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Restaurants near Tongsai Bay

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Restaurants near Tongsai Bay

Ive read some conflicting reports about whether there are restaurants in walking distance of Tongsai bay, can anyone confirm? We don't mind a 20 minute or so walk

Does anyone have a map of the cheong mon area that shows the hotels/shops/restaurants?

Thanks

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1. Re: Restaurants near Tongsai Bay

Yes there are. Its a straight (but sloping road) directly from the hotel down to Choeng Mon and is about about 10-15 minutes walk. There is a good selection of restaurants beachside and in the high street. You can also kayak across the bay to choeng mon in 5 minutes (great fun at lunch time).

The road to Choeng mon is unlit though so you'll either have to borrow a torch from the hotel at night if you want to walk to Choeng Mon or catch a cab. Its about 2 minutes by cab to Choeng Mon and about 10 minutes to both Chaweng and Bhoput.

The 3 on site resturants are so good that to be honest its all too easy to stay in the resort. We've eaten all over the island over the years and while we've found some top end restaurants that are as good as Tongsai's, we've not found any that are better.

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2. Re: Restaurants near Tongsai Bay

The hotels website says there is the restaurant by the beach, and the thai, whats the third one? What are the prices like?

This is the only thing that spoils this hotel for us, I know some would see it as a plus but we dont want to eat in the same 2 restaurants night after night at extortionate hotel prices, guess its taxis.

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3. Re: Restaurants near Tongsai Bay

It is about a kilometer or a bit more of walking to the restaurants between "The White House" and the "Imperial Boathouse".

My favorite one is "The Longtable" on the right side of the road when walking towards the Boathouse.

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4. Re: Restaurants near Tongsai Bay

The third one is butlers restaurant and it does fine dining and grills twice a week. The fine dining was 1750 bhats per head for a 5 course meal but each course included a glass of wine (and wines so expensive in thailand that those prices mean that the meal is actually very good value). To compare, we paid 500 bhats for one glass of wine in Angelinis at the Shangri La in Bangkok.

We think that the prices in the hotel are quite cheap for a 5 star hotel but are obviously going to be much more expensive than you would pay for a spit and sawdust type restaurant in town. We paid about 150-200 bhats for lunch, about the same for a starter at night and evening meal mains started at 300 bhats upwards.That's pretty much on a par with what we paid at all the decent restaurants in fisherman's village but we felt the food at Tongsai was much much better. Its certainly cheaper than other 5 star hotels on the island such as six senses. In general though, food in half decent restaurants on Samui is not as cheap as other parts of thailand unless you eat in the very very basic restaurants (lino and plastic tablecloths and plastic crockery and cutlery). We tend to do a mixture of both high end and cheap and cheerful.

They also have beach buffets which are more expensive but entertainment is laid on and the selection and quality of food has to be seen to be believed. You could literally eat your own bodweight in lobster, prawn, fillet steak, fish, oysters and the deserts are amazing. That was over 2000 per head but it starts off with a free cocktail party so overall with the drinks included again we felt it was good value.

Drinks wise they have a half price happy hour from 4-6 and 10-12pm every day. Cocktails and champage are 250 bhats, beer is much cheaper. So during the happy hours all the cocktails work out at 125 bhats per drink, beers about half that.

In choeng mon the prices in places such as sala samui are on a par with Tongsai. They're a bit cheaper at samui honey cottages and other restaurants such as orchids and chaplins and a lot cheaper in the places that the locals eat at - and there are a couple of good ones in Choeng Mon.

Hope this helps.

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