The best beach clubs in Koh Samui include quite an impressive array of styles. Some are similar to what you expect of such a venue in the Mediterranean – mostly chillout beats and party vibes. Others have a more rustic look and feel. There are also some that are more restaurant than club. What they all have in common is that they’re located on or by Samui’s lovely sands.

    Beach dining is certainly a popular activity of any vacationer visiting Koh Samui. It’s relaxing and gives a feeling of casual exclusivity to enjoy delicious food and drink with your feet in the sand. Given the wide range of cool places to pick from, we’re very confident you’ll find a place that suits your style on our list.


    SEEN Beach Club Samui

    SEEN Beach Club Samui is a swanky, retro-themed venue on Chaweng Beach, just south of Koh Samui International Airport. There are plenty of colorful cushioned seats spread across checkered 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 rocking ‘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 travelers until late.

    Location: Sala Koy Road, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10 am to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)77 956 800


    ARKbar Beach Club

    ARKbar Beach Club at Ark Bar Beach Resort is great for those looking for a lively and festive vacation in Koh Samui. Occupying a 150-metre-wide beachfront location in Chaweng, this establishment features all the facilities required to spend a great time right on the beach.

    ARKbar Beach Club hosts energetic beach parties every night, featuring live music, DJs, and fireworks. The restaurants’ menu includes 26 pages of Thai and international dishes, finger food, and no less than 60 cocktails.

    Location: 159/89 Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand


    Nikki Beach Koh Samui humbly describes itself as the “sexiest place on Earth”. Located in Lipa Noi, on the western coast of Samui, this trendy beach club offers expansive buffets, live performances, beach barbecues, and movie screenings.

    Thanks to its festive atmosphere, top-notch catering, and deliciously potent cocktails, Nikki Beach Koh Samui is a fashionable venue that has all you need for a memorable day (and night) on a cool tropical beachfront.

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    Location: Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui, 96/3 Moo 2, Lipa Noi, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 1 am

    Phone: +66 (0)77 914 500


    Beach Republic is an elegant and stylish beachfront venue in the northern part of Lamai. The resort-owned restaurant has indoor and outdoor neighborhoods set on a bathing pool deck, with direct access to the beach. Food-wise, expect modern Thai and international dishes. 

    Special events take place every day, including live music by talented artists and DJs. Beach Republic also hosts a great choice of entertainment options, such as an escape room, a fine whiskey and cigar lounge, and Sunday brunches. 

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    Location: 176/34 Moo 4, Maret, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 458 100


    Elephant Beach Club Koh Samui is situated on Chaweng Beach, between the renowned ARKbar and Cha Cha Moon. It’s a popular place for having a great time and attracts a young and fun-loving crowd. You can expect a lively playlist of hip-hop and RnB tunes, pool and beach parties, as well as high-quality food and beverages. 

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    Location: 159 Moo 2, Bophut, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thaïland

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 2 am

    Phone: +66 (0)95 420 8051


    No Stress Beach Bar & Restaurant is, as the name suggests, a relaxing place to chill out on Lamai Beach. With sun loungers, umbrellas, and a great selection of food and beverages, it has all you need for a relaxing day on the beach. Use of sun loungers, towels, and Wi-Fi is free, though you should order at least a drink or 2 while you're here.

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    Location: 127/64 Moo 3, Maret, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)84 119 0182


    Tropics Beach Club

    Laid back beach club with stunning seafront setting

    Tropics Beach Club is a popular seafront beach club boasting all imaginable amenities for sun-soaked lounging and night-time festivities. Situated on Samui's bustling Chaweng Beach, Tropics has a reputation as an all-in-one destination for vacation fun on Samui’s most popular beach. Whether you're looking to unwind or let your hair down in energetic style, the friendly staff are on hand to help facilitate your (almost) every want.

    The restaurant serves a mix of Thai and international cuisine, while the well-stocked bar includes all imaginable beverages. The musical soundtrack is designed with younger crowds in mind, and as the day turns into night, the party tempo tends to rise – with games, fire shows and dancing adding fuel to the tropically-themed good times.

    Location: 159/88 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach Road, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)77 230 326


    Chi Samui

    Stylish chillout spot in Bang Rak

    Chi Samui is a truly sleek hangout spot that spills down to the edge of Hat Bang Rak Beach on the north side of Koh Samui. It's right in the midst of one of the coolest seaside neighborhoods in Bophut, just 2.4 km east of the Fisherman's Village.

    You're welcomed into an open-air garden that has an infinity pool perched right above the bobbing longboats. There's a swim-up bar and timber-built sunning beds, along with an intriguing array of food – think French charcuterie boards and one of Thailand's first-ever CBD-infused menus. Bollinger bubbles, handmade cocktails, and cold craft beer are the order of the day for drinkers.

    Location: 16, Bo Put, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)7 748 4481



    Baobab is a quaint beachfront restaurant on Lamai Beach, just south of Ammatara Pura Pool Villas. It's run by a Franco-Thai couple, featuring a beach club atmosphere, rustic yet comfortable setting, and friendly staff. Food-wise, you can enjoy a great choice of delicious Thai, French and western dishes. 

    Location: 127/64 Moo 3, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)89 281 8598


    Zenzibar Beach Bar

    Zenzibar Beach Bar is a cool restaurant right on Maenam Beach, between Ampha Place Hotel and Sensimar Resort. A great place for a laidback lunch or dinner with your toes in the sand, this family-run restaurant serves a great choice of traditional Thai dishes, international favorites, and broiled seafood.

    Zenzibar is a sundowner spot renowned for the quality of its cocktails. The north-facing restaurant offers great views of Koh Phangan. 

    Location: 18/33 Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand

    Open: Daily from noon to 10 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)62 315 2324

    Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveler

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