10 Best Sunset Bars in Samui

Top Sundowner Spots in Koh Samui

Enjoying a drink at one of the best sunset bars in Samui will permit you to discover the lesser known beaches on the west coast of Samui Island. Namely, Taling Ngam, Lipa Noi and other small coves are not yet as famous and crowded as Chaweng and Lamai on the east coast of the island, although they feature a great choice of beachfront dining opportunities under the coconut trees most of them are fringed with.

Standalone or belonging to a hotel, these top sundowner spot in Koh Samui will add a real and memorable exotic touch to your holiday in the Gulf of Thailand. What could be more romantic than to sip a skillfully mixed cocktail in a pleasantly warm environment caressed by the tropical breeze, while watching the sun sink into the horizon?

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Air Bar Taling Ngam
Air Bar

Belonging to the Intercontinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, Air Bar is a top-notch venue to enjoy a sundowner. Settled on a large wooden terrace overlooking the sea, and offering a stunning panoramic view featuring islands and islets in the background, Air Bar serves delicious cocktails, as well as tapas and snacks such as sushi and sashimi in refined yet, natural settings. Note that rates are pretty steep, as quality usually comes at a certain price.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00 – midnight
  • Location: At Intercontinental Samui Resort, in the central part of Baan Taling Ngam
  • Tel: +66 (0)77 429 100
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Nikki Beach Samui

Nikki Beach Koh Samui is the premier high-end beach club and resort on the island. Located on the pristine Lipa Noi Beach on the west coast, it is the only club of its kind to enjoy stunning sunsets, best viewed from the luxurious poolside sun loungers and cabanas. The beach club is part of the exclusive 48-room Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui and has been the top VIP chill-out beach experience since its opening in 2009. Reservations are recommended. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui, 96/3 Moo 2, Route 4174, Lipa Noi
  • Tel: +66 (0)77 914 500
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The Virgin Coast Restaurant Taling Ngam
The Virgin Coast Restaurant

Found in an idyllic tropical setting on Taling Ngam beachfront, The Virgin Coast Restaurant is a very pleasant dining venue. Surrounded by coconut trees and facing the west, it is a great sunset spot, built and furnished in wood, bamboo and thatch. Regarding food, the chef juggles with Thai and western influences to serve top-notch fusion cuisine as well as more traditional local and international dishes, including seafood.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 22:30
  • Location: About 800m north of Intercontinental Samui Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0)77 270 689
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Woobar Maenam

Woobar is part of the stylish W Retreat Koh Samui, a modern upscale resort located on the small cape separating Bophut from Maenam. Featuring a large outdoor deck with swimming pool, the bar has a stunning contemporary style enhanced by the panoramic view over the sea, which encompasses the northeastern part of Samui, and Koh Phangan lying some 12km away off the shore. Even though the bar doesn’t directly face the sunset, it offers a pleasant sundowner spot due to its amazing view. Note that there’s a 600 baht entrance fee applied between 11:00 and 18:30, which can be redeemed against food and beverages.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 22:30
  • Location: About 800m north of Intercontinental Samui Resort
  • Tel: +66 (0)77 270 689
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Jahn Restaurant Taling Ngam
Jahn Restaurant

Jahn Restaurant is an exclusive dining venue at the stylish Conrad Koh Samui, located in Taling Ngam district at the southwestern tip of Samui Island. Perched on a hill above Phang Ka Bay, Jahn features a wooden terrace offering stunning views of five islands lying off the coast of Samui, giving diners a fanciful timeless feeling, especially at sunset, when the warm colours of the sky reveal the magnificence of tropical seaside areas. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: At Conrad Koh Samui on Hillcrest Road in Taling Ngam
  • Tel: +66 (0)77 915 888
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The Island View Restaurant Taling Ngam
The Island View Restaurant

The Island View Restaurant is a beachfront venue located in Taling Ngam, on the west coast of Samui Island, a stroll away south from Am Samui Resort. This great casual restaurant is the perfect place to spend a relaxing dinner on the beach while sampling delicious local specialities.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 21:00
  • Location: 150m south of Am Samui Resort on Taling Ngam Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)93 575 8209
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Zenzibar Maenam

Located right on Maenam Beach, between Ampha Place Hotel and Sensimar Resort, Zenzibar Beach Bar & Restaurant serves a great choice of traditional Thai and international dishes, including seafood fare. Even though the restaurant is facing north, with great views to Koh Phangan, Zenzibar is a reputed sundowner spot renowned for the quality of its cocktails.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: On the central part of Maenam Beach
  • Tel: +66 (0)86 268 8178
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Beryl Bar Laem Yai
Beryl Bar

Located right on Laem Yai Beach, at the western end of Bang Por in the north of Samui Island, Beryl Bar is a simple reggae-style bar and restaurant renowned for its laid-back atmosphere, good food, and cold beers. This unpretentious venue has a genuine Thai feel, and is a great sundowner spot. The dirt road to get there is a bit tricky to handle on a motorbike, but the sunset view is definitely worth the effort.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: On the rocky northern end of Laem Yai
  • Tel: +66 (0)83 388 7910
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Think & Retro Cafe’ Lipa Noi
Think & Retro Cafe’

Part of a hotel with the same name, Think & Retro Cafe’ is really a quirky and unique place. Entire built under the concept of recycling, the buildings are made with shipping containers, and the furnishing items and decorative ornaments are all made with objects enjoying their second life. And it looks pretty good! Located right on Lipa Noi Beach, therefore facing west, Retro Bar and Restaurant offers a fantastic spot to enjoy a sunset drinks in Samui at fair rates.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Toward the southern end of Lipa Noi
  • Tel: +66(0)77 423 951
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Hemingway's on the Beach Thong Krut
Hemingway's on the Beach

Settled amidst coconut trees directly on the secluded beach of Thongkrut fisherman’s village in the south of Samui, Hemingway’s on the Beach is an extremely popular sundowner beachfront restaurant. Hemingway’s on the Beach features simple settings, great views to Taen and Mudsum islands, and serves top-notch homemade Thai dishes - what more could you want for a wonderful evening off the beaten track in Samui?

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
  • Location: On the central part of Thongkrut Bay
  • Tel: +66 (0)61 178 5550
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