Here Are The 10 Best Party Islands in Southeast Asia
Everybody knows that Southeast Asia is a home to beautiful ancient temples, lush jungles, stunning beaches, amazing culinary, and of course for its diverse and wonderful cultural traditions. But hey, that’s not all the things you can find. There’s another reason to splurge on a flight to this corner of the world: party. Yes. Partying really hard.
One fact that not many people know is Southeast Asia has so many iconic party spots on earth! From Bangkok to Bali, Siem Reap to Hanoi you can discover some of the world’s most infamous party destination. After all, there's almost nothing better than throwing down and waking up next to beaches that can cure even the worst hangover.
With that in mind, here are the best of the best from this region.
1. Koh Phangan, Thailand
The Ibiza of the east! Koh Phangan massive party scene with lots of delicious Thai food, cheap drinks, and monthly bacchanal that celebrates the full moon. The full moon party is one of the world’s most famous beach parties that takes place once a month in Haad Rin. Don’t worry, there are half-moon parties, too. The island floods with travelers most of the time, so you will need to book well in advance. Watch out with every plan you make, because Thailand’s drug laws are some of the world’s most strict.
2. Bali, Indonesia
The greatest destination on earth has plenty of untouched corners despite Kuta and it suburbs as the magnet. Eat, drink, beach, drink repeat. This cycle goes like that with countless bars and clubs draw 20-, 30-, and 40-somethings who want to rave until the break of dawn. The streets around Poppies I and II are notorious for their loud late-night parties, while slightly more refined hotspots up the coast -- like Potato Head and Ku De Ta -- have everything from romantic sunsets to live DJs spinning late. Have some leftover energy when the sun's up? This is one of the best places to learn how to surf in the world, so grab a board.
3. Castaway Island, Vietnam
Known for culture of an altogether different day, Castaway Island is a very wonderful party island that will never let you feel bored. During the day you may enjoy the beach actions includes rock climbing, kayaking, and tubing - Ah, do not forget Ha Long Bay, Vietnam’s most photographed destinations while the surrounding area is a UNESCO-designated landscape. And at night, travelers will empty the beach – hut bungalows and congregate around the bonfire on the beach, or on booze cruises through the bay. Overnight excursions can be easily found here!
4. Phuket, Thailand
This is one of the Southeast Asia’s most storied party destinations. You do need to be a little informed in order to find the party, as some corners of the island are sleepy. But yeah, hedonism figures largely here. You’ll find everything here from the ordinary club to the most full-scale nightclubs that will let you ive deep and down to the atmosphere of the nightlife. Bangla Road is the heart of the town's seedier action, though there's nightlife all around. When you add the lovely beachside setting to the mix, you could do far worse when picking places to stay up all night.
5. Koh Rong, Cambodia
Pub Street in Siem Reap is well-known as Cambodia’s backpacker party capital, but Koh Rong own its vibes. For those who prefer a little sea and sun with their ice-cold Angkor beer, Koh Rong is the right choice. The vibe is lower than regional party in Koh Phangan and Phuket, but for those who want to commune with backpackers spinning fire and debating travel tattoos, this is the spot. For the highest concentration of like-minded partiers, catch the boat from Sihanoukville on the mainland and head to Koh Touch. Those who want to unwind in the water during the day are also in luck, as the snorkeling offshore can be great.
6. Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
If a traffic-free island fringed by palm-lined beaches and lapped by turquoise seas sounds like paradise -- well, we completely agree. But on Ko Phi Phi Don, that doesn’t mean that everything is quiet breezes and relaxation. Sure, while there are quiet corners in the island's north, its two main beaches burst with energy day and night. Travelers looking for a good time throng to Tonsai Beach and Loh Dalum for all of the expected party-hard culprits: cheap beer, backpackers, fire-spinners, and plenty of reggae bars.
7. Boracay, The Philippines
White Beach, located on the skinny island of Boracay, was once a haven for those seeking a true away-from-it-all experience. However, what was once the kingdom of hippies and beach shacks has become a tried-and-true destination for tourists. With hotels ranging from huts to luxury properties, the island exerts a wide draw on travelers. Most of the wild times take place around Station 2, in the middle of the island, so plan your trip accordingly. For those who want to revel like their on Koh Phangan, the island also hosts parties timed to the lunar cycle at Area 51.
8. Koh Tao, Thailand
While its neighbor -- Koh Phangan -- rages until dawn, Koh Tao prefers its party a little more tame. That's not to say it's quiet here. In fact, organized pub crawls are known to occur several times a week. Plus, there's a nice range of places to let loose, from reggae bars to beach bars to wild nightclubs. Those who want to sip cocktails and gaze at sunsets can head to Maya Beach Club, while travelers who want wilder times can flock to Fishbowl Beach Bar and Lotus Bar. Looking for a good drag show? Check out Queen's Cabaret, a group of performers who are more than willing to get the audience involved. When planning where to sleep, keep in mind that most of the action on Koh Tao takes place along Sairee Beach.
9. Gili Islands, Indonesia
There are plenty of reasons to make the trek to Indonesia's Gili Islands, which are off of the coast of Lombok (an island with its own party-hard reputation). While not every island is meant for travelers seeking late nights, this three-island archipelago has something for everyone. Gili Meno is perfect for those who want to escape the real world, while Gili Air has a bohemian backpacker vibe. And then there's Gili Trawangan, where you can score an inexpensive diving certification by day, and go wild at the bars, clubs, and restaurants at night. Most of the island's wildest outposts are clustered along its east side. Keep in mind that there are no cars on Gili T (as travelers call it), which is a bonus if you're planning on stumbling home as dawn threatens to break.
10. Tioman Island, Malaysia
If after reading this list, you find yourself thinking you're not quite the party person you thought you were, we've got an option for you, too. While Malaysia isn't known for its rowdy nightlife outside of Kuala Lumpur, travelers whose idea of partying involves trading dive stories and backpacker tips over cold beer in beach bars are in luck. Tiny Tioman Island is the place to be. There are no nightclubs, no illicit drug trade, and little in the way of bumping DJs. Instead, head to Salang, which has a shimmering beach, great snorkeling, lots of diving outfitters, and plenty of friendly folks unwinding over sundowner cocktails. It's easy to unwind alongside a murmuring social scene, and many travelers leave here feeling blissfully recharged.
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