as many will try to charge you for any damage found on your rental!
We work with the a reliable rental company and encourage you to be very careful of where you decide to rent your bike. Prices over the island are similar everywhere, but not every place will be trustworthy when it comes to bringing back your scooter.
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