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 mightycabage has been a member since 14/10/2011. 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 mightycabage has been a member since 14/10/2011. Posts: 3
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...
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 guava_girl has been a member since 21/10/2010. Posts: 252
@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 mightycabage has been a member since 14/10/2011. Posts: 3