Koh Samui go go bars and girls are a major feature of the nightlife on the island, with the emphasis on Chaweng and Lamai. Most bars are of the casual ‘beer bar’ type that contain most available girls, while a cross between this and the quintessential Samui go go bar (a pole and dancing girls) is also apparent.
As to full-on Samui go go bars, there is a limited number of these. They are discreet, private clubs that can only be found in Chaweng. These girls are more expensive than your typically beer bar girl, although they are generally prettier and better at satisfying the customer.
Most punters usually end up in the beer bars and there are literally hundreds on the island, mostly in Chaweng and Lamai. These places are usually single-unit with a small bar, seats, and several available girls for hire. Some have pool tables and TVs with sports on and they open out onto the street.
The difference with most Koh Samui go go bars and these beer bars is that a number of girls will be dancing on a bar or sliding up and down a pole. The girls are also more expensive than in your typical beer bar, plus the bar fine is also a little bit more so be aware before you set your sights on some hotty.
Koh Samui go go bars and girls will go home with you for a fee – either for short time, if the place has an upstairs bit, or all night at your hotel. The legit Koh Samui go go bars in Chaweng are totally closed to the street and have the full-on go go scene of scantily-clad girls on stage.
Look no further than Chaweng and Lamai. The strip of land into Chaweng Lake (back from the beach) is the de facto girlie area and has the most Koh Samui go go bars and girls. Lamai has a similar set-up, yet is more focused (around just a few streets). Koh Samui go go girls are slightly cheaper (and uglier) in Lamai.
The sex scene is not sleazy in Samui. There are no ping pong shows here and it’s nothing like visitors to Bangkok or Pattaya may be used to, while also being more relaxed than Phuket’s Patong. You will have to pay for it, of course, with girlie drinks, bar fines, and the sex fee usually mounting up to a few thousand baht.
Go go girls in Samui – how it works
It’s all very casual in Samui. You simply walk into any go go bar, sit down and order a drink, and wait for them to approach you. If you fancy the look of a particular girl on stage, make note of her number or point her out to anyone behind the bar and they’ll get her to see you after she’s finished dancing.
Go go girls are pushier for you to buy them drinks than bar girls at a beer bar. These drinks are marked up (120-150 baht a shot) and are often watered down. Everything goes more smoothly if you buy them a drink, though, plus they’ll sit next to you and chat.
If you really want to get her back to the hotel for a shag, tell her so and you can pay her ‘bar fine’ (goes to the bar for loss of earnings). You then go to the hotel for short time (up to two hours) or all night, and pay in the morning. Be sure to negotiate the price in the bar; anywhere from 1,500 to 3,000 baht. Pretty girls are naturally more expensive.