The best nightlife in Bophut hosts a good choice of cool bars and restaurants at which punters can spend a cool evening chatting and drinking the night away in a pretty laid-back atmosphere. Far from the hustle & bustle of Chaweng and Lamai (the most frequented resort towns in Koh Samui), Bophut has no discotheques, no girlie bars, and offers a very decent and tranquil alternative, perfect for spending an evening with friends and family.
Our Top 10 Night Spots in Bophut’s list features favourite watering holes available in this charming destination. Most of them are located in the famous Fisherman’s Village, an area that, despite the changes the island went through since the end of the ‘80s, retains a traditional and local touch.
- Ang Thong Adventure Tour
- Ko Tao & Ko Nang Yuan Snorkeling Tour
- Jungle Adventure
- Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park
- Around the Island Tour
- Temples & City Tour
- Big Game Fishing Full-Day Tour
- 4-Wheel ATV Adventure
- Red Baron Junk Sailing Tour with Transfers
- Guided Photography Tour with Golden Pagoda & Big Buddha
Coco Tam's is a fun and extremely popular beach bar located just outside of The Wharf Samui. With beanbags on the beach, swing seats at the bar, cabanas, shisha and even a large projector screen, it is the ideal tropical relaxation spot and one of the top nightlife attractions in Fisherman’s Village. The venue is very much an open-air arrangement, with only a couple of palm-thatch buildings to find once you enter the well-maintained area, with a neat little garden separating it from Bophut Beach Road. The look and feel is that of an easy-going rustic beach bar, with palms and people nodding to chillout tunes. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 1pm to 1am
- Location: 62/1 Moo 1, Bophut Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)91 915 5664
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, cool sounds, and muted lights. Here, you’ll meet quirky characters galore and it’s pretty obvious by the design and décor that a fair amount of thought (and investment) has gone into it.
The two branches are slightly different with one side markedly busier than the other. As well as having a full menu (charmingly presented as a newspaper) and drinks list, French-owned Karma Sutra is also a great people-watching spot with good views of the sea and pier. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to midnight
- Location: 37 Moo 1, Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)88 751 8674
The Emerald Irish Pub offers draft Guinness and Kilkenny as well as local beers. Fan cooled, the pub has live sports on three screens. 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.
The pub's terrace views, like at many Bophut bars and restaurants, take in Koh Phangan and the fishing fleets that gently pass by in the early evening. The Emerald has live music on occasion and if you're anywhere near this pub on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) be sure to make a beeline to join in the celebrations. Warm, friendly and very Irish, The Emerald is a good, clean, and recommendable location in which to spend an evening. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 9am to 2am
- Location: 61/2 Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 332 476
The Frog & Gecko Pub is a rather rustic venue located along the main street of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village. 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.
With lots of wooden chairs and tables and with views out to Koh Phangan the resulting atmosphere is a mixture of tropical and laid-back. Regarding food, expect good, hearty fare befitting a pub and its welcome lack of pretention means an amusing and friendly clientele. The Frog and Gecko has sports TV (Premier League on Saturdays and Sundays) and a pool table as well as lots of quality 70s tunes, Brit Pop, rock and punk played through its sound system. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 2am
- Location: 79/3 Moo 1, Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)98 023 8310
Gecko Bar is one of Samui's most musically astute bars set in a very pleasant Bali-style beachside setting. The owner and 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 revellers over to Koh Phangan afterwards. The bar is part of Gecko Hotel.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to midnight
- Location: 137/21 Moo 1, Soi Ling Kao, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)81 737 3507