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The ferry transfer is included in the bus fare because the bus uses the ferry. On the island the bus first stops at the ferry pier and then at Nathon Pier. Remember to tell the resort where and when you want to be picked up. (Surat Thani - Samui app. 3 hours, ferry included ... see more

Fast and low fare. Non air-conditioning, wide opened windows. It stops almost every time a person holds out the hand by the roadside ... see more

Fare is the most expensive but obviously the fastest, ideal for the persons who have only a little time. The direct flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Samui are by Bangkok Airways and 2 flights daily by Thai Airways... see more

Set apart it, trains remain a very pleasant and sure means of locomotion. At Bangkok railway station (Hua Lamphong) you will find a color marked ticket counter on the left side of the counters. There you can buy the combined tickets. You can choose your mode of transportation - 1st or 2nd class, seat or sleeper (recommended) and Ac or fan ... see more


Restaurants & Nightlife in Koh Samui

Most restaurants on Koh Samui serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both, while the more popular beaches, such as Chaweng Beach, feature restaurants specializing in Thai or various international cuisines, such as Italian or German. Beachside, seafood barbeque restaurants are also common on all beaches. As on most islands, the food on Koh Samui is generally higher priced than on the mainland as there is mark-up on supplies shipped to the island. Where dining options are more limited prices are even more expensive.

Nightspots offerings here vary from a lounge in the bar to disco dancing. You can't expect Pattaya or Bangkok here, but you will certainly not miss excitement if that's what you are looking for. The open-bars beckon for some lazy talks; for pepping up for the big party later, which most all travelers here revel into. The small bars can be found all around Samui but are concentrated in the main nightlife areas of Chaweng, Lamai, Bophut and Big Buddha. After a drink in the bar it's time to head of to some serious nightlife entertainment.

Recommended Restaurants & Nightlife

1 9Gems Lounge Restaurant

Location : Bophut 9Gems Lounge Restaurant Enjoy private dining on rooftop with 360º view of the verdant surroundings including Chaweng Beach and Chaweng Lake. Special menu consists of scintillating cocktails, accompanied by mouthwatering fusion food and tapas to tickle the taste buds. The poolside restaurant and alfresco lounge creates the perfect ambience.

Cuisines Asian Fusion, French, Italian, Tapas Bar
Opening Hours Tue - Thu : 04:00 pm. - 12:00 pm.
Fri - Sun   : 04:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7725 6125

2 Bang Por Seafood (Takho)

Location : Bang Po Beach Bang Por Seafood (Takho) Bang Por Seafood restaurant located close to Bang Po Beach and just before the hill ahead of Nathon. The restaurant has a great view and you can eat directly on the beach. The menu offers authentic and basic local Thai food. The food is always really fresh. Basic but very good. Ideal if you want to get that authentic Thai experience.

How to get there
From Nathon Pier, head towards Mae Naam Sub-district by driving on Route 4169 road. Once you arrive to Bang Po Beach area, you will notice Bang Po Seafood (Ta Ko) to your left.
Cuisines Thai, Seafood
Opening Hours Daily from 08:30 am. - 11.00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7742 0010

3 Dining on the Rocks

Location : Bophut Dining on the Rocks Dining on the Rocks presents innovative food concepts, great service and of course that famous view and atmosphere. The brilliant architecture is ten terraced decks of weathered teak and bamboo.

Cuisines International
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 pm. – when the last guest leaves
Contact Tel. 0 7724 5678
Hotels Hotels in Bophut Beach area

4 Dr Frogs Bar & Grill

Location : Hilltop in Chaweng Noi, Koh Samui  Dr Frogs Bar & Grill Dr Frogs' menu is a perfect balance - offering diners both authentic Italian and traditional Thai cuisine. Since its opening in 2007, Dr Frogs has continued to surpass diners' expectations, achieving the ultimate Samui dinging experience. A winning combinations of location and food excellence has contributed to Dr Frogs begin the Koh Samui dining destination of choice. Nestled between Samui's native tropical flora upon a hilltop in Chaweng Noi, the restaurant overlooks the expansive crystal blue waters of the island. These breathtaking uninterrupted views are just one small part that makes up the overall 5 star experience Dr Frogs offers.

