2. Moon parties
The sun goes down, the stars come out…
Want a night out to end all nights out? Koh Samui and its surrounding islands are infamous for their Moon parties. For the Full Moon version, head to Koh Phangan’s Haad Rin Nok Beach, just a short (and frequent) boat ride from Samui, where more than 12 powerful sound systems burst beats out to as many as 30,000 partygoers. Koh Samui itself holds Black Moon Parties in various locations, such as Samrong Bay and Chaweng beach.