What to do

What to do on Koh Samui? Indulge yourself in the many things Samui and villa Baan Tawan Chai have to offer.

At the Villa

Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage in the privacy of your villa 

If you are feeling too comfortable to venture out, in the evening, arrange for a private chef service, star gaze and sip your favorite drink whilst your chef prepares delicious culinary Thai favorites

Request your Villa Manager to make the arrangement for you

Eating Out

Reasonable priced rustic open air restaurants within 5 to 10 minutes from the villa .

The Fisherman's Outlet: Open Air Thai Restaurant 1 Km from the villa, for those feeling energetic a walk up and down a steep hill will take you there or a 5 minutes drive up and down a windy road.

Tongkrut a sleepy fishermen village where you will find simple beach hut restaurant, beautiful scenery, great atmosphere and delicious food 

  • La Paillote: French seafood cuisine
  • Nuch's Green Ta'lay Restaurant: Authentic Thai food 
  • The Melting Pot:  Belgium/ French fusion
  • La Coppola Pizzeria: pizzas recipes with exciting flavour combinations
  • Magic Alambic Rum Distillery: French Cuisine & Bar

Sunday Brunch

Within 20 to 30 minutes, expansive Sunday brunch buffets, Reservations Required, please request/view price range before booking.

Beach Republic: Contact Number (0) 77 458 100. Great Sunday Brunch on the Beach or try Escapology a fun packed escape game, for up to five people, to uncover hidden clues and find hidden objects. For more action packed music and dancing with your brunch, try Nikki Beach at Lipa Noi, Contact Number (0) 77-914-500. 

Fine Dining

Samui is famous for restaurants known for their culinary excellence and in beautiful locations. Below are some recommendations of restaurants that are easy to get to, within 20 to 30 minutes. You can explore the Eating Out Guide at the Villa for more venues. Advance booking required.

The Cliff Bar & Grill: Mediterranean cuisine on the "mountain" section of the ring-road between Chaweng and Lamai, its great location, on the edge of a cliff looks down upon huge natural boulders with the waves crashing below, and across to an adjacent picture postcard bay. Reservations call  077 448 508.

Dr Frogs: Delicious and imaginative Italian and traditional Thai cuisine. Situated on a hilltop in Chaweng Noi, the restaurant overlooks the crystal blue waters of the island and with breathtaking views. Reservations Call 077 448 505 


What to do on Koh Samui? We can promise you that you won't be bored. The island of Samui has many activities that one can enjoy

At Your Private Villa

Spend the day at the villa, relax at the Sala, recline on the loungers, read a book and enjoy the cool sea breeze. Sunbath on the wide flat beach in front of the villa, take a dip in the pool, relax and allow the Jacuzzi to invigorate you. Enjoy the day with your family or friends in the open air of the garden courtyard, feel in tune with the nature surrounded by a beautiful natural environment.

On Koh Samui

Time for some action? There are so many different things to enjoy on and around the beautiful island of Koh Samui, that we can only mention a fraction here, just to give you an idea.

  • Jeep Safari - Jungle & Mountains tour with 4x4 jeep
  • Quad Safari
  • Big Game Fishing
  • Big Buddha Temple
  • Temple with the mumified monk
  • Grandfather & Grandmother Rock
  • Namuang Waterfall
  • Buddha Magic Garden
  • Cable Ride (Jungle Tree Top Gliding)
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Tiger Zoo & Aquarium
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Paradise Peak Farm
  • Coco Splash (waterpark for Children)
  • Santiburi Golf course
  • Horse Riding
  • Hiking tours
  • Kite boarding
  • Thai Cooking Class
  • Spa & Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Around Koh Samui

You can also make some trips to various islands and national parks in the vicinity of Koh Samui:

  • Angthong Marine Park: beautiful archipelago of 42 tropical islands- Day trip with speed boat- Snorkling and/or Kayaking
  • 5 islands tour - Daytrip with a traditional Thai longtail boat to the 5 islands as well as Koh Samet south of Samui.
  • Koh Phangan - Daytrip to Koh Phangan
  • Diving - Usually a Daytrip per speed boat to Koh Tao.
  • Boat tours around Samui - private sailboat / speedboat (full day, half day, sunset)

Please check with the villa manager for anything else that might comes to mind. 

What to do on Koh Samui in the evenings? Let Samui entertain you!

The list of things to do is exhaustive, here are some venues within 20 to 30 minutes by car from the villa


Not as large as Chaweng its northern neighbor, but you will still find plenty to do, as you walk around the town centre from live music bars, discos, and even lady boxing. Here are a few examples:

Lamai Sunday Night Market: Starts at 5pm, this weekly night market, at the north end of Lamai Beach road is worth visiting on a Sunday afternoon, strolling along the market viewing interesting local handy crafts, interesting food, cheap cocktails, and musical entertainment. Always a bargain to be had with some friendly bartering

The Cabaret Lamai Beach: Three daily one hour ladyboy's cabaret show starting at 8:30pm with lots of fun and laughter, popular cabaret songs, comedy and fantastic costumes.

Fusion Club Lamai: is the official Night Club of Lamai with 2 residential DJ's playing all night long house / techno tunes.


A buzzing beach and leading nightlife destination of South East Asia

Green Mango, chill out, Hip Hop and R&B on the dance floor and party all night, or spend time at the Mambo watching live sports and a bite at the coffee bistro.

ARK bar Beach Club with several bars and two restaurants you can sip cocktails and feast on tasty snacks whilst you enjoy international DJ's playing music from 2pm around the Party Pool and on to the beach until 2am.

Reggae Bar, across Chaweng lake, for laidback reggae vibe with local and visiting bands and Rasta paraphernalia. 

Cha Cha Moon Beach Club: chill out on the beach or the comfortable lounge areas or get some action on the dance floor. Keep an eye out for special events such as Full Moon Party's, interntional DJ's and more.