Koh Phangan Full Moon Party is world-famous and its ancestral home is the crescent cove of Haad Rin Beach on the southernmost tip of Phangan Island in Thailand. More than 12 powerful sound systems turn the 800-metre beach into a most lively open-air nightclub once a month. The island might be renowned for its full moon parties, but it also has a picturesque landscape of lush tropical greenery fringed by inviting waters.
The Full Moon Party
Koh Phangan Full Moon Party is world-famous and its ancestral home is the crescent cove of Haad Rin Beach on the southernmost tip of Phangan Island in Thailand. More than 12 powerful sound systems turn the 800-metre beach into a most lively open-air nightclub once a month, with a festival-like atmosphere, great music and plenty of booze. This one-of-a-kind event is routinely listed on bucket lists as one of the essential Thailand experiences that you have to see and experience once in a lifetime.
Local and international DJs man the many bars and stages set up on the shoreline, playing anything from dubstep to drum and bass, house to hip-hop, techno to trance and reggae to rock and pop classics. Generally speaking, the beach bars standing on the side of the beach closest to Haad Rin Town play party pop (this is also where you'll find the huge flaming swing that anyone is welcome to try) and, as you walk down the beach, the music becomes heavier with more underground dance tracks and heavier bass.
Koh Phangan Full Moon Party kicks off quite early in the evening, but it is highly recommended to arrive a bit late – about 10pm at the earliest – if you want to have any hope of making it through to the morning. This is when most people will start turning up and the party will really get into high gear with fire shows, glow sticks and glow-in-the-dark bodypaint.
As many as 30,000 partygoers gather on the famous strip of sand to party in the glow of Earth's nearest celestial neighbor, well into dawn. Due to the cost of cleaning up after such carnage, the local community implemented an entry fee to access the beach on the night of Koh Phangan Full Moon Party.
Speedboat to Koh Phangan
Speedboats make the run between Fisherman’s Village in Bophut and Haad Rin (and back again) throughout the night of Koh Phangan’s full moon parties. However the cost per person is much higher than the ferry. The journey is quite fast, taking around 10 to 20 minutes, depending on weather conditions.
While this option does give you the flexibility to arrive and leave as you please, most speedboat operators are unregulated. They have a reputation for overcrowding their boats and providing little or no safety equipment, making this a significantly riskier choice.
Book a Full Moon Party Tour
The best way to get to the legendary celestial party is to book a Full Moon Party tour with a reputable travel and tours office, which will limit the number of passengers, provide life vests, include round trip hotel transfers between Koh Samui and Bangrak Pier and a round trip to Koh Phangan from Samui, these tours also run throughout the night and will give you flexibility to arrive and leave as you please.
Full Moon Party - Party Dates
Recommended Round-trip Speedboat Transfers from Koh Samui
There are a few speed boat services from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan and Back during the Full Moon party night. The transfer is a boat combo ticket and includes a pickup from your hotel by air-conditioned minivan, transfer to the pier, speedboat to Koh Phangan and back, and a transfer back to your hotel on Koh Samui.
Travel comfortably from Koh Samui to the full moon party at Hat Rin Beach on Koh Phangan by speed boat of Mr. Tu and choose among 4 departure times from 7pm to 10pm. Return back the next morning every hour from 1am to 5am. Join the best party crowd on the planet and travel worry-free with a prebooked round-trip ticket.
Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party is famous around the world and a must-see for travelers visiting the Island. With this tour, party the night away on Haadrin Beach. Best of all, round-trip ferry transfers by speedboat and hotel pickup and drop off from Koh Samui are included so there’s no need to worry about getting to and from the event.
Join the best party crowd on the planet and travel worry-free with a pre-booked round-trip ticket that picks up with aircondition vehicle and drops you off at your hotel, at the time of your choice, and Returns transfers to Koh Samui are offered on a flexible schedule between 1 am, 2 am or and 3 am after the party by speedboat.
This one-of-a-kind event is routinely listed on bucket lists as one of the essential Thailand experiences that you have to see and experience once in a lifetime. As many as 30,000 partygoers gather on the famous strip of sand (Haad Rin) to party in the glow of Earth's nearest celestial neighbor, well into dawn - the Full Moon Party!