Best Party Islands in Southeast Asia
Not only the culture and exotics makes this destination so popular among the backpackers. Southeast Asia is well known for the amazing beach parties everyone should experience at least once in their lives.
Whether you are in Thailand or the Philippines, Malaysia or Cambodia, there is always a beach or jungle set up with some cold drinks and pretty good music, waiting for you. Whether you’re party animal or recreational drinker, these exotic destinations fulfil all tastes.
1. Koh Phangan, Thailand
Koh Phangan is very well known among the more experienced travellers, and those who like to avoid the extremely busy west coast. Here you can find foreigners who settled for life on this Island, and the many beaches and places offer various parties for every taste. The most famous party on this island is Full Moon Party, which is made every month for full moon. It is located in the south in place called Haad Rin, on the beach and in many bars and poolsides around. There is different kind of music in every spot, so you don’t get bored. Buckets of alcohol are sold everywhere, and you can disguise yourself in a t-shirt of the logo of the party in the local souvenir shop. For after party move to the other side of the island, where you will find the earths peace. Haad Salad is perfect, don’t hesitate on getting a massage while waiting on your freshly caught fish prepared by the local chef, enjoying the Thai band performing something from Pink Floyd or Jimi Hendrix.
2. Sihanoukville, Cambodia
There is so much talk about this place. It’s so cheap, so laid back and amazing you’d wanna move there and never return. You can choose your favourite beach out of Serendipity, Otres, Occheuteal and Independence, where the beaches can easily compare to the ones in Thailand, with its white sand beaches and clear water. If you feel like you need a change, you can always hop to the near-by islands around. Chill there on the hammocks while the next party is in preparation. The silly prices of food and drinks are challenging, you’ll never pay more than 5$ for food, and the beer is no more than 50cent. Here you can treat yourself with a massage, manicure or just eat at the local restaurants. You’ll never get bored as many backpackers visit this place and they are all want to make new friends.
3. Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Gili Trawangan or Gili T is Asia’s well kept secret for its great parties and super-clear water and white-sand beaches, fresh tuna fish for 7 dollars and the most incredible sunsets you will ever witness in your life. It is located between Bali and Lombok, and it’s the first one out of three Gilli’s, next to Gili Meno and Gili Air. It’s perfect location for backpackers that were experiencing Bali and its culture, ceremonies and flora, as there are many fast-boats from Padang Bai that can take you there for cheap money. The island is too small for you to very about transport, you can walk around the island easily in about an hour or two. The party never stops, and there is no low or high season here, the music and the people come here at any time of the year. And whenever you feel like you had enough of it, hop on Gili Air and enjoy having the most delicious food by the sea as this is the most laid-back island out of the three.
4. Boracay Island, Philippines
There is not a single thing that can cross your mind and it’s not in Boracay. You can choose from the best beach parties, hotel parties, bars and clubs, where you can enjoy the music of worlds best known DJs, live reggae music in the more laid back bars and in the same time you have the greatest white sand beaches for maximum pleasure during the day. Whether you’re backpacking through the Philippines or on a working trip to Manila, remember there are cheap daily flights that will take you to this party island, even for just a few days.