Top choice bar in Bo Phut & the Northeast

With serious wow factor and 270-degree panoramas, the W Retreat’s signature lobby bar gives the word ‘swish’ a whole new meaning, with cushion-clad pods of seating plonked in the middle of an expansive infinity pool that stretches out over the infinite horizon. This is, without doubt, the best place on Samui for sunset cocktails blended with cool music mixes.

There's a strong craft beer list too.