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Sabay Bar: True Thai Nightlife Experience

If you are in the mood to experience what is considered to be the epitome of nightlife in Koh Chang, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Sabay Bar.


Contrary to what the name may suggest, Sabay Bar goes far beyond just operating as a traditional Thai bar and you might be pleasantly surprised by the sheer size of this venue, which would be more accurately described as a serious night club. It has all the makings of a true, urban nightlife experience of epic proportions and one could go as far as stating confidently, that this is one of the most renowned beach nightclubs, with a reputation spreading far beyond its White Sands location.


As far as the setting goes, you would be forgiven for thinking that Sabay Bar is a brand new joint, with all the restorations having been done over the past while or so, and those who frequent the place will have you know that it has definitely been improved considerably.


Basically you will find yourself in a traditional Thailand-style setting with a bit of Norwegian influence in the décor and there is a variety of experiences to be had since different people have different ideas of what a fun night out is. If relaxing in a smoke-free environment is your poison, then you can hang out in the air-conditioned dance-floor, or see out the night in the open-plan area, which is part of the huge stage.


It really isn’t all that hard to see why this is one of the hot spots for a true Thai nightlife experience, and the true allure of the Sabay Bar lies in the mere fact that each night there is more than likely to account for a completely new experience.


Weather you just need a great spot to indulge in some local cuisine or go wild on the dance floor, even enjoy the seductive sounds of a live band from the Philippines, you don’t have to look further than the Sabay Bar.

published: 12.07.2012

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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