The Full Moon Party is one of Thailand’s main attractions for the hundreds of backpackers that visit the country each year. However it may not be top of your list if you’re travelling as a couple. I’ve been to Koh Phangan with friends and with Stu so I can tell you that it’s totally fine to go to the Full Moon Party with your partner!
I’ve written before about the Full Moon Party, it’s a mental night that you need to experience at least once. Thousands of people packed on to a beach is not everyone’s cup of tea but Stu and I had a really good night. The travelling community is really friendly so you find yourselves talking to anyone you’re stood by and swapping stories about backpacking. You might feel like people won’t approach a couple but we didn’t really find this a problem. Stu’s really good at starting a conversation with anyone and I just joined in. This is probably how we made most of our friends travelling!
Most of your time at the Full Moon Party will be spent drinking buckets of alcohol and dancing outside one of the many bars which line the beach. There’s also water slides from the tops of bars down to the beach and a sleeping zone for those that need a nap to last until sunrise. There’s so much going on that it doesn’t matter if you’re part of a big group or just with one other person. I’m sure plenty of people go on their own!
People seem to have no inhibitions when they’re in another country so you’re bound to see some strange sights at the party. You just have to embrace the night and enjoy the experience as a whole. I found that there was a bit of a strange atmosphere because everyone is so determined to have a good time. It’s a bit like New Years Eve when you do something because you feel have to go out. If you try not to have too high expectations then you’ll enjoy the Full Moon Party whoever you go with. Just appreciate dancing on a beach until sunrise covered in UV paint!
Have you been to the Full Moon Party? How did you find it?