The Turtle, usually rather relaxed can get surprisingly energetic after sunset and if you like to party all night in a gorgeous surrounding, you've come to the perfect place. The Turtle celebrates life constantly.
The major bars and dance spots around the island are mostly right on the beaches or on mountain tops. They impress with stylish, modern or colourful, ethnic design. The owners are very creative and staff is extremely friendly. Drink prices are moderate and don't forget to check out the innovative cocktails, typically for Tao, served in buckets.
Professional DJ's from all over the world spin their best and the freshest sounds are guaranteed. Theme & retro parties with selfmade costumes & silly games are very popular, mostly getting everybody involved. Amazing fire jugglers perform amidst stunning sand sculptures.
Look out for the well designed flyers all around to be up to date. The happy crowd never seems to get tired or bored and basically there is a cool party going on somewhere every night; no matter what moon is up.
There are also enough delicious pancakes & fried chicken available to keep you stuffed and plenty of taxis around to get you home safely.
For the more low-key clientele there are also a few pub-like venues and cocktail lounges with chilled tunes. Some show live sports, some have pool tables or darts and you will easily find an expat to join a game of Backgammon.
Most restaurants have a daily changing movie program, advertised on white boards at the entrance.
Thai Boxing is performed frequently, there are flyers and quite audible announcements from cars informing about date and place. You can even participate, if you dare.
Look out for new places which are opening all the time.