welcome to

Fly to the moon 22/23

We are most excited to be sailing into the new year with confidence and joy for a bright future ahead! We are inviting you to our favorite place on the planet – Koh Mak for a magical journey over the course of 3 days.

Each day we will take you to a new location from hideaways to cozy cottages, from beach sundowners to boat cruises, we’ve got you covered for a full lineup national and international record selectors.

Apart from the musical festivities, there will be opportunities for you to get active and explore the island’s many activities such as frisbee golf, cycling and coral planting.
Koh Mak holds us as a mother holds her children, so paying respect to the environment is natural to us and we would very much appreciate the same consideration from you.
Please help us to keep the island clean and be mindful of your trash.
We are looking forward to dancing with you to the moon and back!

***Program, Activities and Food recommendations to be updated soon!  


explore koh mak

way of the island

our goal is to make this world a better place, not a worse one.

Since the dawn of humanity, people have gathered together to eat and drink, make music and dance, create art and perform rituals, learn and share ideas, trade and become inspired. We have a set of values that we would like you to consider while we going on this journey together on Koh Mak.



think global, buy local

good to know

how to get here from bangkok



Pick up from your hotel with room for 3 - 8 people

speed boat

To Koh Mak

The last speed boat leaves Laem Ngop Pier at 4pm so we recommend leaving Bangkok at 10.30am latest.



Bangkok Airways

Private Taxi

To Laem Ngop Pier

speed boat

To Koh Mak



Ekkamai bus station to Laem Ngob


To Laem Ngop Pier

speed boat

To Koh Mak

What's on the island

  • The usual beach items: sunglasses, sunscreen, swimwear, towel, flip flops
  • Refillable drink bottle or cup – NO GLASS/ PLASTIC (we also provide cups at the festival)
  • Enough cash (1x ATM on the island that usually never works) and credit card
  • 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

There are no banks on the island, but there is an ATM near the police station (it never works). Some of the larger resorts will accept credit cards, exchange money (dollars/ euros/ pounds) or indeed allow cash withdrawal against a credit card, at a surcharge of 2% to 5%.

Globalism has not arrived on Koh Mak yet so you will not find any chain shops like Family Mart of 7/11. Despite you can find many local family-run businesses from minimart and food courts to handmade jewellery and clothes shops. They have most everyday items, but if you know you need something specific and are unsure if the island will have it, bring it with you to be safe. 

This may be a small island, but that doesn’t mean that you have to compromise in terms of cuisine. There is a range of eateries, cafés and restaurants. Here are some of our highlights and recommendations for you to check out:

For brunch, By The Sea hits the spot; The creamiest milkshakes, the huge smoothie bowls, and the filled wraps and panini options.

Ball Café is another quaint breakfast stop off with its fruit shakes, coffee and breakfast sets, and quite possibly the best desserts on the island.

For fresh seafood then the aptly named Koh Mak Seafood is the go-to restaurant. Dine in the Thai-style restaurant offering views of Ao Nid Bay.

Kon Gin Sen serves up the classic Thai favourites and you can get your fix of spicy somtam, grilled chicken and sticky rice.

To satisfy your pizza cravings the Little Red Oven does the job. This pizzeria uses a hot stone oven to create an authentically good thin crust pizza.

Ao Soun Yai beach is a very photogenic location. The prime spot is Day Bed Beach Club, which is the name of the restaurant at the Seavanna Resort that overlooks it all. They have a wide selection so you can expect a mix of Western and Thai dishes.

On the main road you can find the reasonably priced Mong Food Market beside Monkey Island Resort. Try their tasty noodle dishes, and their fresh coconut ice cream for dessert.

Not only is Little Moon the location for our New Year’s Eve party, but it also serves up some delicious Thai classics. The Isan favourite ‘Larb moo tod’ is highly recommended if you enjoy spicy minced pork salad.

Almost every resort rents out motorbikes (200-300THB/ day) or bicycles (100-200THB/ day), just ask your receptionist directly. If you don’t feel like riding yourself you can call the island cabs – 50THB per person per trip during the day and 100THB at night.

Here are some numbers you can call: 

  • +66-62-359-8254 Khun Ler
  • +66-83-309-6273, +66-98-579-6293 Khun Lom
  • +66-62-359-8254 Khun Luap
  • +66-61-152-8017 Khun Mos

Most resorts have internet access with wifi in the common areas and rooms. This comes from the telephone companies’ towers, which dot the landscape, so do not expect especially high speed access. Mobile coverage is 3G. Electricity is 24 hours across the island, with just the odd exception.

Koh Mak has a small clinic on the road leading down to Ao Nid Pier and this can deal adequately with the usual day to day problems. More serious cases will involve transfer to Trat on the mainland, where there are two options, the public hospital or the private one, Bangkok Trat. Health insurance is strongly advised. Although the area has not 100% eradicated malaria, cases are extremely rare and anti-malarials should not be required.

