We booked our bus which is the cheapest and the longest way to reach to Haad Rin island where the party happens. It took us 12-14 hours from Bangkok to reach Surathani and then again 1-2 hours to reach to koh Phangan Island by ferry and then a 30 mins taxi ride to reach Haad Rin. We have booked a cottage on the beach but on the other side of the party. So the best advice is to book a place away from all the hustle and bustle. We reached a few days before the full moon and gave us plenty of time to explore the beaches and do some watersports. We bought our self some full moon party essentials; face paint, party clothes, Sling bag for our essentials like money, cellphone, keys, id etc. A few days before the full moon party, forest party also takes place, it is a sick party full of psychedelic music. You need to pay 500 Baht to enter in this party whereas the full moon party is free for all. The forest party was hell of a night, really good music and we were high as fuck. So in all the before shocks of full moon party have already started and we knew its gonna be a great night. The forest party was a crazy night with great music and sick drinks. We partied all night and went back to the cottage in the morning so that we can sleep for sometime and then go the Full moon in the evening. So, the day has come for the party we have been waiting for and we were all set for it. We started pre drinks in the evening in our cottage near the beach. We face painted each other and got ready for the party. Its an awesome feeling to experience the full moon party, all of the Haad Rin beach is full of people enjoying music and drinks. The drinks are sold in a bucket, which is kinda different and cute. I also did the fire run which is like they will put fire on the rope and will be swinging it and you can run over it which was really adventurous. We partied all night and drank like a fish, which was expected. I met people from like all over the world. It is definitely a good place to met people from all over the world and make new friends. The full beach is covered in party anthem and different kind of music is playing every 100 meters. This party place has got something for everyone and let the free spirit fly high. We were dancing like crazy and drinking even crazier. You can see the full beach glowing in the fluorescent colour body paint, sick lights, fire and all you can imagine. We partied like 7 in the morning and went back to our place for some sleep. Coming back to India was a difficult thing as our mind and heart was still in Thailand.
Money Spent: I spent around 25k including everything which was pretty decent I guess ;).
Where to stay: In Bangkok we lived near Khao san road which is a best option, you should look at 3 Howw, it's the place where I stayed. In Koh Phangan try to live near Haad Rin but on the opposite side or little away from all the hustle and bustle. You can find really good cottages near the beach so must try.
What to do: Party like crazy like there is no tomorrow. Drink and smoke responsibly.
When to go: Just plan your trip keeping in mind the full moon dates so that you dont miss out on it.
Being safe: Whatever you do try to be safe as you are in a different country and try to be always with your friends and dont fall in a trap. Enjoy in your limits.