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“Beach soccer Beach volleyball” 5 of 5 stars
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Hat Rin
Mu 4 Tambon Ban Tai, Ko Phangan, Thailand
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Ranked #36 of 57 things to do in Ko Phangan
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Ko Phayam, Thailand
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“Beach soccer Beach volleyball”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Excellent events organized just before full moon for sport players, fun atmosphere and a bit different for the parties.
Highly recommanded

Visited September 2012
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“Stunningly beautiful beach when it's not the week of full moon!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

I was shocked when I walked onto Haad Rin's sunrise beach, it was stunningly beautiful! As it is the home to full moon party I thought it would be gross but it is perfect - long stretch of powdery soft sand and beautiful water, no trash in sight. And felt fairly empty as well since it's so big. A couple of beach volleyball nets too. Love this beach!

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“Ok.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

It's an OK beach, with OK bars and OK hotels. The fact that it's the party place of the island makes it cool to young travelers, which miss the other beauties of the island. Basically, it's a long stretch of nice sand, with more or less clear water. Nice, but definately not the postcard beach.

Visited June 2012
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“It's not exactly cultural but it's one heck of a party!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Uh, yes please. We were on Koh Phangan for 6 nights, two of which were given up to the full moon party (party night and recovery night). What is there to say? An Oxford student informed me on the songteow into Haad Rin that the Full Moon Party is a right of passage for English university students and that about covers it (though the actual age range is enormous). More Europeans and travelers than Thais but no one goes to this for the culture. They go for the cheap booze and a raging party. And that is exactly what it was. I think only being in Barcelona when Spain won World Cup 2010 and Amsterdam for New Years could possibly beat the party that is had on full moon nights in peak season on Koh Phangan.

I did notice that guys got a bit, how shall we say, "bold" in their attempts to hit on the ladies so as long as you keep your wits about you, all will be well. I highly recommend staying up all night and partying until your eyes burn. Enjoy!

Visited September 2012
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“Amazing Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Very Clean beach with many activities to do, jetski rental available and taxi boats to other area's on the Island. The beach get cleaned everyday early morning and have specified boxes for trash. During the fullmoon party the music at night might be an issue for some people in some parts of the area. But during the normal days it’s quite and calm and very nice for relaxing. Many great shops to visit and food places. You can also join the beach football competitions. Many things to do for everyone.

Visited March 2012
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