Say goodbye to 2020! Leave this hectic year behind and embark on five days of paradise at the beautiful island of Koh Mak with the annual Fly to the Moon NYE festival from Dec. 29, 2020 – Jan. 2, 2021.

2020 may have been one of the most hectic, challenging, disappointing, tumultuous years in recent memory but it doesn’t necessarily have to end on a bad note.

Thailand’s small but pretty island of Koh Mak will be hosting the ninth annual edition of Fly to the Moon – a five-day long New Year’s Eve festival. The festival is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 until Saturday, January 2, 2021.

Each day will feature a new location for attendees to flock to and celebrate on the island including a five-hour-long boat party. This is a great opportunity for partygoers to explore around the island, and a great way to end the year on a memorable high note.

Each party can take place anywhere on the pristine island – from bar resorts to beaches and even secret locations and hideaways – and features a full lineup of some of Thailand’s best record selectors who will be there to provide groovy tunes enhanced by the renowned Funktion One sound system.

Stage design and production will be handled by two talented creatives, Lud Absolud and Miruku Milx, who have worked at festivals such as Quest Festival, Chiwowah Town, Jai Thep, Wonderfruit, Mystic Valley. Their jaw dropping stage decorations have left attendees admiring their work before they even hit the dancefloor!

Dance and groove to the music with beautiful island beachside views, participate in fun activities, make new lifelong friends, and create meaningful memories. This is one end-of-the-year party you don’t want to miss!

WHAT TO BRING – THE ESSENTIALS

  • The usual beach items: sunglasses, sunscreen, swimwear, towel, flip flops
  • Refillable drink bottle or cup – No glass or plastic allowed, but there will be cups provided at the festival
  • Enough cash on hand – there are no banks or ATMs on the island, but there is an ATM near the police station. Some resorts will accept credit cards and exchange money.
  • Jacket or long sleeve shirt for riding your bike at night
  • Coconut oil – works best to keep sand flies off your skin
  • Mosquito and bug repellent
  • Any special medication you need
  • Tote/cloth bag for shopping and carrying essentials

More information regarding transportation, food, and medical services can be found on the official website for Fly to the Moon.

TICKETS

Tickets are available for purchase through here. Astronaut full passes (SOLD OUT) gives access to all days of the festival and boat party for THB4,000. Rookie tickets are available for THB3,000 gives access to the festival, but not including boat party.

ACCOMODATION

To book a room, head to the FTTM official website and click EXPLORE KOH MAK > ACCOMMODATION and fill out the booking form. The festival’s booking manager will get in touch with you.

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
4:00 PM – 2:00 AM (overnight)
Festival Opening (Koh Mak Resort)
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Boat Cruise (Ao Nid Pier)
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pool Party (The Mak Resort)
8:00 PM – 4:00 AM (overnight)
Beach Party (Hidden Beach Resort)
Thursday, December 31, 2020
10:00 PM
New Year’s Eve (Little Moon Villa)
Saturday, January 2, 2021
3:00 PM – 1:00 AM (overnight)
Farewell Surprise (Makathanee Pier)

 

ACTIVITIES

Apart from the musical festivities, Fly to the Moon also offers a wealth of activities to partake in to make the most of your stay on the island.

Get sporty through activities such as Thai boxing, kayaking, cycling, and frisbee golf. Or if you want to learn something new, why not participate in jewelry workshops and cooking classes?

Koh Mak’s Bamboo Hideaway Resort will also be hosting a two-hour long Silent Cinema.

Fly to the Moon will also promote environmental awareness with activities that pay respect to the environment and help reduce eco-footprint. The festival will utilize a reusable cup system that will reduce plastic use, a silent disco beach cleanup by the end of the festival courtesy of Trash Hero and Silent Vibes, and stage design built from recycled materials. It’s important to have fun while also being mindful to Mother Nature – she is a sacred living being!

YOGA AND MEDITATION

There will be yoga and meditation workshops courtesy of Maïta. A teacher of well-being with a passion to explore a world of serenity, sensibility and contentment, Maïta will help still your mind prior to partying – and her classes come with stunning sea views to boot. During Fly to the Moon, she will be hosting a variety of classes on yoga and mindfulness. Each yoga class costs THB400 each, but act fast! There’s limited capacity. You may purchase a class through here. For more information, contact: maï[email protected] / 08-414-584-50

  • 6AM Sunrise Yin Yoga
    Wednesday 30th December
    06:00-07:00 at Ao Nid Pier
    Fee 400 THB
    Capacity 16 people

Wake up your body while the sun is rising over the ocean. Join for a one hour soothing stretch to prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with dancing. Please wear your bathing suit to jump in the sea after yoga. Mats are provided. Beginners are welcome. Please be on time.

  • Mindfulness Workshop ‘Time Flies’
    Thursday 31st December
    15:30-17:00 at Seavana Beach Resort
    Fee 400 THB
    Capacity 16 people

Mindfulness journey on the topic TIME – What if you stand still for a moment? Join for a 1.5 hour introspective workshop.

  • Cutting Edge 2020 Yoga
    Thursday 31st December
    17:00-18:00 at Seavana Beach Resort
    Fee 400 THB
    Capacity 10 people

Purge your body toxins to define a fresh start into 2021! Mats are provided. Beginners are welcome.

  • Define 2021 Yoga
    Saturday 2nd January
    09:00-10:00 at Seavana Beach Resort
    Fee 400 THB
    Capacity 10 people

Open your energy field and launch yourself into a lush 2021. Mats are provided. Beginners are welcome.

NANNY SERVICE

Mommies and daddies planning to celebrate New Year’s in Koh Mak with their children can rest easy, as Fly to the Moon offers a nanny service! Parents can go out and enjoy themselves while their little ones are taken care of – for a fee of THB1,000 per day.

If parents are interested in hiring a nanny, they can send an email to [email protected] by answering the following questions below.

  1. How many children do you have?
  2. How old and what gender are they?
  3. Where you going to stay on Koh Mak?
  4. On what days do you need the nanny?
  5. Your contact details

For more information, visit Fly to the Moon or follow them on Facebook.

All photos courtesy of Fly to the Moon.

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