Moon Party & Beyond
The Rock is one of the best places on the beach to chill out
and get a view of the whole party. It is situated at the southern
end of Haad Rin on (you guessed it) a big rock. Expect soulful
funky tunes mixed by DJ Kim and the best cocktails on the beach.
The home of the Original Full Moon Party, Paradise is still
the biggest and best venue consistently putting on the largest
show. If a big name is visiting the island, you will normally
find them here playing alongside the amazing resident DJ A who
has more or less coined the tough progressive sound of Haad Rin.
In is another long runner that has been playing a more commercial
set to the huge crowd that gathers there. It has loads of different
places to chill out and watch the action; playing chart, RnB,
hip hop and dancefloor classics.
Bar is another psy-trance venue, slightly smaller than Viny! and
a bit more intimate, but banging all the same. From sunset to
sunrise the dancefloor is a blur of sand, fluoro paint and limbs
and it often goes on all day after the party as well.
Dam at the Vinyl Club bangs out full on psy-trance and driving
techno to one of the biggest crowds on the beach. It has a monster
sound system, loads of podiums to shake yer booty on and more
than its fair share of hardcore space cadets.
The Cactus is one of the first places you come to as you enter
Haad Rin Beach, its right in the middle so it gets a load of punters,
especially as the sun comes up. Expect a more commercial sound
with RnB, hip hop, old skool classics and even the odd bit of
Orchid is the only Drum and Base club on the beach, pumping out
quality DnB, breakbeat and hip hop. Check out residents DJ Kay
and Jok including guests on a rocking sound system with one of
the most having - it crowds on the beach.
sound system is a long running psy-trance enclave complete with
wacky fluorescent sculptures and some of the maddest punters on
the beach. Resident DJ Leung (Black Moon Culture) and guests play
banging trance and techno at one of Haad Rin's most spacious and
colourfully decorated venues.
you want to get away from the mayhem, but still want to keep an
eye on the action - Mellow Mountain is located at the quieter
northern end of the beach. There are heaps of cushions and hammocks
to chill out on, great milkshakes and soothing tunes to calm you
down after a hard session dancing on the beach.
you want to start early and listen to some cool tunes, head to
the Illustion Bar warming up with chill house music pumping out
harder later on.
up the evening out on the beach with some live music at Same-Same
Lodge; the band play covers from Rock to Pop on a pro sound system
to keep the crowds comming back for mor.
you want to escape the pandemonium and hear some deep and funky
house, head to the Outback near the main pier with its no-trance
music policy. Check out the stunning decor, a brilliantly stocked
bar and an excellent menu make this a poppular choice.
an impressive selection of progressive house, the Warm Up Bar
provides a good pre-dance venue in the heart of Haad Rin to down
a few drinks and meet up with friends before proceeding to main
ultimate after party that starts up at 11.00am just as Haad Rin
beach shuts down. Some say it is the best part of the FMP with
only dedicated mooners mashing it up on the dance floor and the
best of the previous nights DJs on the decks; including the infallible
resident DJ A and DJ Boy.