Thailand Full Moon Party Dates 2020

And Everything Else You Need To Know!

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Thailand Full Moon Party Dates 2020

{Everything You Need To Know!}

It’s a bit of an understatement to say that a trip to Thailand is dreadfully incomplete without experiencing the most infamous and outrageous beach party in the world.

Like night and day, the once in a lifetime event of the Full Moon Party completely transforms Haad Rin Beach into an uninhibited hedonistic playground for cultural strangers around the globe to join in on the infectious vibes as they play into the evolving madness.

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As the undisputed king of everything wild in Thailand, The Full Moon Party is guaranteed to be a party experience you will never forget.

Known as the wildest event in all of Southeast Asia, this all-night beach rave takes a bit of planning and coordination to make sure the dates you visit the island of Koh Phangan align with the night of the full moon.

However, once you finish this blog, you will be able to consider yourself an expert and be able to perfectly plan your trip.

Therefore keep reading for The Thailand Full Moon Party Dates And Everything Else You Need To Know!

What To Expect At The Full Moon Party In Thailand?


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You will notice locals setting up their bucket stands ready to cash in on the big night.

Partygoers doing some last-minute shopping for face paint, flamboyantly vibrant outfits, along with enough alcohol to kill a building.

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At the party itself, you can expect everything from, body painting, binge drinking, fire festivities (limbo and jump rope), extremely promiscuous behavior, an assortment of party favors and the occasional ambulance or two.


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The Full Moon festivities literally run from 8 pm until around 11 am the next day so you better come correct if you’re going to be a “Full Moon Warrior” and make it through it entirely.

thailand full moon party sleep area

And for those who are too tired to even walk back to their hotel rooms from the Full Moon Beach Party, don’t worry because there is an on site sleeping area that was built just for you guys.

This way you can pass out drunk without the fear of something wierd happening to you while you’re asleep.

Which at the crazy Haad Rin party beach, is more than likely to happen.

guy passed out at full moon party

Considering this guy was no where near the safe zone, he should definatley be counting his lucky stars.

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Major bonus points if you are somehow still awake and are freakishly able to attend the after party the following morning. 


Full Moon Party Thailand Dates


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The full moon party on Koh Phangan occurs once every month on the dates listed below.

However, we recommend you arrive at least several days ahead of time to experience the lead-up events of the various waterfall, pool and jungle parties.

The price of the featured parties is 1000 TBH per ticket but in spite of that, there are also free parties on the beach each night as an alternative.

I personally prefer the music, atmosphere, and price of the beach parties (free) but, if you’re into heavy techno, drum and bass and electronic music then you might want to give the featured parties a go.

Thailand Full Moon Party Dates 2020

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Thailand Full Moon Party Dates 2019

  • Monday 21 January 2019
  • Wednesday 20 February 2019
  • Wednesday 20 March 2019
  • Friday 19 April 2019
  • Sunday 19 May 2019
  • Monday 17 June 2019
  • Thursday 18 July 2019
  • Thursday 15 August 2019
  • Friday 13 September 2019
  • Monday 14 October 2019
  • Monday 11 November 2019
  • Wednesday 11 December 2019
  • Wednesday 25th December 2019 (Xmas)
  • Tuesday 31st December 2019 (New Year)


Thailand Full Moon Party Dates 2020

  • Thursday 9th January 2020
  • Sunday 9th February 2020
  • Sunday 8th March 2020
  • Tuesday 7th April 2020
  • Thursday 7th May 2020
  • Friday 5th June 2020
  • Monday 6th July 2020
  • Monday 3rd August 2020
  • Tuesday 1st September 2020
  • Friday 2nd October 2020
  • Friday 30th October 2020
  • Sunday 29th November 2020
  • Friday 25th December 2020 (Xmas)
  • Monday 28th December 2020 (Xmas)
  • Thursday 31st December 2020 (New Year)

*Full Moon Party Dates Do Occasionally Change Due To Buddhist Holidays.

*In the event that the one of the Full Moon party dates and the Buddhist Holiday dates do coincide, then the celebration will be postponed until the following night.

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How Much Does The Full Moon Party Cost?


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Full Moon Party Tickets Price

One of the most common questions I get asked is “Do you need a ticket for Full Moon Party” and the short answer is it depends.

The Full Moon Party tickets are 100 TBH (about $3 USD).

 However, if your accommodation is located in the Haad Rin on the same side as the Full Moon Party, then you are not required to pay a fee to enter.

Likewise, if you arrive to the event before 7 p.m when the ticket booths are set up, then you will not be required to pay a fee either.

full moon party thailand jump rope

Just some typical fire skipping ropes that only the wildest parties in Thailand are known for.

