Hacienda Beach Restaurant
Hacienda Beach Restaurant is a lovely all-day dining spot on Maenam Beach, north of Koh Samui. With an open-sided contemporary-style dining room and a beachfront deck, it is definitely a cool place to enjoy a hearty meal with views of the ocean.
Hacienda Beach Restaurant serves mostly western classics like salads and sandwiches, as well as delicious Thai specialities, meat and seafood. The restaurant has sun loungers and umbrellas – great for enjoying cocktails after dinner.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm
- Location: Hacienda Beach Resort, 82/2 Moo 1, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 427 036
Sala Thai is set in a tropical garden at Santiburi Beach Resort. The restaurant serves fine Royal Thai cuisine with delicate European flavours. Dishes such as fuk thong geng kati (pumpkin with coconut curry) and geang som malakor kab pla insee (rich orange curry of green papaya and kingfish) are difficult to find elsewhere and are well worth sampling here. Immaculate service and presentation, subtle lighting, and Thai music all add to the sophisticated dining experience.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 7 pm to 10.30 pm
- Location: Santiburi Resort, 12/12 Moo 1, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 425 031
Som is a simple local restaurant set directly on the beach, offering splendid views of Koh Phangan. Located in central Bang Po, this family-run business serves a good choice of traditional Thai and international dishes, as well as freshly caught seafood as daily specials.
The restaurant is pretty basic, occupying a wooden seaside shack, and has a rather serene atmosphere. With fairly priced food and drinks, as well as beautiful views, Som is one of the most popular restaurants in Maenam.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11 am to 11 pm
- Location: 44 Moo 6, Bang Por, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)81 477 4305
The Kitchen Table
The Kitchen Table at W Koh Samui is a great place for exquisite international cuisine and crafted cocktails in Koh Phangan. The restaurant has a very elegant dining space and an outdoor terrace that overlooks the Gulf of Thailand.
The all-day menu includes classic pizzas and pasta, as well as Thai classics like green papaya salad and tom yam soup. Like everything else associated with this five-star hotel, The Kitchen Table is very swanky.
- Location: W Koh Samui, 4/1 Moo 1, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 915 999