What is The Fullmoon Party?
The Fullmoon Party is an event that happens every month on the island of Koh Phangan on Haad Rin beach in which thousands of people come together and hear the roaring sounds of music and the swarms of life that dance and glow under the full moons light.
For the enthusiasts there are parties that take place a day or two before the event. We recommend for those who are interested in joining those activities to stay a minimum of 4-5 night on the island. But here’s the catch, all prices of hotels and hostels will be raised, which makes staying on the island costly, and most places will have a minimum stay policy. One of the best and cheaper options will be not to stay at Koh Phangan but to stay at a different island such as Koh Samui or Koh Tao.
Staying in Koh Samui or Koh Tao, during the day of the event the majority of places won’t increase it cost and there shouldn’t be a minimum stay policy. Customers are able to purchase tickets to the event. Most companies offer a round trip consisting of a pickup and drop off, a ferry ticket from and back, but you will still need to pay the entrance fee.
Those who are willing to spend more for the ease of transportation and accessibility I recommend to stay on the island a few days before the event so you would be able to experience the parties a day before event. For those who want to spend less but are willing to put the effort in traveling to the event and back, it would be wiser to stay at one of the other neighborhood islands.