The Ark Bar Beach Resort is a large complex featuring several bars and restaurants set up around a main swimming pool with swim up bar. This place is slap bang in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of Chaweng, just 2 minutes walk from Soi Green Mango and mostly caters to young party people (18 to 40 years old), who like to listen to DJ’s playing electronic beats. Typical day starts with chilling house music in the morning, that slowly gets louder in the afternoon and escalates until the whole place transforms into one big beach party at night. There are live DJ’s from 2PM until 02AM daily, two big beach parties each week on Wednesdays & Fridays plus pool parties going on around the clock, needless to say, don’t come here if you want to avoid party central. The resort does has two more secluded and relatively quiet pools if you really need some time off to recover after a long night out.

Rooms are pretty good for what you pay, been here a few times, pictures below are from my last trip during Songkran in the Premier Deluxe room category, Superior and Deluxe rooms are a little tighter for space at 21 m². Amenities are great regardless of the category though, Nothing to complain about: Good bed, nice 40-inch flat-screen tv with lots of channels, excellent WiFi signal, silent and efficient AC, proper storing space, fully packed mini-bar, nice balcony, good daily maid service, fresh towels and toiletries replenished daily.

In the end location is superb if you’re planning to go out and party every night. Do not book a room here if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing beach experience. Small tip, if you don’t expect to be up every night until 2AM, ask when checking-in for a room away from the beach. Have a look below for the pictures I have personally took during my stay of the room and hotel amenities.


The Ark Bar Beach Resort Guest Friendly Policy: Dear Guest, Thank you for your inquiry. If you come alone and you bring 1 joiner then there is no charge. But if you come 2 guests already in the room and bring 1 more you have to pay. Kind Regards Jenny -Reservation.

Premier Deluxe bedroom corner in Ark Bar Resort

Furnishings seen from the bed corner inside Ark Bar Beach Resort’s Premium Deluxe category

Premier Deluxe Double room layout here seen from the couch at Ark Bar Beach Resort

Couch in the room by the side of the bed at Ark bar beach resort

Very decent modern amenities inside the Premier Deluxe room at Ark Bar Beach Resort

Small but well furnished minibar in rooms of Ark Bar Beach Resort

Clean bathroom with shower here seen in the back at Ark Bar Resort Premier Deluxe rooms

Good selection of toiletries found by the shower area at the Ark Bar Resort Samui

Premier Deluxe Double rooms enjoy a big balcony at Ark Bar Beach Resort

Chilling on the room balcony in Ark Bar Resort Samui

Boiler with everything you need to make your morning tea or coffee is provided in the room at Ark bar beach Resort

Extra space next to the closet to lay your bags inside Premium Deluxe rooms at Ar bar resort

The main pool area within Ark Bar Beach Resort where the parties are hosted

The main pool and bar at Ark bar beach resort

Enjoying some drinks by the sunken pool bar at Ark bar beach resort

Ark bar has sun loungers along the beach with food/bar service

The Ark bar restaurant just by the beach is very popular in Chaweng

The beachfront location with restaurant in the back on Chaweng of Ark Bar Beach Resort

Grounds within the Ark Bar Beach Resort

A smaller swimming pool is also found on the side of the resort inside Ark Bar

Beach chairs around the smaller swimming pool on the side of the resort

Layout of my premium deluxe room at Ark Bar beach resort


Opening Hours


24 hrs open


24 hrs open


24 hrs open


24 hrs open


24 hrs open


24 hrs open


24 hrs open