This list of best things to do after dinner in Lamai features an eclectic choice of places. Lamai is the second most popular resort town on Samui Island – behind Chaweng – and offers impressive after-dark entertainment despite its relatively small size.
Of course, the nightlife here is not as busy as Chaweng’s but a few long-established venues do their best to prove otherwise. From wooden beachside venues to trendy clubs, you'll find them all here in Lamai, a resort town for partygoers in Koh Samui.
What are the best things to do at night in Lamai?
- 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
The central Lamai beer bars occupy a 2,000-sq-metre plaza in the town centre. Each bar plays its own music at various volumes, so it can get quite loud at times.
These bars are a happening place in high season and a great people-watching place. The competition is tough between these venues and gets even more on Saturday nights, with lady Thai boxing contests in a small ring, set in the middle of the plaza. It’s all free – you just buy a drink or 2 at one of the surrounding bars. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 6 pm until late
- Location: Lamai Central Area, Haad Lamai Rd, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
Lava Lounge is friendly, tasteful, and brews up some great cocktails. There are over 40 cocktails, plenty of reds and whites on the wine list, as well as a range of Belgium beers. Lava lamps, bamboo sofas and an atmospheric bar occupy the 60-square-metre lounge.
You can enjoy some great music (Bill Withers, classic Motown and company) while rubbing shoulders with the friendly punters. Lava Lounge is in a quiet alley leading to Lamai Beach in Koh Samui. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 4 pm to 2 am
- Location: Moo 3, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)80 886 5035
Beer Bar Central is the largest concentration of beer bars and nightlife entertainment in Lamai. Located a few hundred metres away from the more renowned Lamai Central Plaza, it consists of dozens of bars along 2 interconnected streets, all competing for the chance to make your night. Read More...
- Location: 130/3 Haad Lamai Rd, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
Shamrock Irish Pub has dominated Lamai's nightlife scene since 2005. It has 2 distinct areas: an outdoor terrace and a typical pub interior. It also offers pretty feisty live music 5 times a week (in high season) on a centrally located stage. The atmosphere is fairly peaceful in the early evening but usually gets a lot livelier when the band starts up.
Shamrock Irish Pub provides sports lovers with 4 separate satellite feeds on 6 large TVs. The place is big enough to absorb them all without descending into audio mayhem. If you’re after a game of pool, the pub has genuine slate pool tables. Expect a good welcome and happy faces in this family-friendly joint. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5 pm to 2 am
- Location: 124/144 Moo3, Lamai Beach, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)84 818 1266
Lamai hosts Muay Thai schools and an original Thai boxing stadium that hosts great fights on Saturday nights. The originality of Lamai Boxing Stadium comes from the fact that lady fights are organised here – participants usually work at the beer bars set all around the ring.
For those who would like to be initiated to the ancestral art of Thai boxing, the most popular place in the area is Lamai Muay Thai Camp. Other Thai kickboxing camps in Lamai are Wech Pinyo Muay Thai Gym (on Samui Ring Road, near Lamai Temple) and Jun Muay Thai (off Samui Ring Road). Read More...
Rock Bar is the image of a typical beach bar in South Thailand. Built from bamboo and thatch, driftwood and other recovered materials, this cool venue is right next to the famous Grandpa and Grandma Rocks (Hin Ta and Hin Yai) at the southern tip of Lamai Bay. The bar has a small terrace built between huge granite boulders, offering great sea views. Complete with Thai triangular pillows and low tables, the atmosphere is as laidback as you can get.
Rock Bar has a rather misleading name as the venue is more a Rastafarian temple than a rocking place. It hosts occasional live reggae performances, nightly fire shows (in high season), and a tattoo studio.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 2pm until late
- Location: 126/92 Moo 3, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
Soi McDonalds (nicknamed after the famous fast-food chain) in Lamai is a small street with a handful of beer bars. These establishments follow the same general pattern as the bars in Lamai Central Plaza – a roughly round, roofed structure with neon lights, loud music, a couple of chrome poles and cheap drinks served by a small staff. The other side of the road has a spa and a couple of small restaurants. Read More...
- Location: Moo 3, Haad Lamai Rd, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill
Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill is a popular chain restaurant in Thailand. Its Lamai outlet occupies a long, 1-storey building that blends Thai (thatch roof) and contemporary styles (modern furnishing and lighting).
This is a cool and lively joint at which you can follow premier league football or other live sports on their flat-screen TVs. There's energetic live music performed by a local band on Fridays from 10 pm until late. Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill is diagonally opposite the busy Lamai Central Plaza, where you can find beer bars and an outdoor Thai boxing ring.
- Opening Hours: Daily from noon to midnight
- Location: 124/88 Moo 3, Maret, Lamai, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)80 519 3931