Koh Samui Nightlife

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  • Bophut Nightlife

    What to Do at Night in Bophut & Fisherman's Village

    The centre of Bophut is called Fisherman's Village and yes, you can still see a few old salts around the pier but make no mistake about it, the whole centre of town is now dominated by upmarket boutiques and restaurants. It's simple to explore nightlife in Bophut; either take a right or a left at the pier. A left-hand turn will take you to the heart of the action whereas going right leads to a few pretty good restaurants and select guesthouses and eventually to the road to Bangrak. 

    There are no Go-Go's, girlie bars or dodgy massage parlours here and as a result the atmosphere is much more laid back and friendly.

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Other Nightlife Venues in Bophut

For a cheerful, friendly bar in downtown Bophut it’s hard to beat Billabong Surf Club. Opened in 2002 and located just above the beach along Bohput’s shopping street, Billabong has outstanding views out over to Koh Phangan and sea breezes that pretty much render useless the bar’s wall fans. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
  • Location: Central location in Fisherman's Village's main street
  • Remarks: Free Wi-Fi
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Coco Tam’s

Coco Tam’s is a fancy bar located on Bophut beachfront right between the Fisherman’s Village and Hansar Samui Resort. Featuring plenty of tables, gazebos and mats right on the beach and a nicely landscaped garden with tropical flowers and classic statues, Coco Tam’s is the perfect place to enjoy a drink before or after meal in a peaceful environment. With soft cool sounds, occasional acoustic live performances and fire shows, Coco Tam’s offers an exotic venue to relax while on holiday in Koh Samui. Besides the usual suspects – soft drinks, beers, and spirits – Coco Tam’s has a list of 28 cocktails for guests to sample; from the classic Mai Tai (220 baht) to the special Dark Passion (which, according to Coco Tam’s, is ‘probably the best cocktail in the island’, with vodka, passion fruit, and watermelon juice at 240 baht), you will surely find something for your taste at this fine beach bar.

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – Late
  • Location: at the western end of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village near Hansar Samui Resort
  • Tel: 081 712 3333
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Gecko Village

A very pleasant Bali-style beachside setting enhances one of Samui's most musically astute bars. Resident DJ Gary G plays a range of house and ambient tunes throughout the week and hosts the Gecko's weekly Sunday Session party, which kicks off at 14:00 and regularly features big name guest DJ's and live percussionists. There's also a Full Moon Warm Up Party and the resort has its own speedboat to get revelers over to Koh Pha Ngan afterwards. The Gecko has bungalows for rent but they can get very noisy on party nights.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Route 4169, just West of Bophut
  • Tel: 077 245 554
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Karma Sutra in Bophut is unreservedly all-out retro hippy chic. Flanking both sides of the entrance to Fisherman’s Village by the pier, Karma Sutra has chunky Indonesian wooden furniture (thankfully with soft cushions to make things a little more comfortable), cool sounds, Buddha images and muted lights. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Opposite the pier at the entrance to Fisherman’s Village
  • Tel: 077 425 198
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Located in an old teak converted Chinese shop-house, close to the pier, this bar takes one back to the 60's era. Background Beatles or jazz music played at just the right level so as not to disturb any conversation helps one relax as you sip cocktails or dine on good snack food. The staff members here are friendly and the atmosphere perfect for a little time out from the beach.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – late. Closed Tuesdays
  • Location: Bophut Centre
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Sweeney Todd’s Café Bar

Sweeney Todd’s Café Bar is popular amongst local expats and British tourists. A great place for a beer or two, for many Sweeney Todd’s is also the best place on the island for a traditional English breakfast and traditional pub grubs.

Located diagonally opposite the entrance of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village on the road to Big Buddha, Sweeney Todd’s is an unpretentious, rather small venue at full of interesting and entertaining conversations about local life and it’s a great place to gather precious information about what to see and do in Koh Samui as the venue also hosts a tour desk.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Diagonally opposite the entrance to Fisherman’s Village
  • Remarks: Live Percussion everyday
  • Tel: 087-0037022
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The Crow's Nest

Another beachfront pub with great views out over the Gulf of Thailand to Koh Phangan. The Crow's Nest has sports coverage, draft beers, cocktails and a welcoming staff along with delicious sea breezes.

  • Opening Hours: 16:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Central Bophut
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Irish-owned The Emerald offers draft Guinness and Kilkenny as well as local beers. Fan cooled, the pub has live sports on three screens and occasional live music. Décor wise, The Emerald has genuine Irish pub fittings and on the walls hang historic photos of old Dublin Guinness barges and whiskey ads while some of the bricks are stripped, lending the place a suitable rough-and-ready feel. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Fisherman's Village's main street
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Open since 2000 and owned and managed by long-term expats Graeme and Raphaella, who work hard to ensure everyone enjoys themselves, the Frog and Gecko is busy most nights, but packed on Wednesdays for their pub quiz – so get there around 20:00 to make sure you get a good seat. Musically, expect lots of quality 70s tunes, Brit Pop, rock and punk. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Fisherman's Village's main street
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The Pier

A classy-looking, black-themed restaurant with views out over the Gulf of Thailand. Thai and international dishes with an emphasis on seafood are served up by young, chic-looking staff members. An exterior wooden staircase takes diners up into a comfortable and breezy eating area. Expect to pay more.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 24:00
  • Location: next to Bophut Pier
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The Pub

Almost identical to the Crow's Nest next door, The Pub is nevertheless busier most nights. Its simple set up – one long bar, a few tables and a couple of TV's – attracts a lot of regular punters. The British pub grub is high quality and their Sunday roasts are particularly popular. Music is never too loud and the conversation amusing.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Central Bophut
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Nearby Bophut


One of the best sunset-watching venues around Bophut, Bakubung is a café/restaurant/bar in a garden, seaside setting. The absolutely perfect chill-out spot, Bakubung is not necessarily a nightlife spot but is certainly a place to appreciate the evening breezes in stylish comfort.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:30
  • Location: On the Bophut-Bang Rak Road
  • Tel: 084 636 9090
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Irish Times

The Irish Times offers a huge number of popular draft beers, including of course Guinness. The bar also has an extensive food menu featuring foreign and Thai food. Run by those clever people from Tropical Murphy's, you can expect quality.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 02:00
  • Location: On the ring road, beside Bandon hospital.


 Zazen, an award-winning restaurant, presents traditional Thai regional dishes with fine-dining touches, sprinkled throughout with culinary flair and brio. The extent of the care put into each dish is reflected in the high cost of dining here and subsequently the French chef spares no effort in his quest for perfection, even growing his own herbs. The wine cellar recently received an award. Décor is elaborate but not overdone, with Moroccan touches, Louis XVI-style furniture and a state-of-the-art open kitchen. Part of the Zazen Resort, it's a beachside stroll away from Bophut Centre towards Mae Nam.

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa
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