From Koh Samui Airport:
The easiest option once you have collected your luggage is to ask at one of the travel desks upon leaving the airport for a taxi & ferry ticket to Haad Rin (for Haad Rin Queen Ferry), Koh Phangan. You will then be transported from the airport with your luggage straight to the ferry port.
Alternatively, you can catch a taxi to Big Buddha Pier, Koh Samui to purchase a ferry ticket to Haad Rin, Koh Phangan (please see below).
Private Speedboat to and from The Sanctuary
We can organise a ‘Private Speedboat’ booking for you at 7,500 thb one way.
The driver can collect you from Koh Samui airport, take you to the boat and bring you directly to The Sanctuary. We can also arrange a return journey when leaving The Sanctuary.
For safety purposes, the driver will not operate after dark.
Please book at least one week prior to your arrival with us via Reservations (firstname.lastname@example.org) and at least one day prior to your departure from The Sanctuary with Reception.
Haad Rin Queen ferry
The ferry departs from Big Buddha Pier Koh Samui to Haad Rin (Koh Phangan) daily at
3pm (fast boat) &
** Please double check it is the correct pier for the HAAD RIN QUEEN FERRY, as there are 2 Big Buddha Piers.
Koh Phangan island is easily accessible by ferry from one of two towns, Thong Sala or Haad Rin. If you are travelling to us from Koh Tao, please catch the fast ferry (Lomprayah) to Thong Sala Pier.
At Thong Sala, please catch a taxi truck (20 minutes, approx. 150 baht per person) to Haad Rin town.
From Haad Rin, Koh Phangan:
When you arrive at Haad Rin Pier, Koh Phangan, there will be boat / taxi drivers waiting for customers bound for Haad Tien (where The Sanctuary is located).
Please ensure you ask the taxi boat driver to transport you to Haad Tien.
To improve your chances of getting a boat / taxi quickly with other passengers, head to the ferry port when the boats from Koh Samui arrive at: –
11.20am, 3.30pm & 5.50pm.
The ferry port is just a 5 minutes walk from Sunrise Beach, Haad Rin.
The cost of a boat / taxi is approx. 500 baht depending on how many customers are taking the boat with you. If the waves are high or there are few customers, the boat drivers may charge a higher price.
If the waves are too high for a boat / taxi, there will be a taxi jeep waiting. This journey is quite an adventure! It takes about 40 minutes over mostly rough jungle track. The taxi truck journey costs approx. 500 thb per person.