boutique resorts become the new buzz in discerning travelers
guide. Why not head to a boutique island; as Koh Tao (Turtle
Island) is shaping up to be just that. Its small size and
relative anonymity until the last ten years made it a well
kept secret over the early nineties when most of the unscrupulous
developing was carried out on Samui and to a lesser extent
on Phangan. It had time (and the money – diving bought well
needed cash to the island) to develop at a decent pace and
the result is an ultra chic scene with a great independent
surrounded in jungle harmonies with boulder filled tropical
landscapes whilst offering a surprisingly high level of accommodation,
eating and nightlife options. The amazing diving that has
made the island famous over the last decade raised the standards
in resorts and restaurants, so much so that on a walk down
Mae Haad main street, you could experience cuisine from over
10 nationalities at everything from a street vendor stall
to a contemporary modern restaurant-come-dance music club!
great thing about the island’s small size and remoteness is
that it has kept away the hoards, appealing to a more independent
type of traveler, thus there are still plenty of old bamboo
bungalows to be found in amongst the A/C palaces and the Southern
Thai island vibe is as strong as it ever was, making the place
seem like time just stops there; unless there’s a cock fight
or beach BBQ going down! That said the nightlife on Tao is
definitely some of the best in South Thailand, with excellent
established venues, quality sound systems and the cream of
the Gulf’s DJs, visiting or holding residencies.
whether you want to dive at some of Asia’s best sites, chill
out on a deserted beach or wine, dine & party the night
away in unique stylish venue – the Turtle can provide it all;
and if you stay there for a while you get to realize that
Tao has had that boutique vibe long enough to have invented
to get there...
You can either buy a joint bus/boat ticket from any travel
agency to Koh Tao. Or you can fly to Samui and take the boat
from there to Koh Tao. Please note that the last boat from
Samui to Koh Tao leaves at 12:30 pm. island from several different
Boat and pick up taxis go to all parts of the island. Many
shops on the island provide internet, phone and fax service.
There are also a good number of banks and agencies that can
exchange traveler's cheques and foreign currency and several
ATM on Koh Tao. Most retailers accept VISA, Master Card and
American Express; however, they do charge tax.
All around the island you'll find mouth watering culinary
delights. No matter what you're craving - Indian, Swedish,
Italian, Thai or middle eastern - you can find it all on Koh
Koh Tao offer it all : go hiking, mountain biking, kayaking
or snorkeling. See the Black Tip Reef sharks, go around the
island or join a boattrip to Ang Thong Marine Park. And if
you're feeling more daring, then try out water-skiing, wakeboarding,
tyre rides and Sumo rides. Sign up for Muay Thai boxing lessons
or go rock climbing. And new to the island is mini golf and
island style bowling.
are always appreciated and welcome at the local public school
and at the non profit animal clinic. And in the end : relax
on the beach or soothe your body with a Thai massage or yoga
Diving is possible year round with peak seasons tending to
be around March, April and again from June to September. During
these time visibility can reach up to 30 meters. The monsoon
season in the Gulf of Thailand starts in November and goes
until about January. Though it is typically rainy only in
November, diving is still possible. Whale sharks, Minke Whales,
pilot whales and Bruda Whales have been spotted around Koh
Tao during these months.
Koh Tao caters for all budgets with the majority of accommodation
on the established beaches of Sairee beach, Mae Haad and Chaloke
Baan Kao. If you want something more remote head to Hin Wong
or Lighthouse Bay; and if you want to go back to your roots,
Tanote Bay is best reached by boat. Au Leuk has three simple
resorts with no luxury and Haad Sai Daeng beach has excellent
beach diving and views / dive trips over Shark Island.
ahead is advised if you want to guarantee getting the room
you want with prices running from 150 – 200 THB for a bamboo
hut to 450 – 600 THB for a standard fan bungalow and 2,000
up for a decent A/C bungalow. Power is very expensive on Tao
and may resorts have to produce their own – please respect
that and conserve as much water and power as possible; and
don’t be surprised if the generator goes off at 11pm every
Tao Accommodation...Click here
on Koh Tao
Koh Tao has become a must do on any
serious divers itinerary and it is also an excellent place
for the uninitiated to have a first taste; with safe “sample
dives” that can be accomplished in one afternoon, PADI approved
Open Water Diver courses and every other course imaginable
including Instructor. The quality is high with excellent safety
standards and hyperbolic services available for incidents,
professional instructors who speak every language under the
sun, the clearest water in the Gulf and more top ranking dive
sites than the island has beaches!
