If you want to be at the heart of party central, then this is one of the best resorts to stay at.
This resort is where the party is at, so you'd expect the noise levels to be off the chart. Surprisingly though, my boyfriend and I could hardly hear the thumping beats in our deluxe room. Plus most of the partying dies down by 2am.
The rooms were comfortable and cosy. If you want to laze about in the sun and get a tan, I'd suggest getting an early start on it as the pool chairs get occupied really quickly since the pools are open for use to everyone (hotel and non hotel guests).
The pizza burger is a must try, off the Ark Bar menu. However our favourite food joint was Khaosan Restaurant and Bakery. It's just down the road from Ark Bar and their Paad Thai is divine! (About 60THB a plate).
The best thing about the Ark Bar is that the party is where you are staying, especially on Wednesdays which is usually their BBQ party. Once you've chilled out enough at their pool bar, you can walk down main Chaweng Beach road and you'll come across a host of bars, pubs and of course the infamous club Green Mango.
A word of caution: if you're relaxing by the beach you will get harassed by multiple trinket sellers so just smile and politely refuse, their persistence dies out soon enough!
We stayed in Samui for a total of 2 nights and had a great experience here. And I would recommend this place to everyone who is looking for comfort and convenience.
- 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