Soi Reggae in Chaweng
Out on the street leading to the Reggae Pub from Chaweng Centre you'll find bar after small bar lining the passage with the usual cast of friendly girls, not very original music, a pool table here and there and a general air of seediness. This is Soi Reggae and it used to be a very busy area with bars staying open all night and many punters wandering through but since a few years it has been losing its snappiness.
The main attraction of the area is the huge, two-storey Reggae Pub with a live music stage and pool tables but then again this place has not moved with the times and only seems to attract the type of people who actually like to hear Bob Marley imitations and even Hotel California played night after night. Things only get hopping here after midnight when the reggae finally stops and techno takes its place.
Things get pretty desperate in the surrounding bars the later it gets and the girls get more 'aggressive' in their tactics. You have been warned… Still, it can be a lot of fun if it's all approached with a sense of humour and fun.
Moulin Rouge is an up-market Go-Go Bar on Soi Reggae, behind Chaweng Beach Road, by the lake. There you can indulge in a drink or two and watch the dancing babes into the early hours.
Chaweng Boxing Stadium
This large stadium near the Reggae Pub is the centre of Muay Thai boxing in Samui. Starting at 21:00 and going on until midnight, fights here are the real thing, unlike some semi-staged efforts at several tourist centres. Seat prices vary but in reality it's much the same experience buying a bleacher pew as in the 'VIP' section, perhaps better. It's a noisy, thrilling and sometimes shocking evening of thrills and spills. Bar available.
- Opening Hours: Fights start at 21:00
- Location: at the entrance of Soi Reggae
- Tour Available: Thai Boxing in Chaweng
The Reggae Pub is a large, barn-like institution by Chaweng Lake and has been catering for party people en masse for years now. Here, a large dance floor is surrounded by benches and tables while international DJ's and live bands handle the entertainment through enormous sound systems.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 02:00