Nightlife Guide for Lamai on Koh Samui
Lamai has plenty of nightlife opportunities that range from wild girlie bars to laid back wine venues. Whether you’re looking for a club, a pub, or a beach shack, you’ll find a venue that appeals to your style. Nightlife in Lamai Beach includes places to eat, places to drink, and places to dance, so get ready and head out for a night of fun partying, chatting, or just watching the world go by.
1. Beach Republic
The Beach Republic is a great chill-out spot and is quite stylish. You can eat and drink by the pool while listening to music and chatting with your companions. Movie nights as well as DJs are offered from time to time. Overall, it’s a very stylish place to get a cocktail or two.
2. Fusion Club
Fusion Club is biggest nightclub in Lamai. It’s a trendy club that has its own DJs who play a wide variety of music. Though this place can’t compare with the nightlife of Chaweng, it can still be a good stop after midnight on the weekends.
3. Swing Bar
This is a casual beach bar that is quite large and has a laidback atmosphere. There are parties here on Mondays and Fridays, but every night of the week features three fire-dancing performances. Food includes seafood, burgers, and Thai, among other good beach options. You can play pool while you sip one of the wide variety of drinks that Swing Bar (located at the Rich Resort) has to offer.
4. Samui Rock Bar
This is a nice bamboo and thatched roof beach bar that plays a lot of Reggae music and features a bamboo-stick tattoo parlor. Their prices are very good, especially for food, which includes Thai and international dishes. Located next to Lamai’s well-known rock formations Hin Ta and Hin Ya, it’s easy to find and is open quite late. The Rock Bar has great views and often features fire dance shows during the height of the tourist season.
5. Lamai Beer Bars
This plaza hosts many beer bars, some wilder than others, but all play loud music and feature girl dancers. These girlie bars get busiest during the high-season, when there are female Muay Thai matches in the plaza. The plaza bars open around 7pm and stay open until 2:30am.
6. The Wine Bar
The Wine Bar is a nice place where you can simply talk to your fellow patrons over a nice glass of excellent wine or a glass of food beer. Great for anyone looking for something different than the girlie bars, the Wine Bar is laid-back but attracts professionals and has a personable feel. It’s open from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is located near Lamai Night Plaza.
7. Samui Shamrock
Samui Shamrock is a good place to stop if you have a craving for pub food or want to take in a sports game. With TVs, pool tables, and free Wi-Fi, this Irish pub takes its style seriously. More than welcoming to families, the staff is friendly and offers good service.