Cuisines Thai, Italian
Opening Hours Daily from 12:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7744 8505
Hotels Hotels in Chaweng Noi Beach area

5 H Bistro

Location : Bophut Beach H Bistro Strongly focused on providing cuisine at the highest level, the resort's signature dining experience, H-Bistro features a fresh French Mediterranean menu and exclusive wine list. Enjoy true Mediterranean spices merged together with ingredients ranging from imported fresh Maine lobster and oysters from Canada, Japan, and France. Welcoming guests from all over Koh Samui, H-Bistro's indoor and outdoor dining spaces are yours to experience from breakfast until late at night.

Cuisines French, Mediterranean
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 pm. - 11:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7724 5511

6 Krua Bophut

Location : Fisherman Village on Bophut Beach Krua Bophut Krua Bophut is the authentic Thai restaurant located in the beautiful Fisherman Village on Bophut Beach. This royal Thai design is decorated by wood carving as a classically antique Thai house. The ambient, the serene indoor, the expanded outdoor, and on the beach, the twinkling star light, the whispering wave, and the drifting yachts along with the beautiful music. With their good service, here you will find a superb dining experience and great memories.

Cuisines Thai, Southern Thai, Seafood
Opening Hours Daily from 01:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7743 0030, 0 7724 5035

7 Ocean Kiss

Location : Chaweng Beach Ocean Kiss Experience Koh Samui dining at its finest with Ocean Kiss, all-day open-air restaurant right beside the ocean. Wake up to a fresh cup of coffee and a sumptuous buffet breakfast of Asian and Western favorites. Sit either indoors or out on the beachside deck for lunch and dinner, where an impressive a la carte menu and well stocked wine cellar have you well taken care of. Anantara Lawana Koh Samui recommends our Samui Bouillabaisse – simply perfect.

Cuisines Thai, Italian
Opening Hours Daily from 11:30 am. - 11:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7796 0333

8 Otaru Sushi

Location : Next to Siam Commercial Bank, Chaweng Beach Otaru Sushi In a contemporary Japanese atmosphere, you will find best traditional sushi and sashimi, including some incredible melt-in-your-mouth Otoro. The food is great (with fresh ingredients) the service is great and the atmosphere lets you escape from the busy Chaweng walks.

Cuisines Japanese
Opening Hours Daily from 11:30 am. - 10:30 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7760 1222

9 Sabeinglae Restaurant

Location : Maret Rd., close to Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks (Hinta Hinyai) Sabeinglae Restaurant Sa Bieng Lae is "The place of Samui traditional foods & cuisine.They offer traditional fresh seafood and cuisine in Samui people's style. Let come out and enjoy your dining a unique taste on the beach with a nice atmosphere. It can be fulfill your holiday perfect.

How to get there
Sa Bieng Lae is located in the southeast of Koh Samui and close to tourist attractions "Hin Ta and Hin Yai (Grandmother and Grandfather stones)". It's far from Samui Airport 15 Kms. use Route 4169 and head to south. It take about 30 mins. When you go through the entrance of "Hin Ta Hin Yai", the restaurant will be on the left.
Cuisines Thai local, Seafood
Opening Hours Daily from 10:00 am. - 10:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7723 3082, 08 1538 7045

10 Saffron

Location : Banyan Tree Samui, Lamai Beach Saffron Enjoy the best of Thai cuisine and flavours at Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant as you savour signature dishes from a menu that is a combination of traditional Thai dishes with a modern twist, and innovative new ones. Overlooking the glittering Lamai Bay, the ambience is one of understated, yet refined, elegance.

Cuisines Thai
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 pm. - 11:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7791 5333

11 Sala Thai Restaurant

Location : Main Street Lamai, Lamai Beach Sala Thai Restaurant Sala Thai is a popular restaurant name on Samui, The Best Restaurant with Best Service in Lamai main street. With the classic decor creates for relaxing atmosphere. Sala Thai serves up delicious, well presented and reasonably price dishes from its extensive, varied menu includes the best in Thai and western cuisine. We also have an excellent selection of fresh seafood and a large choice of wines to suit all taste.

