The Best Ways to Ring in The New Year in Samui

We don’t care if you think New Year’s Eve is the greatest night of the year, just another night out with your favourite people (with or without kids), or a good moment to chill before getting started on your New Year resolutions, Samui has it all. And lucky for you, we know how you can make a New Year’s in Samui exactly what you want it to be.

Make New Year’s Romantic

Events to Know

The festivities at Anantara

Anantara Bophut

What: Anantara’s New Year’s party is all about A-list glamour. Get dressed to impress – the party starts in torchlit gardens before you feast at a specially designed film set. After you’ve had your fill, it’s off to the beachfront where you can dance all night to the sounds of the resident DJ.

Where: Anantara Resort – 99/9 Bophut Bay, Bophut

When: 31st December 2019, 7 PM onwards

Learn more here.

Dinner at SALA Samui

Sala Samui

What: SALA Samui is hosting a truly scrumptious set-menu dinner. There will also be lots of entertainment like live music, a Muay Thai show, cabaret show, fire show and, of course, lots of fireworks.

Where: SALA Samui, Choengmon Beach

When: 31st December 2019, 7 PM onwards

Price: THB 6,400++ per person

Learn more here.

Where to Be

You can’t go wrong at any four- or five-star restaurant along Bophut Beach. Many of the restaurants in the area roll out impressive set menu dinners, after which, you can roll on down to the beach and pop some bubbly.

Read also: Koh Samui: A guide to the top neighbourhoods – Updated 2019

Start the New Year with a Bang

Events to Know

An Art-rageous New Year’s Eve at Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach Club

What: New Year’s Eve at Nikki Beach is as big as it gets. This year, the beach club will be ringing in 2020 with world-class entertainment, live musicians and dancers, their resident DJs, and some of the island’s best fireworks.

There will be a gourmet buffet dinner at 7 PM with VIP Bottle Service and General Admission beginning at 9 PM.

Where: Nikki Beach Koh Samui – 96/3 Moo 2, Lipa Noi

When: 31st December 2019, 7 PM onwards

Price: THB 800++ per person for general admission. Packages starting from THB 9,950++ per person.

Learn more here.

X2 Samui’s White Party

X2 Koh Samui

What: X2 is ringing in the New Year with an all-white party, so wear your finest white garments, enjoy a massive Thai-International BBQ buffet, get treated to a Thai dance show, a fire show, and then find yourself dancing all night long to the DJ’s tunes.

Where: X2 Koh Samui – 442 Moo 1, Baan Hua Thanon, Maret

When: 31st December 2019, 8 PM onwards

Price: THB 5,000++ per person

Learn more here.

Where to Be

If you’re not feeling too keen on spending all night at a beach club or resort, your best bet to having a Big One is to wander the streets of Chaweng, checking out all the area’s bars and restaurants. Chaweng is the type of place where you’re likely to party all the way into January 2nd without even realising the day has passed.

Read also: Peace, Quiet, and Elephants: 8 Reasons to Visit Koh Samui This Christmas

A Casual New Year’s Out

Events to Know

Tropikana Beach Club & Bistro’s Up To You Event

Prana Resort Samui

What: Prana Resort and Tropikana Beach Club want to give you the chance to avoid the crowds and enjoy the New Year’s in a relaxed and casual setting. Just about everything about the night is up to you, from what you eat to what you wear. They don’t care if you show up in a tux or in board shorts. This is all about making sure you’re totally comfortable.

Where: Tropikana Beach Club & Bistro – 14/3 Moo 4, Bophut

When: 31st December 2019, 6 PM onwards

Learn more here.

A Night to Remember at Bandara Resort

Bandara Resort & Spa

What: A child-friendly event, head over to Bandara Resort for a New Year’s Eve dinner with an incredible international buffet. While you’re enjoying the food, watch a Thai traditional dance show, fire show, live music, lucky draw prizes, fun games, and fireworks.

Where: Bandara Resort – 178/2 Moo 1, Tambol Bophut

When: 31st December 2019, 6 PM onwards

Price: Adults are THB 10,000 net per couple with 1 bottle of sparkling wine included or THB 5,000 net per person.

Children 6 – 12 years old are THB 2,500 net per person. Those under 5 are free

Learn more here.

Where to Be

Be one with the sea and chill at Lamai Beach || ©Jutta M. Jenning

The beaches of Taling Ngam, Lamai, Lipa Noi, Maenam, Choeng Mon and generally more relaxed areas are great for just strolling around or spending time with the kids before they wear themselves out. Book dinner at a restaurant near your villa and relax.

When we say book it, we mean it. A lot of restaurants in quiet areas of Samui will close down for the evening (lots of them host parties for their staff).

Find the Best Fireworks

Where to Be

Spend the day at Chaweng Beach then party all night || ©celebrityabc

Very simply, find a big beach. Where the beaches are bigger and more popular, the firework shows are going to be greater and more vibrant. If you want to spot the biggest fireworks in town, head to Chaweng (pending you don’t mind the party scene). Otherwise, Bophut, Lamai, Maenam and Choeng Mon beaches are good places to go. Of that grouping, Bophut is most likely have the grandest show.

Read also: Would Santa Build a Sandman? – Christmas Events in Samui You Have to Attend

Safety Issue to Be Aware of

In Samui, fireworks are not difficult for the ordinary individual to get their hands on. Be aware of where you are and those around you at all times. You should be ready to move to a safe distance should you notice anything a bit off.

As well, there are several websites currently promoting fake New Year’s Eve events in Koh Samui. Be careful when purchasing tickets from a 3rd-party.

Start the New Year Right

New Year’s Eve events in Samui are still rolling out. Come back again as we’ll keep updating this list with more events as we hear about them!

Elisabeth Forsman

Our predictably unpredictable adventure nomad, Elisabeth is the yogi who wants it fast, the ultra-runner who prefers taking a hike, and the swimmer with a fear of lap pools. A consummate lover of all things outdoors, she’s on a perpetual quest to get those around her outside and moving.

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