Full Moon Party and Beyond
Blog on the parties of Koh Phangan

site search by freefind

Moon Set Party

at Pirate Bar on Haad Chao Phao

Share Bookmark


The Pirate Bar is located at the southern end of Haad Chao Phao in a small cove. It is a dramatic location and the ideal place for an outdoor party. It is thus not surprising that the Moon Set Party at Pirate Bar has been a successful event since 2002.

The Moon Set Party is usually held 3 days before the Full Moon Party in Haad Rin. The party is held on the beach and the soft sand where there is plenty of room to get into the beats. Despite it being a fairly small party they take the trouble to put up decorations and sometimes even a burning ‘Moon Set’ sign.

The music depends greatly on the DJs that have been invited to play. However, you can be sure of some hard trance Koh Phangan style. Since the success of the Blue and Green Sramanora Waterfall Party Peter G. has been getting on the decks all over the island and bringing more of a techno and minimal flavour to proceedings.

It is free to enter the party. It starts at 10pm and goes on to the following morning.

Even when there is no party it is worth visiting Pirate Bar. It is a bar on the beach built in the shape of a boat. Next to the bar is a large platform where customers can chill; and just meters away is the clear Phangan Sea.

Pirate Bar serves a range of bottled beers, buckets, spirits and soft drinks. You can also get delicious Thai BBQ.

Pirate Bar is 10 minutes away from Thongsala and even closer to Haad Yao. It is probably the best party spot on the West Coast.