Experience the Unexpected­ Dining at Ocean Pier by Latest Recipe, Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa

Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa cordially invites you to experience Koh Samui’s unique restaurant, Ocean Pier by Latest Recipe. Capture memorable moments and discover unique drink and dinner options on our 224­meter floating Ocean Pier with panoramic views across the Gulf of Thailand.

A stunning and inspiring experience; this unique venue can be set up against beautiful sunsets or under the stars. Created based on criterias that really matter, from venue, cuisine, to setting, in order to meet total and absolute satisfaction.

Drinks at Dusk ­ as the day fades in to night, float on the Ocean Pier with refreshing drinks in hand, available from 17:00 onward or enjoy our ‘Cocktail Buffet’ where classic cocktails meet Le Méridien’s signature style from 17:30 until 19:30 for only THB 700 net per person.

Starlight Dinner ­ blend ambiance and gastronomic delight with a 4­course set dinner by sunset or under the starry night sky, offering Western, Thai, and Vegetarian set menus from 18:30 till 22:30. The set menus are priced at THB 1,999 net per person.

As Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa truly offers personalized dining at its best, enjoy a romantic dinner privately for only THB 4,999 net person. A variety of set menus is available for couples to choose from­ international, Thai or fresh seafood. Indulge in a romantic night while floating over the Gulf of Thailand.

#UNLOCKOCEANPIER – a new campaign for all guests to explore Ocean Pier by Latest Recipe with new eyes. Enjoy 01 free cocktail when sharing an inspiring moment captured on Instagram, tagging us @lemeridiensamui with the hashtag #UnlockOceanPier.

For more detail or reservation, please contact +66 77 960 888 or email

Conrad Koh Samui Appoints Woothigrai Mungjit as Executive Chef

KOH SAMUI, Thailand – October 28, 2014 – Conrad Koh Samui today announced the appointment of Woothigrai Mungjit as the resort’s new Executive Chef who will be responsible for the entire culinary operation, including production for all outlets and catered functions. Woothigrai will work closely with others to ensure that all food and beverage meets Conrad standards and guest satisfactions.

Woothigrai or known as Chef Woody joins the Conrad Koh Samui team from one of the luxury resorts in Phuket, the Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort, where he held the position of director of culinary. In this previous role, Chef Woody was responsible for leading and directing the pre-opening culinary team at all restaurants with creativity in food preparation and designing new signature menus, while ensuring that the perfection of food quality will be offering to guests.

“Koh Samui is known as the destination of culinary excellence and fine dining experience. We are sure that Chef Woody will bring some new exciting culinary experiences, combining the exotic touch of the southern-Thai cuisine recipe with the fine dining experience at Jahn, the resort’s award-wining restaurant, to our guests at all resort’s outlets,” said Conrad Koh Samui’s general manager, Stefano Ruzza. “With his outgoing personality and wealth of knowledge in Thai cuisine, the resort’s Thai Cooking Class will surely become more popular for resort guests and luxury travellers visiting Koh Samui who wishes to learn the secret of Thai cooking techniques with freshest recipe from the Thai master chef.”

Prior to his tenure at the Pullman resort in Phuket, Chef Woody spent more than seven years as Executive Chef at two luxury resorts in Khao Lak, Phang Nga province and has also worked as Executive Sous Chef for more than two years at luxury resort properties on the Denarau Island in Fiji. Originally from Phuket, he started his career in the kitchen in 1992 and have since gained many years of experiences from hotels and resorts in Phuket, including 4-year experience as the restaurant chef at Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa.

Chef Woody graduated from Phuket Vocational College with High Vocational Certificate in culinary education.

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Phatthawut Wutthipraphanphong
Conrad Koh Samui
+66 77915888

“Enjoy your lunch with selections of new set menus at Tai By Redsnapper, Central Festival Samui”

EVERYDAY SPECIAL OFFER: from 11 am. – 5 pm., join us for “ ALL YOU CAN EAT ” Sushi Rolls and Sticks Buffet at 590 Baht / person. Get 100 Baht off from your bill per person when you finish all your meal with no leftover food on the plate.

Reservations: 077 963 889


Koh Samui, Thailand, July 2014 – Banyan Tree Samui was awarded as “Quality Selection 2014” by HolidayCheck, the Europe’s largest online travel and holiday portal.

The award based on positive guest’s reviews and feedback. The winning hotels are selected based on a formula with three criteria included Number of reviews, Recommendation rate and guest’s feedback. Banyan Tree Samui is one of the hotels in Samui that has been selected to receive the “Quality Selection 2014” with a hotel rating of 5.8 / 6 recommendation rate.

Banyan Tree Samui would like to thank all guests for their continuous support. The management and associates of Banyan Tree Samui greatly appreciate every guest comment and use the feedback to continually improve its world class hospitality standards and strive to exceed our guest’s expectations and maximizing their satisfaction.

This award is truly an expression of appreciation from the guests to our team’s excellence.


Koh Samui, Thailand, May 2014Banyan Tree Samui today announced that it has received 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Banyan Tree Samui and we’d like to thank all our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.

