What to expect at Phuket Full Moon Party?
Full Moon Party Phuket is smaller than the notorious Koh Phangan Party, but with the easy access and the great music, it is gaining in popularity.
The entrance starts at costs 800 baht or 1,000 baht with a ‘Premium Bucket’ or 2 Chang beers. (you know what a bucket is, right?). Then there are many other inclusive offers, up to 1,700 baht with tee shirts, more drinks and lockers. On the plus side, it is close to Patong Beach, and there is an all-day/all-night free transfer from and to Patong by bus every 30 minutes. So you don’t have to plan long in advance: you can get there when it happens.
The dance floor and party area are on the beautiful Paradise Beach, which already very popular during the day for its beach club atmosphere. You can jump into the sea whenever you get too hot or tired of dancing. The party is organized by the notorious Illuzion Night Club on Bangla road. The setting is fantastic with a great sound system, lighting and fire shows. All around the party zone you can take a break at the bar and even a bite at one of the restaurants.
The party is on an isolated beach and is not disturbing. Visitors to Phuket who are not fans of Full Moon parties will not be affected by loud music or by travelers who might be little too enthusiastic and drink a little too much. The shuttle frequently comes and goes between Patong and Paradise beach, so once you feel like going back, no worries to reach your hotel, and no driving!
The Full Moon Party Phuket always features international DJs for an unforgettable full moon night until very late! (and no, this story is not sponsored in any way, we just thought some readers wanted to know about it!)
Where is Phuket Full Moon Party?
That said, the party is organized by Illuzion Night Club at Paradise Beach. Check out the exact location in the below map.
How to get to Phuket?
The Phuket International Airport is the second busiest airport of Thailand after the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. There are two terminals in the airport; Terminal 1 is used for international flights while Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights. The airport is well-connected to Bangkok with daily flights. There are also direct flights to India, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany, among other countries. Some of the airlines with frequent routes between India and Phuket are Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Jet Airways.
Buses to other regions of Thailand including Bangkok, Krabi, Phang Na and Surat Thani operate at the BKS terminal located just off Thanon Phang Nga in Phuket Town. Buses from the Southern Bus Terminal of Bangkok to Phuket are the most reliable and convenient way of travelling between the two cities and take up to 13 hours to reach Phuket. Both air-conditioned as well as non-air-conditioned buses are available at different prices.
Although there are no direct trains to Phuket, one can travel on trains going from Bangkok to Singapore and get off at Phun Phin railway station. Phuket is another 5 hours by bus from Phun Phin, which is located in the Surat Thani Province of Thailand.
How to get to the party?
To get from your accommodation to Paradise Beach, there is the Free Shuttle Bus every 30 minutes.
If you are on mobile, add the map here: https://goo.gl/maps/KdYFtcaHmX9ef9Zq9
- Free Shuttle to Paradise Beach: Look for the yellow truck at Jungceylon mall (see map below)
- Shuttle: 7 pm to 4 am, every 30 minutes for Full Moon Party
Full Moon Party Phuket Ticket
Entrance: 800 baht for entrance only, 1,000 baht with some drinks
Full Moon Party Phuket Schedule – Calendar 2020
Full Moon Party Dates (Saturdays)
- 8 February 2020: Full Moon Party
- 7 March 2020: Full Moon Party
- 11 April 2020: Full Moon Party
- 9 May 2020: Full Moon Party
Half Moon Party Dates (Saturdays)
- 15 February 2020: Half Moon Party
- 29 February 2020: Half Moon Party
- 21 March 2020: Half Moon Party
- 4 April 2020: Half Moon Party
- 25 April 2020: Half Moon Party
- 16 May 2020: Half Moon Party
- 30 May 2020: Half Moon Party
For the latest dates & schedule, you check on their website
Where to stay for Phuket Full Moon Party?
It is best to stay at Patong Beach, where you can get the free shuttle but to Full Moon Party Phuket. Moreover, on the day before or after the party, Patong beach offers the best option to explore the surrounding of Phuket.
You can visit real tigers, hike through waterfalls and go a little crazy with the world-famous nightlife before crashing in your cosy Patong hotel. Although small, Patong hosts many of the island’s annual festivals, from the Phuket Pride Parade to a colourful, city-wide Songkran party celebrating the Thai New Year.
Dangers & annoyances
Although this is an organized festival with security, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take some precautionary acts and watch out for anything that could happen in those kinds of parties and places due to the number of people there.
It is advised that you go with a group of friends that you trust because it is more fun when you dance the night away with people you love and also you can look out for each other in case of anything happening.
Don’t accept any stranger’s offers of drinks or food as they may not have good intentions about their offers, it might be drug infused or poisonous and you do not want to end up passed out with no money or worse.
This party is full of wild people partying under the influence of heavy alcohol which may lead to dangerous situations, so take care of yourself because no one else will so you won’t end up drunk and in a bad situation.
There is security involved in the festival and it is not advised that you partake in any drugs while you are there especially illegal drugs in Thailand, no one wants to spend some time in jail because they were partying irresponsibly.
Do not carry any valuable objects to avoid any pickpockets there, as it is not uncommon that someone will lose an object or two in a crowd like this. If you must take a valuable object with you keep an eye out for it and don’t go around showing it off.
When it is time for sunrise it can get really hot, so take some sunscreen, lotion and even some clothes and a hat.