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Ko Samui
Koh Samui was once a Thai fishing community, and that charming sensibility is still present today. Spending time in Bophut is a wonderful way to soak up local culture; the beachy village restaurants and pubs are perfect spots to experience the sunset. There aren’t many other places where you can bask in the camp of a cabaret show and the solemnity of a Buddhist temple. As far as the latter goes, Wat Plai Laem is a magnificent vision of gilded red rooftops and a massive spindly-armed statue of Guanyin.

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Island Organics Thai Cooking Class
Island Organics Thai Cooking Class(Chaweng)
Owner description: Now in only it's 2nd year of operation's Samui's most unique and authentic organic micro farm / Thai cookery class has laid the foundations for hotels and resorts to create a more... more Owner description: Now in only it's 2nd year of operation's Samui's most unique and authentic organic micro farm / Thai cookery class has laid the foundations for hotels and resorts to create a more sustainable Samui. Explore the large organic micro farm followed by personal cooking instructions from your delightful host and master cook Lat. Brand new purpose built cooking stations ensure you get the complete Thai culinary experience. Book early to reserve your space with Lat and her team at Island Organics and we look forward to teaching you some Thai favourites you soon. Please view our website to see just how much more there is to our cookery classes :) less
Attraction type: Cooking Classes; Farms
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Wat Plai Laem
Wat Plai Laem
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Fisherman’s Village
Fisherman’s Village(Bophut)
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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Angthong National Marine Park
Angthong National Marine Park
Owner description: These 40 islands, spread over approximately 97 square miles in the Gulf of Thailand, are characterized by hundreds of limestone monoliths, carved into fantastic shapes by years of... more Owner description: These 40 islands, spread over approximately 97 square miles in the Gulf of Thailand, are characterized by hundreds of limestone monoliths, carved into fantastic shapes by years of erosion. less
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; National Parks
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Maenam Beach
Maenam Beach(Mae Nam)
Attraction type: Beaches
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Pepenero Koh Samui
Pepenero Koh Samui
Ranked #1 of 431 Restaurants in Bophut
Price: $22 - $56
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Chez Francois
Chez Francois
Ranked #2 of 431 Restaurants in Bophut
Price: $50 - $100
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Boudoir
The Boudoir
Ranked #3 of 1,187 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Spices Cafe
Spices Cafe
Ranked #1 of 93 Restaurants in Mae Nam
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Da Bardo
Da Bardo
Ranked #5 of 1,187 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Price: $6 - $11
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sallamai Resort
2.5 of 5
Sallamai Resort
$47 - $87
Ranked #1 of 53 Hotels in Lamai Beach
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Rocky's Boutique Resort
4.0 of 5
Rocky's Boutique Resort
$108 - $329
Ranked #2 of 53 Hotels in Lamai Beach
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Lanna Samui
4.0 of 5
Lanna Samui
$66 - $254 (THB 2,287 - THB 8,800)
Ranked #4 of 184 Hotels in Bophut
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

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Bo Phut Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
Bo Phut Resort & Spa
$174 - $491
Ranked #1 of 184 Hotels in Bophut
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Poppies Samui
4.0 of 5
Poppies Samui
$178 - $349
Ranked #1 of 102 Hotels in Chaweng
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Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5
Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa
$229 - $799 (THB 7,933 - THB 27,681)
Ranked #1 of 29 Hotels in Mae Nam
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Thailand
$627 - $1,602
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Ang Thong
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SALA Samui Resort And Spa
5.0 of 5
SALA Samui Resort And Spa
$188 - $655
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Choeng Mon
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Sandalwood Luxury Villas
5.0 of 5
Sandalwood Luxury Villas
$155 - $461
Ranked #3 of 65 Hotels in Maret
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