Whisgars first island location opens at Beach Republic, Koh Samui for perfect single malt sundowners

BANGKOK, 14 May 2014 -Whisgars premier whisky and cigar bar is to open its first Thai island location in Koh Samui, at the famously hip Mediterranean-style Beach Republic, right on beautiful Lamai Beach – the island’s “self-contained luxury destination” of choice for guests seeking stunning ocean views, deluxe accommodation and now the best beachside whiskies and cigars on Earth.

Whisgars Tasting Room at Beach Republic, due to open around May 2014, will offer a boutique cigar and whisky lounge area with opulent indoor seating for just 10 persons in addition to the bar at the ocean club. It will present the entire range of Whisgars’ single cask Scotch and international whisky collections, plus one of Asia’s finest hand-selected cigar ranges.

Eddy Guerra, Vice President for ChindAsia Capital Partners Limited, the investment group behind Whisgars, said, “ChindAsia has successfully launched the first Whisgars premier whisky and cigar club in Asia in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok, and is now looking to grow the brand very quickly by engaging with suitable luxury operators in hospitality, food and beverage markets. Beach Republic is a great location for us as it puts us in touch with discerning luxury travellers craving the ‘best of everything,’ and that is what Whisgars aims to deliver in our unmatched cigar and whisky collections.”

Tim Dean-Smith, Chairman & CEO of Republic Group Holdings, the parent company of Beach Republic, said, “There are great brand synergies between Whisgars and Beach Republic – we each combine hip and quality offerings brought together for the enjoyment of our discerning and affluent audiences. We are looking forward to expanding through Asia and beyond with the Whisgars team as we roll out the Republic Group family of brands.”

The new Beach Republic Samui location also puts ChindAsia in an excellent position to supply hotels and clubs on the island with their own distributor stocks of “in-house” and exclusive bottlings, as ChindAsia is a very large buyer of cigar and whisky products in its own right. Cigar sales in Asia are increasing by 18% per annum; single malt whisky sales in Asia are increasing by 21% per annum – this is seen as the perfect time for the ChindAsia investment company to begin rolling out its unique Whisgars concept to luxury South-east Asian travel destinations.

About ChindAsia Capital Partners Limited
ChindAsia stands for China, India and Asia; a reflection of the group’s expanding operations for private clubs around the Asia Pacific and Middle East region, along with a variety of specialized whisky and cigar bars.

ChindAsia’s management team has considerable experience in developing distribution channels in Asia, with previous years spent in the Venture Capital and Management business creating and growing start-up companies. All members of the management are avid cigar aficionados, single malt lovers and entrepreneurs in their own right.

ChindAsia’s objectives are to create high-end member-only clubs in multiple urban markets catering to the affluent and influential elite, without the “snob appeal,” and to create “whisky & cigar” bars around the region, which are open to the public. Additionally, ChindAsia continues its region-wide expansion in the distribution of whisky and cigars.

About Republic Group Holdings
Founded by British investor and real-estate developer Tim Dean-Smith, Republic Group Holdings is the parent company of Beach Republic. Opened In December 2007, Beach Republic is Thailand’s original premier ocean club and resort.

Beach Republic stands apart from the crowd with a unique feel and culture of its very own, styled as an independent state. Marrying a contemporary and hip Mediterranean beach lifestyle with a twist of irreverent fun, Beach Republic is instantly sexy, sophisticated, and cosmopolitan.

The resort accommodation at Beach Republic ranges from luxuriously appointed and generously sized 55 sq. m. Club Suites, up to 1, 2 and bedroom Private Pool Villas and stunning 230 sq. m. 2 bedroom Private Pool Penthouses with panoramic ocean views.

Republic Group is launching the sister brands to Beach Republic across Asia and beyond, including Snow Republic TM and City State TM which will extend the group’s presence into the winter sports and urban markets respectively.

For ChindAsia Lifestyle Group Information visit:

Naterutai Sriphan
PR Executive
Vivaldi Public Relations
Mobile: +66 (0) 89797 0181
Office: +66 (0) 2 612 2253 ext 106
Fax: +66 (0) 2 612 2254

(Nate) Janeen Lyons
PR Director
Vivaldi Public Relations
Mobile: +66 (0) 81646 6332
Office: +66 (0) 2 612 2253 ext 105
Fax: +66 (0) 2 612 2254

For Republic Group Holdings and Beach Republic information visit: and

Nathan Lyle-Vogts
Marketing Director
Republic Group Holdings
Office: +66 (0) 2656 7116
Fax: +66 (0) 2656 7117




Koh Samui, Thailand, April 2014 – The annual list of Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurants 2014 has just been announced. Considered the ultimate accolade in culinary excellence, Saffron has been included as of the best restaurants in Thailand two years in a row.

Saffron was chosen by the editors of Thailand Tatler, based on suggestions from readers. They were all visited by food writers who only identified themselves at the end of the meal to ensure they did not receive preferential treatment. The result is a user-friendly guide with a comprehensive, objective description of each establishment, plus ratings for setting, food, wine and service.