  • Koh Mak Clinic (Public) – 039 524 042, 089 093 4629, Emergency 1669
  • Koh Mak Rescue – 087 905 5886
  • Bangkok Trat Hospital (Private) – 039 532 735
  • Trat Hospital (Public) – 039 511 040/1

Koh Mak is known as Thailand’s “eco island”, through their low carbon project, the island’s community have agreed on a set of rules to preserve its beauty for future generations. They include the prohibition of foam packaging, the discouragement of engine-powered water sports such as jet skis and banana boats, opposition to tourists bringing vehicles to the island, avoidance of agricultural chemicals, and a ban on 24-hour convenience stores. 

  With this in mind please participate to maintain this hidden paradise: 

  • Use our FTTM tote bag (or any other cloth bag) to go shopping
  • Respect our waste separation (food waste/ plastic/ bottles/ cans)
  • Don’t throw cigarette buds on the floor/ beach
  • Return any empty bottles/ cups to the bar
  • Participate in Trash Hero beach clean up


Fly to the moon brings people together to slow down and take in a the natural surroundings, taste the delicious local food and make lifelong friends with the friendly village community of Koh Mak. 

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Terms & Conditions

  1. Entrance to the festival will only be permitted with a valid ticket. Fly to the Moon reserves the right to deny admission. In this case, the Festival visitor will have the right to reimbursement of the ticket, unless the denial of the entrance is well-founded. Any further claim for damages is excluded unless the organizers acted with gross negligence or with intent. Entrance to the festival site is only permitted with the festival wristband. The guest will receive the ribbons in exchange for a valid ticket at the entrance.

  2. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone the Festival at our sole discretion. In this case, if the event is canceled before it begins, you will be offered a refund of the face value of the ticket (not including ticketing fees). Any further claim for compensation is not accepted. The event will take place regardless of the weather, as long as it is not life-threatening. Should this be the case, the event will be canceled immediately. 

  3. If the Festival is canceled for any reason outside of our control, misconduct of festival-goers, official orders, or court decisions, we reserve the right to withhold any compensation.

  4. The festival visitors are aware that music festivals represent an environment with a high noise level. The Festival organizers shall take the necessary precautions in order to prevent permanent hearing or health damage. Nevertheless, festival visitors are strongly advised to protect their hearing or health with the use of earplugs. The festival visitors are attending entirely at their own risk. The organizers cannot be held liable for any hearing or health damage due to the festival visitors’ lack of preparedness unless the organizers acted with gross negligence or with intent.

  5. Claims for damages against the organizers due to negligence are not accepted. This also applies to its legal representatives or its agents. This regulation does not cover damage due to injury of the body, life, or health, and in cases of gross negligence or intent of the organizers (except the 2nd point), or due to the breach of contract. Whereby in this case the claim for damages is limited to compensation for the foreseeable typical damage. Further liability shall be excluded.

  6. It is prohibited to bring any of the following to the event; any kind of glass containers, cans, plastic bottles, flares & fireworks, weapons of any kind, and other dangerous objects. The security personnel has been instructed to carry out body searches. With the purchase of a ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions. We may refuse entry or evict you if you are behaving in a disorderly, offensive, or inappropriate manner, or if you breach the entry conditions. In such cases, refunds will not be provided.

  7. All audio and/or visual recordings of the Festival are prohibited, other than recordings only for private purposes, and not for public display (including social media) or for commercial purposes. Generally, recordings of any kind are prohibited without the explicit permission of the organizers or an artist, and publication of such recordings will be prosecuted.

  8. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone the Festival at our sole discretion. In this case, we reserve the right to announce this up to one week before the event. We reserve the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and may vary advertised programs, prices, venues, or activities. No refunds will be made in this case.

  9. Neither we nor the venue will be responsible for any loss or damage to the property (including personal property such as bags, money, or other personal items) you buy or bring to the Festival.

  10. Any commercial actions on the part of the festival visitors are prohibited without the prior written consent of the organizers.

  11. Terms and conditions apply at all event locations and will be exercised by the organizers and third parties as commissioned.

  12. The so-called stage diving, crowd surfing, climbing onto the stage, trusses or the like is prohibited. Such misconduct can lead to eviction from the event.

  13. At all event locations, the provisions of the law on the protection of minors in the public apply. Children and adolescents are allowed to attend the festival only if supervised by their parents.

  14. You agree that we can collect and keep personal information about you including your name, address, credit card or payment details, telephone number, and the names of all ticket allocations. We may need to disclose your personal information as required by law or as permitted under the Privacy Act. If you wish to object to the use of these statements as a whole, just notify us at: flytothemoonfestival@gmail.com

  15. Animals are allowed on the island. However, make sure your accommodation on Koh Mak is also pet-friendly. 

  16. Beverages at Fly to the Moon will be sold in sustainable cups only. You can bring your own cup with you. There will be cups available at the festival as well. 

  17. By entering the festival grounds you consent to be included in any film and/or sound recordings of the Festival or its surroundings and for these recordings to be used by us.

  18. If any provision is invalid, the remaining provisions shall not be affected. Instead, the invalid clause will be turned into the statutory scheme.