5 Tips For Surviving Full Moon On Koh Phangan

5 Tips For Surviving Full Moon On Koh Phangan

18 June 2015

The Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan is a hub for many travellers in Thailand and thousands descend onto Haad Rin Beach to party until the sun comes up - driven by buckets, UV paint and fire dancers!

So to help you make the most of your Full Moon experience and to hopefully get you out in one piece here’s our Top 5 Tips For Surviving Full Moon…

Suss It Out

One of the best ways to keep your bearings and not feel totally disorientated amongst the party hungry crowds is to head to Koh Phangan a few days before the party and suss the place out! It’s much easier to navigate when you have some clue of what the layout is and where you can enter and exit the beach!
The night before the Full Moon Party is a pretty big night out within itself so it’s a good time for a trial run so to speak!

Meeting Point

Alongside sussing Haad Rin out is organising a meeting point with your party buddies in case you get separated, which you inevitably will! Instead of spending the rest of the night on your own trying to figure out where everyone went sorting a spot to regroup will make your life heaps easier and allow you to share your Full Moon Experience!

Carry Enough Cash…But Not TOO Much!

Make sure you take enough cash with you to the party, but if you can help it leave your ATM cards safely locked up in your accommodation - you don't want to ruin your Thailand trip because you drunkenly lost your wallet on the beach!

On one hand you want to make sure you have enough cash to fund your night out, but you also don't want to take too much and blow your budget!

Also…stash some backup money somewhere safe (sock/boxers/bra) for some early morning snacks and the taxi ride home!

Pre Book Your Accommodation

Full Moon is one of the busiest times on Koh Phangan and accommodation books out pretty fast - especially over xmas and new year. To avoid staying in some over priced bungalows on the other side of the island make sure you’re prepared and have everything booked well in advanced, check out our amazing Full Moon Arrival Packages for more info and let us take the stress out of it!

Pace Yourself!

We’ve all been there - you’re so hyped up for an epic night out that you over do the pre drinking and never make it out. Or you go too hard too fast and need to be taken back to bed!

The key with Full Moon is definitely pace - by all means have heaps of fun, but slow and steady wins the race….especially if you want to last until sunrise! And drink heaps of water….that’s always a solid tip!


Have you hit up a Full Moon Party? What would be your best survival tip?!