people who move beyond the shores of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui
find that Koh Tao offers wonderful resorts, fantastic diving,
beautiful views and a variety of restaurants serving excellent
Tao, initially home to large sea turtles and occasional fishermen,
has now developed over the past 10-15 years as one of Thailand's
premier tourist destinations. Loval business owners are now
providing many goods and services that will make for a pleasurable
more than ever it is easier to get to Koh Tao via one of the
Lomprayah high speed ferry catamaran boats , Seatran Discovery
Link. Travelers can arrive from one of the neighboring islands,
or from Bangkok, at a very reasonable cost and in a short
period of time.
in and around Koh Tao's beautiful coral reefs is one of the
real driving forces behind the island's development. From
the beginner to the advanced all divers will be happy with
their experience. Koh Tao also offers a wide range of accommodation
to fit any budget.
around the island to visit other beaches and bays can be adventurous
to say the least. Just off the main concrete road drivers
will encounter dirt roads (sometimes washed away) potholes
and sharp curves covered in sand. Pick-ups and taxies can
be found almost everywhere but remember to always ask the
price before you go anywhere. Renting motorbikes can be a
fun way to see the island but if you are not a very experienced
driver it may cost you many thousands of baht for minor damages.
dining and evening social hours in Koh Tao are extremely fun.
Try taking part in a happy hour BBQ on the beach.
relax with a nice glass of wine or a cocktail in one of the
trendy night spots listening to the sounds of international
DJ's. Koh Tao also has its share of pubs with pool tables,
darts and live music.
Tao welcomes all to come and enjoy the beauty of the island,
but please help us by conserving the natural resources. Use
only the water you need and make sure taps are turend off.
Be careful around the coral reef they take hundreds of years
to grow back and please keep it clean...
Although famous for the excellent
diving, Koh Tao has loads to keep even the biggest landlubber
happy. There are walks to viewpoints and some tougher treks
into the jungle (don’t be foolish and attempt trekking in
the jungle without a guide – it is very easy to get lost and
very hard to find your way out). There is everything to heal
the mind, body and soul; from Yoga, Meditation, Cooking and
Massage courses to Colonic Irrigation and Detoxifying programs,
There is rock climbing and mountain biking for those who take
their thrills jumping off hills or there is the Taonian practice
of Hammocking where you do as little as humanly possible.
Then of course there are marine activities like snorkeling,
fishing, boat trips, visits to islands such as Ang Thong Nation
Marine park and nearby Koh Nang Yuan island – the worlds only
three island’s connected by three coral beaches!
Is the main town and transport hub
of the island – it also happens to be a rather nice beach. It has blossomed
into an interesting melee’ of ancient and modern with traditional
Thai shop-houses next to contemporary East-Meets west architecture.
Apart from all the important bits like the pier, health center,
Government Office, travel agents, all the Dive Schools, Post
Office, shops etc. there are numerous great restaurants, loads
of bars and some of the island’s best clubs and party venues
on the main stretch of Mae Haad, whilst the serene southern
end hosts some high end resorts.
minutes walk away is Sairee Beach, the longest and most poplar
beach on the island – which is like Mae Haad with the important
bits removed – great bars, great restaurants, great resorts,
great dive schools and 1.7 Km of pristine white sand. It has
an excellent view of Koh Nang Yuan islands whilst nearby is
a historical heritage site where King Rama V made an inscription
in 1899; there are some great jungle walks and the School,
Temple, Fishery Museum and Police Station on the road to Mae
Bars & Clubs
Koh Tao has a very sophisticated bar
and restaurant scene with a stunning amount of choice at a
quality surprisingly high for such a remote place, with all
kitchens around the island setting pretty high standards and
a vast choice of bars venues; from beach shacks to open air
dance arenas. Mae Haad and Sairee beach have the greatest
choice of restaurants, bars and clubs; though most bigger
beach bars have a dance floor and any night can end up a party
night! Check out flyers and posters for the big events.
to Do on Koh Tao...
Diving, diving and more diving... Ok ok... For those who are
looking for something other than diving, Koh Tao offers a
variety of other activities around the island.
: Muay-Thai boxing : There are a few fights ever week where
you can go watch the competition, or visit the island's boxing
and fitness gym and try it for yourself. Koh Tao also offers
a variety of Yoga, Thai Chi, Chi Gong and Reike courses.
