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Top Choice Fusion in Ko Samui

Dining On The Rocks

Samui’s ultimate dining experience takes place on nine cantilevered verandahs of weathered teak and bamboo that yawn over the gulf. After sunset (and wine), guests feel like they’re dining on a barge set adrift on a…
Top Choice Bakery in Ko Samui

La Fabrique

Ceiling fans chop the air and service is snappy and helpful at this roomy French-styled boulangerie/patisserie away from the main drag, near Wat Lamai on Rte 4169. Choose from fresh bread, croissants, gratins, bague…
Top Choice Steak in Ko Samui


All sharp lines, open kitchen/grill, a team of busy and super-efficient staff plus a cracker of a menu, this awesome burger restaurant is a visual and culinary feast. Burgers and steaks – bursting with flavour – are…
Top Choice European in Ko Samui


This restaurant/bar/gastropub pulls out the stops in an invigorating menu of classic fare in a relaxing and tasteful setting, supported by a strong selection of wines and zesty cocktails. It's a winning formula, wit…
Top Choice Italian in Ko Samui


Pepenero has caused quite a stir on Ko Samui. What this excellent and neatly designed Italian restaurant lacks in views, is more than made up for by a terrific menu (including cutting boards with cheese and cold cut…
Top Choice French in Ko Samui

Chez François

With no à la carte menu, but a reputation for outstanding cuisine that has sent waves across the culinary map of Ko Samui, Chez Francois serves a three-course surprise meal. Book ahead using the Facebook page and if…
Bar in Ko Samui

Reggae Pub

This fortress of fun sports an open-air dance floor with music spun by foreign DJs. It’s a towering two-storey affair with long bars, pool tables and a live-music stage. The whole place doubles as a shrine to Bob Ma…
Cabaret in Ko Samui

Paris Follies Cabaret

This dazzling and fun cabaret offers one-hour gà·teu·i (ladyboys; also spelled kàthoey) cabaret every night at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm and 11pm and attracts a mixed clientele of both sexes. Admission is free, but you need to…
Temple in Ko Samui

Wat Hin Lat

On the western part of Samui and near the waterfalls of the same name, this temple teaches daily vipassana meditation courses.
Buddhist Temple in Ko Samui

Wat Laem Saw

For temple enthusiasts, Wat Laem Saw, at the southern end of Samui near Ban Phang Ka, is home to an interesting, highly venerated old Srivijaya-style stupa.