Koh Chang nightlife, whether it be in the bars, at a party or listening to some live music is concentrated around Lonely Beach, White Sand Beach and Kai Bae Beach, with other odd spots dotted here and there along the west coast.
Lonely Beach – Koh Chang Nightlife
From its humble smoke hazed origins, Lonely Beach has now become the thumping-bass and bone-shaking core for Koh Chang’s good times. Dj’s from different far flung places throw down familiar tunes each and every night of the week, at a whole host of different venues located either on the beach or up in the village.
There are parties to celebrate pretty much anything, openings, closings, National holidays, phases of the moon that even the moon didn’t know it had, whatever. The bars meanwhile open up till the wee small hours to draw in any other lost souls wandering the streets.
Love it or loath it, you certainly can’t deny it and all in all, it’s great, good-natured, unwholesome fun.
- Party: Cancun, Ting Tong, Himmel, Nature, Siam Huts
Live: Stone Free, Joy Cottage
Bar: Margaritaville, Gu Bay
Sports: Beach Jungle
White Sand Beach and Kai Bae Beach – Koh Chang Nightlife
White Sand Beach has a different feel in keeping with its more touristy development, playing host to a nightclub, Bangkok style sports pubs and a loud, very proud mini Pattaya area, complete with its dizzying selection of shy and unassuming Thai belles.
Kai Bae Beach is not to be outdone, though and its selection of bars, at first glance more laid back, are not afraid to let their hair down if the mood suits.
- Party: Sabay Bar (White Sand Beach), Mojito (Kai Bae Beach)
Live: Oodies, Rock Bar (White Sand Beach), Paradise Bungalows (Kai Bae)
Bar: Mini Pattaya, Zap Bar (both White Sand Beach), Deep Island, Filou, Cabana (all three, Kai Bae)
Sports: Paddy’s Palms, White Elephant, Monkeys (all three, White Sand Beach), Morgan (Kai Bae Beach)
Beyond those three beaches, Koh Chang nightlife is much more low-key but wherever you stay, you’ll still be able to get a drink, and maybe listen to some music without having to search too hard. Cheers or as the Thais would say, Chok Dee!
Beach by Beach – Koh Chang Nightlife
Top Tip: Ting Tong (Party), Margaritaville (Bar)
Parties galore, beach bars at Cancun, Nature, chill-out bars, lounge bar at Margaritaville, live music at Stone Free, dj’s at Ting Tong, Himmel, late nights, buckets.
Top Tip: Oodie’s
Live music at Oodies, Rock Bar, nightclub at Sabay Bar, two sports pubs at Paddy’s Palms and The White Elephant, beach bars, wine shop and zoned beer bar area (Thai girls for company).
Top Tip: Mojito Lounge
Cocktail bars at Filou, Mojito, lounge bar at Cabana, some live music, wine bar at Wine Gallery, few beer bars here and there.
Top Tip: Alchemy
Not a party area, but try Alchemy for mixology and craft beer, Sapparot on the canal or beach bars at Pilot, Family and Mandalay. Beer bars roadside at the southern end too.
Top Tip: Tarzan
All very low key, Lisca Beach now changed hands but its chill out bar on the beach will return. 3 Trees for sports, Tarzan opposite for live music.
Top Tip: Flora i Talay
Beach bar at Flora i Talay, Malibu Bar for some reggae in the plaza. Ladies and beer in numerous bars at the northern end.
Top Tip: Djembe House
Check out Djembe House for its occasional parties, Indie Beach for acoustic sessions. Main beach for live music at Mr T, odd party at Yu Yu, other small chill-out bars.