So, no matter what time of year it is, it is always best to verify availability before you get here, as sleeping like a baby on a beach with your rucksack is not always a first-class decision, as I have seen in the past. The Half Moon Festival is on 2 times a month and it is on seven days before the full moon and seven days after the full moon party, it is placed deep in the jungle at Baan Tai halfway between Thongsala the main piers and Haad Rin where the Full Moon Party is held. Here you can be seated and unwind in the infinitive pool drinking the beverage of your choosing, and the ladies when you arrive you get one free cocktail and gentlemen you can get a free one as well, all you have to do is be bold enough to turn up in a two piece bikini, they also have Gladiator style contests over the swimming pool with prizes for the champions and a soaking for the losers.
It's a momentous spot to have a party and with it being only a petit setting it customarily gets anywhere from two to three hundred individuals turning up with 2 small beaches to boogie in the rocks at the rear of the dance floor, there is also a small raised seating area where you can chill and observe everybody else on the beach dancing the night away.Anybody who has been to South East Asia knows Ko Phangan; and anyone who has been to party island in the entire nirvana that is Asia. Even when you get off the boat there is a buzz in the air as everyone impending night ahead and when you in time get to the party, and pursue the masses of revellers making there way to the beach, you will become aware that there are tons of vendors on the side of the streets selling masses of things, everything from bracelets and bangles to face painting and tattoos, and resort just located on the outskirts of Thongsala, and they play funky house music until the sun escalates and it's time to all over again to proceed to your hammock.
And at the closing stages of the night when you are organized to head back to your hammock and a day of sleep, there is all the time a fleet of taxis waiting to whisk you away to any part of the island. They have possession of an breath-taking sound system which kicks out a beat that you can hear ahead of you getting anywhere near the venue, with a lighting system to go with, with lasers and strobes to improve the darkness of the night. This party, as the others goes on until the sun gets higher and the brand new day starts, the taxis are there until the last person heads off home, so don't fear about getting party island in the entire Valhalla that is Asia.