Koh Samui has become a popular hotspot for beach vacation among international travelers. People from all around the world come here to spend their vacation with their friends and loved ones. With its soothing oceans, dense forest-covered hills, swaying palm trees, and some warm and comforting sand it has the right amount of everything that makes it a magnet for tourism in Southeast Asia.
And Samui has left no stone unturned in keeping the tourism flowing in. This place offers some of the best stays, food joints, shopping centers, etc and all these will cater to every kind of traveler with any level of budget range.
Below we have mentioned a few of the most sought after sunset bars of Koh Samui. Just relax with a cocktail in your hand and watch the sun going down in all its glory!
1. Nikki Beach Resort:
A boutique hotel of worldwide fame has made a unique mark for itself in the island paradise of Koh Samui. It has been reviewed as one among the hottest hotels in Koh Samui. Its well-planned buildings making the optimum usage of the natural beauty around is a major brownie point.
Situated on a peaceful and plush spot on Koh Samui this sunset bar of Koh Samui provides one of the most breathtaking views of Lipa Noi’s from its premises. Many tourists come here for its luxurious accommodations and specially curated international cuisines.
Sipping on a special Nikki Cocktail sitting along with the pool or the beach on a stylishly designed beach chair or in one of its sprawling balconies overlooking Angthong National Marine Park, you are guaranteed one of the best unforgettable sunset views.
Location: Lipa Noi, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140
Timings: Nikki Beach Club -11am to 11 pm
Cafe Nikki: 12 pm to 4 pm
2. Air Bar:
Dubbed among the best sunset bars of Koh Samui it has one of the most beautifully set open bars which face the vastness of the blue ocean and the sky. InterContinental has been featured in the New York Times One of 1000 Places to visit in your lifetime and has some of the best restaurant settings in Thailand. The food here is to die for. Its themed buffets, seafood BBQs, Authentic Thai cuisines are all prepared by world-class chefs.
They have left no stone unturned in treating their guests like royalty. They have a traditional Thai Dance showcase every Thursday between 7:45 pm to 8:30 pm. They also have a spectacular array of fire shows every Sunday starting from 8 pm to 8:30 pm and many more such engaging itineraries.
Air Bar is one of the finest dining seaside bars attracting elite guests from all over the world. A masterfully prepared cocktail, the orange sun setting in the horizon, and the love of your life right next to you; can there be any other way to spend a romantic evening?
Location: 295 Koh Samui Surat Thani 84140
Timings: Air Bar – 5 pm to 12 am
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3. Coco Tams:
An extremely popular beach bar which is located on a prime spot, right outside the Wharf Samui Shopping Mall. This tropically set sunset bar of Koh Samui strives to give you the local Thai feel in a most comfortable way. The whole setup is of an open-air restaurant with cozy pillows and blankets on the warm beach sand lit by lamps.
You get to wine and dine directly under the stars amidst the cool sea breeze.
For an evening of chilled beer with a rustic surrounding one should visit this place. It is extremely popular in Fisherman’s Village. Their signature drink – The Dark passion is said to be probably the best cocktail on the island.
Location: 62/1 Moo 1, Bophut Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320
Timings: 1 pm to 1 am
4. The Virgin Coast Restaurant:
What is so special about this Sunset bar of Koh Samui? Its food, ambiance, and hospitality is why this place is extremely popular among tourists. Initially known as the Five Island Restaurant, this resort serves some of the best Fusion-Thai cuisines which you might not find anywhere else in Thailand.
They have designed and built this restaurant in such a way that you will be witnessing the beauty of the ocean from anywhere you see it. This place has one of the best romantically set venues, with tables set right on the shore, candles burning and some mouth-watering Native and European Thai cuisines on the table which definitely elevates the experience of the clients and makes them want to come back for more and more.
Location: 166/9 Moo 1 The Virgin Coast Restaurants & Bar, Surat Thani 84140
Timings: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
“W” for Wow or for “WooBar”. Both are right and yes this Bar is considered to be one of the most iconic sunset bars of Koh Samui.
Day or night Woobar offers one of the best views in Koh Samui. During the day you can play in the turquoise water, lounge lazily on the beach chairs, relax on the sunbed, sway in the hammock or kitesurf enjoying the sunshine. With darkness setting in the nightlife is exhilarating and vibrant where fusion music keeps you enthralled. The colored lights all around, and the stunning ocean view and the changing color of the sky adds to the charm. Having their signature cocktail in hand you can enjoy one of the best views on the island.
This 74 villa resort with private pools and stylish architecture is situated on the northern coast. It has a huge spa and provides a stunning view of the swaying palms and vast expanse of water.
Location: 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330
Timings: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
6. LaJava Beach Lounge:
To the south of Koh Samui lies this amazing restaurant offering great food and the choicest wines. Literally the last place in town, Lajava beach Lounge is a hidden treasure among the Sunset bars of Koh Samui, away from the hustle and bustle of the main island.
This place is named as Lounge because of the special chairs available to lounge on the beach. The Thong Krut beach is pretty hidden, so not very crowded. If you want to enjoy a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, then head straight away to Lajava without any second thoughts.
The food served is authentic Thai as well as international cuisine. The price of food and drinks are reasonable. You can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere away from the cacophony with the choicest of beer and a stunning view of the Thong Krut beach and the mind-blowing sunset Koh Samui has to offer.
Location: 26/2, Ban Thong Krut moo 5, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140
Timings: 12pm to 6pm
7. Coast Beach Club & Bistro:
An award-winning 4 star Beach Resort is situated on the most happening beach of Koh Samui – The Chaweng Beach. As luxurious as the resort might be, it still instigates a feeling of Thai’s simplicity and elegance. A part of the Centara Grand Beach Resort, this beachfront restaurant specializes in the Mediterranean infused Thai Cuisines which is like nowhere else.
Happy Hours on drinks are offered every day at its open bar. It has a wide variety of cocktails, and foreign and local beers too. Every Sunday is their special brunch menu and you would not want to miss them as they serve a vast spread, including dishes like antipasti, smoked salmon, cheese, and a good variety of desserts as well.
The Chaweng Beach sunset Koh Samui’s best instagrammable spot draws travelers in droves.
Location: Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, 38/2 Moo 3, Bophut, Chaweng Beach, Surat Thani 84320
Timings: 11am to 10:30pm
8. Jahn Restaurant:
Luxury resorts in Koh Samui will provide you the best beach destinations in the world. Jahn, one of the famous restaurants at Conrad Koh Samui is the Winner of the World Luxury Restaurant awards for an unprecedented 4th time in the year 2019.
Conrad Koh Samui is set in a 25 acres forested area overlooking hills on the one side and the Gulf of Thailand on the other. With its 81 villas having private pools, spa, vegetable garden, and amazing ocean views, Conrad is the first choice for visitors who enjoy nature.
The world-famous Jahn restaurant provides 3 menus which are categorized as Explore, Inspiration, and Adventure. Traditional Thai cooking techniques are used to churn out outstanding dishes to suit everyone’s palette. A small restaurant that can house 28 guests, Jahn offers a wide range of drinks along with the menu of your choice. It has won recognition all over the world for its Thai Cuisine and Fine Dining
In addition, the ocean view with its stunning sunset Koh Samui’s best tourist attractions
Location: 49/8 Hillcrest Road Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140
Timings: 5:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m
9. Haad Bang Po Restaurant:
Right on the beach of Bang Po is this little restaurant serving the best seafood in Koh Samui.
Haad Bang Po lies on the north shore of Koh Samui from where you can view the whole of Koh Phangan. The restaurant is famous for mango soft shell crab salad, green Thai curry with chicken, squid fried rice, prawns with ginger and garlic, and steamed fish in lemon and chili sauce., the broccoli and prawns. Day or night the food and the drinks offered are top-notch and being bang on the beach you can feel the sand beneath your feet while enjoying the sunset.
The chilled atmosphere and the amazing view of the sunset make it a much sought after sunset bar in Koh Samui. The reasonably priced authentic Thai food and drinks make Haad Bang Po a must-visit restaurant when in Koh Samui.
Location: Mae Nam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
Timings: 10:00 A.M to 10:00 P.M
10. L’ananas Restaurant:
A stylish restaurant located on a secluded beach Taling Ngam, L’ananas Restaurant is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the spectacular sunset. Ananas means Pineapple which is the restaurant’s insignia.
You can experience authentic Thai cuisine and international dishes prepared by master chefs at a reasonable price as also their signature cocktail in their Lilavadee pool bar. To unwind and relax you can opt for a traditional Thai massage at the Lotus Spa.
Location: The Sunset Beach Resort, 126/9, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Timings: 7:30 A.M to 11:00 P.M
Vitamin Sea is just the right pill required to relax one’s mind and body. People from all around the world choose to come to Koh Samui for this very purpose. And Koh Samui has never disappointed anyone in this regard by always being on top of their game with its splendid hotels, cocktail bars, and some of the most popular food joints. Without any thinking, you can pick any of the above-mentioned places and be assured to have a great evening.
Apart from these peaceful abodes, you can also check out these places for a totally different and wild experience – 15 Best Nightlife in Koh Samui