Guide to Enjoying a Full Moon Party in Phuket: Read This Before You Go!
Even though the OG of the Full Moon Party is the Full Moon Party Koh Phangan, we should not sleep on all the “Moon Parties” (Full Moon, Black Moon, and Half Moon Parties) happening in Phuket! They are super lit and growing bigger, especially the Full Moon Party, which has gained more and more popularity in the past years. Lub d got everything you need to know about the Full Moon Party in Phuket from what to prepare and what to expect so that you get all the tips you need for an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime party experience!
Origin of Full Moon Party Thailand
Full Moon Party and Koh Phangan are inseparable, like Bonnie and Clyde, the party is what the island is known for! Its origin can be found back in 1985 when a group of travelers from around the world gathered on the island to celebrate the full moon, which soon became a popular event. The Full Moon Party in Haad Rin is now an international phenomenon, with thousands of people attending each month. The event is known for its wild atmosphere, with all-night parties on the beach and plenty of music stages.
Full Moon Party Phuket
Phuket Full Moon Festival is the largest party on the beach in Phuket held on Paradise Beach. It was inspired by the popular Full Moon Party Koh Phangan and has become a successful version of the all-night beach party. If you’re looking for a beach party but don’t have time to visit Koh Phangan, the Full Moon Festival on Paradise Beach is a great alternative. This event takes place every month on the night of the full moon and features international and Thai Djs, fire dancers, and other live performances.
Additionally, there are other parties held at Paradise Beach almost every weekend as a part of the “Moon Parties”, such as a Half Moon Party Phuket, Black Moon Party, or even Foam Party. Paradise Beach is situated on a stunning and isolated northern tip near Patong Beach, and there is a free shuttle service available every 30 minutes from Bangla Road in Patong to the beach.
What to Expect at Phuket Full Moon Party at Paradise Beach?
You can expect a full-on party with a top-notch sound system and entertainment from professional dancers and performers. The party starts from 7p.m. until late, which you have constant access to.
There will be five bars available for refilling all the booze that you can handle, as well as restaurants serving Thai food, BBQ, and Italian cuisines. There will be First Aid Providers and trained Security Guards on duty at all times, so the venue is pretty safe. Also, ATMs are available, so you don’t need to worry if you run out of cash. You will also get to party with large crowds from all walks of life, including the locals!
Full Moon Party Phuket 2023 Dates
The full moon party dates for 2023 are on 17 February, 17 March, 16 April, 16 May, 14 June, 15 July, and 13 August.
The festival can also be enjoyed during Christmas and New Year. If you can’t make it during the above dates, you can always join the Phuket Moon Party at Paradise Beach including, Quarter Moon Party, Half Moon Party Phuket, and Black Moon Party (also known as Escape Parties).
Where is the Full Moon Party Phuket?
Both well-known Full Moon and Half Moon Party Phuket are held at Paradise Beach, a secluded beach during the day and a party venue during the night. Paradise Beach gives out Haad Rin Beach vibes, but it is more closed and less crowded when compared to Haad Rin.
How to get to the party?
You can get there by personal vehicle by putting Paradise Beach on Google Maps. You can also get there by free shuttle bus, available every 30 minutes at Bangla Walking Street.
Why You Should Check Out All Phuket Moon Party
That being said, Koh Phagan, Koh Samui, and Phuket are all well known islands for Thailand’s Full Moon Party and this theme starts to spread out to other island locations around Thailand as well. It is guaranteed that you will get the lit and fun party-on-the-beach vibes from all of these island destinations.
If traveling all the way to Koh Phangan is a headache for you, the Phuket Full Moon version is the answer. It is super convenient and got everything you need. The vibe will be different from the one in Haad Rin, but the fun will be up there. Plus, you don’t have to be stressed out about where to stay as there are plenty of accommodations available in the area when compared to accommodations available in Haad Rin which is unmatched by the number of festival attendees.
Lub d Phuket Patong is an excellent choice for those attending the Full Moon Party in Phuket. It is located next to Patong Beach within walking distance of Bangla Road. It is a perfect spot for those who are looking for a cheap hotel with excellent amenities. Here is how to get to Lub d Phuket Patong.
It’s a hotel that provides a social and friendly atmosphere for Gen Z travelers who want to meet new people and enjoy their stay in Phuket. Lub d offers both dorms and private rooms. One of the unique features of Lub d Phuket Patong is the pool party hotel experience! You can join the pool party before as a warmup before going to Paradise Beach!
There you go with our Full Moon Party in Phuket guide! We really recommend you check it out as it is equally lit and fun compared to the one in Koh Phangan. Remember to be safe and hopefully, we get to see you at Lub d Phuket Patong pool party too!