Celebrating Christmas in Samui: Brunches, Dinners and More

Ho ho ho! What better way to celebrate the festive season than with plenty of wining, dining and making merry? Here’s our round-up of a selection of venues for dinners and brunches on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – bon appétit!

Christmas Eve Dinners

Poppies, Chaweng

A Christmas dinner at the well-loved Poppies promises to be an unforgettable affair. Apart from a visit from Santa, you’ll also enjoy a bamboo orchestra performance, a Thai music and dance performance and a festive feast including fresh eggnog, Christmas pudding and Butterball turkey.

Date/ Time: 24 Dec 2016.

Details: THB 1995 per pax.

Beachfront dining at Melati Beach Resort, Bophut

Plenty of food and fun awaits at Melati this Christmas Eve! Enjoy a welcome cocktail, games, live music and Christmas carolling by the beach. Foodies will appreciate the festive feast, featuring dishes like crackling pork belly, a bread and cheese corner, char-grilled tiger prawns and a macaron tower. Yum!

Date/ Time: 24 Dec 2016.

Details: THB 1990++ (adults) and half-price for children (between the ages of four to 12 years old). A drinks package, featuring free-flow mojitos or Thai whisky is available at THB 1590.

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Anantara Bophut

The evening unfolds with a cocktail reception in the impeccable grounds of Anantara. Next, choose between a six-course Italian dinner or a gala buffet featuring a mix of Eastern and Western fare. An optional drinks package features free-flow house wines and Chang beer. Bring along your little ones – Anantara offers a family-friendly setting with a play corner for kids.

Date/ Time: 24 Dec 2016. 6:00pm-7:00pm (cocktail reception), 7:00-10:30pm (Christmas dinner).

Details: Gala buffet priced at THB 2100 and Italian dinner at THB 2290. The Italian dining experience will be held at Anantara’s Full Moon restaurant, while the gala buffet is enjoyed outdoors in the garden.

Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Lamai

Celebrate Christmas with a bang at Latest Recipe, a stunning beachfront dining venue at Le Méridien. A five-course dinner awaits, along with carolling, Christmas presents for your little ones, family-friendly activities and a visit from Santa. Look forward to tucking into seared scallops, seafood bisque, grilled salmon and decadent chocolate desserts.

Date/ Time: 24 Dec 2016.

Details: THB 2300 (adults) and half-price for children (between the ages of four to 11 years old). A 10 percent discount is given for members of Marriott Rewards® and Starwood Preferred Guest®.

Beach Republic, Lamai

You’re in for a Christmas treat! Tuck into a magnificent five-course dinner at the stylish Beach Republic, complete with live music starting from 7:00pm. We love that there’s plenty of mouthwatering options to choose from for each course – beginning with soups and starters like the creamy lobster bisque, clear oxtail soup and pan-seared foie gras, to mains such as the pan-roasted stuffed chicken breast and pork tenderloin.

Date/ Time: 24 Dec 2016, 6:00pm – 10:00pm.

Details: THB 3000 per pax.

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Nikki Beach, Lipa Noi

A spacious swimming pool, plenty of poolside loungers and views out to the ocean makes Nikki Beach a perfect venue for an enjoyable Christmas Eve feast. Choose between the four-course dinner or dine ala carte.

Date/ Time: 24 Dec 2016, 7:00pm.

Details: THB 2500.

Amber, Taling Ngam

With live cooking stations dishing out plates of sushi, Thai food, Indian fare, a crêpe station and a chocolate fountain, a Christmas dinner at Amber is well worth the calories. Live music completes a delicious dining experience.

Date/ Time: 24 Dec 2016.

Details: THB 4900 (adults) and THB 2450 for children (between the ages of six to 12).


Christmas Day Brunches and Dinners

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Nikki Beach, Lipa Noi

This popular brunch affair draws a crowd, so make your reservations if you’re intent on starting Christmas Day with a scrumptious brunch!

Date/ Time: 25 Dec 2016, 11:00am-4:00pm

Details: THB 1700 (adults) and THB 850 for children. An additional charge of THB 4000 applies for use of the day beds.

Zest Restaurant, Taling Ngam

Missed out on reserving a coveted spot for Nikki Beach’s yearly festive brunch affair? You’ll still have a good selection of superb brunch options, and the Christmas brunch at Zest in one that comes with our recommendations. Live music sets the stage right for a lively brunch feast, which comes complete with a wide array of international fare.

Date/ Time: 25 Dec 2016, 12:00pm-3:30pm.

Details: THB 2150 (adults) and THB 1075 (children between the ages of six to 12 years).

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The Larder, Chaweng

The elegant, wood-dominated setting of The Larder creates a cosy setting that’s just right for a Christmas dinner. Options for starters, mains and desserts include the Scottish smoked salmon, honey and mustard baked ham, turkey, leek and potato pie, boozy baked apples and the intriguing-sounding chocolate and rosemary mousse. Enjoy a free flor of beer and wine for three hours.

Date/ Time: 25 Dec 2016.

Details: Prices T.B.A.

High Tide, Anantara Bophut

A Christmas dinner at High Tide will delight the young and old, with promises of dazzling magic for the little ones (along with a dedicated play corner) and a classic feast for the rest.

Date/ Time: 25 Dec 2016

Details: THB 2350 (adults) and THB 1450 (children). Additional charges for drinks package applies.

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Alfresco Dinner in Your Villa

Or stay in for an al fresco dinner in your villa! Let your in-house chef know about any culinary preferences you may have, and eagerly await as he or she whips up a sumptuous feast. Spruce up your villa with festive decor if you wish, or call in a live band to jazz up the scene. The intimate ambience, breezy setting and impeccable service puts this Christmas dinner a cut above the rest.

Details: Check out our top 10 picks of villas perfect for your year-end vacay!


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