Samui Christmas & New Year 2019 – the best places for a tropical festive season here on Samui Island

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While some of us are dreaming of a white Christmas, others are thinking of ways to escape the harsh cold winter and welcome Santa on a tropical island far away from home. How to get into the festive spirit when there is nothing around you but palm trees and white sandy beaches? Easy – just check out these restaurants and beach clubs that combine the best of the festive season and a tropical island holiday to Samui:


The Kitchen Table @ W Hotel Samui

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Get ready to munch! Amazingly-delicious ‘Fin de Claire’ French oysters, pineapple glazed ham, a sensational seafood bar, slow-roasted beef and much more – this is what we call a Christmas feast!  There will be live entertainment to get into the festive spirit and there are free-flow drink packages available, too. W Samui knows how to celebrate Christmas by the sea in style!


What: Out of this world Christmas dinner

Where: The Kitchen Table W Samui

When: Christmas Eve from 6 pm to 11 pm

Price: THB 4,600++ per person and THB 2300 for kids below 12. Free-flow drink package is available from THB 1,800net per person.



Tropikana Beach Club & Bistro @ Prana

This sophisticated beach club at Prana in Bophut hosts a magical Christmas in 2019, featuring mouthwatering Christmas menu by renowned Chef Tum. There will be jingle treats for the kids and all will be merry as ever. Come experience the best of tropical Christmas at Tropikana Beach Club!


What: Christmas Eve Dinner

Where: Tropikana Beach Club & Bistro – Prana Resort Samui

When: December 24th 2019 from 8 pm to 11 pm

Price: THB 1,500 per adult. Kids aged 6 to 11 get 50% off



Melati Beach Resort & Spa

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At this gorgeous beachfront hang-out haven, Christmas comes to life. Even Santa himself will pop in for a visit, bringing joy and happiness to everyone enjoying their Christmas Feast with loved ones. There will be live entertainment and all-night live music to celebrate this special time of the year on with those you love most on the island of Samui is Thailand.


What: Christmas Eve Dinner

When: December 24th 2019 from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Where: Melati Beach Resort & Spa, Koh Samui

Price: THB 1,900net per adult & 950net per child (5 – 11 years old)



New Star Beach Resort

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Bring the kids for a very special ‘cookies and candy land party’ at New Star Beach Resort this Christmas in Samui. This merry and colourful Christmas party won’t take place in the snow, instead, it happens on a gorgeous white sandy beach in Chaweng – the main tourist hub on Koh Samui. Who doesn’t love a BBQ on the beach for Christmas 2019? This is a perfect tropical Christmas for families!


What: Cookies & Candy Land Party

Where: New Star Beach Resort, Chaweng, Samui

When: 24th December 2019 from 7 pm onwards

Price: food only THB 2,900 per adult and THB 1,400 for children. Packages with free-flow soft drinks or alcoholic beverages are available, too.



Impiana Resort

Christmas carols, live music, lucky draw and a meet & greet with Santa Claus, at Impiana Resort in Chaweng, you are in for an unforgettable Christmas in 2019. A delightful Christmas buffet is served at on-site Sabai Restaurant. A little Christmas magic dwells in the air here at Impiana Resort!


What: Merry Christmas dinner buffet

Where: Impiana Resort Chaweng Noi Koh Samui

When: 24th December 2019

Price: THB 2,500 per adult & THB 1,500 per child



Does jazz, wine and mesmerizing ocean views sound good to you? Head over to Anantara on Koh Samui and you are in for an unforgettable, ultra-chic and absolutely fabulous Christmas in 2019. BBQ and traditional roast dishes – it’ll be delicious! There are Christmas Carols, canapes, cocktails and even Santa will pop in for a visit. On Christmas Eve, you can go for roast dinner at High Tide and on Christmas Day, you can bring the family for a Christmas BBQ with kids activities and all. Can’t go wrong this Christmas when heading over to Anantara!


What: Christmas time

Where: Anantara Bophut Koh Maui

When: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Prices: Find them here


Nikki Beach

Nikki is one of the trendiest beach clubs in Koh Samui. At Nikki Beach, you can go for Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Brunch (or both!). Music, DJs and entertainment, Christmas treats and good vibes is what you’ll get at this sensational beach club. Lounge by the poolside, sunbathe a little and let the tropical palm trees whisper Christmas carols – you’ll be getting in the festive mood, alright! There will be live stations (pasta, crepes, waffles, omelette, Wagyu grill and more). Do note, children are not allowed in the pool after 3 pm.


What: Christmas Day Brunch

Where: Nikki Beach

When: December 25th 11 am – 4 pm with live music until sunset

Price: THB 1,800 for adults & THB 900 for kids between 4 and 10 years old


Beach Republic

This Christmas Buffet is just fabulous with delicious food and drinks, live saxophone music and a resident DJ playing merry tunes until 7 pm. It’ll be a feast! Tropical thatch-roofed pavilions, a pool to plunge into – yeah! Beach Republic is perfect for families!


What: Christmas Day Brunch

When: 25th December 2019 from 12 pm to 4 pm

Where: Beach Republic

Price: THB 2,490++ per person including a glass of sparkling wine of a champagne cocktail



New Year in Koh Samui 2019

Here’s where you’ll find some of the most epic New Year Parties in Samui 2019:

Nikki Beach

Live musicians and dancers, world-class entertainment, surprises and a spectacular fireworks show – at Nikki Beach you came to the right place to party and dance yourself straight into the new year. Do note, this is an adults-only event.


What: New Year’s Eve Art-Rageous 2020

When: 31st December 2019

Where: Nikki Beach

Price: general admission is THB 800 per person


Beach Republic

Come with the family for a spectacular New Year’s event here on the island of Samui. Fire shows, DJs, fireworks – it’s exciting and thrilling just like New Year should be! Resident DJ Dave Davoted will play until 1 pm, well into the first hour of 2020. Cheers to that!

What: New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner

When: 31st December 2019

Where: Beach Republic Lamai Koh Samui

Price: THB 3,500net for adults and kids aged 6 to 12 get half price


Ark Bar

This party place does amazing firework shows and they’ve got the best DJs to keep you dancing until the wee hours of 2020. Live singing and percussion, fire shows, international DJs and “the biggest firework show on the island’ – come and see this with your own eyes!


What: Massive NYE non-stop party

When: 31st December 2019

Where: Ark Bar


Rockpool Samui

Rockpool Samui is another great venue to spend this year’s NYE in Samui. Gorgeous views of the Andaman Sea, live music, cocktails, an extensive buffet and a crackin’ firework show at midnight. Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020! In the morning, go for a New Year’s dive in the warm turquoise sea – this is paradise! The best way to start the new year, don’t you think?

What: Happy New Year 2020

Where: Rockpool Samui

When: 31st December 2019 from 6 pm onwards

Price: THB 4,999 per adult and THB 2,499 per child