Nightlife In Koh Samui

There are innumerable options of nightlife in Koh Samui ranging from the loud and brash tourist pubs and girlie bars of Chaweng to the candle-lit romantic bars of Bophut, pool bars, cabaret shows, night market & many more. In Koh Samui, especially Chaweng Beach is famous for its beer bars staffed by pretty hostesses. Buy them a ‘ladies drink’ and you’ll be entertained as long as you stay in the bar. Below are some of the nightlife activities in Koh samui.

20 Best Nightlife In Koh Samui

Starz Cabaret Koh Samui

Starz Cabaret, in the heart of Chaweng area features a mix of Western pop divas and Thai cultural dance, all performed with good humour and zest. The drinks menu is fairly standard and reasonably priced. Booking a table in advance is recommended.
Show time every night: 8:30pm | 9:30pm | 10:30pm

02 Galaxy Cabaret

Galaxy Cabaret, is a Russian club just a few hundred meters away from Starz Cabaret. The club is 2-storey. On the ground floor there is a main hall with 50-70 seats. The main stage is in the corner, from which 3 narrow podiums radially diverge. 2- this is the bar, 3rd, central, ends with an additional round stage with a pylon. Seating for guests is located on 3 levels.

03 ARKbar Beach Resort 

ARKbar Beach Resort, just within 1 km from Chaweng beach is known around the world as the one-stop party destination in the heart of Chaweng Beach. ARKbar Beach Club entertains our resort guests and visitors everyday with international DJ’s playing house music from 2 pm around our Party Pool and then on to the beach until 2 am. Besides the bar, it also offers accommodation from a Superior room with garden terrace to Premier Deluxe Seaview Rooms overlooking the Party Pool right in the middle of the action and music. Best nightlife in Koh Samui for party lovers.

04 Soi Green Mango (Green Mango Street)

Soi Green Mango, is consider a mini walking street like Soi Cowboy in Bangkok and Walking Street in Pattaya. This area is packed with ago-go bars & there may be pretty waitresses available to sit for a pleasant chat when you spend them a ladies drink. Among my favorite bars in this area: The Green Mango Club, Sweet Soul Cafe, Hush Bar, Viking Bar, Our Bar Irish Pub, The Palms Bar & Grill, Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill  & GoGo Bar Koh Samui. – Best nightlife in Koh Samui for bar hopping.

05 Reggae Pub

Reggae Pub, which is just about 2 km from Chaweng beach is one of the top nightclub in Koh Samui. Probably this is oldest and most famous club on the island as it was first opened in 1988. The nightclub features an original design such as an unfinished two story structure with just three walls and partly enclosed. The central main dance floor is surrounded by tables and benches where you can enjoy drinks and listen to live bands or DJs playing music.

06 Cha Cha Moon Beach Club

Cha Cha Moon Beach Club, just located on Chaweng’s beachfront is a popular venue for techno music & restaurant bar. A beautiful, modern beach bar in the heart of Chaweng, where you can relax or dance to some of Samui’s best music while enjoying a really cold beer. Come & experience the pleasant atmosphere, quality music & sound system with some international guest DJs when you visit Koh Samui.

07 Chaweng Night Market 

Chaweng Night Market, is just within 1.5 km from Chaweng beach & next to the Chaweng Lake. The market is indeed a large food court packed with plenty of food stalls offering a great selection of dining options including a full menu of delicious Thai dishes, as well as European and foreign choices and even a few small bars. Every food stall is a family business and many of them sell well displayed fresh seafood and fish in ice beds. You will definitely enjoy the gourmet food here.

08 Woobar (W Koh Samui)

Woobar, is a luxurious lounge but with affordable cocktails and a kind of VIP treatment. It is located near Mae Nam beach which is about 11 km from Chaweng beach. Woobar at W Koh Samui is an iconic outdoor bar with a sleek and elegant multi-colored style, offering an ocean and surrounding hillside view of 270 degrees. The Opening times are daily from 11am to midnight, and there is a DJ playing music daily from 6pm to 11pm.

09 Coco Tam’s

Coco Tam’s, is a fun and popular beach bar near Mae Nam Beach. It offers amazing foods, tasty drinks, delicious salads & great loud music throughout the night. The venue is very much an open-air setting, with just a few palm-thatch buildings to be found once you reach the well-kept location, with a sleek little garden separating it from Bophut Beach Lane. An easy-going rustic beach bar with palms and people nodding to chillout tunes is the look and sound. 

