The Best Beach Party on Earth?
Located on the gorgeous tropical island of Koh Phangan, Thailand, for over twenty years the world famous Full Moon Party has enticed thousands of revved up travellers each month who flock to the island to experience what is probably the best beach party on earth! And now, with the added allure of the ‘Half Moon Festival’ and ‘Black Moon’ Parties the island has become even more of a seductive magnet for pleasure seeking travellers the world over. Discover more about each event and find out those important party dates to make sure you don’t miss out!
Experience the Full Moon Party as part of a Group Adventure!
The TruThai Full Moon Experience is an awesome 13-day adventure around Thailand and a great way to see many sides of Thailand whilst experiencing the varied nightlife which finishes with the famous Full Moon Party down in Koh Phangan! You will be greeted at the airport and introduced you to like-minded travellers and fellow party animals! Don’t worry about your accommodation, trips and transport – we’ll take care of all that! You’ll spend the first eight days traveling down to Koh Phangan from Bangkok experiencing amazing beaches and national parks along the way. Once in Koh Phangan, the home of the Full Moon Party – you’ll stay in nightlife central, Haad Rin in the famous Reggae House Hostel gearing up for one of the biggest parties in the world!
Backpackers rave at the biggest beach party on the planet!
The Original Full Moon Party
There are various stories about the origin of the Full Moon Party, but so one rumour goes, it all started with a group of backpackers playing guitars on the beach to celebrate someone’s birthday party. Whoever’s party it was, it must have been one cool kinda guy or gal to have left behind such an impressive legacy! Today, up to 30,000 people congregate on Haad Rin Sands each month for a frenzied concoction of dance, drink and devilishness from dusk until dawn. Smear that multi-coloured paint all over your body, get a glow stick in one hand and a bucket in your other and get ready to party!
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Do the Full Moon Party in Style!
Check out this 6-day group adventure to Koh Phangan to experience the Full Moon Party in style! During this 6-day trip, you’ll soak up the sun on the beautiful Thai island of Koh Phangan, learn how to scuba dive, relax on the beach and party all night long at the famous Full Moon Party!
Enjoy Incredible Lodging: The Hacienda Resort & Beach Club is an experience unlike anything else on this legendary party island. Just like the famous Club in Manchester England that started the whole rave music scene, they also want to be the pioneers catering to the 18-30s crowd. Offering more than just a place to stay, The Hacienda Resort is owned and managed by a crew of vibrant energetic Europeans and staffed by highly trained and attentive locals – guaranteed to make your Full Moon Party experience unforgettable!
Will you make it until sunrise on Haad Rin Beach?
The Half Moon Festival
Hedonists and party animals delight! Don’t miss this huge professional dance event taking place twice a month amidst the atmospheric setting of Baan Tai Jungle, Koh Phangan. Playing an eclectic mix of tech house, progressive beats and psychedelic trance, the half moon festival is an all night party showcasing the island’s finest resident DJ’s, with regular special guest appearances. With an unparalleled sound system, unique UV illuminations, astounding fire dancers and live visuals, the event promises to be a tantalizing treat for all your senses. It’s easy to remember the half moon party dates – they’re always one week before and one week after the full moon party.
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Black Moon Culture
Underground trance and progressive beats resound through the air as party goers dance on the beautiful sands of Baan Tai Beach once a month. With amazing décor, live visuals and an international DJ line up every month, including special guests, the Black Moon Culture is an intense partying experience.
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Where to stay in Koh Phangan?
The most popular backpacker enclave ‘Haad Rin’ is full of all sorts of accommodation; from your rough backpacker digs to some swanky flashpacker resorts. As the tiny area fills to the seams every month with party-going backpackers, the accommodation can get booked up pretty fast! Consider arriving a few days earlier and securing your room to make sure you don’t end up kipping on the beach!
There are tonnes of great places to stay in Koh Phangan located in some beautiful areas. If you’re looking for somewhere quieter try Sri Thanu or Haad Gruad. It’s not a large island and you are only really ever an hour’s drive from anywhere you want to be. Most places that you stay on the island would help you organise transport to the party spots!
What else is going on in Koh Phangan?
While many people make Koh Phangan an essential part of their backpacking trip to experience the world famous ‘Full Moon Party,’ it seems that many don’t stay long enough to discover all that this stunning island has to offer. If you stick around for a while as the hangover subdues, the shakes from too many buckets have calmed and you’ve managed to rid the aluminous paint from your hair, you’ll discover a very different island. And with something to satisfy almost every need, you may just find this place hard to leave!