: Enjoy deep sea fishing for the big fish, rent a canoe or
kayak and float around the clear blue waters. Or charter a
long tail boat and its captain and go for an afternoon of
beach hopping around the island or the neighboring island
of Nang Yuan.
: Start out your night by checking out the local pubs and
the chic lounges around the island. Almost every night there
is at least one late night party spot that will be pumping
long into the night (you can forget about diving the next
: When it comes to eating the phrase, "up to you"
has never been so true!! Enjoy the finest culinary dishes
from around the world. And for those who like their sweets
there are several great bakeries to visit.
: You can find a variety of hand crafted items made from ceramics,
sea shells, coconuts, semi precious stones and silver. Retailers
also offer quality imported products with and brand name items.
: For those looking for something non-diving related, check
out the island's bowling and mini-golf, extreme jungle warfare
at the paint ball center, or mountain biking and trekking
throughout the island. These are great activities for everyone
(especially those of you who crashed your stupid motorbike
and got all cut up and now can't go in the water).
of Koh Tao...
During pacific war, the Thai government built a prison camp
for normal and political prisoners on Koh Tao. When the political
prisoner arrived, the large water tank collapsed so they had
to survive with the scarce of water. During the first months
the director of the camp treated the political prisoners well,
all political prisoners were allowed to walk out of the camp
and make a living by fishing and get some kind of vegetables
to feed their own.
director of the penitentiary department thought that it was
too dangerous to free the political prisoners like that. He
ordered that the political prisoners must must be in prison
cell at night and must be in the permitted area during the
day. Therefore, the political prisoners got no chance to get
some sea food or vegetables.
ate scarcetic meals with no food nutritions from prison supply
and had to resist attacks from malaria. But the most suffering
thing was that they rarely got letters and package from their
familie. All communications were with difficulties and the
supply ship went to Koh Tao only once a month.
prison did offer medicine at very expensive price or not curing
them at all. All supply and money sent to the prisoners was
mostly lost along the distance. Though it was illegal, they
also had to work in the field like they were ordinary prisoners.
the year 1943, the political prisoners worked so hard out
in the sun and rain that six of them died during 6 weeks time.
All the political prisoners had to beware of health and to
cure themselves. The lack of drug made each other find his
own way to survive. Some took the medicine little by little
- not enough to cure at normal time or relieve while they
are on serious stage.
one day, while waiting for the hard time to pass, there was
a change in politics : the government of Jompol Plag Pibulsongkram
was driven out by vote in parliament in building the Na-khon
Petchboon into capital city and to build Buddha Buri at Saraburi.
The new government asked for mercy from his Majesty to forgive
those political prisoners.
on 20. October 1944, the political prisoners were free to
go back to their families.
KOH TAO, little more than 21 Km2, is located about
70 km. east of the coastline between Suratthani and Chumphon,
in the Gulf of Thailand.
Tao means Turtle Island, because in the past the waters
in the area were rich with sea turtles, nowadays they
have mostly moved on to other breeding grounds.
Initially the island was not inhabited, there was only
the occasional fisherman from the neighboring islands,
looking for shelter in a storm or just taking a break
before continuing his tiresome journey.
June 18, 1899, His Majesty the King Chulalongkorn (Rama V 1868-1910)
visited Koh Tao and left as evidence his monogram on a huge
boulder at Jor Por Ror Bay next to Sairee Beach. This place
is worshipped even today and should be treated with respect.
From 1933 on the island was used as a political prison. In
1947, Khun A-Paiwong, prime minister at the time, pleaded
and received a royal pardon for all prisoners on the island.
Everybody was taken to the Suratthani shore and the "Turtle"
was abandoned again.
But not for long…
In the same year Khun Ueam and his twin brother khun Oh reached
Koh Tao from the neighboring Koh Phangan by trying out their
traditional sail boat, for that time a quite long and dangerous
Even though the island was still under royal patronage, it
didn't stop these pioneers claiming themselves a good part
of the land on today's Sairee Beach.
Having brought their families over, they began to cultivate
and harvest the excellent soil.
The first generation of today's community had settled!
They lived a very simple and tough life harvesting coconuts,
fishing and growing vegetables, which were also traded with
Despite the difficulties in reaching the island, the population
then grew steadily.
In the eighties the first travelers discovered the island
paradise and their special "backpacker-network"
quickly made it widely known and a popular destination. As
a consequence, bigger, faster and safer boats were used to
allow easier access to Koh Tao.
During the past ten years the reputation of Turtle Island's
natural beauty, especially its marine life and coral reefs,
has spread the world over and the number of paradise seekers
It soon became one of the major dive sites in Thailand, attracting
beginners and professionals alike.
The local businesses expanded immediately to catch up with
the needs of the new clientele. The island today, though still
remaining an absolute paradise, caters for all tastes and
Koh Tao has one major concrete road which connects the north
end of Sairee with Chalok Baan Kao in the south, while passing
the main village Mae Haad in the middle.
There is an increasing amount of small concrete roads leading
to the other beaches and bays. Ever where else you will find
more or less accessible dirt tracks, most of which will challenge
even a skilled driver.
Steep trails, sharp curves, sand and grit, potholes, washed
out tracks and the occasional dropping coconut demand mindful
driving and fast reactions.
Vehicles in Thailand drive usually on the left, but traffic
rules are often freely interpreted, speed limits are not observed
and suicidal dogs prefer sleeping on the roads, which are
often narrow. You must always be prepared to make room for
the occasional moving or still obstacle.
Yet, it is not as bad as it seems, as long as you drive carefully
and remember that an accident will hurt body and budget as
well. Motorcycles can be rented from 150 B, Jeeps from 1000
B, the deposit of a passport is required.
there are many other options of getting around:
and Motorbike Taxis
These can be found parked in busy areas, or can be stopped
at the roadside. They run from early morning until 11 p.m.
Please be aware that taxi fares can vary and even double after
discuss the cost before the ride, not after. Basically the
fares start with a minimum fee for one or more persons and
then increase per additional customer.
From Mae Haad to
Sairee or Chalok Baan Kao: 1-2 pers. 60B/ +30B pers.
Tanote or Hin Wong: 1-4 pers 200B/ +50B pers.
Ao Leuk or Thian Og: 1-2 pers. 100B/ +50B pers.
Chalok Baan Kao: 1-2 pers. 100B/ +50B pers.
Ao Leuk: 1-2 pers. 160B/ +80B pers.
The colorful, traditional Long Tail Boats take you conveniently
and quickly to stunning remote beaches and secluded bays.
can find them at all the main beaches, they can be chartered
for a short trip or a day tour.
are quite consistent and reasonable: trips from Mae Haad
To Chalok Baan Kao: 150B per person
To Nang Yuan: 1-2 persons 100 B
To Tanote Nay: 1-3 persons 300B
Around the island: 1-4 pers. 1000B
There are mountain bikes for rent around the island, which
are not only cheaper than motorbikes, but will also help to
protect the environment.
to discover the real beauty of Koh Tao, travel on foot.
If you are not afraid of exercise and enjoy a bit of excitement,
you will be rewarded with the experience of the rich variety
of the jungle, a cool swim in a lonely bay, a fantastic view
over cliffs in the surf or a spectacular panorama from a mountain
excursion like this can be very demanding and tiresome, so
leave prepared: drinking water, sun block, mosquito repellent,
tight shoes and a hat are essential and please don't go alone,
like in diving, a buddy can be a life saver and besides, it's
There is a huge variety of accommodation for every budget
in Koh Tao. Most of the resorts are located on the main beaches
Sairee, Mae Haad & Chalok Baan Kao.
Room rates start from 150 Baht for simple huts (public toilet
and no electricity) and reach up to several thousand Baht
for real luxury villas with all western amenities. The average
bungalow with a fan and shower/toilet inside will be around
400 Baht, double that for air-con rooms.
Prices will change with the season. Beachfront is usually
more expensive. Not all resorts supply 24hr electricity, many
use their own generators from 6pm-6am and around midday, if
that's not convenient for you, better double check when booking.
Peak seasons are from December to March and July to August.
Then and during Thai holidays like Songkran, the island can
actually be booked out. Check on rooms before arrival by phone
or email. Also on-line booking is getting very popular.
Some dive resorts won't accommodate non-divers, but in low
season exceptions can be made.
Sairee's with sandy beach stretches about 1.7km over most
of the west coast, interrupted only by a few huge boulders.
Mae Haad is only a 10 min walk away.
Being the most popular area on Tao, Sairee offers a huge range
of accommodation, dive centers, restaurants, shops, beach
bars, travel & email services, nurseries, etc. You also
find here the Fishery Museum, the Rama V rock and on the way
to Mae Haad the police station, the public school and the
All boats arrive here. Naturally highly developed, but still
managing to keep some of its old fishing village charm, Money
exchange, post office, government office & health center
are here, as well as offices for most of the dive centers.
Lots of travel agents, email services, bike rentals, supermarkets,
restaurants and night spots. A few budget and up market resorts
are located on the southern end.
Third largest beach, located on the southern coast facing
Phangan and Samui. Much quieter than Sairee, but offers a
similar variety of accommodation, eateries and nightlife.
It is beautifully framed by Taa Toh lagoon to the east and
Saan Jao beach to the west. The rock formation at cape Taa
Toh resembles a sitting Buddha, this is best to be seen from
the view point opposite.
Well preserved, secluded bay with excellent snorkeling, 5
laid-back resorts, incl. a dive resort & water sport center
with kayaks & water ski, as well as a German dive school.
Private bay with an exclusive, beautiful up market resort
and a budget bungalow. Only a 10 min walk fro Mae Haad.
After Jansom bay, reached by foot or better by longtail, one
resort, laid-back atmosphere, ideal for nature lovers.
South-west coast, taxi boat recommended, one resort, simple
huts & solid bungalows. Can't get it more private.
South-west coast, best reached by foot or longtail, two simple,
small resorts, a real getaway.
North-east coast, abundant coral reefs in a natural pool,
four small hillside resorts and one diving school.
Between Tanote & Hin Wong, a private cape with a small
bay, excellent snorkeling and a lovely little resort. A remote
refuge with free pick up service. Highly recommended.
On the way to Tanote bay, one of the most beautiful beaches.
You can swim or just sit in crystal clear water surrounded
by fish. Three small, simple resorts in a breathtaking surrounding.
Next Chalok Baan Kao. Huge private bay, one resort and a hillside
spa/restaurant at the eastside; a hilltop restaurant/bakery
and bungalows at the west. Reef sharks.
Two resorts and a dive school nestled in an idyllic bay &
a sandy beach, closest to one of Tao's prime dive & snorkel
sites : Shark Island. Best reached by boat or 4-wheel.
Don't be afraid, there might be a few western luxury items
missing, but the essentials can be found everywhere around
the island. Supermarkets are open from early morning until
late night. But that's not all!
From scuba dive & snorkel equipment to stylish, unique
beach wear, there are a lot of shops offering quality and
brand products for bargain prices.
Original ethnic souvenirs made from ceramic, coconut, shells
or bamboo and unique jewellery made from silver, leather,
beads and precious stones are offered in several shops as
well as from vendors at the roadside.
There are also lots of little stores that seem to be specializing
in only one thing: to have ever thing! Hawaii shirts, sarongs,
hammocks, postcards, coconut oil, flip flops, fire crackers,
the list is endless. Just look around and you are sure to
find something you really need right now.
There are plenty of second hand bookshops and now even imported/reference
titles available for rental.
Except in the big stores prices are open for discussion, as
long as you stay friendly and reasonable.
Only a few years ago the culinary scene in Koh Tao was rather
basic. Classic Thai dishes together with little western additions
like American breakfast, pancakes, sandwiches and French fries
have been on the daily menu.
Nowadays caterers and cooks from all nations have settled
and extended the food variety. Lots of excellent restaurants
offer culinary delights from all over the world.
You can get pizza, homemade pasta, smoked salmon, sushi, enchiladas,
sausages, imported steaks, English pies, fresh bread &
pastry as well as draught & imported beers, wines, fabulous
cocktails, nothing is missing.
Fresh markets offer all sorts of tropical fruit and also prepare
them on the spot to a shake of your choice.
With all this foreign dishes on offer you should never forget
where you are. Authentic Thai food can be sampled everywhere,
from street stalls & nightly grills to Thai kitchens and
Savoring a zesty Thai curry, a BBQ fish and a coconut rum
shake on the beach will make your holiday complete.
Tapas Bar - Mae Haad - main road - opp. Post office
The lively Argentinean owner creates the tastiest, small dishes
(Tapas) with cocktails or sangria, served with cool latin
rhythms, Spontaneous pop parties. 5pm-late
DEL SOL - Cocktail Bar, Grill & Restaurant - Mae Haad
Exquisite world cuisine with a tasty range of breakfast sets,
sandwiches, brochettes, pizza, smoked salmon & first choice
steaks; excellent wine selection.8am-11pm
PIZZERIA & STEAKHOUSE - (est. 1996) - Mae Haad
Tao's first pizzeria. Latin atmosphere, excellent Italian
& Mediterranean specialties, homemade pasta, prime beef,
duck & lamb; delivery service. Pier road. 11am-10pm
OUT CAFE - (est. 1989) Mae Haad
The oldest eatery on the rock. Sandwiches, burgers,
Fried chicken, Thai food & seafood BBQ's from their own
catch. Pleasant place with colorful design. 7am-10pm
STOP PUB (est. 1994) - Mae Haad - beach front
Where friends & locals meet. Draught beer, English pub
grub, Pizza, Saturday night BBBQ; all live sports on 8 TV's,
Happiness Hour with beautiful sunsets. 8am - late.
