Ark Bar is incredible value for money - the hotel is very centrally located on Chaweng beach, next to the vast majority of restaurants, shops and bars / clubs (Soi Green Mango is a 2 minute walk). More than its location though is the fact the hotel is home to all those looking to go out and take in Chaweng's nightlife. Ark Bar hosts the largest beach parties on Ko Samui every Wednesday and Friday evenings, and has a pool party that begins every day at 2pm. The stretch of beach outside the hotel is gorgeous, and the food is pretty good quality and all very reasonably priced.
The main downside of this hotel though is that the beach parties can take their toll noise-wise, especially on the nights you may not be partying. The rooms further away from the beach would be my recommendation because of this. Aside from the slight issue of noise, this hotel is excellent and I would highly recommend it to groups of friends looking for a lively stay. It may not be quite as suitable for couples / families looking for a quieter stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "ESCAPE YOUR WORLD AND PLAY IN OURS" We invite you to ARKbar Beach Resort, in the heart of Chaweng, the ideal location to explore and enjoy this tropical paradise. Enjoy your days under the sun on our 100 metres of spectacular beachfront and 3 swimming pools, while listening to the latest tunes being played by our resident DJ's. You will meet people from all 4 corners of the world here to party or chill in our unique, relaxing, yet vibrant atmosphere. ARKbar Beach Resort is within walking distance to the new Central Plaza Shopping Complex, all the major entertainment venues and hundreds of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants. You can dine on the beach in our beachfront restaurant and relax at any of the 3 beach bars. From 2pm our main swimming features live music while the other 2 pools are more laid back. As the evening sun sets over this tropical paradise, you will witness the beach transform into a spectacular and unique venue offering a combination of dining, drinking and socialising with free musical entertainment, dancers and fire displays. It is here that you can be a part of the world famous ARKbar Wednesday and Funky Friday Beach Party's."Escape Your World and Play In Ours" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ark Bar Beach Hotel Chaweng
- Ark Bar Beach Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand