Koh Phangan is the Thai island where the Full Moon parties are held every month. It is the party island. When booking a hotel for this island we wanted a cool place where we would meet a lot of people for the Full Moon Party. We read a review that said A’s Beach Place was the perfect party bungalow: pool table, bar, dancing, close to the party – it sounded perfect. When we got there it was about a 20 minute ride from the party, on a quiet hill with a roadside bar and our bungalow was the only place in sight. After reading the letter on the table that said something along the lines of “welcome to the honeymoon suite” we looked up the site where we booked it and realized the description/reviews of two places had been mixed up. It was the exact opposite of what we had originally wanted and yet – it was the best mistake that we could have ever made.
This place was the best: after a night of fire limbo, fireworks, buckets of alcohol and dancing on the beach to loud music, the last thing you want is to go back to your hotel that is within walking distance and be surrounded by a bunch of drunken idiots who never stop yelling. We still met a great group of people at the little bar by our place and we recovered from our nights of partying in our honeymoon glass bungalow overlooking the calm ocean.
The only thing that took away from the extremely romantic setting was the fact that I was traveling with my girl friend, not a boyfriend and also the fact that I was covered from head to toe in neon body paint and smelled of whiskey. Looking back I can’t believe they let us stay there.
Just down the street from this place is an actual tree house bar & hookah lounge. The windy stairs that lead up to it were something out of a storybook. However the never ending spiral stairs aren’t so much fun when you are trying to come down them after a night of tree house drinking and hookah.