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“Glad to be back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Nature Bar

Nature Bar
Ranked #18 of 96 Restaurants in Mae Nam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Asian, Thai
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Nature Bar is ideally situated right on Maenam Beach with easy access from the town and the beach. We are located behind Maenam Police station, which is on the main road, and right inbetween Zenibar and Cheers restaurants on the beach. If walking from Meanam village along the beach it is about a 10 minute walk east. Our setting on the beach offers beautiful views of the surrounds and has a relaxed atmosphere.We offer an extensive menu ranging from authentic homemade Thai cuisine to burger and chips so everything to suit your taste. We also have a wide range of fresh juices, shakes, beers and cocktails, so whether you are looking for a quiet night or a few lively cocktails we have it all on offer to cater for your needs.We can also offer private functions in our bar area so why not come and celebrate a special occasion with us. We can offer bespoke menus and freshly cooked meat and fish on our BBQ so please contact to discuss all options available.
Ko Samui, Thailand
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“Glad to be back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

After a year away we returned to Nature Bar for dinner. We were not disappointed! Fresh spring rolls (not deep fried) and Thai fish cakes for our starters were first class. We followed up with Beef Masaman and Pork Penang with prawn fried rice. Both the curry dishes were full of flavour, the beef was very tender unlike what is generally served in Thailand. The flavours were exceptional and out only complaint was that there was too much food and we could not stop eating it! The owners are very attentive and are constantly chatting and checking up on their guests, it really does feel like a personal experience when you eat here. The location is great and the ambience just perfect, chilled tunes with the sound of the ocean waves breaking on the beach. We will be back again this trip that is for sure!

  • Visited August 2014
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“Gracious hosts and delicious food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Nature Bar is a must while in Koh Samui. Not only are the food dishes and cocktails fresh and delicious, but the hosts Poy and Noi are the most gracious people I have ever encountered in my travels across the world. They went above and beyond to direct us to things to do on the island including renting motorbikes, arranging a day trip to the national park and renting paddle boards from Poy's brother's water sports business next door. They truly treated us like royalty while lounging at the beach in front of their restaurant, and accommodated every need we bugged them with. Out of the 6 days we spent on the island we went to Nature Bar 4 of those days whether it was for food, drinks, beach lounging or just to say hello. One night Poy even helped us set off the candle lanterns into the sky off the beach which without him we would have probably just burned them to the ground. On our last night Poy and Noi arranged a special seafood platter for us complete with freshly caught (from the water that day) king prawns, red snapper, crab and squid including fried rice and salad sides, and it was amazing. Please note you need to pre-order the seafood a day in advance with them since it is freshly caught. I also highly recommend the fresh spring rolls and any curry dish (I think we had them all throughout our visit). I would return to Koh Samui just to see Poy, Noi and the staff, best wishes to them for a successful future with Nature Bar!

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Marisa K
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“Best Hangout Spot in Mae Nam Beach, Awesome Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We decided to pay this place a visit after reading several positive TripAdvisor Reviews. Although we got a little lost finding the place, it was worth it! (I suggest walking down the beach and looking for the brightly colored flags). We we warmly greeted by the owner Poy, who proceeded to serve us great drinks and food. We then decided that would be our hangout spot for our week long stay in Samui, and we visited almost daily for beachside cocktails, lunch, snacks or dinner. (the no name chicken and fruit shakes-amazing!) They have beach chairs where you can relax and order a drink in, or outdoor and covered seating for meals. Poy's girlfriend Noi helped us organize some day trips, rent motorcycles, see a Thai fight, book a ferry and more. They even helped us light and send off those lanterns over the sea. They couldn't have beer more helpful. They even drove us home a couple times from the bar! Outstanding service, great environment and yummy drinks and food...Nature Bar made our vacation amazing. Poy's brother also owns a place next door that will rent you surf/paddleboarding/water sport equipment at a good price.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Excellent experiences”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

We found this beach restaurant on trip advisor and are so glad we did. Everything about this place has made our trip such a great holiday. We came here several days because of the super friendly staff (poi the owner is my new best friend!!!), delicious food, magnificent views and overall feeling of relaxation and comfort. Food is fresh, tasty and well presented. The staff is even better as they go above and beyond to ensure you have a terrific experience. We were always treated like luxury. During the day we csme here to have some beers and enjoy the water. There are beach chairs and next to the restaurant is a water sport place where you can rent paddle boards and kite surfing equipment. Rented the paddle boards and it was great. I am 6'3 and was able to successfully paddle board. The best way to get here is to walk on the beach and identify thr red yellow and green flags. It is about 5-10 mins from the main street. Overall, I am very glad we found this place as it made our vacation a very enjoyable experience. I would recommend this place to anyone (even my mother in law)

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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“Delicious Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

The food is delicious and the effort they also put into the presentation is wonderful. I highly recommend the fresh spring rolls, they are without a doubt the best spring rolls I have ever tasted. The Fresh seafood is amazing and is some of the best I have ever had. My girlfriend had the Snapper fillet and said it was fantastic. We ended up eating here a few times during our time in Koh Samui and we loved every meal. The staff are so friendly and their service is excellent. I will be eating here again and recommending this restaurant to my friends and family.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Tee S
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