You might have heard about it but without being aware of its location : the infamous “Full Moon Party”. While this name might bring up ideas of an island with huge beach parties and young topless boys celebrating together under the stars with up to 40.000 crazy people at a time which is true, there is also much much more to it worth discovering!
Celebrated on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand, this world famous party is only a tiny fragment of the reality of this place. For the ones willing to look further, it becomes quite clear that the Full Moon Party covers only 1% of what the island has to offer. The island of Koh Phangan, prides itself in protecting its environment with stunning national parks composed of beautiful jungle and beaches, while hosting the most unusual, happy and respectful parties there are on this planet. For those who watched the TV show “Looking” and remember that party in the woods with the fairy at the entrance… There we go! But there is more to Phangan than just its green and ecological vibe. For the people who are willing to discover the real Phangan you will experience its moto: “R”espect with a capital “R”, tolerating differences of sex, race, religion, …
The island is reigned by an omnipresent spirit of laid back tolerance with great encounters, giving an unusual feeling of immediate well-being to its visitors. Once this feeling has entered your mind and soul it is hard to resist it and even harder to leave. The island’s inhabitants and visitors are composed at more than 80% of westerners under their 40’s, bringing a very young, freedom driven feeling to Koh Phangan.
This makes it very different from the usual Thai gay destinations. Tolerance, great bodies, costumed parties and respect, … it is only logical that a growing number of gays are attracted to this island. Koh Phangan has a small gay beach, a couple of gay owned bars and restaurants and a growing number of gay resorts (knowing that most resorts here are gay-friendly anyhow). A young development, that is becoming more and more imminent. (Scientifically proven by browsing on the well-known apps ;)) The brand new “Islandboys”, a gay owned luxury resort, is a brilliant example of this representing that special “Phangan feeling”. Both ecological and luxurious it might as well be the very first gay resort of this kind in the world, with fun and mind twisting designs, a thought through approach to luxury and nature and tons of love indeed!
Composed of private self-sustainable villas built by the young designers and owners Guillaume Brachet and Frederic Jenewein, couple in life, this place is absolutely unique in terms of location, architecture, service and comfort. It offers a brand new kind of hospitality service between luxury resort and a cosy bnb. It does not stop there! To make your stay unforgettable these young designers have a comprehensive approach to introduce their island with their very own large choice of private social excursions through the website “Exciting Phangan”.
These special experiences are aiming to get to meet extraordinary characters of Koh Phangan and share their knowledge and experience: a real jungle man, spiritual healers, hot body firespinners, off the beaten tracks wild parties, thai dancers, crafting silver jewelry, … you name it! Islandboys and Exciting Phangan therefore provide a comprehensive approach for the perfect holidays in paradise that goes beyond staying at a hotel and waiting for the holidays to end. A real human experience. If you think you also have this respectful, open-minded attitude and are looking for beautiful nature, life changing encounters, very hot boys and out of the ordinary parties, make sure Koh Phangan is on your wish list !