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Thai Islands

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Thai Islands

Things we love:

The prices: place to stay for £12 a night? Dinner for 50p? Sold.
Buckets! Go big or go home – drink the local SongSom whiskey straight out the bucket
Massages: there’s always one close by and they’re damn cheap (happy ending optional…)
They LOVE a world record… seriously.
Full moon parties baby
Ping pong is their national sport.

Things we wish we’d known:

Boys: ladyboys can be deceiving after a few drinks.
You can go to jail if you don’t wear underwear.
They like munching on fried insects… go with it.
Getting a night train? First class it is baby.
Pack light and buy clothes when you’re there.

Best bars in Thai Islands
Best bars in Thai Islands
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Cactus Bar
Cactus Bar

This place is difficult to miss. Head down the side street next to Mama’s Schnitzel on the corner (the really sick kebab place, take note for later) and past the dudes selling buckets of booze (true story) and find yourself Read More

Cancun Bar
Cancun Bar

Fire ropes, body-shots and 100 baht happy hour? Yeah, sign us up. This place starts kicking off pretty early in the evening and those who’ve fallen asleep in the sun tend to end up here whilst heading for their own Read More

CoCo Tam's
CoCo Tam's

BarChick’s fave bar in Bo Phot, fo sho. A classy affair, this London-style lounge bar is surrounded by sand, sea and strawberry flavoured shisha, yeah. Enter to find a chilled atmosphere and rocking chairs tumbling from the ceiling. This is by Read More

FIZZ Beachlounge
FIZZ Beachlounge

A decent sunset spot if we ever saw one. This place is all hot bods (check the jogger, every day at 6pm), bean bags and cocktails, so of course we were into it. When it comes to kicking back on the Read More

Lotus Bar
Lotus Bar

This is where all the hot young things of Thailand end up in the early hours, praying for daylight. A bar where anything goes, chill out here while sipping on Margaritas as the sun sets. Let loose to the DJ who Read More

Slinky Beach Bar
Slinky Beach Bar

Rock up here in whatever you wore at the beach and resign yourself to the fact that, like BarChick you’re likely to lose your flip-flops. Welcome to a packed, open plan bar straight off the beach, nice. Neon signs, picnic tables Read More

The Gallery
The Gallery

Down a side street in Koh Tao’s tiny town is where you’ll find The Gallery. First and foremost this place is a restaurant (and serves the best massaman in town, we say), but boozers shouldn’t discount it. It’s the perfect Read More