Koh Samui's Best New Year’s Eve Parties (2019)

December 02, 2019

Koh Samui New Year's Eve Parties: How to Celebrate New Year on Koh Samui for 2019/2020 NYE

Looking for the best New Year’s Eve Party on Koh Samui this year? Whether you want to dress to the nines, glow in the dark, countdown barefoot … or dance on a blacklight dance floor beside the beach – below you'll find the best Koh Samui New Year’s Eve parties to ring in 2020. They include something for everyone – couples, singles and families alike. Enjoy!

Koh Samui New Year’s Eve parties (2019/2020)

Where to find the very best New Year’s Eve parties on Koh Samui? Look no further. For families with children, many events offer children’s pricing – noted where available.

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New Year's Eve Events 2019

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    Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Melati Carnival New Year's Eve at Melati Beach Resort & Spa

    Melati Carnival New Year's Eve at Melati Beach Resort & Spa Melati Beach Resort & Spa (credit: Booking.com)

    What: New Year's Eve Gala Dinner with a "Carnival" theme. Say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in the New Year 2020 at a spectacular party and soak up the atmosphere with live music, shows and an international buffet. This stunning event will be the highlight to ring in 2020. The evening starts with cocktails and canapés, and a welcome from the GM. The party then kicks off with a Starz Cabaret show, with live music, a lucky draw and a fire show to final. Greet the new year with an official countdown and fireworks. An international buffet will include Western and Thai favourites, live demo stations, grilled seafood, pasta, plus favourite Thai desserts. (and New Year Cake for those who can manage it!)

    When: 7:15 PM to 1:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: The View Restaurant at Melati Beach Resort & Spa

    Price: 6,000++ Thai Baht per person (for food only), or 7,500 per person for free-flow drinks package from 8 pm to 11 pm. Children aged 5-11 years old are 3,000 each (including free-flow soft drinks from 7 pm to 11 pm).

    Party reservations: Email usmreservation@melatiresort.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 913 400

    Best for: A ton of fun for all ages

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    New Year's Eve Dinner at SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort

     New Year's Eve Dinner at SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort (credit: Booking.com)

    What: This New Year's Eve at SALA Samui we will bring you an evening of entertainment featuring live music, Muay Thai show, live cabaret show, fire show and spectacular fireworks to welcome in 2020. Menu highlights include freshly shucked Japanese oysters, butter pastry with crab custard and a choice of grilled sirloin of Wagyu beef or pan-roasted silver dory. As for dessert? Count down to 2020 with chocolate and salted caramel cremeaux, honeycomb, coffee espuma, and mezcal ice cream.

    When: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: SALA Samui Restaurant at SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort

    Price: 6,400++ Thai Baht per person.

    Party reservations: Email duty@salachoengmon.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 245 888

    Best for: Incredible food in a beautiful setting

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    Celebrate the New Year - Koh Samui Style! at Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

    Celebrate the New Year - Koh Samui Style! at Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
    Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort (credit: Booking.com)

    What: "Wear your best party attire to say farewell to 2019 and welcome the new year with a traditional Thai dance performance with a contemporary twist. A beachfront fire-show will bring a spectacular end to the evening." Look forward to "a sumptuous feast exploring various cuisines, bubbles, dancing and entertainment including a traditional Thai dance performance with a contemporary twist. Two glasses of bubbles are included for each guest to enjoy. Why not “Dress to Impress” with the winning couple receiving a 120-minute massage for two."

    When: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

    Price: 2,590++ Thai Baht per person. Children under 6 years are half price.

    Party reservations: By phone +66 (0) 77 914 700

    Best for: A "dress to impress" contest with prizes

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    A Night to Remember at Bandara Resort & Spa

    A Night to Remember at Bandara Resort & Spa Koh Samui, New Year's Eve 2019 Bandara Resort & Spa (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Children welcome! "Join us on the beautiful beach and memorable night for New Year’s Eve dinner with a splendid selection of international buffet items. Enjoy your night with a Thai traditional dance show, fire show, live music, lucky draw prizes, fun games, and fireworks."

    When: 6:30 PM to 12:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Bandara Resort & Spa on Bophut Beach

    Price: 5,000++ Thai Baht per person (couples booking will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine). Children: THB 2,500 net per person (6 - 12 years old, under 5 free of charge).

