Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan (Part 3)
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Part 3 of the Full Moon Party overview.
Getting to the Full Moon Party couldn't be simpler, no matter where on the island you stay the resort staff will organise transport to Haad Rin. They can also arrange return transport but it's best to organise that yourself, finding transport from Haad Rin is not a problem no matter how early or late you decide to return.
If you decide to stay in Haad Rin itself then transport isn't a problem, however even with a great expansion of accommodation in Haad Rin almost all the resorts will only accept bookings that check in a few days before the Full Moon with a minimum length of stay. The reason for this is simple. The day before and the day of the Full Moon Haad Rin is swamped with visitors, room rates have been known to double and triple because of such high demand. See our Phangan Resort Guide on how to select the best place to stay on Koh Phangan.
MOST importantly have fun, make friends and dance dance dance!
With the Full Moon Party running all year round there's every opportunity to join the party. With Koh Phangan being in the Gulf of Thailand it's monsoon season runs from September to November. Although it's worth pointing out that monsoon season doesn't mean it rains all the time, it basically differentiates from the other seasons where it hardly rains at all. See our Phangan weather page for more information.
Rain or not the Full Moon Party continues at the same frantic pace, it's always warm and actually really refreshing, if you've not been to a Full Moon Party in the rain, you should! So regarding when the best time to go is, basically when you're coming to Thailand plan to go! Book ahead to get the place you want, get there a few days early at least and plan to leave a few days after (you'll need the rest).
Koh Phangan has loads more to offer besides the Full Moon Party, there's Half Moon Parties, Black Moon Parties and every other activity you can imagine from Elephant Trekking to Jungle Paintball, SCUBA Diving to Wake boarding. See our Phangan activities guide for more ideas before you plan your visit to Koh Phangan.
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