10 Dining on the Rocks – By Six Senses

Dining on the Rocks, situated at the Northeast tip of Samui Island is a famous & 5 stars resorts restaurant. A romantic dinner at the Dining on the Rocks under the stars, Six Senses Samui’s signature restaurant can be one of a kind and a wonderful experience. Whether outside or in the covered seating areas, you can relax on the terraced decks with fantastic broad degree views of the ocean and surrounding Islands. This is an award-winning restaurant attracts foodies from all over the island. 

11 Fisherman’s Village

Fisherman’s Village, is located on the Northern coast and just within 10 km from Chaweng beach. This is a walking street which open only on every Friday from 5 pm to 11 pm. There are plenty of bars,  souvenir shops, massage parlors, clothes, high quality local fabrics,  jewelry,  street food and restaurants where you can can find fresh food and ice cold beer. This is a must visit night market in Koh Samui.

12 Absolut Ice Bar

Absolut Ice Bar, about 600 meters from Chaweng beach & close to the famous Soi Green Mango. This is the one & only ice bar in Koh Samui. It is a best place & time to chill out after a hot day on the beach. Enjoy  a wide range of delicious flavoured vodkas in shot glasses that made of ice and take your place at our bar in below-freezing temperatures. 

13 Kon Tiki Beach Restaurant & Bar – The best nightlife in Koh Samui for couples. 

Kon Tiki Beach Restaurant & Bar, located on Lamai Beach which is about 12 km from Chaweng beach is the only venue that offers fire show on Samui Island. This is a perfect place to have your candlelight dinner with your love-one. Enjoy some great cocktails, burgers, seafood, local Thai cuisine, sandwiches & fruit juices on a bamboo table and sand in between your toe. 

14 Lamai Beer Bars Central – The best nightlife area in Koh Samui for male travelers.

Lamai Beer Bars, is approximately 12 km from Chaweng beach. This redlight district consists of a large beer bar complex in its center surrounded by more ago-go bars scattered along its interconnected streets, all of which compete for the chance to go make your night out. Your best choice is simply to hop around these busy areas before you find anything that catches your eye, but be careful what you’re selecting as some bars have ladyboys working as well.

15 The Lava Lounge

The Lava Lounge, a fantastic chill out place to enjoy the excellent cocktails & cold beers situated on Lamai beach area. Without having loud music & girlie environment, the bar’s atmosphere is totally laid back and friendly. They have very experienced and lovely staff to serve you like a family members & the prices are very reasonable especially their cocktails. Lava Lounge is a best place for those who seek good company and a good drink. Perhaps, this is the best cocktails bar on Lamai Beach.

16 Samui Rock Bar

Samui Rock Bar, an extremely unique bar near Hin Ta and Hin Yai (Grandfather’s Grandmother’s Rocks) Lamai beach, which is about 14 km from Chaweng beach. This is a great restaurant and bar of amazing set-up with good foods, cocktails, live music & picturesque sea-view. Highly recommend this place for their good meal (both Thai and international food)  at very reasonable prices and beautiful view of the sunset. 

17 Ocean Club

Ocean Club at Beach Republic, is a modern & luxurious beachfront resort near Lamai Beach. The atmosphere here is certainly great and the Republic regularly hosts events with foreign DJs, and has movie nights as well. Beachside lounging doesn’t come any better than this with a strong wine list, excellent cocktails and ‘mocktails’ besides a trendy, urban feel to the venue.

18 Full Moon Party – Koh Pha Ngan

Full Moon Party is the world famous event which takes place every full moon months in Hat Rin (Haad Rin) on Koh Pha Ngan. The party continues until the next day, when the sun rises. Hat Rin’s bars on Sunrise Beach remain open and play music including psychedelic trance, R&B, drum and bass, techno, dance, and reggae. The modern event has become a part of many travelers’ itinerary to Southeast Asia. The Full Moon Party’s popularity inspired the development of “Half Moon,” “Black (New) Moon” and other parties. – Best nightlife in Koh Samui for party lovers.

19 Half Moon Festival – Koh Pha Ngan

Half Moon Festival, is a smaller event & it is  held in its own venue in a forest north of the Ban Tai village, between Thong Sala and Haad Rin. The Half Moon Festival is an outdoor dance music (rave party) event held on Koh Pha Ngan on the half moon, a week before, and a week after the full moon. The promoters mainly hire local DJs using CD decks instead of vinyl. Various guest DJs are performing unannounced sets but they don’t book big name stars for the game.

20 Black Moon Culture Party  – Koh Pha Ngan

Black Moon Culture party also happens once a month at night when there is moon, it is about 2 weeks after the Full Moon Festival. The techno & trance music party takes place on the much smaller Baan Tai beachfront to caters those hippy & psychedelic rock crowd. At a modern day Black Moon Party, you could possibly expect up to 1000 people, they get bigger in scale, but they’re still some way behind the other moon-themed parties on Koh Pha Ngan.

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