Tucked into the lush rainforest’s of southern Koh Samui, Laem Set is a hidden oasis of peace and tranquillity, attracting holiday-makers looking to escape the crowds. Although there aren’t many restaurants and bars in Laem Set, you still have enough dining options to choose from while spending your tropical holiday there. Here are our picks for the best restaurants and bars in Laem Set.
1. Beyond the Sea
Beyond the Sea is an elegant fine-dining venue featuring dramatic ocean views and modern decor. Serving traditional Thai cuisine with a modern twist, the restaurant provides a truly sophisticated dining experience in a classy setting. Treat your taste buds to outstanding local fusion, sip fine wine and share the best moments of your exquisite holiday with your loved ones.
2. The Fisherman’s Outlet
If you’re only spending one night in Laem Set, then look no further than Fisherman’s Outlet. Tucked away in an emerald green tropical garden meters away from the beach, this spacious open-air restaurant is a must-visit for fresh and succulent seafood and genuine Thai fare. Select the fish from the tank set in front of the venue, opt for a beautifully decorated table either on the open-air terrace or under the thatched roof and indulge in the flavoursome culinary masterpieces and romantic ambience the venue provides.
3. Baan Lamom
Unpretentious and simple, Baan Lamom is a roadside eatery frequented by locals and occasional passers by. Unremarkable and tiny, it’s well worth the extra effort it might take to find the restaurant if you fancy traditional Thai food at a superb value. The must-try here is the green curry followed by sticky rice with mango for dessert.
4. Kao Lay Lae View
Featuring breathtaking views of the rainforest-clad hills and emerald green valleys, Kao Lay Lae View serves scrumptious Thai food in stunning surroundings. Sample their Massaman curry with chicken or seafood which is served in huge portions. A great place to fall in love with spicy Thai cuisine.
5. Villa Chocolat
If you have a sweet tooth, you really shouldn’t miss the chocolate heaven that is Villa Chocolat. Tucked away in a small alley, this quaint tiny establishment is simply gorgeous! Serving mouth-wateringly delicious homemade cakes, pastries and chocolates, you can sample each and every one of them and also learn more about the production, and participate in the process of cooking the chocolate.
6. Cool Bar
A small beachfront shack, Cool Bar is a relaxed hangout and a romantic escape rolled into one. Providing jaw-dropping sunset views, an intimate and secluded setting, inexpensive tropical cocktails and ice cold beers, this seafront bar is a place to while away an afternoon, enjoying each others’ company with the lullabying sounds of the ocean playing in the background.