Whether you prefer sipping sundowners along a breezy seafront deck, or sampling an array of innovative fusion dishes in a chic modern setting, these five restaurants serve as excellent date-worthy spots perfect for a romantic night out in Samui:
Love is in the air at Beyond The Sea! Guests here will enjoy a fine dining experience in a classy and cosy setting. Whether you dine indoors or outdoors along the deck, you will be rewarded with unobstructed panoramas of the coast, for the restaurant is bedecked with expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. Start the evening with a selection of well-made concoctions from the sleek bar, and pair them up with unique Thai-style tapas such as crispy spiced calamari or a creamy risotto. A selection of irresistible mains, such as lobster with basil or green curry king prawns and scallops will round off your meal on a perfect note.
Seafood lovers out on a romantic night will find Happy Elephant to be a perfect dining spot. Visitors may tuck into a spread in the breezy interiors, or dine by candle light along the sandy shores. A lively buzz fills the air as the night progresses, for the popular restaurant fills up rapidly. Vibrant jazz tunes from a live band adds on to the cheerful atmosphere.
- Nirvana Restaurant & Bar (Laem set)
Boasting warm and inviting interiors as well as a variety of Thai, Asian-fusion and Western fare, Nirvana Restaurant & Bar makes for a great spot for a date night. Luxe touches, such as burgundy cushions, velvety drapes and candlelights add a romantic accent to the restaurant. Take a seat along the bar for your evening drink, before making your way to one of the outdoor seats along the deck to enjoy sweeping views of Bophut beach while you wine and dine. For culinary enthusiasts, the best views are indoors, for the open plan kitchen provides them with a fine view of the chefs whipping up a storm. Foodies should not leave without trying Nirvana’s well-loved favourites, such as the peri-peri chicken, chicken massaman curry and green curry.
- Full Moon Restaurant (Bo phut)
Feast on a picturesque view made up of towering palms, lush tropical foliage, a sparkling pool and the azure ocean while you wine and dine. At Full Moon Restaurant, diners will tuck into a spread in an elegant and contemporary setting enveloped by a well-landscaped garden. A romantic meal here proves to be an exciting experience for foodies, for they will be spoilt for choices when it comes to deciding on the menu for the night. Will it be a char-grill fusion spread, specialty seafood dishes, or exotic fare combining European, Thai and Japanese flavours?
- Gusto (Bo phut)
Dip your toes in the sand, breathe in the salty sea breeze and indulge in a wonderful spread of Italian cuisine at Gusto’s. Set in a charming shophouse overlooking the sea, guests can occupy a seat indoors in a spacious environment, or dine outdoors along Bophut’s shores. When it comes to food, Gusto dishes up nothing but the best Italian fare, making it the perfect spot for couples keen on devouring wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta and authentic Mediterranean fare.
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