Like island’s daytime activities, most of the Koh Samet nightlife also revolves around the beach. For those looking for girls and go go bars, Koh Samet is likely to disappoint, although there are some options listed at the bottom of this page.
Located on Saikaew Beach, this is perhaps the most well known night spot on the island, a restaurant by day, it turns into a bar and nightclub as the evening continues. They have a very popular fire show, it begins at 8:45 and can run for around 45 minutes on busy nights. Ploy tends to get busy after 10pm on a normal night and can stay open until the early hours. It features 2 dance floors, one right in front of the beach, and another inside their air-conditioned pub. A regular mix of tourists and locals make this often the busiest venue on Samet. As the night turns into morning your sure to find neon paint and super strong cocktail buckets.
Located in Ao Phai, this nightclub is often very busy on weekends and bank holidays, it’s a favourite with the gay community, but all are welcome and you’re likely to have a night to remember!
Bar and Bed
A new and more upmarket addition to Koh Samet nightlife, this restaurant and bar is situated in Ao Noi Na, it’s a great place for a cocktail or to watch the regular live bands who perform here. Beer connoisseurs beware, Singha is the only beer available here.
Naga bar can be found just after the end of Saikeaw Beach, covered in day glow paint it resembles it’s own mini full moon party every night. Cheap prices and strong drinks make this Koh Samet nightlife venue popular with younger tourists and backpackers.
Sunrise bar is a true ‘beach bar’, just metres from the sea lapping the shore, this is a real favourite with groups wanting to make their own party and dance in the sand. Sunrise plays tunes from early evening until the last party lover heads home. This is a great example of Koh Samet nightlife.
A small bar right on the beach, friendly bar is a typical example of Koh Samet nightlife. It features TV’s showing football and helpful staff. Reasonable prices and quieter music make this a good bar to start off your evening.
This cocktail bar has a great location in the centre of Saikaew beach. An eclectic selection of music and top quality cocktails make this bar stand out. It also has a pool table and a small screen which is often showing football.
A fairly new addition to Koh Samet’s nightlife, this classy and chilled out beach bar has giant bean bags to relax on whilst enjoying a cocktail. It occasionally has live bands playing relaxed music.
Near the main entrance to the National Park you will find this girl bar, open from early until very late, you will often hear Thai music coming from here in the early hours of the morning, more of a locals hangout but tourists are made to feel welcome by the girls.
Stay Up Bar
Located just up the hill after Silver Sands,this small bar has a lot of girls who work there, and as the name suggests it can often be open into the early hours.
One of only a few bars to be found on the main street, Island bar is a popular hangout. Normally playing old rock music, Island bar features an eclectic design and a wide selection of drinks. Plenty of friendly female staff work here.
Next door to Island bar you will find Old Amsterdam, a newer addition to Koh Samet nightlife, and a similar bar in style to Island Bar, it’s narrow shape means it’s great for getting to meet new people, the girls who work here are always having fun and are sure to make you feel welcome.