    Party reservations: Email rsvn@bandarasamui.com

    Best for: Families and fireworks

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    New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa

    New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Start your New Year's Eve with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and take your seat at our beautiful seaside venue to enjoy a spectacular countdown to 2020. Tempt your taste buds with a delicious four-course menu featuring salmon, duck terrine and veal, along with a fascinating acrobat performance and a contemporary hip-hop dance performance. Menu highlights include salmon carpaccio, veal wellington and homemade Pavlova with passionfruit and mango.

    When: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa on Bophut Beach

    Price: 4,700++ Thai Baht per person.

    Party reservations: Email fb@samuizazen.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 425 085

    Best for: Fine cuisine and a romantic night

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    Shine Beach Dinner at New Star Beach Resort

    Shine Beach Dinner at New Star Beach Resort New Star Beach Resort (credit: Booking.com)

    What: The festive season culminates in a special night in SHINE & Elegant New Year’s Eve at New Star Beach Resort. Get ready for the big countdown as we pop champagne corks to announce the start 2020! Our paradise beach will be exclusively set to offer a variety of food & beverage, live band, shows, games, lucky draws and firework countdown.

    When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: New Star Beach Resort on Chaweng Noi Beach

    Price: From 3,900++ Thai Baht per person. Three price packages are available: (A) 3,900 per adult includes food only, (B) 4,900 per adult includes free-flow soft drinks, Chang beer and a signature cocktail, (C) 5,900 per adult includes includes free-flow soft drinks, Chang beer, wine and a signature cocktail.

    Party reservations: Email rsvn@newstarresort.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 414500

    Best for: Great fun for all ages

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    Masquerade Ball at Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi

    Masquerade Ball at Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Say goodbye to 2019 and be ready to ring in 2020 with our New Year’s Eve dinner buffet at Sabai restaurant. Our culinary professionals have prepared a lavish dinner that’s worth a memorable celebration for you and your loved ones with the Masquerade theme.

    When: 6:30 PM to 2:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Sabai Restaurant at Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi

    Price: 4,125++ Thai Baht per person. 3,375 per child. Note that ticket prices increase by 25% after December 20th.

    Party reservations: Email fbm.irs@impiana.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 448 994 Ext. 620

    Best for: A glittering masquerade theme

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    New Year’s Eve Dine Around & Midnight Beach Party at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort

    New Year’s Eve Dine Around & Midnight Beach Party at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Choose from three dinner party options, all followed by a midnight beach party countdown.

    • (A) Cabaret Glitter & Gold at Anantara Lawana Ballroom – Indulge in a lavish buffet dinner of global flavours with dazzling entertainment. Enjoy live band music, a dramatic cabaret stage show, acrobatics, a lucky draw and more.
    • (B) Tree Tops Sky Dining — Premium 7 Course Signature Menu – Elevate New Year’s Eve romance. Reserve one of only eight private salas, nestled high in a tree top canopy. Savour the award-winning European-Asian cuisine of Michelin-trained Chef De Cuisine Jakov Orsulic, presented in an exclusive festive set menu.
    • (C) Ocean Kiss — Touch of Thai – Feast on Thai culture in a stunning beachfront setting. Discover the four regions of Thailand, choosing from an extensive buffet of unique recipes and traditional favourites. Enjoy live music, traditional Thai dance shows, a signature fire show and lucky draw.
    • Midnight Beach Party (All Guests) – After dinner, make your way to the beachfront to ring in 2020 at a fabulous after-party. Order bar beverages from our talented team and toast the midnight countdown as fireworks colour the sky. Dance the night away, with our resident DJ playing all your favourite tunes and mixes.

    When: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Anantara Lawana Ballroom, Tree Tops Sky Dining, or Ocean Kiss Restaurant, then beachfront at midnight at Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort

    Price: US$ 294++ Thai Baht per person. US$ 147++ per child (4 – 12 years). Food and beverage charged on consumption. Midnight Beachfront Party is open to all guests.

    Party reservations: Email fbs.als@anantara.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 960 333

    Best for: Choosing your own adventure (and ending up at the beach)

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    Blue Paradise Night at KC Beach Club & Pool Villas

    Blue Paradise Night at KC Beach Club & Pool Villas KC Beach Club & Pool Villas (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Cheers to the New Year 2020. Enjoy a 6-course menu by the beach at KC Beach Club & Pool Villas.

