ACTIVITIES and TNP Night Life

ACTIVITIES

Snorkeling/Boating Trips:   Snorkeling and boat tours to different reefs around the island can be arranged at Longtail Beach Resort reception. For private boating or snorkel trips you can also check with the local boat drivers at the fisherman’s platform next to Dolphin Bar.

Fishing: Longtail boats can be rented for private fishing trips when the weather is appropriate. See the fishermen’s platform next to Dolphin Beach Bar for current availability and daily rates or check Havana or Dreamland Resort for charter fishing tour availability. If you purchase or have your own gear, you can kayak, hand-line or rock fish right in and around TNP bays.

Kayaks: Kayaks can be rented by the hour or by the day. See resorts on the beach who offer this service. (Kayak distance one way to:
Nearby island 20 minutes, ThanSadet Beach 1.5 hours,  Bottle Beach 2 hrs)

Diving and Snorkeling: Diving trips and courses are available from TNP beach and usually go to Sail Rock or Ko Ma. Contact information is located at Dreamland Divers and H2O Scuba on the beach. Snorkelers can join on these trips as well. Best snorkeling is at Ko Ma or Hat Khom. See these dive shops for a Snorkel Day Trips.  You can also snorkel by yourself at the reef in front of Longtail Resort.

Marine Park: Ang Thong National Marine Park is worth a visit! Contact Havana or Longtail Beach Resort for current time schedule, prices and bookings. Two different boats and tours are offered. Thongnaipan Marine catamaran boat leaves directly from TNP and offers both cozy and private tours with less guests. The Orion Boat is more commercialized and leaves from Thongsala Pier with groups from all over the island.  Both tours include transport, snorkeling, lunch, visiting at least 3 islands in the marine park. Kayaking costs a bit extra.

Yoga: Walk-in Yoga classes are available at The Yoga Studio on the way to Wangthong waterfall daily at 10am (closed Sundays). You can enjoy a healthy herbal shake and/or lunch at the Vegan Cafe afterwards. The Vegan Cafe also delivers to the house.

Trekking/Hiking: Trekking is available on your own. Get a local and area map and take water!
You can go hiking by yourself to:
-Bottle Beach (2 hours)
-Than Sadet Beach and Waterfall. (1-1.5 hours) Follow the road on the side of Game bar and turn left.
  PS...on the way... (It's worth the extra .5 hour to visit "Hide on High" view point near ThanSadet)
-Thong Prawet Waterfall & Wangthong Waterfalls (30-45 min.)
(Ask the locals where to find the trail beginnings)
-Thong Nai Pan Noi beach (40 min) via main road
 -3 TNP Viewpoints. Walk up the hill behind the house and continue on trail to the left. (20-40 min)

Massage and Sauna: There are many talented massage therapists on the beach and main road. Try one or all… but tell them if you have pains or medical problems. There is a sauna near the temple and a new massage/sauna house opening up on the main road next to Jenny Shop.

Motorbikes: We do not recommend taking motorbikes over the mountain to/from Thong Nai Pan unless you are an experienced rider.  If you choose to rent a motorbike, be aware that your passport will be kept for collateral damages. You will be charged very high prices for slight damage to the motorbike. Inspect the bike before you take it and document any slight scratches immediately.  If you rent a scooter we recommend Bauw Motorbike near to Su’s Bakery.

NIGHT LIFE ON TNP

Nu Bar on the beach: Round, natural thatch roof bar, carved sand platforms with hammocks, pillows and plants. Great beach front chill location and music. Good daytime or sunset beach bar with long list of proper cocktails and specialty Burmese food, pizzas and fire shows.

Yai Bar: Sea view bar with good lighting and atmosphere. Relax in pillows, sofas & hammocks Frequent fire shows

Siam House (Original Dolphin Bar owners) Now on the Pond: Near the end of the village by the school. Two-story open bar with tranquil chilled music and private pillowed salas in lush decorated gardens, decks perched over the lotus and lilly-pad pond. Entertaining to watch them feed the private pond of catfish. Worth a walk for breakfast, chilled evening atmosphere, cocktails or clay pot BBQ once a week.

Flip Flop Pharmacy Bar: Close, on the beach, draft beer, pool table & big natural swings. Good for sunset drinks. At time of writing they served an English Breakfast and Pizza.
Chai Ya Bar: On the main road. Hand made with local materials for a real ‘Thailand Island Bar’ feeling. Pool table and a good variety of Thai foods on the menu. At times they host a street-side BBQ.

Game Bar: Nice, modern and comfortable wooden bar with pillows and adjacent coffee shop. Good, late night bar offering sandwiches & coffee. Best chance for a dance party to break out here.

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