KOH SAMUI Gay Friendly Restaurants 2021

Koh Samui is never dull, with a myriad of great restaurants and bars to choose from. Most restaurants on Koh Samui serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods.

The Height Koh Samui

The Height is a brilliant choice if you’d like to get to grips with authentic Thai food at its best.

Jahn Restaurant

Jahn Restaurant prepares tasty Thai dishes with a twist with stunning views and great wines.

Our guide to dining out in Koh Samui

Koh Samui is never dull, with a myriad of great restaurants and bars to choose from.  Most restaurants on Koh Samui serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both, while the more popular beaches, such as Chaweng Beach, feature restaurants specializing in Thai or various international cuisines, such as Italian or German. Beachside, seafood barbeque restaurants are also common on all beaches.

Namu, located at the W Hotel Koh Samui and Pla Pla at the Four Seasons Koh Samui offer you great, finely crafted meals, brunch over panoramic views or cocktails that will tickle your senses. Experience a fantastic nightlife along the Chaweng Beach Road.

Ocean Pier by Latest Recipe is a beautiful floating pier at Le Meridien Hotel, that features breath-taking views of the Gulf of Thailand is the perfect venue for an intimate meal. The seclusion and the lush tropical ambience provided by the scenery will surely make any meal even more memorable.

The Trade Wind Restaurant is beautifully located on the soft sands of Samui Palm Beach Resort in Bophut, offering fascinating fusion dishes along with some of the most authentic Thai cuisine available on Koh Samui.

If you like seafood, then you will simply adore Ko Samui! Keep in mind that during high-season, the demand of fisheries often exceeds the local supply! Bophut is the most popular destination in Koh Samui for food lovers, as it features numerous selections for dining, from gourmet restaurants to casual street food.

Head to Chaweng Beach for its high concentration of internationally-acclaimed restaurants, or stop in Lamai for high quality, reasonably priced Thai food. If you are looking for something truly memorable, visit Tree Tops. Located in Anantara Lawana in north Chaweng, Tree Tops is one of Samui’s most accomplished restaurants and is definitely the place to head to if you are a fine-dining buff. With only eight tables in the restaurant and each table an individual ‘tree house’ the experience here is unique. You will need to reserve well in advance.

  • Streetfood

    Street food is unmissable in Samui, and more generally all around Thailand. The concept of three meals a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – is not yet totally part of Thai feeding habits, with eating little and often, grazing throughout the day, still the norm. This is the reason why street food is so popular in Thailand. You can get something to eat at an affordable price almost anytime and anywhere.

  • Thai Cooking Classes

    Join a half-day cooking class in Koh Samui with 4 professional chefs. You will get to learn and cook 3 different dishes to select from a menu that includes more than 170 recipes. Highly recommended!

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Our recommended restaurants in KOH SAMUI

Our editors have spent the past year researching the best places to eat! Here are our recommendations.

Phensiri Thai restaurant Koh Samui

Phensiri Thai

Phensiri Thai Bistro . offers Simple thai cuisine that you can see being cooked thought the open kitchen
Gringo's Cantina restaurant Koh Samui

Gringo’s Cantina

Gringos Cantina opened in 1998 and started serving the traditional Tex-Mex dishes of Nachos, Burritos, Enchiladas and Fajitas.
The Larder restaurant Koh Samui

The Larder

The Larder positions itself a restaurant-come-bar... verging on gastro pub...... and not quite a wine bar.
Dr Frogs restaurant Koh Samui

Dr Frogs

Dr Frogs is a Renowned Italian restaurant on the island of Koh Samui established in 2007. Located on the hillside between Chaweng and Lamai
Prego Italian restaurant Koh Samui

Prego Italian

Look no further for Koh Samui’s most authentic Italian cuisine. Come together at Prego where gourmet comfort food and upscale ambiance meet.
Khaw Glong Thai restaurant Koh Samui

Khaw Glong Thai

In a quiet corner of the noisy Chaweng you can taste Thai food like nowhere else. This Thai restaurant uses only fresh ingredients
Red Snapper restaurant Koh Samui

Red Snapper

Red Snapper Restaurant & Bar has been dedicated to Mediterranean Fusion Cuisine for over 10 years with. Only the freshest local produce from Samui
Basilicom Restaurant Koh Samui


The soul of Basilicom is the pita bread, baked to order in their Taboon; the creamy and nutty hummus, crunchy falafel, and the sizzling meat and fish

Map of KOH SAMUI Gay Friendly Restaurants

Our restaurant recommendations are dotted all around the Island and are worth the journey.


Recommended Hotels in Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach area is One of the biggest and best beaches in Samui and is the epicentre of Samui’s nightlife (gay and straight) with numerous bars, restaurants, shops as well as a huge choice of hotels. Lamai Beach / Hua Thanon are further down from the popular Chaweng Beach. It is generally quieter, with calmer waters and a more “chilled out” vibe at most of the resorts. BoPhut / Choeng Mon Beach are more laid-back than Chaweng and offers views of Koh Phangan.

Centara Grand Beach
5 Star Luxury

Centara Grand Beach


Located along Chaweng in Koh Samui, Centara Grand offers sea-facing rooms with private balconies. It boasts 9 dining options, a spa and an outdoor pool. Rooms feature air conditioning,  minibar and a tea/coffee maker

Banana Fan Sea Resort
4 Star


Banana Fan Sea Resort is located on the tranquil southern tip of Chaweng Beach, within a stroll of its entertainment and shopping spots. The resort provides well-appointed rooms, an outdoor pool with hot tub and free Wi-Fi

Amari Koh Samui
4 Star

Amari Koh Samui


Located along the peaceful shore of North Chaweng, Amari Koh Samui provides traditional-inspired rooms in a tropical setting. Offering a dive centre, it has 2 swimming pools, a fitness centre and free WiFi

Alpha Gay Resort
3 Star

Alpha Gay Resort


This property is 15 minutes walk from the beach. Alpha Gentlemen’s Retreat (Gay Resort) in Chaweng features adults-only accommodation with a fitness centre, a terrace and a shared lounge. This hotel is always fun

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