Flag of Thailand

Thailand forum

Looking for a place to spend New Years other than Full Moon Party

  • mightycabage

    Joined Travelfish
    14th October, 2011
    Posts: 3

    I've been to a couple full moon parties already, and I plan on going to one again during my upcoming trip to Thailand, but I don't think I want to deal with the insane crowds and accommodation price hikes during New Years on Ko Phangan.

    I'm taking my brother and his friends around Thailand for 4 weeks (it's their first time backpacking in SE Asia) and I want them to experience a full moon party but New Years sounds too hectic. Any other good ideas for what to do on New Years? We'll probably go to the FMP on January 8. Thanks.

    #1 Posted: 14/10/2011 - 05:23

  • Advertisement

  • altmtl

    Click here to learn more about altmtl
    Joined Travelfish
    18th May, 2009
    Location Earth
    Posts: 825
    Total reviews: 5

    " but I don't think I want to deal with the insane crowds and accommodation price hikes during New Years on Ko Phangan" - you will have this both at the FMP & NYE...

    #2 Posted: 14/10/2011 - 06:29

  • mightycabage

    Joined Travelfish
    14th October, 2011
    Posts: 3

    I know the crowds get crazy at FMP but from what I read it's way more difficult to find accommodation on NYE because the crowds are even crazier.

    Basically I don't want to make room reservations because of the 7-10 night minimum they require for NYE. In the past, I've gone to FMPs and didn't ever have much of a problem finding accommodation on arrival.

    #3 Posted: 14/10/2011 - 11:11

  • altmtl

    Click here to learn more about altmtl
    Joined Travelfish
    18th May, 2009
    Location Earth
    Posts: 825
    Total reviews: 5

    You could always stay at a northern beach on KPN far away from the FMP, then you'd be close when the time comes to move? Or if you want peace go to Bang-Saphan-Yai...
    http://www.travelfish.org/location/thailand/southern_thailand/prachuap_khiri_khan/bang_saphan_yai

    #4 Posted: 14/10/2011 - 12:05

  • guava_girl

    Joined Travelfish
    21st October, 2010
    Posts: 251

    There are plenty of places that don't require the 7 days booking. If you look on the north side of the island (as mentioned above) you will find some there.

    #5 Posted: 14/10/2011 - 23:29

  • mightycabage

    Joined Travelfish
    14th October, 2011
    Posts: 3

    @altmtl: thanks for the tip. Bang Saphan Yai looks nice I'll try to visit there during my 3 month trip!

    @guava: that is true. I actually would like to stay on the north part of the island but my brother and his friends (it being their first time and I think they want to party hardy) will probably want to stay in Haad Rin. We shall see.

    #6 Posted: 15/10/2011 - 01:06

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
Koh Pangan New Years Eve Full Moon Party Accommodation ... By StephJayne165 on 1 Oct 2011 12 3234 21 Sep 2012
Should we pre-book a place for the Sept Full moon party?? ... By xximaxx on 10 Jul 2009 4 2026 11 Jul 2009
Loi Krathong and Full Moon Party, pushes party day later? ... By helmo645 on 26 May 2012 0 1460 26 May 2012
Full Moon Party - 6/1 ... By avj682 on 22 May 2007 1 3268 22 May 2007
NYE Full Moon Party from Koh Tao ... By alexanderaroch on 1 Sep 2012 5 4426 4 Sep 2012
Full Moon Party ... By veronicad on 18 Dec 2012 5 2271 20 Dec 2012
full moon party and a-like ... By simonea on 26 Nov 2010 2 2823 30 Nov 2010
Next Full Moon Party... ... By SammyB on 28 Apr 2009 1 3286 2 May 2009
Full Moon Party accomodation? ... By huggomartini on 17 Oct 2008 6 3377 8 Mar 2012
The full moon party, in my own words... ... By Jleef on 5 Feb 2010 4 5629 7 Feb 2010