The Most Famous Festivals of Koh Tao and Koh Phangan

Secret Party in Koh Tao island

Welcome to Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, the two paradisiac islands located in the Gulf of Thailand. These two touristic places are considered the best ones for having amazing beaches and wonderful nighttime parties in nature with unique festivals. Many travellers come here to dive into a festival spirit and live unforgetable experiences under the moon vibes. 

On the one hand, Koh Tao is named the diving island of Thailand, making it an ideal spot for doing snorkel. On the other side, Koh Phangan is famous for being the parties’ island, as the well-known Full Moon Party, But, it is also the yogi and Meditation Island, where you can find several yoga retreats around the island. 

However, in this blog we will focus on the Koh Tao and Koh Phangan festivals because there are more than just parties, are spectacular spectacles on the beach or in the jungle. They are full of colors, sounds, and emotions, where every event offers you a different experience. Are you ready to know more about them and enjoy the atmosphere connected with the nature? 


The Full Moon party is, undoubtedly, the most famous event in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a monthly party that attracts millions of visitors from around the world.  The party starts at sunset, when the moon is shining, and it continues until the next day. It should cost between 300-600 bath. 

The location of this party is located in the middle of the island, at Haad Rin Beach, which is transformed into a vibrant and colorful scenario. The electronic music is heard, creating an unforgettable atmosphere in the middle of nature. It is an event that you can’t forget!

Even though the party can be wonderful, the prices are running up every year because of the demand. After this party, the island is less busy, so you should go to Koh Tao to do diving courses.

full moon party. Koh Phangan

Half Moon Festival in Koh Phangan

Another equally exciting party is the Half Moon party. This festival is celebrated twice a month, during the waxing and waning moon, and offers a different experience than the full moon festival. This party is in the middle of the jungle, where neon lights and colourful decorations take place to illuminate the scenario and create a mysterious and magical spot

This party with electronic music is outstanding for people who search for an unforgettable experience in a hidden and random place. It usually costs around 200-400 baht and people of all ages usually go. Super recommended!

Jungle party in Koh Tao

Being two islands with a lot of jungle and nature, it is a perfect party to enjoy a great music event in the middle of nature. On Koh Tao, the jungle party uses to be at Escobar bar. During the jungle party, visitors can dance to electronic music, surrounded by the natural beauty of the island. This party is an excellent option for those looking for a different and exciting experience.

Secret Party in Koh Tao island

The secret party in Koh Tao

Secret party is a mysterious and enchanting event held in hidden locations on Koh Tao. This party allows participants to discover the hidden beauty of the islands, as they are taken to a secret location, where they can enjoy music and fun in a private and exclusive setting. The festival also offers fire shows, body painting, and various food and drink stalls. This party is an excellent option for those looking for a different and exciting experience. It is a unique opportunity to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Koh Tao in a mysterious and enchanting setting.

Fire Show in Koh Tao


While parties on Koh Tao and Koh Phangan can be exciting and fun, it is also important to remember a few guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

  1. Belongings. While most people are friendly and respectful, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your things to prevent loss or theft.
  2. Transport. Don’t take the motorcycle if you drink, as it is full of taxis that you can share with other people, since the party areas are usually in hidden places and driving can be dangerous.
  3. Surrounding. The islands of Koh Tao and Koh Phangan are beautiful, and it is significant to do everything possible to keep them that way. Do not leave trash, and respect local regulations.


If you are looking for a unique travel experience full of music, dancing, lights, and fun, then the Koh Tao and Koh Phangan festivals are the place for you. Be sure of event dates and remember that “Life is a journey,” and every trip is an opportunity to create unforgettable memories. So why not make the Koh Tao and Koh Phangan holidays one of those memories? See you on the dance floor!