Check this section and get an answer to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Full Moon Party in Thailand:
FAQs – Full Moon Party Thailand
What is the Full Moon Party?
The Full Moon Party is the biggest and the best beach party in the world. It draws a crowd of about 10,000 to 30,000 people every party.
When is it?
The party is on the night of the full moon every month. It could be postponed to the next day if it is Buddhist Holy day on the date. To be sure you don’t miss the exact date check the schedule.
Where is the Full Moon Party?
It takes place in Haad Rin Beach on the island of Koh Phangan situated in the Gulf of Thailand.
Where should I stay?
There is accommodation all over the island but if you want to be close to the action you should stay in Haad Rin. A good alternative to Haad Rin is Ban Tai Beach. Other parts of the island are still a better option than staying in Samui.
Is there all night taxi to/from the Full Moon Party?
Yes. There are taxis running all night to / from Full Moon Party and your hotel around the island. They charge a minimum of 100 THB/ person.
Should I book my accommodation in advanced?
Yes. Hotels and Hostels in most areas of Koh Phangan, especially in Haad Rin and nearby areas, are fully booked every Full Moon Party. Take in mind that most places will require a four night minimum stay during the party period. We recommend you to book in this site:
or alternatively you can check accommodation for backpackers in Koh Phangan here:
How much does a room cost?
There is a wide range of prices of rooms in Koh Phangan from 300 baht/Dorm room to over 4000 for nice bungalows. The closer you get to the Full Moon Party the more the prices go up. Expect to pay double or triple in dates such as New Years.
How to Get There?
There is no airport in Koh Phangan. Getting there involves taking a ferry from the neighbour island of Koh Samui or from the mainland ports of Chumphon or Surat Thani.
What is a bucket?
Is the most popular drink sold in the party, a bucket that kids use to build sand castles filled with alcohol (Whisky, Vodka, Rum, etc.), coke, and Thai redbull. The prices range from 200 to 500 baht. A few of those and the fun is guaranteed.
What kind of music?
Each bar has their own sound system blasting loudly different music onto the beach every few feet. There is something for everyone, trance, techno, drum and bass, R&B, commercial dance or reggae.
How long does the Full Moon Party last?
The Full Moon Party starts at dusk and last well beyond the sunrise.
Is there Entrance Fee for the Full Moon Party?
Yes. There is 100 THB fee to enter the party.
Is it safe?
The Full Moon Party is quite safe. Use your common sense and have fun. Read also Stay safe in the Full Moon Party
How about drugs?
Keep away from drugs. Drug laws are very strict in Thailand and you will certainly not enjoy Thai prisons.
Can I sleep on the beach on the night of Full Moon Party?
Even though you won´t be the only one sleeping on the beach we strongly recommend not to do that. Sleeping on the beach is too risky and non-safe.
Can I just go to the party from Koh Samui?
Yes. The best option is taking the last boat from Koh Samui at 18.30 pm and go to the party by Songthaew (shared taxi). The first ferry to Ko Samui leaves at 7.00 am. There are also Speed boats running all night to the Party to and from Koh Samui but they are much more expensive.