    When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: KC Beach Club & Pool Villas on Chaweng Beach

    Party reservations: Email rsvn@kcbeachclubsamui.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 915 155

    Best for: A younger crowd and pool party vibes

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    New Year's Eve 2020 at Eden Beach Bungalows

    New Year's Eve 2020 at Eden Beach Bungalows Eden Beach Bungalows (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Enjoy festive entertainment by Michel Bogaers, while dining on a three-course French meal – your choice of meat or seafood. After fish or beef tartar and a hearty mixed grill, look forward to profiteroles, coconut ice cream, chocolate banana sauce and roasted coconut for dessert. The evening ends just in time to enjoy the fireworks on Bophut Beach. (Anticipate that the countdown will be in French!)

    When: 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Koh-Co Beach at Eden Beach Bungalows

    Price: 2,500++ Thai Baht per person. Excludes drinks.

    Party reservations: Email info@kohcobeach.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 425 300

    Best for: Fresh French cuisine by the beach

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    Sparkle and Shine in 2020 at Santiburi Koh Samui

    Sparkle and Shine in 2020 at Santiburi Koh Samui Santiburi Koh Samui (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Begin the New Year’s countdown with a cocktail soiree next to the shimmering waters - one of the largest swimming pools on the island. The festive feast of the gala evening features eclectic, electric, exhilarating and exceptional choices to sate all tastes. Entertainment abounds as live-band vibes energize the entirety of the evening and a moonlit dance floor provides a chance to dance with real stars! ...or watch a laser dance instead in the artistic and spectacular laser dance show. “Sparkle and Shine” and usher in 2020 with the Santiburi family. Come and gleam, dazzle and be brilliant with us! Dress code: Festive evening wear.

    When: 7:30 PM to 1:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: The Beach House at Santiburi Koh Samui

    Price: 11,000++ Thai Baht per person. Children 5-12 years 50% off

    Party reservations: Email info@santiburisamui.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 425 031

    Best for: A big blow-out party (that's perfect for families)

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    New Year's Eve Celebrations and Barefoot Beach Lounge 2020 Countdown Party at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

    New Year's Eve Celebrations and Barefoot Beach Lounge 2020 Countdown Party at Four Seasons Resort Koh SamuiFour Seasons Resort Koh Samui (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Choose from two dinner options, both followed by a barefoot beach party countdown at midnight.

    • New Year's Eve Celebrations at the Beach House: Join us this New Year's Eve at the Beach House for festive fun and indulgent dining for the entire family.
    • Thai and International Buffet: End the year over a buffet at live cooking stations arranged throughout KOH Thai Kitchen, a breezy spot perched on a palm-fringed hilltop. New Year's Eve Gala Dinner: Wrap up 2019 and celebrate the beginning of 2020 with a five-course gala dinner dreamed up by Chef Ivo and our passionate culinary team.
    • Barefoot Beach Lounge 2020 Countdown Party: Tune into the tropical spirit and celebrate barefoot on the beach as our band lays down inspiring rhythms. Revel in the promise of new beginnings with dancing and fireworks, all while enjoying chilled free-flow champagne all the way through the 2020 countdown. (10:30 pm-midnight)

    When: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: The Beach House, KOH Thai Kitchen, Pla Pla restaurant Four Seasons' beach and CoCo Rum at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

    Price: 16,500++ Thai Baht per person. Includes cocktail, family buffet dinner and CoCo Rum after-dinner party with champagne

    Party reservations: Email festive.kohsamui@fourseasons.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 243 000

    Best for: The best barefoot party on the island – with champagne!

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    GLOW the Time Has Come for 2020 at SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort

    GLOW the Time Has Come for 2020 at SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort (credit: Agoda.com)

    What: Enter 2020 with us at The Tent, as we present a very special culinary journey featuring the finest seafood and other festive treats, in a colourful party atmosphere. The party starts at 8 pm, with free-flow cocktails and canapés on the lawn. Dinner follows, with DJ performances and party time on the beach. Midnight means fireworks and complimentary bubbles, as the party continues into the night.

    When: 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: The Tent at SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort

    Price: 6,700++ Thai Baht per person. Choose from three drink packages: "Drinks", "Drinking" and "Drunk".

    Party reservations: Email eamfb@salachaweng.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 905 888

    Best for: Neon party0time with a blacklight dance floor, right on Chaweng Beach

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    Light It Up at W Koh Samui

    Light It Up at W Koh SamuiW Koh Samui (credit: Agoda.com)

    What: Choose from two dinner options, both followed by a party countdown at midnight at WOOBAR®.

