I have a problem.
I'm taking the first step by admitting, that I, Amanda Bowen, have a problem.
I'm addicted to Thailand.
It's unoriginal, a bit ridiculous, I've been 5 times, and 4 years consecutively.
Even worse, the last three years running I've been to Koh Samui. In fact, it's 3 trips in just over 18 months.
I blame Luxury Escapes and their bloody irresistable dirt cheap deals. It's not MY fault! Who wouldn't take 8 nights in paradise, with breakfast, 4 hours of spa treatments, cooking classes, 5 hour happy hours and airport transfers for a $999?
Exactly. Everybody wants that.
So besides the price tag, why do I love Thailand so much? Well, I must admit, it's mostly the food. And cheap booze. And massages, facials, and mani/pedi. It's R&R paradise, if you ask me! Actually, after you find out where to eat, hit up this article from Ever Asia about what else to do in the area. The 10 Absolutely Best Things to Do in Koh Samui
So, I've been savvy enough to have a car on each of my three trips to Koh Samui, and therefore have eaten ALL over the island. This puts me in a pretty stellar position to advise you on where you could potentially access BRILLIANT food and drink on this beautiful island.
So without further delay, I give you: my top ten FAVOURITE places to eat and drink on Samui.
1. Haad Bang Po
This is paradise on crack, and our number one favourite plate to eat on the island. Set on the curved beach of Bangpo, or Bangpor, - it is all thatched huts where you can sit cross legged on cusions, colourful lanterns and amazing food. Alternatively you can sit at bench tables with your toes in the sand. Touch choice. Recommend relaxing here all afternoon, ordering 2 large Chang and 1 small dish at a time. Great seafood. Get a whole steamed fish - even the fried versions are delicious and light - not stodgy.