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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 and Ao Ngamkho Area

In Klong Chao Beach on the west coast, there are a couple of spots on the road after the bridge that skirts the shoreline heading north. Tawan Eco Bar offers live music with multiple instruments, upstairs at its hippy style bar. Opposite, in a stilted house amongst the mangroves on the sea inlet, Sunset Bar plays great tunes for the end of the day. It also throws a few parties during the season.

Bang on the beach itself, Sea Bar at Peter Pan Resort, is another one to hunt out – full bar and pool table. At the southern end, it’s well worth scaling the steep steps up to Good View’s terrace for its amazing vantage point out to sea and down to the beach below – perfect for a sundowner. 

Inland towards the waterfall, Bartist is a long running feature of Koh Kood’s nightlife drawing in both the Bangkok and the travellers’ crowd – it’s about a ten minute walk from the guesthouses and bungalows on the river.

Heading out of Klong Chao on along the main road towards Ao Ngamkho, Full Moon Bar,  sandwiched between Chillout and Chaiyo, mixes cocktails with a full bar, pool table and convivial atmosphere.

Bang Bao

Over at Bang Bao Beach, Hidden Gem by Monkey Bar (Siam Beach Resort) has become a very popular hang-out over the last few years – decent music, seating on the terrace or on the sand, a few bean bags, food available too.

On the same beach at the northern end, The Deck Bar at Koh Kood Resort offers expansive wooden, tiered seating spilling down the slope overlooking the sea – full bar, nightly fireshows, one for the Gram.

Ao Takian Area

Further down the coast, in and around the main road at Ao Takian Beach, Taleh at Eve House and Kuba Lounge are two laid back restaurant/bars, with 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.

On the road into Ao Jak Beach, look out for Plearn, a  small bar with pool table and Kood Exotic (cannabis) next door. If you stay at one of the resorts by the sea, it’s a 10 minutes walk.

North from Klong Chao

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.

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.

New Year and Songkran – Koh Kood Nightlife

On New Year’s Eve, most resorts will put on a special gala evening or host a party – check when making your booking. The island too may throw one large party in a central area, again ask once in situ.

In the Songkran holidays which run from 13th to 15th April, assume some big and loud celebrations at many places across Koh Kood.

Recommended Bars – Koh Kood Nightlife

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Klong Chao
A couple of kilometres inland at the turning to Klong Chao waterfall, hipster bar now over two floors, which offers a full selection of drinks including highly recommended cocktails and mocktails. Good mellow tunes, bistro style food. Frequent parties during the high season, snorkeling trips. Open late.

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Tawan Eco Bar

Klong Chao
In the centre of Klong Chao, past the bridge, round the corner and on the right hand side, a small venue perched high up against the hillside on stilts run by Jong, his friends and two dogs. Live music, open sessions, great atmosphere. Food from the across the road available.

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Sunset Bar

Klong Chao
On the winding back road leading away from the concrete bridge in central Klong Chao, long established but under-the-radar bar offering full range of drinks – cocktails, beer, wine, spirits – in a lovely relaxed setting by the water and at low tide, now on the beach. Sunsets a must but some fun to be had too late into the night. Decent tunes, parties from time to time. Cannabis outlet too.

UPDATED June 23 for 23/24 Season

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