World Famous Full Moon Party

Koh Tao Central Hostel offers a special full moon party boat service. The boat leaves Koh Tao around 5 pm and takes you straight to Haad Rin (the party beach) returning the next day arriving Koh Tao at approx. 11:00 am
Our boat service is subject to availability – if full we can always book the regular ferries to and from Koh Phangan.
The first full moon party went off in either 1987 or 1988, no-one is really sure; and it was someone’s birthday. It was such a good party that the same crew met up again at paradise bungalows and partied under the next full moon. From there on the party grew to be a mecca for travellers in the 90’s and then became the global dance music festival that it is today, attracting thousands of visitors from every walk of life.
There are now over 10 major sound systems on the beach playing everything from psy-trance to drum and bass with each one representing a different genre. Crowd sizes very from around 8,000 in low season getting up to 30,000 in the high season; and in line with the party’s growing popularity, Haad Rin has been expanding to accommodate its guests.
If you want to come and enjoy the party, consider booking a bed on Koh Tao because Koh Phangan gets booked out well before the full moon party date. They also make it a compulsory 5 night stay with inflated prices.