    • Rolling into Space at The Kitchen Table (Buffet) – Featuring Rock lobsters, seafood bar, ‘Hot Over the Coal’ and meats carving station. Inclusive of house wines, local beers, selected cocktails, and access to Spaced Out New Year’s countdown at WOOBAR®. Prices are 11,900++ Baht per person for resident guest or 13,000++ Baht for non-resident guests. 50% off for kids aged under 12 years old. From 7-11 pm.
    • A Space Odyssey at Namu (Set Dinner) – Featuring 8-course Remixed Japanese set menu with wine pairing, live saxophone performance and access to Spaced Out New Year’s countdown at WOOBAR®. Prices are 14,500++ Baht per person for resident guest or 16,500++ Baht for non-resident guests. 50% off for kids aged under 12 years old. From 7-11 pm.
    • Spaced Out New Year’s Countdown at WOOBAR® – Countdown to launch 2020 at Koh Samui’s most iconic bar. Enjoy ‘Spaced Out’ performances, live DJ beats with saxophone, drums, and supreme fireworks. Entry fee: 3,000++ Baht per person for non-resident guest (or included with a dinner reservation). Inclusive of three house-selected drinks. Table packages available. Dress code: Steal the scene / Glitz & Glam.

    When: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: The Kitchen Table, Namu and WOOBAR® at W Koh Samui

    Price: From 3,000++ Thai Baht per person (WOOBAR® party only) or from 11,900++ Baht per person for both dinner and party.

    Party reservations: Email bf.wkohsamui@whotels.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 915 999

    Best for: Wearing something sparkly for its "Stene-Stealing" dress code

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    Hawaiian Night New Year's Eve Party at Novotel Samui Resort

    Hawaiian Night New Year's Eve Party at Novotel Samui Resort Novotel Samui Resort (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Put on your best Hawaiian outfit to party into the New Year! Welcome the New Year with Hawaiian style seafood BBQ by the beach, live trio band international song, interactive fire dance show, midnight count down with a live band, family activity, raffle prize and a party to remember! Kids welcome.

    When: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Novotel Samui Resort

    Price: 2,500++ Thai Baht per person. Children (6 – 16 years old) THB 1,250++

    Party reservations: Email H9931-FB@accor.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 428 888

    Best for: Showing off your hula skills … in Thailand.

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    Chi New Year's Eve 2019 at Chi Samui

    Chi New Year's Eve 2019 at Chi Samui Chi Samui (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Roll Up...Roll Up! The Chi Circus proudly presents New Year's Eve 2019 spectacular! Join us as we countdown the New Year in the most theatrical style. Warm-up from 6 to 10 pm with canapés, a food station and an open bar. From 10 pm (until late), enjoy live circus and fire shows, VIP table service and three DJs playing back to back: DJ Rob, DJ Mark (Hush) and DJ Simon Solo.

    When: 6:00 PM to 4:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Chi Samui

    Price: 6,000++ Thai Baht per person. Ticket price covers food and open bar from 6 to 10 pm. Free cover and cash bar from 10 pm.

    Party reservations: Email info@chisamui.com or by phone +66 (0) 92 276 1744

    Best for: Live circus shows

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    Up To You New Year's Eve at Prana Resort & Spa

    Up To You New Year's Eve at Prana Resort & Spa Prana Resort & Spa (credit: Booking.com)

    What: If you want to avoid the crowds and relax in a casual setting, please come and join us. This year's party theme is "UP TO YOU". Chef Tum created a variety of a la carte menu, what you want to eat? It's UP TO YOU. Music, dance floor, chit chat, or just relax, what you want to do? IT'S UP TO YOU. Shorts, pants, T-shirt, how to dress? IT'S UP TO YOU. Happy Hours upside down 10:00 pm - 12:00 am, what you want to drink? IT'S UP TO YOU.

    When: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Tropikana Beach Club & Bistro at Prana Resort & Spa

    Party reservations: Email reservation@pranaresorts.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 246 362

    Best for: Doing whatever you want (with a dress code of your choice)

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    The Arabian Night at Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa

    The Arabian Night at Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Enjoy an unforgettable New Year celebration with the one-of-a-kind delicious New Year’s Eve buffet dinner on the beach featuring ‘The Arabian Night’ theme to bid farewell to the ups and downs of the past year. Guests will enjoy beach buffet dinner, a cocktail reception, fabulous dances, fire dance shows, a live DJ plus sparkling fireworks.

