Every Full Moon Party of 2020
These are the events that you’ll be planning your trip around: Full Moon Party 2020 is fast approaching. And because you’re planning your trip around them, you hedonistic lunatic, you’ll need some info. Like the dates. The parties aren’t on the same date each month because they follow the full moon. And historically that doesn’t always fall on the same date. Don’t know the lunar cycle inside out? Don’t panic, here are all of the dates:
Full Moon Party Dates 2020
- Monday 06 January 2020
- Sunday 09 February 2020
- Sunday 08 March 2020
- Tuesday 07 April 2020
- Thursday 07 May 2020
- Friday 05 June 2020
- Monday 06 July 2020
- Monday 03 August 2020
- Tuesday 01 September 2020
- Thursday 01 October 2020
- Thursday 29 October 2020
- Saturday 28 November 2020
- Friday 25 December 2020 (Special Christmas Party)
- Monday 28 December 2020
- Thursday 31 December 2020 (Special New Year’s Eve Party)
Where is the Full Moon Party?
Location: There are full moon parties all over Thailand nowadays, in fact almost anywhere there’s a backpacker, there’s a full moon party. That said, if you’re looking for the biggest, the most famous, the first Full Moon Party then head to Koh Pha Ngan. Once there, Haad Rin is the place to party. There are two beaches there, Rin Nok and Rin Nai. The first is where the major events are held, Rin Nai is where you’ll want to go if you’re wanting to watch the sunset.
Date: Whilst the dates above are a good guide, always check in advance to make sure there isn’t a potential clash with another national event.
Time: Realistically, if you’re going to a full moon party then you can expect to be drinking from breakfast until, well, the next breakfast. The actual parties themselves get started around 10pm and roll on until sunrise.
Price: The parties are pretty much designed with the backpacker budget in mind but you can spend a small fortune real quick. Pop to the local 7/11 and you can just beach drink from the bottle. Bars will sell buckets, but the beach vendors will sell them too. Drinks on the beach can be at a premium. When it comes to accommodation, it’s down to how long a piece of string is.
You can stay across the island for barely any cash, or you can stay in one of the plusher hostels right on the beach for an extortionate amount of money. Hundreds of dollars a night for a shared room sort of extortionate. Our advice? Unless you have money to burn, don’t bother. You won’t be sleeping much anyway!
From Koh Samui, where you’ve just finished a stay at Bodega Koh Samui, you’ll need the ferry across the short spanse of water between the two islands. From the mainland and Surat Thani, it’ll be the ferry again. Both don’t take too long at all.
Experiencing Your First Full Moon Party
Everyone has to pop their Full Moon cherry at some point? Core things that you need: UV paint, Bodega drinking vest, belt bag for cash etc. Dive into it, make some friends and get into the spirit. Buckets start from around 350 baht, and it doesn’t take many of these to get you to forget any inhibitions you might have. They’re great to share.
Yes you’re on a beach, but don’t go barefoot or in flip flops. You’ll thank us later. People are not good at keeping their drinks in their hands and the entire beach is covered in broken glass by the end of the night.
Final piece of advice: don’t go for a swim in the sea after drinking. No matter how much of a good idea it seems, it’s just not worth it.