Watch Koh Samui’s magical sunset from these sunset bars

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When it comes to wining, dining, and watching Koh Samui’s magical sunset, the sunset bars dotted around the island are the best places to go. From seaside locations to fantastic clifftop bars, Koh Samui boasts a great collection of bars that let you enjoy the sun sinking into the sea while sipping on creatively mixed cocktails. Here we’ve gathered a shortlist of the best sunset seats in Koh Samui for a glowing golden hour.

Nikki Beach

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Opening hours: Daily, 11:00 – 17:00

Address: 96, Lipa Noi, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84140

If you want to have your feet in the sand while sampling scrumptious cuisine and watching the pink and purple hues of the sunset, then the beach club and restaurant at Nikki Beach should be on your list. Come at noon to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at the beach club, take a dip in the pool, and down some daytime tipples.

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When the golden hour comes around, head to the closest seats by the beach at the Escape restaurant. Serving delicious local and Mediterranean cuisine, almost everything on the menu will delight your taste buds. Our favourites are the smoked beef gnocchi and gai satay. However, the snapper Crudo and pla dad deow are must-tries if you’re in the mood for seafood.

Air Bar

Best sunset bars in Koh Samui
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Opening hours: Daily, 17:00 – 22:00

Address: 295, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140

The InterContinental Koh Samui Resort’s Air Bar is the perfect spot to unwind after sunset thanks to its comfortable sunbeds and chairs and its amazing 180-degree views from atop a cliff in Taling Ngam. When the sun is setting, grab a seat on a bench and have a delicious beverage while watching the sun set spectacularly.

The best way to savour the expertly blended drinks is with fresh sushi or tapas. Apart from the stylish drinks, the impressive wine selection is also highly recommended. However, you can indulge in seafood BBQs, real Thai food, and even themed buffets if you’re searching for something satisfying.

Coco Tam’s

Best sunset bars in Koh Samui
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Opening hours: Daily, 13:00 – 24:00

Address: 62/1 moo 1 Bohput, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 8432

Coco Tam’s has been a popular hangout for locals as well as tourists for a long time. It’s the ideal spot to cap off the day with delicious Italian cuisine, shisha, cool drinks, and a breathtaking sunset. Choose from the comfortable cabanas, swing seats at the bar or beanbags on the beach; all offer an enjoyable and tranquil outdoor experience.

The beach bar comes alive with relaxing music and gorgeous lighting as the cotton candy skies transform into sparkling constellations. Every night at 20:00, it also features an amazing and extremely entertaining fire show, which elevates the entire experience. Whether you reside on the island or are just visiting for the weekend, this is a must-see location.


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Opening hours: Daily, 17:00 – 23:00

Address: Conrad Koh Samui, 49/8 9 Hillcrest Road Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140

You will feel as though you have entered a different universe the moment you enter Jahn at the classy Conrad Koh Samui. With its stunning view of the Gulf of Thailand, the dining area is only lighted by candles and furnished with modern Asian décor. It’s the ideal setting for a special dinner with your significant other.

Together, the sommelier and executive chef of the restaurant create carefully planned menu items that blend exquisite Thai food with the best vintages of wine. Although there is a tremendous array of items on the full à la carte menu, many patrons opt for the set menu called “Journey of Jahn.” It includes delectable delicacies like Thai Melon Ice Cream and Goong Yang Ma Praw Home.


Best sunset bars in Koh Samui
PHOTO: Woobar

Opening hours: Daily, 11:00 – 24:00

Address: W Koh Samui, 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330

If you want to see the height of luxury in Koh Samui, go to Woobar in the W Hotel. It features a big pool, ultra-stylish décor, and an abundance of charcuteries and cocktails. It’s hard not to adore this location. Even though the bar isn’t facing the sunset, Woobar offers an incredible panoramic view.

A good assortment of wines, several single malts, high-quality spirits, chic speciality cocktails created by Cocktail Professor, and lively classic cocktails with modern twists created by ‘Vesper Bar’ are available for selection. And from dusk till late, amazing DJs perform tracks to keep you nodding along.

Any time is a good time to stop by these fantastic sunset bars, but settling in for sundown with their refreshing cocktails and sumptuous food is too good to miss.

Looking for more restaurants to eat while watching the ocean? Check out our article on the best beachfront restaurants in Koh Samui.

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Cita Catellya

Cita Catellya is a journalist and writer who covers a range of topics from medical and property to leisure and tourism. Her career began as a copywriter 5 years ago, where she worked with several brands in Indonesia to help them increase their online presence. Cita writes in both English and her native Bahasa Indonesia

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