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Koh Samet Nightlife

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.


Ploy Talay

Located on Saikaew Beach, this is one of 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. A regular mix of tourists and locals make this often the busiest venue on Samet.

Koh Samet fire show

A fire show on Saikeaw Beach


Naga Bar

Normally the busiest bar on the island, Naga bar can be found just after the end of Saikeaw Beach, near the mermaid statue 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.


Naga bar Koh Samet

Silver Sands

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!

Koh Samet nightlife

Silver Sands nightclub and bar

Temptation Bar

This bar is a true ‘beach bar’, just meters from the sea lapping the shore, this is a  favourite with groups wanting to make their own party and dance in the sand.

Koh Samet bar

Temptation Bar

Friendly Bar

A chilled out 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.

Koh Samet bar

Friendly Bar

Lima Bar

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.

Koh samet nightlife

Lima Bar

Finale Bar

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.

Koh Samet nightlife

Finale Bar


Samet Deng

Near the main entrance to the National Park you will find this girl bar, open from early until very late, so 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.

Reggae Bar koh samet

Reggae Bar is now closed!

Island Bar

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.


Old Amsterdam

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.