What is the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan?
The Full Moon Party is an all-night beach party that takes place in Haad Rin on the island of Ko Phangan, Thailand on the night before or after every full moon.
The first Full Moon Party was improvised at a wooden disco not far from the beach in 1985 for giving thanks to about 20-30 travelers. They quickly gained fame through word of mouth, and the event now draws a crowd about 20,000-30,000 every full moon evening. The party carries on until the sun rises the next day. The bars on the sunrise beach of Haad Rin town stay open and play music such as R&B, drum and bass, house, dance and reggae.
The modern event has become a part of the itinerary of many travelers to Asia. It is characterized by unruly and potentially dangerous attractions such as fire skipping ropes, wildly variable alcohol strength ‘buckets’ and a drug culture.
Our speed boat taxi service to Haad Rin, Koh Phangan
We provide speed boat taxis directly to Haad Rin where the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan takes place. Speed boat is the most convenient and cost effective way to get to the party from Koh Samui…slow boats & ferries may be cheaper but take you to Thong Sala in Koh Phangan, a costly taxi ride away from Haad Rin.
Our speed boats run from our Koh Samui pier to the Full Moon Party approximately 4-5 times an hour. We take bookings for every hour period (e.g. 7pm-8pm) and you are picked up by our taxi buses between 1 hour and 30 minutes before your scheduled departure period. The journey time takes approximately 20-25 minutes.
Our pier is situated along the quiet stretch of Big Buddha beach and features our beach bar serving cocktails, buckets and beer, party music to get you in the spirit & glow-in-the-dark body painting every full moon.
We also provide secure storage and air conditioned beach front accommodation at our pier along Big Buddha beach in Bangrak.
For the return journey, our speed boats continually operate throughout the night from 1am to 7am. You are free to return to the pier in Haad Rin at any time you choose to come back to Koh Samui.
One way 800 ฿ inc. VAT
Two way for normal 1,000 ฿ inc. VAT
Two way for V.I.P. 1,400 ฿ inc. VAT
[box] The price to the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan by speed boat includes:
- Hotel transfer (Note: return transfer to your hotel is only guaranteed after 1am)
- Transfer by speed boat
- We do not include the admission fee to the Full Moon Party in our price (100 baht)
- Luggage items are subject to an additional charge
[box type=”info”] Unfortunately not everyone is punctual when they are being picked up by our taxis, which may cause a small delay for other people and our boats. Please allow plenty of time to arrive at your preferred time in Koh Phangan.[/box]
[box type=”info”] Please be aware that as everyone is free to return to Haad Rin pier to come back to Koh Samui at any time, there may be times where there is a large queue and waiting time to board our speed boats back to Koh Samui. [/box]
[box type=”info”] There are many services to the Full Moon Party and only 1 pier. During peak times, there may be a queue of speed boats waiting to use the pier which may cause a delay in the departure times from Koh Samui. [/box]
[box type=”warning”] As with any large organized party, it attracts some criminal elements. Please be vigilant against pick-pockets, and keep some spare money somewhere safe. Only bring money you will need for the night and only copies of your identification. [/box]
[box type=”warning”] Drugs are illegal in Thailand and the possession of them is punished severely. Do not purchase any drugs from Haad Rin beach. [/box]
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The dates of the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan
The Full Moon Party taxi pick up schedule and speed boat departure timetable:
The route to the Full Moon Party in Haad Rin, Koh Phangan from In Sea Speedboat Pier in Bangrak, Koh Samui: