What is holiday in the tropics without an afternoon spent lounging by the pool of a fabulous beach club? If you find yourself in the tropical paradise that is Koh Samui, visiting an Instagram ready beach club is an absolute must.

Amazing views? Check.

Impeccable service? Check.

Chilled cocktails and great tunes? Check and check.

Here are our picks for the best beach clubs in Koh Samui.

Coast Beach Club & Bistro

Coast Beach Club & Bistro offers the ultimate chill out experience on Chaweng Beach. Located at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, the club offers lounge seating overlooking the ocean with resident DJs and live music acts providing the soundtrack to your night. Coast Beach Club & Bistro offers lunch and dinner and a good selection of craft cocktails, wine and beer. “Drink in Hand, Toes in Sand” – yep, this is definitively one of the most laid-back beach clubs in Koh Samui.

Coast Beach Club & Bistro
Location: 38/2 Moo 3 Borpud, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui
Photo via Coast Beach Club & Bistro

Woobar at W Retreat Koh Samui

Woobar is the iconic beachfront bar of the W Retreat Koh Samui. With gorgeous sunken lounges overlooking the Gulf of Thailand , Woobar is one of the most Instagrammamble beach clubs in Koh Samui. Woobar serves craft cocktails with evocative names like the Lions Tail and Funky Monkey as well as offering some chic nibbles. The music is chosen by the W Music Curator. There is an entry fee of THB 1000 between 11 am – 6.30 pm, but don’t worry. The fee is redeemable for the food and drink of your choice at Woobar.

Woobar at W Retreat Koh Samui
Location: 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol Maenam, Surat Thani, Koh Samui
Thailand Koh Samui Woobar

Nikki Beach

Since opening in 2009, Nikki Beach has become one of the best known beach clubs in Koh Samui. The club has a lagoon-shaped pool overlooking Lipa Noi Beach and a full menu featuring everything from a breakfast buffet to fresh sushi and healthy salads. The beach club hosts regural events with themes ranging from disco to latin and beyond. Nikki Beach also hosts amazing brunches.

Nikki Beach
Location: 96/3 Moo 2, Lipa Noi, Ko Samui
Photo via Nikki Beach

Ark Bar

Ark Bar is one of the most famous party spots in Chaweng and arguably, one the best beach clubs in Koh Samui. ARKbar Beach Club hosts international DJs every day of the week starting at 2pm at the aptly named Party Pool and later on at the beach until 2 am. The atmosphere is very lively, so if you’re looking to party, Ark Bar is the perfect fir. If you’re more into sunset gazing and laid-back conversation though, it’s better to try some of the other beach clubs in Koh Samui.

Ark Bar
Location: 159/ 82 Bontji Moo 4, Bophut, Ko Samui
Photo via Ark Bar

Elephant Beach Club

Elephant Beach Club sits next to Ark Bar, but offers a more laid-back atmosphere. The club has an inviting free-form pool and sun beds available both by the pool and right on Chaweng Beach. The venue offers a full menu ranging from hearty burgers to spicy Thai cuisine. The highlight are the cocktails, which range from classic to house specialities. Elephant Beach Club has 2-for-1 happy hour every day between 5-7pm and hosts daily DJ sets. If you’re lucky, you might just catch and acrobat act or a fire show.

Elephant Beach Club
Location: 159 Moo 2, Bophut, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui
Photo via Elephant Beach Club

Ocean Club at Beach Republic

Ocean Club is part of the Beach Republic resort and offers panoramic view of the ocean at Lamai Beach. The club offers sun beds and cabanas and infinity pools overlooking the beach. On Sundays, Ocean Club hosts an epic Sunday Brunch which incudes everything from prime roast beef to sushi and crème brûlée. For visitors not staying at Beach Republic The Residences, there’s an entrance fee of THB 1000. The fee is waived if you spend a minimum of THB 1000 on food and drinks at the Ocean Club.

Ocean Club
Location: 176/34 Moo 4,Tambon Maret, Lamai Beach, Koh Samui
Photo via Beach Republic

Samui Potato Beach Club

Samui Potato Beach Club sits overlooking Lamai Beach and offers an interesting music concept, where the genre varies from daytime bossa nova to jazz at sunset and deep house at night. The club offers a good cocktail list and cuisine ranging from homemade pasta to hearty sandwiches. A great place to chill and enjoy the ocean breeze.

Samui Potato Beach Club
Location:  Pavilion Samui Villas & Resort, 124/24 M.3 Maret, Koh Samui
Photo via Potato Beach Club

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