The Green Mango Club Samui has been the most famous and iconic nightclub on the island for more than a quarter of a decade. The star attraction of Chaweng Beach’s nightlife, it gave its name to the street it effectively dominates – Soi Green Mango. It is a large, colourful, fun and lively place and an absolutely essential stop on any night of partying in Chaweng.
Found right at the end of Soi Green Mango, the partying only really gets started at midnight. There’s usually a big boost to the crowd at around 02:00, after the nearby ARK Bar closes. This is also the time officially listed as Green Mango’s closing time, but the club routinely stays open until 05:00 and beyond. Despite being one of the biggest dance floors in Koh Samui (assuming you don’t count the beach), the place is packed most nights.
Having no dress code, young holidaymakers rock up in summer dresses, sleeveless T-shirts and casual clothes. The Green Mango Club Samui is particularly popular with the tourist crowd, including both western and Asian visitors. It is not such a regular haunt for expatriates living on the island, but you will see a few local Thais there (some of whom are looking for more than just a dance).
The club is largely open-plan, but roughly divided into two spaces. The first, by the entrance, plays hip-hop and RnB. Pass through the bars and into the warehouse-like main structure and the look and atmosphere is much more like a nightclub, with techno, house and EDM music to suit. With the two areas competing with each other, both have their volume dials set to maximum.
The Green Mango Club Samui has a look which combines natural with industrial, though possibly not intentionally. It is built in an old warehouse with a glass roof, but the owners have done everything they can to stress the natural look. A giant tree looms by the entrance and the wooden floors and bars hint at the idea that the club is a tropical treehouse – albeit a treehouse with numerous bars, pool tables, big screens, live local and international DJs and the latest in sound and lighting technology.
Entrance to the Green Mango Club Samui is free and drinks prices are pretty reasonable - for a nightclub in a popular resort destination - with vodka buckets from 600 baht. This is fortunate as, being an open-air venue with a glass roof and crammed full of people dancing and having a good time, it can feel a little like a greenhouse in there. Be prepared to get very sweaty!
The Green Mango Club
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 02:00
- Location: 195 Moo 2, Soi Green Mango, Chaweng
- Tel: +66 (0)7 730 0672
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenMangoClub