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Spending Christmas on Samui doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on festive fare


1Getting away for a tropical holiday is great at any time of the year. But having one at a time when your own country is in the midst of a cold winter is particularly pleasing. Especially when you’re away for an exotic Christmas and New Year in the heat on idyllic palm-fringed beaches. And that probably covers about ninety percent of you reading this!

    Most newcomers to Samui usually think that by having their Christmas holidays here, that they’ll be forfeiting their traditional Christmas dinner. But they’re wrong. Many of the top resorts and restaurants offer the full works: turkey and stuffing, roast potatoes, peas, carrots, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and gravy, followed by Christmas pudding and custard (or ice-cream) with a few mince tarts. Just be sure to book somewhere well in advance so you don’t miss out.

      On the other hand, you may wish to fully embrace the Oriental experience during the festive period, too, and have a totally Thai dining adventure. And if you choose to go down that route, there are innumerable options available, with everything on offer from tasty noodles at beachside cafés to sumptuous buffets fit for a king in breathtakingly beautiful restaurant ‘palaces’.

      Then again, you might want to indulge your fancy in an entirely different cuisine. And with Indian, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Mediterranean, Russian, American, Irish, Japanese, Vietnamese and a whole load more available, you can take your pick.

      Just one last thing. Don’t forget to spare a thought for the folks back home in the cold as you tuck into your Christmas pud whilst you’re sitting on the beach!


Bon appétit!


Steve Taylor

Editorial Director


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