Wondering where to stay in Koh Phangan for Full Moon Party? In this article, we cover everything you know about the best area to stay in Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party. Three days before the party takes place at Haadrin Beach, the island is starting to get completely full. Many hotels demand you stay at least three days as many depend mostly on that event that takes place once a month. Being on time also guarantees you have a room as the Full Moon Party attracts a crazy amount of party-minded travellers. In fact, there are plenty of tourists who can’t find an accommodation and often party until the early morning and catch the ferry to the other islands. 

The days before the Full Moon Party, there are several other parties held on the island to entertain the early birds. These parties include pool parties, the Jungle Experience and the Waterfall Party. For those who can’t make it to the Full Moon Party, there is also a Half Moon Party available, which takes place between Haad Rin Beach and Haad Baan Tai Beach. At the bottom of this article, we will recommend the best area to stay in Koh Phangan for the Half Moon Party. 

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With that being said, let’s jump to our recommendations.
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1. What are the best areas to stay in Koh Phangan for Full Moon Party?


The best areas to stay in Koh Phangan for Full Moon Party are Haad Rin Beach, Rin Nai Beach and Haad Baan Tai beach. The further you stay away from Haad Rin Beach, which is the beach where the Full Moon Party takes place, the more options you will have as most travellers want to stay as close to Haad Rin Beach as possible.

During the Full Moon Party, there are many pick-up trucks and songtaews that bring the party-goers to the beach, which causes some traffic jams on the island. When staying at Haad Rin Beach, you don’t have this problem. In the next paragraphs, we discuss other recommended areas to stay at Koh Phangan during the Full Moon Party.
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Where to stay in Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

Best area to stay in Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

Best place to stay in Koh Phangan Full Moon Party
Koh Phangan is mainly known for the Full Moon Party but is a beautiful island too with an amazing laid-back vibe.
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Best areas to stay in Koh Phangan for Full Moon Party:

 

1. Haad Rin Beach & Rin Nai Beach


As the Full Moon Party takes place at Haad Rin Beach, there is no better area to stay than near the party scene itself. During the Full Moon Party, everyone is heading to this beach. You have to take a ride in a so-called songtaew, which is a form of transportation, or a pickup truck to get from your hotel to the beach. These trucks are expensive and as the whole island is going to the Full Moon Party, you can imagine that it take a while to get to the party. When you’re staying at Haad Rin, you don’t have this problem. The downside of course is that this is by far the most popular area to stay in Koh Phangan for Full Moon Party so many hotels are quickly sold out and the price for a room is much higher compared to other parts of the island. But then again, you do get front-row seats.

Note: Under Haad Rin Beach is Rin Nai Beach, which is basically the same area. The good thing about Rin Nai Beach is that the incoming traffic to the Full Moon Party won’t come through this part.

Some of the best hotels in Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party are visually listed below:
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2. Haad Baan Tai Beach & Tong Sala Beach


During the Full Moon Party, the majority of the visitors of Koh Phangan mainly come to party. Sightseeing is often skipped as hangovers are forcing tourists to stay in bed until the afternoon and end up chilling at the beach for the rest of the day. Haad Baan Tai Beach and Tong Sala Beach have more facilities than Haad Rin Beach, which makes them ideal for those who are not planning to explore the island but stay in this area during their short stay. There are several markets nearby including a night market where you can score inexpensive tasty street food. You are also located near the areas where Waterfall Party and the parties are being held, which take place the days before the Full Moon Party. In the end, Haad Rin Beach is a better option, but Haad Baan Tai beach & Tong Sala Beach are still recommended and located not that far from the actual party. 

Some of the best hotels in Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party are visually listed below:
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Once you go further away from the recommended areas listed above, you will have to travel quite some time during the Full Moon Party itself as described in the introduction. We would not recommend staying further than Tong Sala Beach unless you have no other choice. But if you do stay further, the areas are much quieter and you are also located closer to the better beach options on the island. For those who want to explore the island as well, this might be a good alternative. Don’t forget to visit Bottle Beach as it’s among the most beautiful beaches Thailand has to offer. 
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2. Recommended party hostels on Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party


Koh Phangan is an amazing place to meet fellow travellers and one of the best places to meet others is at hostels, which are also budget-friendly. Some of the best party hostels in Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party are visually listed below:
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3. Best areas in Koh Phangan for the Half Moon Party


The Half Moon Party takes place near Haad Baan Tai Beach and Tong Sala Beach. These are the best areas to stay in. Alternatively, you can stay at Haad Rin Beach and Rin Nai Beach as well. In other words, when it comes to the Half Moon Party, the recommended areas are flipped compared to the Full Moon Party. The Half Moon Party takes place one week before and one week after the Full Moon Party. The location of where the Half Moon Party takes place is shown on the map at the bottom of this article. 
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4. Noteworthy parties on Koh Phangan


- Slip N Fly Party
- Jungle experience
- Waterfall Party
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5. When is the next Full Moon Party?

 
 
Month Date Recommended arrival
July 2022 Friday 15th  Tuesday 12th
August 2022 Friday 12th Tuesday 9th
September 2022              Saturday 10th       Wednesday 7th
October 2022 Tuesday 11th Saturday 8th
November 2022 Tuesday 8th Saturday 5th
December 2022 Thursday 8th Monday 5th
December 2022 Saturday 31st Wednesday 28tu
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6. Map of best areas in Koh Phangan for Full Moon Party

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Where to stay in Koh Phangan Full Moon Party map
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