Rich Resort Beachside Hotel
aka Swing Bar

This hotel is located on Lamai beach and is directly across the road from one of the best beach bars in Koh Samui, the Swing Bar!!

The Room:

January 2012: We paid 1200 Baht per room/ per night in peak season. It has a double bed and a single bed, ensuite bathroom with hot shower, safe, fridge, air-conditioning and free wifi. It is super spacious and far enough from the bar that you have a great sleep (but close enough to stumble your way home).


After dropping out bags in our room, we crossed the road and walked through the Swing Bar straight onto  the beach. Lamai beach is great and very central to the all of the island’s attractions.

The Swing Bar

 And before you swipe a hard left like we almost did, don’t misinterpret the name, it’s literally a swing bar (bar chairs swinging from the roof)!!


Even if you don’t sleep here, make sure you pull in on a Friday – absolute best fire show we have ever seen!

Go down early for a few Changs and spring rolls to reserve the best seats for the show!

And prepare to be entertained!

We even did some “how low can you go” while trying to avoid the odd flame and wave!

And so, the night continued..


Check out their website: Swing Bar/ Rich Resort
TripAdvisor Review: Rich Resort Review
Swing Bar Review: Koh Samui nightlife