    Where: Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa

    Price: 6,700++ Thai Baht per person.

    Party reservations: Email bookrenaissancesamui@marriott.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 429 300

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    New Years Eve Dinner Buffet at Rummana Boutique Resort

    New Years Eve Dinner Buffet at Rummana Boutique Resort Rummana Boutique Resort (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Join us on the Eve of 2019 to experience our special festive dinner buffet menu to end 2019 and to welcome 2020. Enjoy Thai dancing performances and dance to our live band. The party menu includes a sushi and sashimi corner, a grill and carving station, Thai main dishes and a range of desserts.

    When: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Horapa Restaurant at Rummana Boutique Resort

    Price: 3,900++ Thai Baht per person. 1,850 Baht per child (4 to 12 years old)

    Party reservations: Email reservation@rummanaresort.com or by phone +66 (0) +66 77 418 418

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    New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at Beach Republic

    New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at Beach Republic Beach Republic (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Enjoy a beachfront New Year's Eve at Beach Republic in Lamai. The fire dance show starts at 8:30 pm, with resident DJ Dave Davoted playing until 1 am.

    When: 8:30 PM to 1:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Beach Republic in Lamai

    Price: 3,500++ Thai Baht per person. Children (aged 6-12) half price.

    Party reservations: By phone +66 (0) 77 458 100

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    Massive NYE Non-Stop Parties at Ark Bar

    Massive NYE Non-Stop Parties at Ark Bar Ark Bar (credit: Agoda.com)

    What: ARKbar beach club proudly announces the return of @moji.music.au from 27th December 3rd of January at our New Year’s Eve non stop pool & beach parties. NYE NON-stop pool & beach parties from 24 December to 5 January.

    When: All night, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Ark Bar on Chaweng Beach

    Party reservations: Email arkbarbeachresort@gmail.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 961 333

    Best for: The biggest party on Chaweng Beach

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    New Year's Eve Hollywood Gala Dinner at Anantara Bophut

    New Year's Eve Hollywood Gala Dinner at Anantara Bophut Anantara Bophut (credit: Agoda.com)

    What: Begin the celebrations with complimentary cocktails in torchlit gardens. Dressed to impress in A-list glamour, make your way to our very own film set for an evening of feasting. After your meal, follow the beat of the DJ to the beach for the grand countdown.

    When: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Lily Pond Garden, tennis courts and resort beachfront at Anantara Bophut

    Party reservations: Email bophutsamui@anantara.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 428 300 (9)

    Best for: A great view of Bophut's fireworks

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    New Year's Eve Party + Dinner Buffet at Ammatara Pura Pool Villa

    New Year's Eve Party + Dinner Buffet at Ammatara Pura Pool Villa Ammatara Pura Pool Villa (credit: Booking.com)

    What: "Let's spend together this New Years Eve on the beach with some good music, nice food and fireworks!!!"

    When: 7:00 PM to late, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Ammatara Pura Pool Villa in Lamai

    Price: 3,000++ Thai Baht per person. 25% discount for Samui residents

    Party reservations: By phone +66 (0) 77 601 633

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    New Year's Eve: Art-Rageous at Nikki Beach Koh Samui

    New Year's Eve: Art-Rageous at Nikki Beach Koh Samui Nikki Beach Koh Samui (credit: Agoda.com)

    What: "The premier New Year’s Eve Celebration in Southeast Asia! For New Year’s Eve, Nikki Beach Koh Samui will be ringing in 2019 with an unforgettable night that will feature world-class entertainment, live musicians and dancers, our renowned resident DJs, Nikki Beach signature style surprises, and the island’s most spectacular fireworks display!"

    When: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Nikki Beach Koh Samui

    Price: Various pricing packages available depending on your seating request, group size and bottle service preferences.

    Party reservations: Email info.kohsamui@nikkibeach.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 914 500

    Best for:

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    Countdown Celebrations on the Beach at Conrad Koh Samui

    Countdown Celebrations on the Beach at Conrad Koh Samui Conrad Koh Samui (credit: Booking.com)

    What: "Begin your New Year’s Eve celebrations as the sun goes down with festive seafood BBQ buffet. When the night unfolds, enjoy the performances of Thai dancing, magician, live band and some upbeat house music from our local DJ to get the best celebrations imaginable and fire show along with the finishing touch of dazzlingly fireworks display." Kids welcome!

