Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Bo Phut & the Northeast

Dining on the Rocks

At the isolated Six Senses Samui, the island's ultimate dining experience takes place on nine cantilevered verandahs yawning over the gulf. After sunset (and wine), guests feel like they’re dining on a barge set adr…
Top Choice Seafood in Ko Samui

Five Islands

Five Islands offers a unique (yet pricey) eating experience. First, a long-tail boat (tours for two including meal 7500B to 9250B) will take you out into the turquoise sea to visit the haunting Five Sister Islands w…
Top Choice Market in Ko Pha-Ngan

Food Market

A heady mix of steam and snacking locals, Thong Sala’s terrific food market is a must for those looking for doses of culture while nibbling on low-priced snacks. Wander the stalls for a galaxy of Thai street food, f…
Top Choice Italian in Mae Nam & the North Coast

Pepenero

Pepenero continues to cause a stir on Ko Samui, moving to this more accessible Mae Nam location. What this excellent and neatly designed Italian restaurant lacks in views is more than made up for by a terrific menu …
Top Choice Thai in Ko Tao

The Gallery

One of the most pleasant settings in town, the food here is equally special. The signature dish is hor mok maprao on (chicken, shrimp and fish curry served in a young coconut) but the white snapper fillet in creamy …
Top Choice International in Mae Nam & the North Coast

Farmer

Magically set in front of a photogenic rice field with green hills in the distance, fantastic Farmer – within the boutique resort of the same name – is a choice selection, especially when the candlelight flickers on…
Top Choice Fusion in Ko Tao

Barracuda Restaurant & Bar

Sociable chef Ed Jones caters for the Thai princess when she's in town, but you can sample his exquisite cuisine for mere pennies in comparison to her budget. Locally sourced ingredients are turned into creative, fr…
Top Choice Bakery in Ko Pha-Ngan

Nira's

With lots of busy staff offering outstanding service, a big and bright interconnected two-room interior, scrummy baked goodies, tip-top coffee (and exotic rarities such as Marmite and Vegemite) and trendy furniture,…
Top Choice French in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Baobab

Grab a free beach towel and crash out on a sun lounger after a full meal at breezy Baobab, or have a massage next door, but seize one of the beach tables (if you can). You'll need two hands to turn over the hefty me…
Top Choice Bakery in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

La Fabrique

Ceiling fans chop the air and service is snappy and helpful at this roomy French-style boulangerie/patisserie away from the main drag, near Wat Lamai on Rte 4169. The place for brekkie, select from fresh bread, croi…