In keeping with the island vibe, Koh Kood nightlife is very low key and laid back, so don’t expect late nights, buckets and dancing on the beach till dawn.
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Around the Beaches
Klong Chao Area
The nightlife that does go off is centred around Klong Chao Beach on the west coast. Here you’ll find some live music at Tawan Eco Bar, whilst opposite, Sunset Bar has some decent tunes for the end of the day and occasionally throws parties. Literally next door to Sunset, Viewpoint, though more of a cafe, does also have a full bar.
Inland towards the waterfall, Bartist stands tall as the island’s hippest spot, popular with the Bangkok and the travellers’ crowd – it’s about a ten minute walk from the guesthouses and bungalows on the river.
Above the beach at the southern end, Good View’s terrace also makes another lovely spot for a sundowner.
Heading over to Bang Bao Beach, Hidden Gem at Monkey Bar (Siam Beach Resort) is a chilled out spot with decent music, bean bags and a deck right by the ocean.
Ao Takian Area
Further down the coast, in and around the main road at Ao Takian Beach, Taleh at Eve House and Kuba Lounge both make for relaxing spots to enjoy a drink and a chat, the latter known for its craft beers and ciders.
You can also head to Hideout just before Klong Hin Beach to use their in-house bar/restaurant – one of Koh Kood’s most IG spots.
North from Klong Chao
Wave-F Homestay in Klong Mad gives you another option up in the north west of the island, with beers and cocktails served at its small in-house diner.
Located on the shortcut road by the electricity station in the central Hin Dam area of the island, The Fisherman Hut offers live music most nights as background to its lively restaurant and bar.
Other Resort Bars – Koh Kood Nightlife
Many of the resorts also offer excellent value happy hours in their beach bars and restaurants, with Klong Chao Beach’s Sea Bar at Peter Pan Resort, in particular, one to hunt out. You can enjoy too excellent views and lots of comfortable seating at The Deck Bar at Koh Kood Resort.
For New Year, most resorts will lay on some sort of party, but the island itself normally organises one large celebration for the locals and tourists alike, complete with fireworks, local music and food stalls.