Events

Full Moon Party 2019:
6 steps to Get Ready!

The year 1985 is a magical year in the history of the Full Moon Party Koh Phangan. The story goes that a few travelers decided to celebrate ‘the most beautiful view of the full moon on earth’. About 30 people bore witness to the first edition of the Full Moon Party on Haad Rin Beach, and to the magic that surrounded it.

Since then, every time during the full moon, the crescent shaped beach of Koh Phangan is transforming into a fairy tale dominion. Thousands of people are coming together to enjoy all kinds of music. From EDM, psychedelic trance and techno, to drum & bass, R&B and reggae. Until sunrise, enchanting sounds are to be heard from behind every palmtree on the beach, to far in the jungle.

1. Facts and Figures

Since the start, the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan turned out to be one of the biggest party events in SouthEast Asia. Every month there are about 30,000 party people coming together from all around the world. Each bar has its own sound system, so you’ll hear different types of music loudly blasting onto the beach every few feet. The beach itself is lined with people selling alcohol. Fire dancers putting on shows. And little booths selling glow-in-the-dark face paint. By the end of the night you’ll see people passed out on the beach… and lost flip-flops littering the beach looking for new owners.
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2. Next Full Moon Party 2019

Plan your trip to the next Full Moon Party this month. As the name would suggest, the party is on the night of the full moon. If you miss it, there are a lot of alternatives where you can go. For example the Half Moon Festival, Black Moon Culture, and the Jungle Experience. Really, every night is a party here on Koh Phangan. Check the agenda for the complete list of parties on Koh Phangan.

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3. Hostel and hotel recommendations

Koh Phangan is a wonderful place to stay. There’s accommodation all over the island. But the nightlife is on and around the beach of Haad Rin. For the best party experience, you might want to have a place to stay in this area, so you can be close to the action.

If you’re looking for a nice guesthouse, hotel or hostel near the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan. Then we’ve got 6 recommendations for you here! Make sure you book in time because around the Full Moon Party it is often that almost all (the nice) hostels are fully booked. The closer you get to the actual night of the party, the more you’ll need a miracle to find something — at any price range.

4. Location and directions

There’s no airport on the island, so everyone comes by ferry. You can come via Surat Thani on the mainland or from the nearby island of Koh Samui.

A lot of companies run overnight buses from Bangkok to Koh Phangan for 450–600 baht. This price also includes the ferry.

If you decide to fly, flights from Surat Thani generally cost around 2,000 baht (with taxes and fees) from Bangkok on Air Asia.

The only way to travel to Koh Phangan is by boat. From now on you can book your boat tickets  in advance. Compare ferries and make your reservation online. Want to learn more about traveling to Koh Phangan and how to get around the island? Check out our travel page »

5. Tickets and entrance fees

Tickets for the Full Moon Party Koh Phangan are available at the entrance of the beach of Haad Rin. Here you will receive an official Full Moon Party wristband. The wristband gives you unlimited acces to the beach party for the whole night.

6. Frequently Asked Questions

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