Chaweng best nightlife scene has everything to entertain the most enthusiastic partygoers. Chaweng is for Samui Island the equivalent of Patong Beach for Phuket Island – a lively place by day on its superb beach (the longest in Samui), but at night, Chaweng presents another face with a few popping night spots, most of them situated in its central area.
Our Top 10 Night Spots in Chaweng’s list features the most popular venues and areas to party until late in this bustling resort town: from its high-tech discos to chill-out bars to transvestite cabaret shows to Thai boxing stadia to naughty-but-nice districts, most party animals will find something to their taste in Chaweng, a place where the night fun seems endless.
- Ang Thong Adventure Tour
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- 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
SEEN Beach Club Samui
SEEN Beach Club Samui is a swanky, retro-themed venue on Chaweng Beach, just south of Koh Samui Airport. There are plenty of colourful cushioned seats spread across chequered floors, as well as a Cali-style metallic trailer next to a swim-up cocktail bar. It's enough to make you think you’re back in the roaring ‘50s in Koh Samui.
The beach club’s piece de resistance is its infinity pool, which rolls right out to meet Chaweng Beach. You can enjoy an extensive food menu of chilled oysters, sushi, and pizza, along with your choice of cocktails, champagnes, top-shelf spirits and wines. Pool parties often take place at SEEN Beach Club Samui, which gets packed with well-dressed locals and travellers until late.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to midnight
- Location: Sala Koy Road, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 956 800
Ark Bar is another Samui institution that has been at it for quite a few years. It is a lively cosmopolitan beach-front venue (almost 150m wide!) that offers its punters food, drinks, a chill-out groove in which to mingle and party to the DJs’ latest live mixes amongst like-minded travellers from all around the world. Even though it's changed hands several times the bar/restaurant still uses the same methods to draw people in with fire dancers, fire shows, dining and dancing on the beach and a relaxed atmosphere that extends to a children-friendly vibe, even late at night. Read More...
- Location: 159/89 Moo 2, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 961 333
Soi Green Mango is the equivalent of Phuket’s Soi Bangla or Bangkok’s Patpong. It’s loud, it’s brash, and surprisingly it’s pretty compact, so much so that before you know it you’ve walked through it to the other side. Bar after bar features scantily clad (almost always in black) bar girls sing-a-songing ‘welcome, come inside’ as you drift by. There are several dance joints here, too, where you can get your moves in without bar girls lunging for you. Many of the beer bars are so similar that you’d be forgiven for mixing them up if you head back for a second night of fun here. Read More...
- Opening Hours: most bars open at about 6pm but the place starts to be lively after 9pm onward
- Location: Chaweng, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Soi Reggae is made of an alignment of small beer bars with the usual cast of friendly girls, not very original music, and a pool table here and there. The main attraction of the soi is the huge, two-storey Reggae Pub with a live music stage and pool tables. The large dance floor in front of the stage is usually packed until very late. The band covering Bob Marley’s classics and other pop/rock favourites leaves after midnight to be replaced by DJs playing techno music. Read More...
- Location: Central area of Chaweng Lake
Petchbuncha Boxing Stadium is the heart of Thai Boxing in Koh Samui. Thai Boxing or Muay Thai is Thailand's National Sport and is one of the world's most demanding contact sports. Located at the entrance of Soi Reggae in the central area of Chaweng, Petchbuncha Stadium is a large building that can host up to 1,500 punters. Fights are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, starting at 21:00. A new stadium named Chaweng Boxing Stadium has opened in Soi Green Mango, right behind Solo Bar. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9pm to midnight
- Location: 21/17 Moo 3, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)84 772 6739
On Street Bar is certainly the most original venue in Chaweng’s tremendous nightlife scene; this tiny venue set on a small piece of waste ground right next to the entrance of KC Beach Club Hotel is made of corrugated iron and recycled wood painted in bright colours – without them, its one metre wide façade would be totally unnoticed as the stall/shop next door sells vivid paper chandeliers. Made with any old things and featuring recovered furnishing and décor set on the open ground, On Street Bar is a very popular water hole, a proof that the trendiness of a venue is not always related to the amount of money invested to make it shiny and attractive. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 2am
- Location: 12/7 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)87 552 3524
Cha Cha Moon Beach Club
Opened in 2013, Cha Cha Moon Beach Club is a stylish bar/night club located right on the beach of Chaweng between Ark Bar Beach Club and Montien House. Wide open on the beach and built mostly with natural materials, Cha Cha boasts a modern architecture which successfully integrated the existing coconut and palm trees fringing Chaweng Beach.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6pm to 2am
- Location: 61 Moo 2, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)89 651 2777
Paris Follies Cabaret is a popular cabaret show and bar that features three shows nightly at 20:00, 21:30, and 23:00. Some 20 performers bring out their inner female with song, dance and fabulous costumes. Colourful and extravagant costumes, songs dedicated to mostly every nation, excellent lighting and sound system, and great performances from a group of glittering ladyboys dancers whose genuine smiles show that they are happy to show their talents on stage. Modern and vibrant, Paris Follies Cabaret show is a must-visit venue for anyone coming to Chaweng. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily at 8pm, 9.30pm, and 11pm
- Location: 166/92 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)87 030 8280