    When: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Beachfront at Conrad Koh Samui

    Price: 12,500++ Thai Baht per person. 5,000++ per child (ages 6 to 12). Inclusive of free flow non-alcoholic beverage. Hilton Premium Club members receive 10% discount on food only.

    Party reservations: Email Conrad_Koh_Samui@conradhotels.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 915 888

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    Gecko NYE Party at Gecko Samui

    Gecko NYE Party at Gecko Samui Gecko Samui (credit: Facebook.com)

    What: Celebrate the new year at one of the most spectacular venues on Koh Samui. This is the best viewpoint on the island to watch the fireworks and lanterns that fill Samui sky at midnight. With sounds from DJs T Gecko, Fabian Dresens, Bkk Revolutionz, Christian Bata (Percussionista) and special guests.

    When: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    Where: Gecko Samui

    Party reservations: By phone +66 (0) 81 737 3507

    Best for: House music with a great view


    Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    New Year's Brunch at Anantara Bophut

    New Year's Brunch at Anantara Bophut Anantara Bophut (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Rise as and when you like, with a late breakfast featuring a refreshing spread of tropical juices, warm pastries, and eggs made to order waiting at High Tide.

    When: 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    Where: High Tide at Anantara Bophut

    Price: A la carte

    Brunch reservations: Email bophutsamui@anantara.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 428 300 (9)

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    Pool Party Festive Fun at Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

    Pool Party Festive Fun at Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort (credit: Booking.com)

    What: Kick off the first day of 2020 in the pool with tunes from our host DJ! Our bartenders have the cocktail shakers out and our BBQ is fired up ready to serve all day long. What better way to recover from the festivities of last night than with a day of fun in the sun.

    When: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    Where: Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

    Price: 590++ Thai Baht per person. Prices start at THB 590 for food only, with drinks packages available.

    Party reservations: By phone +66 (0) 77 914 700

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    Starlight Cinema at Anantara Lawana

    Starlight Cinema at Anantara Lawana Anantara Lawana (credit: Booking.com)

    What: With your feet in the sand and popcorn in hand, the silver screen lights up as the day fades. Join us for movie night on the beach. Relax on bean bags with the kids or a loved one as the stars light up the sky and screen. Treat yourself to a drink for a night of pure escape. The first movie is a family movie (7 pm), the second movie is for grown-ups at 9 pm.

    When: From 7:00 pm, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    Where: Beachfront at Anantara Lawana

    Movie reservations: Email fbs.als@anantara.com or by phone +66 (0) 77 960 333

    **Note: If not a guest at Anantara Lawana, please confirm availability in advance.

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    Alex Hammond | In 2012, Alex and her brother wrote The Koh Samui Guide they wished they’d had on their first few visits to Thailand. To their (tremendous) surprise, the guide became “a thing” … and it’s been an ongoing labour of love ever since.




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    Koh Samui Christmas Events: Xmas Lunch, Dinner & 2019 Christmas Events
    Koh Samui Christmas Events and Dinners (2019)

    December 03, 2019

    Let’s face it, there’s nothing normal about eating Christmas turkey on a (mainly Buddhist) tropical island. Yet Samui’s hospitality industry is ever-obliging, so whether you want mince pies in Maenam or cranberries in Choeng Mon (see what I did there) … your carbs await! Let’s get the sanuk (Thai for fun/enjoyment/joyfulness) started!

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    New! 10 Thailand Guides, Novels and Cookbooks
    New! 10 Thailand Guides, Novels and Cookbooks

    November 27, 2019

    From Northern Thai cooking to Bangkok's Chinatown to organised crime and graphic novels, these brand new releases are the latest in Thailand travel guidebooks, cookbooks, novels and non-fiction. As well, Lonely Planet is updating their entire Thailand guidebook catalogue this month. Here's what's new...

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    The Koh Samui Guide Review:
    "By Far the Best Single Spot Travel Guide I've Seen"

    November 20, 2019

    Since launching The Koh Samui Guide’s seventh edition, we’ve often woken up to some wonderful emails from our readers. Proving that Denmark truly trades in happiness – the following note from our new best friend Claus was a total highlight: "[L]ove all the new pics, best section is food and what to bring (already bought the mosquito repellent) and more or less section 4 and 5. Cool with some language. The BKK-USM and what to do to make it easier is priceless."

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