Full Moon Party
The first Full Moon Party either went off in 1987 or 1988, no-one is really sure; and it was someone’s birthday. It was such a good party that the same crew met up again at Paradise Bungalows and partied under the next “Full Moon. From there on the party grew to be a mecca for travelers in the 90s and then became the global dance music festival that it is today, attracting thousands of visitors from every walk of life. There are now over10 major sound systems on the beach playing everything from psytrance to drum and bass with each one representing a different genre. Crowd sizes vary from around 8,000 in low season getting up to 30,000 in the high season; and in line with the party’s growing popularity, Haad Rin has been expanding to accommodate its guests. There are now over 5,000 rooms and hundreds of cool bars, boutiques, restaurant and of course the great nightlife. If you want to come and enjoy the party condsider booking a room on Koh Phangan as accommodation gets jammed well before the Full Moon date. Note: All party goers will need to pay 100 baht per person entrance fee when arriving in Haad Rin for the Full Moon Party night. The Half Moon Festival goes off twice a month and it’s a massive event . It happens a week before and a week later the Full Moon Party in a brilliantly decked out Baan Tai Jungle. Starting with chill-in music at 9pm. (Space brother) featuring saxophone by Timjorn Cook at 10.15pm. DJ BOYONIC opens the main floor.Tripical (All Records) normally drops his beats at 1am. Special guest, world famous DJs and music producers perform live acts on occasion. Ticket price 1,000baht includes a Free bucket of absolut Vodka with mixers or 2 drinks of your choice+souvenir. Check facebook.co,/HALFMOON.FEST.
How to get there:
by hotel shuttle depart from hotel at 8.00 p.m. back at 2.00 a.m. price at THB 700 per person or Song taew available in the village near by hotel