Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

Outrigger beach resort is located on the Northeast of the island. It’s secluded and a little far out from the center but if you are looking for a peaceful resort this is a good option. There are free daily shuttle buses to Chaweng beach and fisherman’s village. The rooms are styled with tropical decor with a modern twist. There is one all-day dining restaurant on the property.

This is one of the cheaper resorts if not the cheapest 5-star resort for a villa with a private pool.

Room service

The Thai green curry had an overpowering amount of coconut milk that I could barely taste the curry. For the salad, the ratio of the vinaigrette was not balanced, there was too much oil so there was not much flavor to the salad.

Dining at Edgewater

The Pad Thai was decent. It was a little too sweet for my palate.

The fish and chips were dry, the fish was over fried. The chicken satay tasted bland.

My overall impression of the food was average. However, I loved the villa with the pool and the spa services.

Outrigger Koh Samui beach resort

Website: https://www.outrigger.com/hotels-resorts/thailand/koh-samui/outrigger-koh-samui-beach-resort

Telephone: +66 0 77 914 700

Address: 63/182 Moo 5 T. Bophut, Hanuman Bay, Koh Samui
Suratthani 84320

Silavadee pool spa resort

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Silavadee pool spa resort is nestled on a rocky beach between Chaweng and Lamai beach with breathtaking views of the sea. The tropical style rooms are cozy and comfortable, well equipped, and clean. The complimentary fruit was a nice touch. Facilities at the resort include two infinity pools, a private beach, a spa, and a fitness center.

I stayed for two nights at the resort. I booked the deluxe room with an ocean view and a hot tub. The view from the room was picturesque. There is also a great view of the sea from the bathroom. I stayed in room 213, which was a corner room, and you can view the sunset from the balcony. Unfortunately, I had a noise disturbance at 1 am, at 7 am, and 9 am. I called the reception each time to report the noise. They dealt with it right away. Unexpectedly the next day, they upgraded me to a pool villa with a partial view of the sea. The room was quiet and spacious. I was able to get a good night’s rest.

The staff there were friendly, courteous, and accommodating, one of the highlights of the resort.

In-room dining

Ceaser salad and spaghetti bolognese

Both were delicious.

Breakfast at Moon restaurant

The hotel offers a good breakfast spread of both Asian and Western cuisine. There are a variety of tropical fruit juices, smoothies, and local herbal teas. There is also a menu for made to order/ hot dishes such as eggs benedict, roti, steamed fish fillet and etc.

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All in all, this is a beautiful resort surrounded by lush greens, in balance and harmony with its surroundings. The attentive care of the staff is a testament to Thai hospitality. I left feeling energized and relaxed!

 

Silavadee pool spa resort

Website: https://www.silavadeeresort.com/

Telephone: +66(0)77-960-555

Address: 208/66 Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

STAR bar, Silavadee

I love this rooftop bar. The view is spectacular with a panoramic view of the sea and mountains. It is the ideal place to grab a drink, relax, and watch the sunset. The atmosphere is laid back yet romantic. Reservation is highly recommended if you prefer a specific seating area. I made a reservation and got a seat at one of the four sunken tables.

There is an excellent selection of cocktails and an international menu for those who would like to order food. For couples, there is a special romantic dinner available which needs to be booked ahead of time.  There is also a live saxophone performance and a seafood barbeque buffet every Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

STAR bar

Website: https://www.silavadeeresort.com/silavadee-dining

Opening hours: Daily 17:00 p.m. – 23:00 p.m.

Telephone: +66 77 960 555

Address: 208/66 Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

The Height, Silavadee

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The Height is a Thai restaurant atop the hillside at the Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. The uninterrupted panoramic sea view from the terrace is stunning. The menu is extensive, offering Northern and Southern Thai dishes, including Khantoke whereby food is served on a pedestal tray.

It was a beautiful night with a clear view of the moon shining above the horizon. The perfect setting for a memorable dinner. The staff was friendly and helpful.

The prawn curry was creamy with a mild heat, and the prawns were fresh. There was also petai, also known as stink beans, in the curry. It is widely used in Southeast Asia. Petai has a strong odor, and it lingers in your mouth. As a Malaysian, petai is not foreign to me. The curry helps reduce the strong taste of the petai.

The papaya salad was well seasoned, and the fried chicken wings were crispy and juicy. The fritters were delicious crunchy banana goodness.

The prices are quite high, but the view is definitely worth a trip!

 

Papaya salad – 331.35 baht

Curry prawns with bamboo – 416.31 baht

Deep-fried banana fritters – 212.40 baht

 

The Height

Website: https://www.silavadeeresort.com/silavadee-dining.php

Opening hours: Daily 17:00 p.m. – 22:30 p.m.

Telephone: +66 77 960 555

Address: 208/66 Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

 

Fisherman’s village Bophut

Fisherman’s village is a walking street with cafes, restaurants, and boutique stores in the town of Bophut.

I had lunch at two restaurants – happy elephant and Krua Baan Khaow. I ordered the same food in both restaurants except for the salad. The food in both restaurants was good. Overall experience, I prefer Krua Baan Khaow. Happy elephant is more pricey and popular amongst tourists. The decor and atmosphere in Krua Baan Khaow feel more authentic, the food tastes homey, and best of all, the price is reasonable. Good value for money.

Happy Elephant

Tom yam shrimp       320 baht

Vegetable fried rice  100 baht

Papaya salad            220 baht

Happy elephant

Website: https://www.facebook.com/HappyElephantRestaurant/

Opening hours: Daily 11:00 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.

Telephone: +66 77 427 222

Address: 79, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

 

Krua Baan Khaow

Green mango salad

Vegetable fried rice

Tom yam shrimp 

The total was less than 350 baht.

 

Krua Baan Khaow

Website: https://www.facebook.com/kruabaankhaow

Telephone: +66 81 442 0625

Opening hours:  Daily 11:30 a.m. – 22:30 p.m.

Address: 69 Moo 1 Koh Samui Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320