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The Five Islands

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348 Moo3 | Koh Samui, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
+66 81 920 6162
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fascinating dining on the beach.

A superb location opposite the uninhabited Five Islands group on the West Coast of Koh Samui, the restaurant offers an excellent menu and is beautifully served either just inside or just outside the main covered restaurant area. A good choice of meat and fish as well as vegetarian dishes. Long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Dr Christopher H
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Bangkok
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A superb location opposite the uninhabited Five Islands group on the West Coast of Koh Samui, the restaurant offers an excellent menu and is beautifully served either just inside or just outside the main covered restaurant area. A good choice of meat and fish as well as vegetarian dishes. Long tail boat rides are available out to the inspect the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

pretty isolated beach, away from the usual crowd and offering an anstonishing ground view on the magnificent Five Islands natural marine park. a nice & professional local service. Food is good, some nice recipes though not astounding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We hired are own long tail boat,which was amazing.We were the only people on Koh mud son beach watching the sunset, a treasured memory .The snorkelling was great however there's a lot of coral , really worth doing a five island tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This excellent eatery has been renamed the Virgin Coast Restaurant and that's the signpost to look for as you turn off the main road at the Elephant Gate. It's on the beach about a mile north of where Five Islands used to be and has the same stunning view over the sea to the islands. Tables under their canopy or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Unfortunately 'The Five Island' restaurant has been closed for over 10 months. Recent reviews must be getting mixed up with 'The Island View' restaurant next door, which has now taken over the whole area. The chef & staff have moved to 'The Virgin Coast' restaurant which is approximately 5-10 mins drive heading north.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A premium spot in Taling Ngam which means pretty isolated beach, away from the usual crowd and offering an anstonishing ground view on the magnificent Five Islands natural marine park. a nice & professional local service. Food is good, some nice recipes though not astounding. Finally, this is a cool restaurant on the beach for every kind of people. Recommended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed at Intercon and loved it but this is a short walk down the beach. They will also pick you up from hotel/drop off for free Good food and good massages available by the beach too. Reasonably priced and really exceptionally nice people who played with our baby, got out toys etc... As mentioned the food was very good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were welcomed by friendly staff who seated us on a table on the beach overlooking the Islands as the sunset and we were immediately sold. The food was nice and tasty, less the Pad Thai that seemed to have a western ketchup flavour but the other classic Thai dishes were great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You could dine on the beach or inside the restaurant, staff were very friendly and there was a good choice on the menu, being a vegetarian I'm a little fussy, but they accommodated my requests and the food was yummy and at a great price!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great food and service on the beach a short car ride from the inter continental where we were staying. Good friendly service, very reasonable.

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Additional Information about The Five Islands

Address: 348 Moo3 | Koh Samui, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 81 920 6162
Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Taling Ngam
Average Prices: USD 5 - 99
Cuisine: Thai

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 348 Moo3 | Koh Samui, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Taling Ngam
  • Phone Number: +66 81 920 6162

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 99
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

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