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How to Ring in the New Year On Koh Tao

Where to Spend New Years on Koh Tao!

Staying on Koh Tao for New Year’s Eve 2023-24? Excellent – you won’t be disappointed! Spirits are always high over the festive season here. So, there’s no better time to get involved in all the fun and festivities of Koh Tao nightlife

That said, every year, the list of choices for countdown night seems to get longer and longer, making it hard for many tourists (and locals too, for that matter!) to decide what to do with their time on Koh Tao. New Year 2023-24 promises to be no different. But if you’re not sure what to do or where to find the best New Year’s Eve parties, don’t panic!  The trusty team at Island Travel has you covered with all the most up-to-date info about everything from finding a traditional gala dinner to hitting up some of the most upbeat events. 

Ready to get started and plan the ultimate New Year’s Eve? To make your choices earlier, we’ve split up all of our 31st December recommendations into easy-to-follow sections so you can quickly skim to find the details you need for New Year 2024.

New Year on Koh Tao Dinners and Restaurant Events

Most Koh Tao restaurants skip the wildness of the full-on party scene, instead opting for an evening of fabulous food! So, if you have your mind set on a classier NYE check out these top picks. 

Important note: Please be aware that the island is very busy at this time of year, and spaces are in high demand. So, booking ahead is highly recommended.

Ndiigo Beach Club & Restaurant

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The Gallery


Koh Tao Resort Paradise Zone

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Rim Lae Restaurant

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Viewpoint Resort


Baan Talay Resort & Yoga

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Montalay Beach Resort

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Tanote Villa Resort

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Jamahkiri Dive Resort & Spa

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Beach Bars, Fire Shows, and Fireworks

Often, the best way to celebrate New Year’s Eve is just to head to Sairee Beach and see what happens! Most beachside New Year Parties on Koh Tao feature fire shows, fireworks, and lanterns, and the fun usually continues well into the early hours of New Years Day.  Most of your favourite Koh Tao bars will have something going on – and even some of the (usually!) more relaxed cafes and restaurants, too. So, you’ll be sure to find fun wherever you end up. Here are a few of our top recommendations:

Fizz Beach Lounge

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Maya Beach Club

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Special Events and Dedicated Koh Tao NYE Parties

In addition to the regular hotspots along Sairee Beach, there are some fantastic dedicated late-night events for New Year’s Eve. It’s always worth checking with your accommodation provider and keeping an eye out for flyers and promos as you stroll the streets in the days ahead. However, the following are all popular venues for Koh Tao New Year’s Eve parties:


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Secret Party

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Leo Beach Music Festival

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Leo Evolution Club & Restaurant

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The French Market

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Wherever you end up, we hope you have a safe and happy time celebrating  New Year’s Eve. And, don’t forget – this is only the Western version. For a different kind of Koh Tao New Year altogether, we recommend coming back for Songkran (Thai New Year) in April for a NY celebration that is bound to impress!

Happy partying, and for any help with accommodation, travel, and visa questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us