A Simple Guide to Koh Phangan’s Full Moon Party

Thailand is known for many great things: beautiful beaches, exotic temples and historical sites. But one of the craziest and most legendary stories you’ll hear of happened at the Full Moon Party.

How did the Full Moon Party happen?

Years ago, a group of tourists threw a huge party along Haad Rin beach under the full moon on Koh Phangan – hence its name. A great time was had by all and word spread among other travellers, who continued the tradition. Monthly celebrations happened on a regular basis until it became a permanent world-renown event.

Great – How do I get there?

There aren’t any airports on Koh Phangan, so you’ll have to take the ferry or a speedboat. (If you take the speedboat, be sure to keep your return ticket safe!)

Many travellers who stay on Koh Samui recommend the speedboat when visiting Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party, as it makes returning to their Samui hotels convenient. This option allows you to save on inflated accommodation on Koh Phangan during the biggest party event on the island.

Can I go tonight?

Is there a full moon tonight? As the name suggests, the Full Moon Party happens on the night of the full moon each month. You can find an official schedule here.

Where to stay?

If you decide to stay on Koh Phangan, be sure to find a place around Haad Rin beach, as that’s where the party is! But, in order to get good accommodation in a good location, you will have to arrive at least three days before the Full Moon Party for available rooms at reasonable prices.

Amari Koh Samui - Grand Deluxe Ocean View Balcony

We seriously suggest you consider staying on Koh Samui instead and visiting Koh Phangan for a day-trip (or night-trip). Not only will you get fairer room rates, there are a lot more options to choose from.

Amari Koh Samui is located by Chaweng Beach and is only 15 minutes from Bangrak Pier. Comfy beds, delicious eateries and the perfect island holiday await when you need to rest up after a long night of partying.

Please note: The Full Moon Party offers an awesome time, but Amari hotels would like to remind everyone to stay safe by travelling in groups, keeping your eyes and ears open and knowing your limits. This should ring true wherever you are – so live it up, but live smart.

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