When & Where The Full Moon Party occurs every full moon, on Haad Rin Beach, the island of Koh Phangan, off the East coast of Thailand.
There is a full list of Full Moon dates 2013 below.
The details for next Full-Moon Party are featured below.
If you are not able to make the party - sad pig face :@( maybe you can fit in a Half Moon Party or even a Black Moon Party. However both the half & Black Moon parties are subject to demand so be sure to ask around first.
Haad Rin Beach Bars
Why not check out all the bars (perhaps starting with the renowned Green Mango Bar) at the Full Moon Party - each serves a different purpose. The most popular are the Drop-In Bar and Cactus Bar with drinks promotions and great fire shows. They play music from the charts, R&B and club classics.
Other Haad Rin bars like Vinyl Club, Zoom play psytrance. The Orchid plays Drum & Bass and Jungle whilst the Boom Boom Bar has hardcore house and trance music.
Outback Bar located in the town is a good starting point for any night out popular where a mix of European, American, Australian, and Thai foods are served in a relaxed environment.
The Floating Bar was around for some parties serving fresh caught crab and oyster.
Expect Up to 30,000 people at the Full Moon Parties, awesome djs, random scoring, body paint, glow sticks, tasty buckets (Samsong) and of course the world famous 'Shroom Shakes.
Full Moon Party Music
The awesome full moon beach party has every type of music played across 15 sound sytems from trance, goa, drum n' bass, dub, reggae, commercial hits, house, techno.
Full-on psy-trance is everywhere at the Full Moon Fest as these were the notes of choice in the 1980's when the party started snowballing.
Koh Phangan Accommodation
Full Moon Accommodation There is enough for 3000 people on the island of Koh Phangan so book or arrive there early. You can book accommodation on Koh Penang here.
You can also go to the island by boat from Surat Thani on the mainland or else take a boat 'taxi' from the island of Koh Samui.
Getting to Thailands Full Moon Parties Book a flight into Bangkok international airport here then you can take a domestic flight to Ko Samui and then take a ferry to Koh Phangan.
You can also get a great bus service from Bangkok, Phuket and most tourist spots which will drop you off at Surat Thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี to the Thai people :) which has a ferry service to Ko Samui & Koh Phangan.
Full Moon Dangers
Wet Blanket Festivalpig doesn't want to put a wet blanket on what is an awesome night (and possibly week if done right:) but there are some things to be careful about at the Full Moon Festival..
1. Police will have random roadblocks up between Thong Sala and Haad Rin, if you get caught with drugs (they can demand urine tests) you could be sent to prison in Surat Thani. The risk is too great for a foreigner as Thailand have harsh drug laws hence at best you will pay a very hefty bribe.
2. DON'T accept drinks from strangers - there have been stories through the years of acid and other substances being passed on unsuspecting people leading to robberies & rapes.
3. Beach vendors may make you a bucket but look close and you might notice the small bottles they open are not sealed- you can't tell what they are thus giving you so demand a sealed bottle or walk.
4. Don't get aggressive with locals (especially if your planning on partying hard) as they will outnumber you.
That's enough- remember this is a great party with excellent music and feel-good factor all around but remember to be observe sensible travel etiquette. In fact if you are feeling ok the next day why not help locals clean up the beach.
Full Moon Party dates 2013
Sunday 27, January 2013
Monday 25, February 2013
Wednesday 27, March 2013
Thursday 25, April 2013
Saturday 25, May 2013
Sunday 23, June 2013
Monday 22, July 2013
Wednesday 21, August 2013
Thursday 19, September 2013
Saturday 19, October 2013
Sunday 17, November 2013
Tuesday 17, December 2013
Wednesday 25, December 2013(Xmas Party)
Tuesday 31, December (News Year Eve Party)
Please rememeber Full Moon can sometimes change so always double check.