Full Moon Party Accommodation Price

Although the Full Moon Party tickets price is quite inexpensive the rates of accommodation do tend to quickly rise around the week of the event so, it is advised to book a hotel well in advance.

Not to mention the availability of rooms is at a minimum making prices rise even more.


Where Exactly Is The Full Moon Party?


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Thailand’s Full Moon Party is located in the gulf of Thailand on the notorious party island of Koh Phangan.  Koh Phangan is located just 12km north from the tourist hotspot of Koh Samui and 45km from the popular diving paradise of Koh Tao.

The actual event of the Fullmoon Party is located in a small town called Haad Rin located on the southernmost tip of Koh Phangan Thailand.

The town of Haad Rin is divided into two parts.

Haad Rin Nok (Sunrise Beach – Which is responsible for the islands wild party reputation as well as the location of the Full Moon Party.

Haad Rin Noi (Sunset Beach) – Which is known as the tamer and more relaxed part of Haad Rin.


How To Get To The Full Moon Party?


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The island of Koh Phangan has no airport so all of its traffic relies on ferry transportation from Koh Samui airport and the Surat Thani airport (the mainland).

How To Reach Koh Phangan From Koh Samui

Unlike the island of Koh Phangan, Koh Samui does have an airport. Quite possibly because on Samui island they weren’t piss drunk every partying til sunrise… but who knows for sure?

Flights can be purchased from Bangkok for around $150 USD for a one-way ticket to Koh Samui.  Upon arrival you can then easily book a ferry to Koh Phangan for around 250THB (equals about $8USD.)

Pro Tip

An assemblage of Taxi’s will be waiting outside the airport so you will be able find transportation with ease.

thailand full moon party _ koh samui to full moon party

How To Reach Koh Phangan From Surat Thani Airport (Cheaper Option)

 Flights from Bangkok to Surat Thani airport are around $13 USD for a one-way ticket!

From there you can easily book a ferry to Koh Phangan for around 330 TBH.

Pro Tip

An assemblage of Taxi’s will be waiting outside the airport so you will be able find transportation with ease.

full moon party thailand _ bagkok to full moon party

Where To Stay For The Full Moon Party?


You have the option to either stay on Koh Phangan or one of the surrounding islands of Koh Tao or Koh Samui when searching for accommodation for the party.


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Koh Phangan (Recommended)

If you decide to stay on Koh Phangan for the event (wise decision) I highly recommend you follow up such a wise decision with another one and stay in the town of Haad Rin where the event is located.

From there you have the choice to either stay in Haad Rin Nok which is party side of the town where the party is located or Haad Rin Noi also know as the quiet side of town.

It’s almost arbitrary which one you choose seeing as they are located roughly a 10 minute walk from each other but, if you plan on running completely wild during your time on Koh Phangan and don’t mind loud noise then I recommend Haad Rin Nok.

Pro Tip

One of the most essential tips I have for staying on Koh Phangan for the Fullmoon Party is booking in advance.

No matter whether you are traveling to Koh Phangan for the Fullmoon, Black moon or Half moon parties, booking in advance could save you some unneccesary frustration.

As the number one party Koh Phangan has to offer, you can best believe accomodation will sell out. 

If you plan on staying in Haad Rin Nok.

full moon party haad rin accommodationSUNRISE RESORT


Located just off the beach, Sunrise resort is only a few drunken steps from all the action.  Offering a prime location, upscale modern rooms and a beautiful swimming pool at more than a fair price you won’t be able to find better Full Moon party accommodation.

What We Loved

  • Absolute Prime Waterfront Location
  • Modern Amenities
  • Comfortable Bed
  • Hot Shower
  • Beautiful Swimming Pool
  • Aircon
  • Fridge
  • Perfect Wifi
  • Friendly Staff
  • Welcoming Atmosphere

Things To Be Considered

  • A Bit Pricey For Budget Travelers
  • Noisy Location


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Sea Garden Resort Haad Rin

137 Moo6, Haad Rin, Bantai, Koh Phangan, Suratthani, Ko Pha-Ngan, 84280, Thailand

The perfect Full Moon party accommodation for budget travelers interested in upgrading from a hostel, while retaining an affordable price.  Located 2 minutes from all the action just off the main road, this accommodation is the perfect spot for any budget backpacker looking to be slap bang in the middle of the party.

