Koh Samui is widely known and recognized for its natural tropical beauty with an endless stretch of white sand beaches offering various island activities from water sports to visiting temples and more.
On the nightlife side, however, the island is not largely promoted like Phuket. But this doesn’t mean Samui doesn’t have a lively nightlife to offer to its visitors. In fact, there are quite a number of bars and clubs on the island that some of them even earn a worldwide reputation for being one of the best party venues ever. Here’s our list of seven clubs in Koh Samui that you should not miss if you like to party in style.
Bar Ice Samui
After a day in Samui’s hot sunshine, Bar Ice offers travelers a unique evening experience. The inside of this venue is made entirely of ice; from the walls, the bar, to the customers’ drinking glasses. Guests can experience temperature as low as -7! Exquisitely carved ice statues adorn the tables, adding a magical atmosphere and providing holidaymakers with wonderful photo opportunities. The Ice Bar offers a package in which guests buy three drinks and obtain free entry. Arctic-style coats and hats are provided to enhance the feeling of a winter wonderland. If the cold gets too much for patrons, there is also an idyllic garden bar where they can relax with a cocktail. Although Bar Ice tagged itself as a bar, the place is a family friendly venue where visitors can bring their kids to enjoy the cold and the fun.
Beach Republic Ocean Club
With its exclusive beachfront location and commanding sea views, The Beach Republic Ocean Club is an exciting destination by day and by night. Located in the north of Lamai Beach, this beach club is part of the Beach Republic accommodation. Guests can enjoy a cocktail in the infinity pools, dance to live musicians and DJ’s or mix and mingle at the bar. There is a door charge of 1,000 Baht for Patrons who are not staying at hotel, but this is waived when the equivalent is spent on food and drinks. One increasingly popular feature of this club are the “Sunday Sessions”, offering ambient music and delicious brunch.
Sprawled across 150 meters of Chaweng Beach, Ark Bar is a popular destination for travelers in their twenties and thirties. An atmosphere of excitement and entertainment is built with fire dancers twirling daringly in the night air. From 2 pm each day world-class DJ’s play popular House, Music and guests dance late into the night. At the center of the bar is the party pool for patrons to cool off and relax. The Ark Bar features an extensive beverage menu, including the famous “bucket” cocktail. Thousands of fairy lights enhance the atmosphere of fun and excitement.
Cha Cha Moon Beach Club
Set on Chaweng’s stunning beachfront, Cha Cha Moon is well known for playing quality Techno and Underground music in a stylish and relaxed setting. The club is located between Ark Bar and Montien House. The multi-level club is divided into different areas so that guests can choose to lounge with a drink and enjoy conversation or join the dance floor for a more energetic evening. The club features a pool in which patrons can cool off and absorb the music and the atmosphere.
Sound Club Samui
Travelers who enjoy hip-hop and R’n’B flock to Sound Club Samui. Neon lights and a modern decor give the bar a lively atmosphere and the dance floor is always popular. Sound Club also features a back bar with DJ’s playing hard house for late-night party-goers. The club offers a party pool and spacious outdoor areas overlooking Chaweng Lake.
Nestled on the hillside, Q Bar offers patrons a commanding view of Chaweng Lake. Q Bar is on two levels and appeals to both early evening and late-night customers. Upstairs is a lounge bar where guests can enjoy a quiet cocktail and congenial conversation. Downstairs is an “Electro” bar with fast-paced music and ultra modern decor. The downstairs club is popular with late-night crowds and the party often picks up at around midnight and carries on into the early hours of the morning.
The world famous Nikki Beach group opened its Lipa Noi venue in 2009 and since then it has been a desirable nightspot among the young, fashionable and financially solvent travelers to Thailand. Nikki Beach clubs are known for their sexy image, lavish entertainment, and exciting dance music and Lipa Noi is no exception. It is an energetic and stylish place to party. Nikki Beach also markets its own exclusive range of fashion resort wear for those wanting to take a piece of their holiday home with them.
Visitors seeking to experience stylish nightlife should not overlook these seven bars in Koh Samui. Whether they prefer a relaxed pool party, a daytime cocktail or an all-night party, live bands or DJ house music, there is something for everyone on this beautiful island.