There is always something happening at the beach. It is a place full of fun and freedom as you play with the waves or build castles in the sand. And there is just something magical about the full moon. It has a way of touching your inner being. When you bring the beach and full moon together, you get a potent mix. That is what the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan is about. It is a night of celebration under the full moon where people get to dance the night away without holding back. Here’s what you can look forward to when you get there.
What to Expect at the Full Moon Party
The Full Moon Party was started by a group of tourists who fell in love with the full moon in Koh Phangan. They got a party going on at Haad Rin Beach, and the momentum has never run out since then.
Now the party has up to 30,000 people who go to it every month across the four days and three nights that it typically runs. You have the party start out at dusk when the moon comes up. Thousands of lamps are lit on tables along the beach as the decks pump out every genre of danceable music there is. There are different disk jockeys to give you dance, trance, reggae, and a variety of other music genres.
The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan is further livened up with fire eaters and jugglers who give a show to all as they dance. Fireworks accompany the fanfare that lasts through the night. The beach is lined with sellers who will quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger as you dance the night away. You can relax at some point when you get tired by wading into the cold waters or settle on the beach. You are assured that the party goes on till dawn.
How to Get to Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan can be accessed from various locations and using various means. You can get there from Bangkok using train, bus, and the airplane then ferry. The most efficient way to get there is through airplane which is fast and efficient. If you are flying in you will land in Koh Samui. From there you will have access to the ferry, which you are directed to from the information desk at the airport. There are three ferry options to take you, depending on where you wish to go.
The Seatran Ferry and the Lomprayah Catamaran Ferry both dock at Thong Sala Pier. This means you will require taxis to get you to Haad Rin. The most convenient ferry to take is the Haad Rin Queen Passenger Ferry that will take you directly to the pier you are going to; this removes the need for taxis. If you are looking to splash some cash on transportation, you can also take a speedboat from Koh Samui. This takes you exactly where you wish to go, so you will also not need taxis. It is also not bound by travel timetables.
What to Do in Koh Samui
Koh Samui is full of activities you can enjoy before or after going to and from the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan. You have the choice of spoiling yourself at one of the stylish spas in town or pump some adrenalin going up the mountain on a jeep safari. You can also take a safari using an elephant or go for a crocodile show and watch performers do amazing feats like put their heads in the mouths of these tame reptiles. Kite surfing and snorkeling are some of the fun activities that you can do on the Gulf of Thailand.
Related article: 5 Surprising Activities You Could Do On Koh Samui
The Full Moon 2017 Schedule
The Full Moon Party schedule is important to have before you go so that you know when you can catch the action. There is a party coming up on 9th June. After that the schedule is as follows:
- 10th July
- 7th August
- 5th September
- 6th October
- 3rd November
- 3rd December
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