The Most Popular Beach Party in The World
“It is just insane”
The first Full Moon Party was improvised at a wooden disco not far from the beach in 1985 for giving thanks to about 20-30 travelers.
The Full Moon Party gained fame quickly through word of mouth, and the event now draws a crowd about 20,000-30,000 every full moon evening.
The party carries on until the sun rises the next day. All the bars on the sunrise beach of Haad Rin town stay open and play music such as R&B, drum and bass, house, dance and reggae.
The modern event has become a part of the itinerary of many travelers to Asia. It is characterized by unruly and potentially dangerous attractions such as fire skipping ropes, wildly variable alcohol strength ‘buckets’, and a drug culture.
It is indeed seen by many as the “ultimate party experience”, although drug laws are still strict, and police enforcement is stepped up during the parties.
Perhaps among the most legendary aspects of a visit to Thailand for many young backpackers are the notorious party beaches dotted around the country.
Whether you’re going to rave it up at one of the beach parties in Thailand, or simply want to know where they are, here we’ve provided you with a list of the best beach party scenes in Thailand.
Where can i find the best full moon beach parties in Thailand?
Party beaches in Phuket
Although Phuket has several quality beaches, by far the busiest and most active at night is Patong beach.
Patong beach itself isn’t the largest or most beautiful beach in Phuket but the entire area surrounding the beach comes to life at night. Among the facilities on offer are a plethora of restaurants, both Thai and foreign, as well as hundreds of bars.
There are also a few nightclubs which are particularly popular with young visitors, ensuring a steady flow of human traffic along Patong beach into the early morning. Although some parts of Patong may be a little too seedy for some visitors, the area surrounding the beach is generally safe.
Party beaches in Pattaya
Pattaya is the red light capital of Thailand which means it’s especially popular with young single men and not so suitable for families with children.
Originally established as a resting spot for off duty US military personnel during the Vietnam War, Pattaya has remained a place for drinking and partying ever since.
There are literally hundreds or bars, go-go bars and clubs all around Pattaya which means there should be something to suit the musical tastes of nearly everyone.
Party beaches on Koh Samui
Koh Samui is the main Tourist Island situated in the gulf of Thailand.
Koh Samui receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year who come to enjoy the idyllic tropical island surroundings.
Chawang Beach is the main centre of partying and nightlife on the Island with the usual array of restaurants, bars and a few nightclubs comparable to Patong beach in Phuket.
Party beaches on Koh Phangan