How to get there
Sala Thai Restaurant is just 18 kms from Samui Airport and 17 kms from downtown. There is a short walk from the restaurant into Lamai Town where there is a good selection of relaxing spas, bars, discos, Shopping area, night bazaar, Banks & money exchanges and various other activities.
Cuisines Thai and Western
Opening Hours Daily from 02:00 pm. - 12:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7723 3180, 08 1894 7618

12 The Barge Fine Dining

Location : The Barge building 1st Floor, Chaweng Beach The Barge Fine Dining The Barge Restaurant feasts on Seafood Barbecue and Western Cuisine. Set menu are provided for those who would like to sample a well balanced and varied Seafood and Steak meal. If you prefer to create your own menu, the staff will be happy to help your with your choice. A la carte menu will be an initiative and innovative tool for attracting in-house as well as outside clients and get to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere by the beach.

Cuisines Seafood Barbecue, Western
Opening Hours Daily from 11:00 am. - 11:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7791 3555

13 The Larder

Location : Top of the Chaweng Beach Road (opposite Anantara Lawana) The Larder The Larder positions itself a restaurant-come-bar... verging on gastro pub...... and not quite a wine bar. Executive Chef Martin Selby together with Food and Beverage Aficionado Damian Ahern have combined their skills to reach perfection at The Larder, where they mesh modern British & European cuisine with international influences. A mix of comfort food and classics – the food has been revived, remixed and reinvigorated by merging modern cooking methods and techniques.

Cuisines British, International
Opening Hours Daily from 11:00 am. - 11:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7760 1259

14 The Oven at AKARYN

Location : Hanumarn Bay, near Choeng Mon Beach The Oven at AKARYN At AKARYN guests have the freedom to choose from over 80 gourmet pizzas cooked in the island's only hand-made, wood-fired, beachfront pizza oven and featuring the cream of genuine Italian cheeses and cold cuts. Pizzas are freshly made by hand with the verve and acrobatic skill by Venice native Chef Andrea Brunello, who built his oven by hand, brick by brick, on the beachfront at Hanuman Bay.

Cuisines Italian
Opening Hours Daily from 01:00 pm. - 10:30 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 2514 8112
Hotels Hotels in Choeng Mon Beach Area

15 Zazen Restaurant

Location : Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, Bophut Beach Zazen Restaurant Zazen Restaurant is famous throughout the Samui island for its deep, romantic atmosphere and delectable East Meets West cuisine from master chef, Cyrille Keyser. At night, Zazen becomes a warm and rouge candle-lit palace, with guests enjoying the gentle presence of the beachfront, the enticing cuisine, and the company of each other.

Cuisines Thai, Mediterranean
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 pm. - 11:00 pm.
Contact Tel. 0 7742 5085, 08 7281 7276

1 Ark Bar

Location : Chaweng Beach Ark Bar Ark Bar allows you to kick back and enjoy the setting sun. Completing this holiday postcard are colorful concoctions from the lively bar. Keeping the night young are local DJs spinning the latest tunes; you may not know the lyrics but dancing comes easy.

Category Beach Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 02:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7796 1333

2 Bar Ice

Location : Soi Green Mango, Chaweng Beach Bar Ice Bar Ice Samui is an amazing bar sculpted completely from ice! Dress up in winter ponchos and snugly warm hats and divulge in sumptuous cocktails served in glasses made from ice! Simply an amazing experience an absolute must in Koh Samui

Category Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 04:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7748 4933

3 Bar Solo

Location : Chaweng Beach, next to Starbucks Bar Solo Sleek, uber cool and playing great music, there isn’t much not to like about Bar Solo. A good place to start your evening, make sure you take advantage of their half price cocktails from 02:00 pm. to 08:00 pm. As it starts to get later, Bar Solo gets much livelier with DJ’s playing a range of funky house and ambient chill out tunes. A good place for people watching, Bar Solo is quickly becoming one of the most talked about bars on the whole island.

Category Bar, Pub
Opening Hours Daily from 02:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7741 4012, 08 9724 6334

4 Green Mango

Location : Soi Green Mango, Chaweng Beach Green Mango Green Mango is the heart and soul of upbeat, party all night entertainment on this dazzling tropical island. Cool tunes, beautiful people and a mega-party atmosphere make this the prime venue for your happiest times on Koh Samui.

