Big Buddha Beach is not exactly Koh Samui's epicentre of nightlife. There are no Go-Go bars here, no stretch of noisy and neon-lit bars but you will find a few places (usually right by the sea) for a few beers, a chat and a chance to set the world to rights.
Secret Garden Restaurant
Secret Garden Restaurant is run by chef Rik and his team. There’s a Thai and European/Mediterranean menu available from 8 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week. Every Sunday, there’s live music during the Secret Garden Sunday Sessions. On these specials nights, Secret Garden offers their guests beach-BBQs and special buffets. The crowd is more or less evenly split between tourists and expats and it's all very relaxed and family-friendly. There's also accommodation available in the form of the attached bungalows.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to midnight
- Location: Secret Garden Beach Resort, 22/1 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Samui Sunset Garden
As the name suggests, evenings are pretty spectacular when viewed from Samui Sunset Garden. This Big Buddha bar is one of the last refuges of backpackers in the area and is a popular stop off point for those going to or returning from Koh Phangan. The staff are very friendly, the atmosphere is very mellow and the music tends towards very chilled house.
- Location: 14/57 Moo 5, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)63 154 0312