Skip Navigation

FULL MOON PARTY ACCOMODATION??

Travel Forums Asia FULL MOON PARTY ACCOMODATION??

Page
  • 1
  • 2

Last Post

1. Posted by TUTS (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

HI ALL
GONNA BE AT THE FULL MOON PARTY ON JUNE 29TH YIPEEEEE!!
JUST WANTED SOME IDEAS ON PLACES TO STAY. IM FANCYING ONE OF THESE BEACH TYPE BUNGALOWS ARE THEY OK?? DO I NEED TO BOOK IT NOW ???
ANYONE STAYED IN ONE OF THESE ARE THEY PRICEY???
LISA

2. Posted by chelseakyp (Budding Member 86 posts) 9y

Hi Lisa,

Myself and a friend will be at the full moon party on 29th June, we've booked a place called Cocohut Village which is up the coast from where the party is so theres less chance of break in's etc while at the party, we paid 65 pound for two of us to stay for 5 nights which is quite good. From reading posts on here and some other forums people say to book early as the island gets pretty busy over the party nights, most places you have to book a minimum of 5 nights.

Hope this helps, Claire x

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Tuts:)

Which island are u going to, for the party?
If u are going to Koh PhaNgan, I can give u some information about bungalows there. I dont know anything about the bungalows on the other islands.

Mel

4. Posted by TUTS (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

hiya again
thanks for the advice claire those huts look nice and cheap 2
mite just see u there !!!!!
tuts

hi mel
yeah its kophangan
u stayed there before ?
want a nice bungalow not too pricey but not tacky either and not 2 close to the party
tuts

5. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Hi Mel,

if you are PM tuts could you pop this info over to me too? Can only find a small amount of beach huts online I was starting to think that it was a first come first serve basis

Thanks

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting TUTS

hi mel
yeah its kophangan
u stayed there before ?
want a nice bungalow not too pricey but not tacky either and not 2 close to the party
tuts

Hello again and Clarife too;)

Yes, I stayed on Koh PhaNgan, last November, for a couple of weeks.
It is absolutely beautiful there.
U are right.
The bungalows near the parties are not a good idea, because they are often broken into, during and after parties. Here is one, that is away from the party, but provides transport to the party, for 200Bahts. U can book it in advance, on the internet.
http://www.coconutbeach-bungalows.com/
They will also pick u up from the pier free of charge, when u arrive.

There is also another beach hut place I stayed in. It only costs 200 to 350Bahts per night. These beach huts are owned by a trustworthy family, who I would have no worry about leaving my money and passport in the care of. The huts have a bathroom and double bed and fan, so they are comfortable enough. The downside is, u cant book them on the internet. If u want more information anyway, about whrere to find them, just let me know.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on May 14, 2007, at 11:59 PM by Mel. ]

7. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Hi Mel,,

While renting a beach hut, is there anywere to store your luggage? I'd be a bit paranoid about leaving my rucksack in an empty hut -

Thanks

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Clarife

If the owners of the huts are trustworthy, u can leave your stuff, with them.
Although, u have to rely on instinct and what other travelers tell u, to assess whether they are trustworthy or not.
The places that are not rock bottom cheap, often have safes, where u can put your money belt. However, u should check your moneybelt carefully after u get it back, if staff have access to these safes. Sometimes cash or travellers checques, will be stolen from the middle of a bundle and replaced with sheets of paper. Also, I would never leave a credit card, in these safes. Credit card fraud was/maybe still is common in Thailand.
I dont think u need worry too much about backpacks full of clothes. I have never heard of anybody having their clothes stolen, from a beach hut.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on May 15, 2007, at 1:48 AM by Mel. ]

9. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Thanks Mel,
Is this a problem when staying in guesthouses not on the islands? Would many guesthouses provide safes or are they safer in general because it would be harder for people to get in?

Nice tip about the paper between money! I never would have thought to check that!;)

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Guesthouse and beach huts, in any part of Thailand have this problem. They are easily and frequently broken into. U dont have to worry about your personal safety, in your guesthouse room or beach, because asaults on people are very few, in Thailand. But if u leave your camrea, phone, money etc in your room it has a good chance of being stolen. And these things are not always stolen by Thai people. Some travelers consider this a good way, to make their travel money go further.
If u get a beach hut or bungalow, near a full moon party the risk is even higher. In fact, I would never stay in beach hut, near a full moon party. I even met a guy whose bag was stolen from his room, while he slept, during a full moon party.
Another thing to be careful of are snatch thieves. So dont carry your valuables in a shoulder bag. And dont put bags, in the basket or the back of a moped u are riding. I met a couple on Koh PhaNgan, who had been pulled off their moped, by some people trying to grab the bags they had. But if u wear a money belt it is safe. Violent muggings are rare.

Mel