Green Mango is famed for its iconic tree house design, a huge open air space featuring multiple bars and spacious dance floors, reached via wooden bridges passing over the Mango River. The rustic Green Mango design is inspired by the nature of the club’s island setting, and is complimented by the latest sound systems, creative lighting and contemporary music to produce one of the world’s most distinctive nightclubs.

Category Dance Club, Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 pm. - 01:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7760 1167-8

5 Q Bar

Location : On the hillside, Bo Phut Q Bar Q Bar in Koh Samui, overlooking the Chaweng Lake offers a spectacular view of the mountains, sea and coconut trees. Drinking cocktails in the terrace especially during sunset is an out of the world experience. The bar has some good live music, along with great food and drink. It is a great venue for parties and caters to business meetings as well.

Category Lounge Bar
Opening Hours 05:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7796 2420

6 Reggae Pub

Location : Soi Reggae, Chaweng Beach Reggae Pub An excellent option for those holidaying with friends, the Reggae Pub combines the essentials of great music, flowing drinks and entertainment from wide screen TVs and pool tables. Get in the local groove as the music scene combines reggae beats with local influences played out live or spun by the trusted DJs.

Category Club, Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 pm. - 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7742 2331

7 Sweet Soul Cafe

Location : Soi Green Mango, Chaweng Beach Sweet Soul Cafe Sweet Soul is the home of soulful dance on Koh Samui. Located opposite Green Mango, Sweet Soul is dark and sexy, an unmissable Koh Samui dance venue with an energetic and electric crowd. Clubbers head to the central Sweet Soul bar for Samui’s infamous Sangsom whiskey buckets and some stronger than the strong Thai beer. The Sweet Soul side bar highlights the special nightly drinks offers, and the low level entrance wall is favourite place from where to people watch Koh Samui nightlife at its centre. The party spills out onto the street between Sweet Soul and Green Mango and continues into the night – a free flowing space of hedonism and fun.

Category Bar, Club
Opening Hours Daily from 06:00 pm. - 02:00 am.

8 Swing Bar

Location : Central Lamai Beach Swing Bar Swing Bar Samui is the largest beach pub and restaurant on Lamai Beach. Fitted with comfy swings in its interior so you can swing while you drink! It is comprised of two different dining areas: Swing Bar and Swing Bar beach restaurant. You can enjoy the open air design of Swing Bar with its beautiful 180 degree ocean view or for a real treat dine directly on the beach at Swing Bar beach restaurant. The menu is the same for both dining areas however you must try out each one to enjoy the 2 different atmospheres!

Swing Bar is always abuzz with weekly events such as their popular Lamai Beach Parties every Monday and Friday and Nightly fireshows on the beach. There is something for everybody at Swing Bar Samui!

Category Pub, Restaurant
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 am. - 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7742 4208

9 The Duke Pub

Location : Chaweng Beach The Duke Pub The Duke Pub situated close to many popular resorts and hotels many visitors enjoy the unique atmosphere created by The Dukes Management and Staff, major sports events are shown in separate sports area which features a giant screen TV.

The Duke Pub offer an extensive Beverage Menu with several draught beers and ciders, our bottled selection is sourced both locally and from well know international brands. If you prefer the top shelf you may select from several brands which include Scottish Malts and Highly rated French Brandy’s.

Category Pub
Opening Hours Daily from 08:00 pm. - 12:00 am.

10 The Rock Bar

Location : Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks (Hinta Hinyai), Lamai Beach The Rock Bar The Rock Bar serve delicious food, drinks and an amazing fire show, you will not miss something. The bar have several comfortable Thai Triangle Pillow lying corners for chill out end enjoy the cozy old samui style under the star night sky on the beach. Come with friends day and night you can find here the relaxation of old samui.

Category Reggae Bar
Opening Hours Daily from 02:00 pm. - 06.00 am.

11 Tropical Murphy’s

Location : Opposite McDonalds in Chaweng, next door to Baan Samui Hotel Tropical Murphy’s Tropical Murphy's is live music, traditional pub, all the live sports action, child friendly restaurant, world class Brunswick pool tables. Tropical Murphy's located across from McDonald in Chaweng next door to Baan Samui hotel.

Category Traditional Pub
Opening Hours Daily from 09:00 am. - 02:00 am.
Contact Tel. 0 7741 3614