Samui Food & Drink

Most of the island's dining and drinking establishments are clustered along the main beaches, such as Chaweng and Lamai. The hotels and resorts have most of the prime real estate right on the beaches, so to enjoy a seaside meal usually means dining at a hotel. Given the global popularity of Thai food, there are surprisingly few 'pure' Thai restaurants in the main beach areas.

Although dining and drinking places often have a short life-span on Samui, we have assembled a list of suggested restaurants, pubs and clubs.