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Retreat: Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand by DigitalOutposts

25 Jun 2021 - 19 Aug 2021

Destination: Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Pha Ngan, an island off the coast of Southern Thailand, is an idyllic tropical paradise with countless white sand beaches and coconut trees. The island features myriad places to lose yourself among pristine beaches with endless ocean views, while offering those seeking active pursuits everything from yoga to freediving to windsurfing and more.

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Ko Pha Ngan is blessed with warm weather year-round and dozens of beaches stretching along its coasts. The word ‘Ngan’ in its name means ‘Sand bar’ in its original language, suitable for an island with so many beaches. The island was first settled some 2000 years ago by sea gypsies from the Malay Peninsula. Over hundreds of years Chinese and Thai populations immigrated to the island and shaped its culture to the unique blend it is today. Tourists discovered Ko Pha Ngan in the 1980s, but the island is to date far less commercialized than other Thai beach destinations like Ko Samui and Phuket, which adds to the island’s charm and laid back vibe.

The island’s peaceful nature attracts a strong yoga and meditation following, while everything from hiking and biking to snorkeling and diving to kayaking and Muay Thai are also popular on the island. A national park, elephant camps, beautiful waterfalls, peaceful temples, and more await those looking for more adventure.

The Ko Pha Ngan Workspace

The workspace we will use in Ko Pha Ngan is literally on a beach facing turquoise ocean waters. The space is on a sand bar popular for sunbathing, nestled off the main road that winds around the island. The workspace has brand-new facilities including a 50Mbps dedicated high-speed Internet connection with a redundant 50Mbps backup connection, a cafe attached, and restaurants, bars, and convenience stores a short stroll away. The area is visited by a very international crowd and exudes a very peaceful atmosphere.

Your Ko Pha Ngan Accommodation

Your accommodation in Thailand will consist of pre-vetted hotels or villas either by the beach or nestled among rice terraces near the coast. All accommodation will include private rooms and private bathrooms, wifi, air conditioning, dining options on premise or nearby, and will be a short distance from the workspace. After signing up, you can let us know if you have any particular requirements or requests around accommodation.

Ko Pha Ngan Activities

Thailand offers many activities that guests may choose to do during the program. We request that all of our guests attend a few dinner or drink social events in order to get to know other participants. Aside from these activities, guests may organize or participate in many optional events or activities. Examples of activities for those seeking to stay active include hikes, diving or snorkeling trips, yoga, and cycling. For those looking for cultural activities, Thailand offers classes or excursions for food, dance, music, or history. If you or your group would like us to organize any specific activities or events, please email us to let us know.

Our Guests

You can expect other DigitalOutposts guests to come from a variety of backgrounds. We believe a diverse group of participants helps the exchange of ideas and enriches the experience for everyone involved. For upcoming sessions, we’re talking to individuals and teams with backgrounds in photography, design, software development, entrepreneurship, online marketing, business, journalism, and more. You can expect a good mix of ages and genders in the program.

We provide accommodation with private rooms and private bathrooms, a desk at a coworking space open 24/7, group activities and events, logistics support and interesting people to meet. We just ask that you bring a sense of adventure and a good story.

Prices listed are for our base accommodation and subject to availability. Different housing options are available at various price points, and guests can select specific housing options after signing up.

Airfare to and from the destination is not included.

The workspace offers high speed internet, various types of seating, and indoor and outdoor areas
Food and drinks are available at the workspace
Outdoor workbench at one of the workspaces
A side lounge area at one of the workspaces
Lounge area in the front of one of the workspaces
Shaded area in the outdoor section of one of the workspaces
Room at a location we are considering for Thailand
View of a location we are considering for Thailand
Lounge area of a location we are considering for Thailand
Massage area of a location we are considering for Thailand
Beautiful turquoise waters and sandy beaches characterize Thailand’s landscape
Thai cuisine, popular around the world, emphasizes lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components
You’ll find luscious forests, temples, and waterfalls for day or weekend trips nearby
Thai cuisine is brilliantly complex, but dishes are often prepared from several simple base ingredients
The island has many restaurants and bars that the group will have a chance to explore
For those into water sports, kitesurfing, diving, snorkeling, and more is available in Thailand

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