What We Loved

  • 2 Minutes From The Sunrise Beach (aka The Party Beach)
  • Comfortable Bed
  • Aircon
  • Refrigerator
  • Free Breakfast
  • Friendly Staff
  • Surprisingly Quiet Given Location
  • Value For Money

Things To Consider

  • Weak WIFI Connection In Most Rooms
  • Underwhelming Bathroom
  • No Swimming Pool


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If you plan on staying in Haad Rin Nai

full moon party haad rin accommodation 3


94/5 Moo 6 Haad Rin, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand

Providing standard, well maintained rooms and bungalows at an affordable rate.

If you want to party but, still cherish your rest and relaxation then this accommodation located 10-minutes away from the Had Rin Nok is perfect for you.

Things We Loved

  •  Steps Away From Sunset Beach (aka The Quiet Beach)
  • Comfortable Bed
  • Aircon
  • Well Maintained Rooms
  • Quiet Environment
  • Budget Friendly Prices
  • Close To Islands One of Two Ferry Ports
  • Friendly Staff

 Things To Consider

  •  Lack Of WIFI In Most Rooms
  • Underwhelming Bathroom
  • No Swimming Pool

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If You Choose To Stay On Koh Samui or Koh Tao

If you choose to stay on Koh Samui or Koh Tao there are many one day/night tours that take you to Koh Phangnan the evening of The Full Moon Party and then pick you up the morning after.

If you feel like partying in Koh Phangan anything more than a day is too much for you but, still want to experience the Full Moon Party then I highly recommend this option.

Pro Tip

Even for those not interested in Koh Phangan nightlife there is still plenty of beautiful places to be explored.

What To Look Out For?

Fullmoon Party Bucket Drinks and Fake Alcohol

This is the most important thing to be on the lookout for not just at the Full Moon Party but, anywhere in Southeast Asia.

Methanol poisoning runs rampant through Southeast Asia not because the bar staff intentionally to harm you but, simply because they are attempting to save money.  However, the effects are all the same.

You won’t be able to see, taste or smell the difference but even a small amount of methanol can do plenty of damage.

The best way to avoid fake alcohol is to buy a majority of your liquor from the many 7-11’s located in Haad Rin.

However, chances are you will at some point during the night purchase some bucket drinks from one of the hundreds of bucket stands located throughout Haad Rin.

Chances are you will be just fine, however in the off chance you begin experiencing a severe headache, blurry vision, trembling, difficulty breathing or any other unusual symptoms, don’t assume it’s just a hangover.

Head to the hospital and go get it checked out.

For what it’s worth that’s why you have travel insurance right?

During the several weeks, we spent on Haad Rin we always got our bucket drinks from a lovely kindhearted hearted lady named Mimi.  (You will see her bucket stand located on Haad Rin beach between Cactus Bar and Drop In Bar)

full moon party bucket stand

We decided it was better to buy our bucket drinks from a familiar face as oppose to all the random unknown bucket stands located around Haad Rin.

Glass On The Beach

At a beach party as wild as this, it comes as no surprise that there might be a couple broken bottles and shattered glass somewhere on the beach.  Its recommended to wear some type of footwear throughout the night to prevent possibly stepping on glass.

The Slide

full moon party 2019 slide

Somewhere along the extensive history of the Full Moon Party some genius (and I use this term loosely) decided it was a good idea to put a massive slide in the middle of all the drunken chaos for every inebriated fool to attempt to slide down.

Spoiler Alert: It was not a great idea…

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In the three Full Moon Parties that I have attended, this single slide or may I say “deathtrap” has brought about more gruesome injuries and hospital rides than I care to remember.

Whether it’s people diving down headfirst and inevitably face planting into the sand or just a casual but, all too common leg break this slide should not be taken lightly.

Skinny Dipping

Typically I am a huge advocate of skinny dipping, however, I wouldn’t exactly recommend it at this particular beach party.  For the simple fact that with 30,000 highly intoxicated party animals binge drinking the night away on a beach with no inhibitions or bathrooms in sight, take one guess what inescapably becomes the entire beaches public bathroom?

Catch my drift…

If that wasn’t enough of a deterrent, then maybe the more than likely chance of getting robbed is.  As if taking a skinny-dip in piss filled waters wasn’t enough punishment for unsuspecting first-time partygoers, chances are your wallet, phone, and even clothes will not be where you left them when you return.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


Is The Full Moon Party Koh Phangan Worth It?

As I mentioned in the very beggining of this blog post, any trip to Thailand is dreadfully incomplete without this once in a lifetime party experience. 

Thailands nightlife is one of the most infamous of the world and the Full Moon Party is its crown jewel.  The best time to visit Koh Phangan is always around the full moon as the island changes into something that is completley unrecognizable.  

Even if you are on a couples travel trip or are the most boring person person in the world don’t miss the chance to one of the best parties in all of Thailand and the world!

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