Koh Tao & Koh Phangan
Beach Parties & Jungle Experiences
Travel with Songserm to the best partying the Islands in the Gulf of Thailand have to offer. From the famous Full Moon Party to Koh Tao’s Experience Festival
If you are travelling down to the paradise Islands in the Gulf of Thailand & you
are someone that enjoys to shake a leg or two and getting down to some serious
partying, then there are some events particularly on Koh Phangan & Koh Tao that
you will be wanting to ensure to attend, actually you would be mad to miss them.
If you have not already heard about the famous Full Moon parties on Koh Phangan
then I only have to assume that you have had your head stuck firmly in the sand
for the past couple of decades. However, over the years since the first Full
Moon party on Haad Rin beach back in 1985 that had an attendance of roughly 30
revelers, and was hosted by the one popular beach bar at the time ‘Paradise
Bungalows’, the Island people and residents have taken advantage of the tourism
boom in Thailand and have created many other party experiences.
You will now find frequent events, festivals & experiences on all 3 of the
popular Islands in the Gulf of Thailand (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan & Koh Tao). The
more extravagant, creative and in some ways wild parties tend to be the ones
held on Koh Phangan & Koh Tao and if you are a real party animal then these
Islands will resemble a type of heaven for you.
If you can last the distance, then at certain times of the month you will be
able to go from one party, to festival, to party to experience for literally
several days on end (day and night)
– but you must take time for some rest, recuperation and reenergizing food &
water on the way from one event to the other, otherwise you will be running the
serious risk of putting your body into a state of shock in one way or another –
especially in the tropical Thailand heat that can at in some months reach the
late 30’s C.
So what started out as one main event each month being the Full Moon Party, has
now become a handful of monthly events on Koh Phangan, which include Full Moon,
Half Moon & Black Moon Parties & The Jungle Experience as well as the yearly 4
days Island festival on Koh Tao, named Experience Festival which will be
celebrating its 10th year of successful events in its 2017-2018 party (it starts
on the 30th of December and goes on till the 2nd of January).
So, make sure you get yourself to at least one of these unforgettable party
experiences and enjoy a safe enjoyable journey down to the Island of your choice
when booking a boat ticket with Songserm. To give you more of an idea about what
each of the parties mentioned above involves, we have provided some brief
The Full Moon Party on Haad Rin beach is undoubtedly the most popular of the
bunch, with some months seeing more than 30,000 partygoers dancing the night and
day away on the beach and in the bars, that line the whole length of the beach.
You will even find several bars/clubs that scale the hills at either end of the
beach. You will be able to find a wide variety of different music genres across
the lengthy beach which is over 1 kilometer from one end to the other.
Styles from Psytrance, to Techno, to Drum & Bass and House Music and much more
can be enjoyed from both international and local DJs, and the party carries on
going until the early hours of the next morning, past sunrise with most bars
winding down the sound systems at about 7 – 8 am.
If you still have some petrol remaining in the proverbial tank, then you should
make your way up the hill at the Paradise Bungalow side of the beach and towards
the popular Backyard party that actually starts at roughly 6am and carries on
through the day and into the early hours of the next day, meaning you can be
partying for a full 48 hours straight – Only the real hard-core revelers can
handle this amount of partying surely?
While there are a lot of security measures being taken during these monthly
parties, attendees should always be vigilant and careful of one another and do
your best not to overdo it and get yourself into a state of incoherency. Try and
exercise responsible partying (if there is such a thing).
As the name suggests, these parties take place during the times of the month
when the Moon is half way through its cycle and so actually these occur every 2
weeks throughout the year and rather than being on the beach, they are set in
the Jungle and have been going for 15 years in 2017.
They are quite a lot smaller in attendance than the Full Moon Parties, however,
they certainly make up for it with the creative and unique location. There are 3
stages with progressive house and techno found at the main stage, Urban styled
music and R & B in the cave and then Funky House music lovers should make their
way to the G Floor stage.
This party really provides a unique environment and a once in a lifetime
experience that really captures the lifestyle of the people on the party Island
of Koh Phangan.
This is another Koh Phangan party and one that occurs once a month and is always
the day before the Full Moon Parties, they can be seen as a kind of warm up
party for the Full Moon party.
They are located in the lush Jungle of Baan Tai and again they provide a truly
unique party experience for their attendees. The Jungle Experience has earned
the reputation as being the Islands most beautiful party event experience and
you will often find international world-famous DJs playing to the party people.
The main music genres enjoyed at these events are progressive house and techno.
The Experience Festival is coming into its 10th year over 2017 & 2018 and is a
4-day festival event that takes place each year between the 30th of December &
the 2nd of January.
Each year it attracts like-minded people from all over the world with its
cult-like following all there to get fully immersed into a 4-day journey of full
on Psy-Trance music.
The Festival has many stages set on a mountaintop surrounded by tropical jungle
and beautiful views across some of Koh Taos pristine beaches. It really is a one
of a kind type of venue and festival that surely will keep on going for many
years to come.
So, the above introductions should set you off on the right foot to enjoying
some of the bigger more well-known parties on the Gulf of Thailand triplet of
Islands, but like mentioned earlier on, there are now a great number of parties,
festivals and experiences to enjoy and the number seems to be always increasing.
Enjoy yourself and be safe!
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