Fullmoon Party

The full moon party is a once per month event that happens every full moon, its based on celebrating the full moon. See History of Full Moon party. The party takes place on a beach called Haad Rin on the Island called Koh Phangan which is located in the Gulf of Thailand.
A beach party that has grown over the decades to be one of the most famous full moon parties in the world and the biggest full moon party in the world. The party attracts over 15000 people every month from all over Asia and the world. During high and peak season, you can expect over 30000 people at the beach party. Because Thailand is a popular backpacker’s destination, backpackers put the full moon party on their calendar to they can plan their route around Thailand and be at the party for the full moon. The island of Koh Phangan has dedicated its self to accommodation backpackers especially for this event with an abundance of budget accommodation.
The Haad Rin beach its self has a number of front line bars and restaurants facing the beach with some of them being the front line of resorts or hotels. During any normal day this a fantastic white sandy beach, with a nice selection of places to eat next to the beach.
During the full moon party many of these bars and restaurants become party venues. A selection of these have their own DJ playing tunes. All along the beach you will find different venues playing different types of music. Also on parts of the beach you will find small wooden tables with a selection of drinks and you will also find plenty of food stands selling burgers, pizzas and a variety of Thai food.


The location of the full moon party is on a beach called Haad Rin, Haad Rin is a small tourist resort located on the Eastern side of the Island Phangan. Koh Phangan is part of the archipelago Islands located around 80km of the coast of Thailand. Koh Phangan is part of the Surathani province. Just across the water is the larger sister island of Koh Samui.

Where to stay

This all depends on budget, if you are looking for just a bed, then there are a selection of backpacker places or dormitories that are very cheap. But they are noisy, not private. Hotel resort or bungalows is the most popular option with a wide selection on them in Haad Rin its self. If you don’t fancy taking a taxi to the part from other parts of the Island and prefer to stay close to the party this is a good option. Recommended is to find accommodation away from Haad Rin, Koh Phangan is a very beautiful Island and many people who come for the full moon party tend to not see the rest of the Islands splendor and natural beauty. There is a high amount of Phangan resorts and hotels across the Island, see here Hotels. Another option if you are a larger group is to rent a villa with pool. The island has a large competitive selection of villas with 5 or 6 bedrooms.

What to wear

What time should we go

The time to go to the full moon party depends on your age and how much you like to party. The party begins around 7pm. Most youngsters who are staying near the beach or in Haad Rin itself go earlier to the party. But for those younger people 18 to 20, they tend to go earlier as because of the excitement and can’t wait factors. A good recommended time Is around 10pm. If you plan to do the whole night until morning then any time after 10pm, depending on your stamina. The party peak time is around 2am to 4am, this when you get the highest attendance to the beach. Another reason for this is that the law in Thailand forbids any nightclubs or bars to be open after 2am. So with everything closed on the Island people will venture down to the full moon party. The same rule applies on the sister Island Samui. After 2am you can still get a speed boat across to Haad Rin from Samui. So after 2am the party gets a lot busier.

How much money

A number one question, is how much money should I take to the full moon party. Well you need enough for your return journey back to your hotel or villa. You will need money to eat and money for drinks. 2000 Baht is normally enough to cover your whole night. We think 3000 Baht is to be comfortable. If you with a group of friends, you have the added benefit of some security money around you just in case you lose your money or over spend. We look at prices later on.


An abundance of hotels and resorts all reside in Haad Rin, some beach front, some loacted near around the village of Haad Rin.

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