OF THE BLUE - Steakhouse - southend Mae Haad
Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. BBQ steaks are AAA
imported beef only. Gourmet BBQ burgers. 2nd floor bay view
verandah. Relaxed Jazz & Blues. 8am-midnight
WHITENING - Bar & Restaurant - Mae Haad - beachfront
A romantic, yet stylish setting, offering a delicious blend
of International fusion food & Thai cuisine. Soothing
sounds compliment a laid-back dining experience. 5pm - 10:30pm
KAO SEAFOOD / MOONSTONE BAR - Chalok Baan Kao
Beautiful bay view restaurant & beach bar in an natural,
cosy setting at Koh Tao Cottage. Delicious Thai & Western
cuisine, seafood BBQ. 7:30am - 10pm/Bar from 6pm - late
HEAVEN Restaurant & Bakery - west Thian Og Bay
Fantastic sea view from the relaxing hilltop terrace, easy
to reach. Delicious seafood & Thai cuisine, BBQ corner.
Homemade bread & pastry, fresh coffee. 9am - 11pm
Spa & Restaurant - east Thian Og Bay
Extraordinary hillside venue with splendid view and exquisite
ambience. Savour from a large selection of great Thai dishes
in a relaxing atmosphere. Pick-up service.
Bar & Grill - Sairee Village near 7 Eleven
Aussie, Irish & authentic Thai tucker, ice-cold VB beer.
Downstairs - tunes, sports & surf flicks, upper deck -
movies on dolby surround 43" screen (daily 7:30). 6pm
GRINGO Mexican Restaurant - Sairee village - main road
The real thing, most popular with the expats. Vast selection
of tasty, authentic dishes & good steaks. Live sports
on a big screen. 10 am - midnight, Happy Hours 5:30 - 8pm.
Restaurants - southend Sairee
Wooden sala right on the beach, relaxing Thai cushions, atmospheric
design, very friendly service. Original Thai food, seafood,
BBQ's, European dishes. 7:30am
TORO Restaurants - southend Sairee Beach & Sairee Village
Sizzlin' Maxican dishes with home made nachos, salsa and guacamole,
Pizza Extravaganza (40+Exotic'n'Italian Styles), tasty desserts
& Western favourites, 9.30 am - late.
MERMAID Restaurant - southend Sairee
Food for Vikings and meat lovers: Frikadeller, pytt I panna,
hakkeboef, bernaice sauce and much more. Beach side between
AC Resort & Ban's Diving. 9.30 am - late.
GALLEY/THE DECK - Restaurant/Beach Bar - north Sairee
Beachfront terrace with great Western & Thai food &
BBQ's. Try the lasagna or meatballs with Swedish Logan berry
jam. Kitchen open 6:30 am - 10 pm, bar open 5 pm - late.
Restaurant - southend Sairee
Beachfront dining lounge in a layered Thai sala with pool
table. Korean BBQ, Western & Thai food. A nice place to
enjoy the night in comfort. Kitchen open 7am - 10:30pm
Garden Cafe & Book Shop - Sairee village
Tranquil place serving soups, salads, platters, fresh coffee
& excellent selection of herbal teas. Unusual range of
new and used books. Open Tue - Sun, 10am - 7pm.
Restaurant & Beach Bar - north Sairee
Natural styled and spacious Thai restaurant, perfect to enjoy
the sunset. Specialized on seafood BBQ's & Lobster. Special
parties every Monday, open - air cinema.
BAY STEAK HOUSE - Sairee village - main road
Highly frequented by expats. Prime steaks from ostrich, kangaroo,
crocodile, lamb & beef. Great burgers, large portions,
reasonable prices, friendly service. 2pm - 11pm.
Restaurant - Sairee village
Cozy place with garden patio, tables & sofa area. Exquisite
range of Thai, Western & other dishes, excellent steaks,
good variety of cocktails. 7pm - 11pm.
On the Beach - north Sairee
Replacing New Way Restaurant, great selection of snacks, salads
and main courses. Lovely deck & cushion area, and next
to the Dry Bar! 8am - 10pm.