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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“You can enjoy swimming in the rain season because in dry season there would be less waterfall. However, many activities here such as Elephant trekking, ATV, Hiking and animals show.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Nature
“Choen Mon Beach is one of the best beaches on the island. You can rent a beach chair for 200 THB or just bring your towel. Its just great for families.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Amazing sea and mountain views. The restaurant has a full menu with very reasonably priced food and drinks. The golf course is also world-class, but you don't have to be a golfer to enjoy this place.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Without a doubt the very Best Food on Koh Samui !!! Chez Francois is an absolute Legend, the food he serves is second to none, Absolutely 5 Star this place is the Best !!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food Court
“Here you can buy all your grocery shopping, together with clothing, gifts, electrical etc. You will also small outlet shops, small markets etc surrounding Tesco Lotus, together with a number of eating places.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Well known bar and restaurant in Samui. Lovely spot for a nice lunch or a cold drink.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Spa
“Boasting the island’s widest selection of Thai wines by the glass as well as a carefully curated menu of more than 50 Old World and New World labels, KOH Bar is the perfect place to lounge on an oversized sofa, sip a glass of wine, and gaze out over the azure gulf below. Wines have been selected to match the Thai dishes, opening up a whole new world of taste experiences. Classily choreographed cocktails are also on the menu. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Arcade
“Art Samui gives visitors an experience that offers the best of arts as well as a glimpse into art pieces that have redefined the art scene in Thailand. The art museum thrives on a type of art called Trick Art. Just as the name suggests, this form of art tricks the human brain into believing that the picture presented is in 3D. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Golf Course
“Football Golf is an original and more and more popular game created in Thailand at Samui Football Golf, and is becoming better known around the world. The idea is simple enough: it's a hybrid of football and golf in which players try to steer a football into the 18 holes in as few strokes as possible - using their feet of course. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Here you can buy all your grocery shopping, together with clothing, gifts, electrical etc. Other small shops around this complex with coffee shops, restaurants, etc ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nature
“Lipa Noi is definitively the most heavenly : sand is really white and thin, sea is transparent, a lot of coconut trees line this beach. We recommend this place for solo or couples who want to relax in an amazing landscape. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“You can enjoy the real taste of Thai Rhum from ISAN a beautiful success ! A superb garden where you can visit the rhum production and taste it ! It also has a great restaurants must try !”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Iconic shaped rocks with a lovely mythological story to bring a smile to your face. A definite photo opportunity place. Quite a few touristy shops leading to the site.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Samui's Best Restaurants with Mediterranean specialties. In an amazing location at beachfront entrance of the Warft enables visitors to benefit from the beautiful surroundings of the restaurant, before or after the meal. This restaurant is very spacious and has been designed in modern style and decor. During dinner, guests can enjoy the beautifully lit atmosphere and music that matches the ambiance. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modern Restaurant with great meals and a cool vibe. Great place to celebrate a special event. Best to book in advance.”
  • 10 locals recommend