Krabi is a popular tourist destination in Thailand and you may have planned the perfect getaway to this beautiful area. However, you should still take part in Thailand’s famous Full Moon Party.
How to get from Krabi to the Full Moon Party
Here are the steps to get from Krabi to the Full Moon Party:
First, get to Koh Samui
Because the Full Moon Party is held on the island of Koh Phangan, you have to first travel to Koh Samui or Thong Sala. And then, you can take a ferry to Koh Phangan. You can buy tickets for the trip from Krabi to Koh Samui/Thong Sala and for the ferry individually or in a package that includes every leg on the journey from Krabi to Koh Phangan.
You have two options to choose from. Either take a bus to Thong Sala and the ferry from there to the Full Moon Party or fly from Krabi to Koh Samui and continue by ferry from there. Both are good ways to travel but usually, the trip by bus is cheaper. However, you should compare the prices and your own preferences. Ferry from Koh Samui is only about 20 minutes while ferry from Thong Sala lasts from one to two hours. If you get seasick easily, the little more expensive and more complicated trip by plane may be a better option for you, or you could just pick up motion sickness pills from a local pharmacy in Krabi.
From Koh Samui or Surat Thani to the Full Moon Party
After you have arrived in Koh Samui or Surat Thani, continue your trip by ferry to the island of the Koh Phangan. If you can’t find the right ferry, just ask around for boats going to Koh Phangan. From Koh Samui, you will go to the Haad Rin pier and from Surat Thani to the Thong Sala Pier. Booking online is a little more expensive but also easy. Companies like Lomprayah Catamaran, Seatran Discovery, or Raja Ferry have ferries traveling between these three destinations.
The ferry from Surat Thani takes you to Thing Sala pier and you have to take a taxi to Haad Rin. Your ferry from Koh Phangan should take you straight to the Haad Rin pier. From Haad Rin, it will be really easy to find the Full Moon Party beach that’s officially called Sunrise Beach. The beach is a small walk away from the pier. Just follow other travelers or the signs. If you get lost, just ask help from anyone and they will definitely know where the beach or your accommodation is situated.