Koh Mak Nightlife and Bars


koh-mak-nightlife-barsKoh Mak nightlife is not going to set too many pulses racing, it’s not that kind of island, but there are a couple of places where you can kick back, have a cocktail and a natter, listen to some music and meet fellow travellers.

In the season, Monkey Bar is place to head for the serious party action, with live music most nights, house djs and plenty of disco lights. For more live music, you should also hunt out Art House opposite the entrance to Good View on the back road.

Banana Sunset over on the south east coast is great for, you guessed it, sunsets and chilling, while Thai Sabai Bar near Koh Mak Resort is another cool spot to sip a mojito.

On all the major holidays, you can safely assume a proper party on the beach, late and loud.

Once a year, normally in March, the island hosts a German group of clubbers for 10 days or so, who bring their own sound systems and dj’s, setting up shop in a different venue each night, with Cococape one of their main haunts

Our Favourite Bars – Koh Mak Nightlife

Monkey Bar

Ao Kao

Koh Mak’s beach bar offering live music, parties, dj sets on Saturdays, beers, spirits, cocktails, chill-out decks to lounge about on and an all round holiday atmosphere.

Cafe del Mak

Ao Kao

At the southern end of Ao Kao by Koh Mak Divers, small relaxed bar set back from the road serving cocktails, spirits and cold beers with a nice vibe, good chat and some excellent tunes. Open late.

Banana Sunset

Laem Chan

Very secluded spot on the coast, with sofas and chairs, a chill-out deck great for those sunsets, pool table, jetty and kayaks. Full restaurant, nice music.

Koh Mak Sports Bar

Ao Nid

On the road leading down to Ao Nid Pier, large sports bar offering football and major sports events on the big screen. Bakery and pizza, buffet every Tuesday and Saturday.

Art House

Ao Kao

On the back road from Makathanee Resort leading to Good Times Resort, live music, beer, cocktails, the odd snack, bohemian atmosphere. Open late. Good place to hang out.


Ao Kao

At the back of Baan Koh Mak over the little bridge, restaurant and bar with frequent live music, PA system for jamming, billiards, darts, sports on the TV. Bungalows also.

Thai Sabai Bar

Ao Suan Yai

Just along from the pier on Ao Suan Yai, cute beach bar and restaurant, serving cold beers, cocktails, fresh coconuts. Fireshows and parties on the sand, low key fun Koh Mak style. Tents and bungalows for rental behind, bbq’s.

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