Samui Wining & Dining
Satisfying Demands

It’s because modern visitors’ dining expectations are so high that Samui offers so much.


1 How times have changed. It wasn’t so long ago that, when it came to eating on Samui, there was very little choice – tasty but very basic Thai food or, well, not very tasty basic Thai food. But the island’s explosion onto the international holiday market as a highly popular destination created the need for a culinary experience to match. So now we have a wealth of top restaurants serving gourmet cuisine from around the g l o b e , courtesy of highly-trained Thai and international chefs (many with Michelin starred experience).

     And with so much going on in Samui’s vibrant wining and dining scene, there’s plenty for us to write about every month keeping our feature writers very busy! Rob De Wet starts off his month in the best possible way with an evening at Buri Rasa resort’s excellent beachside restaurant in the middle of Chaweng Beach. And after experiencing everything that this fabulous eatery has to offer, the next day he takes a trip down to South Chaweng where he visits one of the island’s two Fuji Japanese restaurants and joins in their anniversary celebrations.

      Eating and drinking are just two aspects of a night’s fine dining. Another important one can be the entertainment and so Rob’s next mission in July is going for a meal at the highlyacclaimed Spirit House Spa Resort & Restaurant where he enjoys a truly authentic Thai meal in unique surroundings whilst being treated to wonderful displays of traditional Thai dancing.

       Every top restaurant has a ‘Kitchen King (or Queen)’ in charge and July’s ‘Chef of The Month’ is the island’s favourite Italian cook – Luigi Fadda. Rob stops off at il Salotto Italian Bistro & Beach Bar in Fisherman's Village, where Luigi plies his trade and finds out all about the man behind the whites. And a couple of days later, Rob’s back in the heart of Chaweng at The Coffee Club where he discovers all the secrets of this international food and beverage chain and the reasons for its phenomenal success both here and abroad.

        Rob’s final trip out this month is to one of the island’s best places to enjoy a special theme night – Nora Buri Beach Resort. And dining experiences on Samui don’t come much better.

       Our other full-time feature writer, Christina Wylie, is also out and about in the line of duty this month. And she starts off with a trip to the innovative Twisted Thai restaurant at The Imperial Samui Beach Resort in Chaweng Noi, and comes away with many good impressions and a more than satisfied stomach.

       Christina’s not planning on getting married any time soon but she was still excited when she found out that she’d be going along to Samui Buri Beach Resort, in Mae Nam, to find out all about their exciting all-inclusive wedding packages. And what they offer couples tying the knot on Samui is nothing short of totally marvellous.

       couple of days later, Christina is over to Lamai where she stops of at the impressive Buddy Oriental Samui Beach Resort and enjoys a top-notch dining experience in one of its many outlets – Pazzo Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar. And Christina’s last assignment in July is to find a lunchtime eatery where the locals stop off at. She picks the highly-regarded Sabb Samui & Steak Lao, in Lipa Noi, and tells us all about it.

       And in addition to all these articles, there are also many other general features about interesting food and beverage related topics in this month’s Samui Wining & Dining. Yes, times sure have changed on this idyllic little tropical island in regard to its dining opportunities – and definitely for the best!

  Bon appétit!





Steve Taylor



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