While 2020 may well have been something of a write-off for travel and adventure so far (although don’t despair, the year isn’t out yet and holidays may yet still happen over the next few months), 2021 isn’t all that far off… so now’s the time to start thinking about where you’d like to go and what you’d like to see.
If you’ve been researching holiday lettings in Thailand recently, what about timing your trip to coincide with the now-famous Full Moon Party that takes place on Phangan Island throughout the year.
An 800m stretch of beach is transformed into an al fresco nightclub once a month, with amazing music, a festival atmosphere and, of course, copious amounts of alcohol to see you through until morning.
You’ll find yourself surrounded by thousands of people so if crowds aren’t for you, this might be one to avoid but if bucket drinks, neon body paint and fire rope jumping to a soundtrack of nonstop tunes sounds like your idea of heaven, put the Full Moon Party at the top of your itinerary for 2021.
Make your way to Haad Rin Beach in Koh Phangan in time for sunset, which is when the party kicks off in serious style, and prepare to dance your way to dawn along with 30,000 other revellers… quite the holiday experience, we’re sure you’ll agree!
The first party of the year takes place on January 28th, so if you’re keen to really get 2021 off to an amazing start, this could be the way to go about it.
If you miss it, don’t worry as there are other similar events that go on throughout the month, with the Half Moon Party held twice a month and the Black Moon Party held two weeks before or after the full moon, as well. There are certainly lots of opportunities for hedonistic fun in Thailand, so it would seem.
Plan your trip to the island in advance as you’ll need to catch a ferry from mainland Thailand or from one of the nearby islands. These run throughout the day, however, so you shouldn’t have much trouble getting over in time for the party.
Also make sure that you’ve sorted out your accommodation ahead of time, as the parties are very popular and if you leave it to the last minute you may find that you’re out of luck and don’t have a roof over your head to help you recuperate from the previous night’s excesses.
People come from all over the world to party on Koh Phangan and see the sun come up, and it really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience… and what better way to say goodbye to the stress and strain of 2020 than with a night-long beach party? We’d love to hear if you’ve been and what your experience was like, so get in touch to tell us your stories!