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When we asked people living abroad what life is like in their areas and how people spend their time, they said...

"Life for expats and digital nomads in Koh Phangan is often described as a tropical paradise. The island is known for its laid-back lifestyle, beautiful beaches, and vibrant nightlife. Expats and digital nomads enjoy a low cost of living, with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation. The local community is welcoming and there is a strong expat community, making it easy to meet new people and make friends. The island is also a hub for wellness and spirituality, with many yoga retreats, meditation centers, and wellness spas. This attracts a diverse crowd of expats and digital nomads who are interested in personal development and holistic health. For digital nomads, the island offers reliable internet and a number of coworking spaces, making it easy to work remotely. There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants that offer free Wi-Fi. The time difference can be a challenge for some, especially those working with teams based in the US or Europe, but many find the lifestyle benefits outweigh this inconvenience. Despite its reputation as a party island, Koh Phangan also offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking, snorkeling, and exploring the island's many waterfalls and natural beauty spots. The island's vibrant food scene, with a mix of Thai and international cuisine, is another draw for expats and digital nomads. While the language barrier can be a challenge, many locals speak English and there are plenty of language schools where you can learn Thai. The island's infrastructure is also improving, with better roads and healthcare facilities, making it an increasingly comfortable place to live. Overall, life for expats and digital nomads in Koh Phangan offers a unique blend of natural beauty, community, and affordability, making it an attractive destination for those looking to live and work abroad," wrote a member who made the move to Koh Phangan, Thailand.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.
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