Being named as “Best Restaurants in Thailand”, Saffron has also earned other prestigious awards, including Thai Select Premium awarded by Ministry of Commerce Thailand 2013 and most recently, Thailand’s Best Fine Dining Restaurant 2014 by Travel Asia Magazine.

Saffron is richly inspired by the art of traditional Thai cuisine in its entire splendor. Presenting the authentic tastes of Thai cuisine as its best, Saffron allows one to savour Thai flavors in a contemporary yet classically elegant setting. Traditional cooking methods reminiscent of the techniques passed down from generation to generation are steep in Saffron’s culinary presentation. Saffron sets itself above the rest as a premium restaurant offering fine Thai cuisine complemented with the warm and graceful service distinctive of the renowned hospitality of Banyan Tree and Thailand.12

Saffron restaurant is available for dinner only from 06.00 pm – 11.00 pm. advanced reservation is required. For dinner reservations, please call +66 (0) 77 915 333 or


Juice,the whole juice and nothing but the juice!

PROJECT: JUICE DELIVERY is a local, Koh Samui Thailand, fresh juice delivery boutique. We offer a variety of services beyond juice delivery and detoxes.

We plan to turn this vision into a reality by making our juice easily accessible through local deliveries, retail locations, and other exciting avenues.

Juicing, for us, is a practice. Like what yoga or going to the gym might be for you. It brings us back to center and makes us feel . All of our juices are fresh pressed, meaning we
use a juice press (as opposed to a centrifugal juicer) to preserve the enzymatic integrity of the juice, so the juice stays fresher, with the least controllable amount of oxidization.

Founded by Rose Nattanicha, Project Juice Delivery began as a desire to address the gap in the local market for high quality, organic, cold-pressed juices. We Taking pride in sourcing most of our ingredients from local farms and vendors, and keeping 100% organic. Project Juice Delivery is creating a must-visit destination for the health-conscious foodie.
Why the name, you ask?

Well, we think of many things in life as “projects”. A project to start eating better, to start exercising more often, to start spending more time doing the things we love. Project Juice is one of you “Project Delivery” and is a personal project to incorporate cold-pressed juice into our everyday routines.

We do our best to reduce our carbon footprint by procuring organic fruit and vegetables for our juices that have been grown locally or within Suratthani and some from the North of Thailand.

We are happy to bring the juice to you!
Our Values:
Supporting Local Farmers
Using Organic Ingredients
Giving Back to the Community
Quality over Quantity
Unmatched Customer Service
Cold-Pressed Juice


Why we are different?


Want to drive to the farm where our ingredients are grown?
We source most of our ingredients from farms in Suratthani and from the North of Thailand, ensuring that all of our produce is fresh and has a small carbon footprint. Nobody wants carbon footprints in their juice. For those ingredients that we can’t source locally, we still verify that the product is organic.

Cold Pressed:

Not to be confused with “fresh-pressed” or traditional centrifugal pressing techniques, the cold-pressed method uses hydraulic force to extract juice from produce in the gentlest way possible. Cold-pressed juice preserves more of the nutritional content from the produce, so you get a full complement of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.


When you drink cold-pressed juice (or any juice for that matter), you’re drinking a concentrated liquid extracted directly from fruits and vegetables. If you use non-organic ingredients, you are essentially concentrating the pesticides and herbicides that the growers use on their produce into liquid form. That didn’t sound too tasty to us, so we committed to always using organic ingredients and when we can’t source an organic ingredient for some reason, we let you know right on our labels!


Tops Market by Central Food Retail Company LTD at Central Festival Samui & Private Villas


Project: Juice Delivery Team
Mobile: 095 040 1836

FACEBOOK: Project: Juice Delivery

For the best service please order 1 day in advance


Otaru Sushi

In a contemporary Japanese atmosphere, we do best with traditional sushi and sashimi, including some incredible melt-in-your-mouth Otoro.


Contact: 077 601 222
Average cost per person: from 600 Bt
House wine by glass: 195 Bt
House wine by bottle: from 980 Bt
Credit cards: Visa & Mastercard
Service & tax: 10% service charge & 7% tax
Open from: 11:30 to 22:30


Noori India’s General Manager, Desh Deepak Pandey, is better known as D.D on Samui. He holds a master’s degree in History and completed his Hotel & Tourism management from Jodhpur University in India.

After following the management training at the Hotel Leela Kempinsiki, Bombay, he returned to his native state, Rajasthan, and worked in many of the state’s premier hotels. He was general manager for the Mandawa Royal Family hotel for a number of years and received various awards from the state goverment and the Tourism Authority of India for his excellent culinary skills and hospitality services.

After Mandawa, D.D then went to Ulan Bator in Mongolia, where he opened an Indian Restuarant. After two more years he returned to India, then his brother Amit Pandey asked him to come to Samui and help run a restaurant in Chaweng.

For the last four years, D.D has been refining and successfully running his brother’s business on Samui – Noori India. The restaurant is known as one of the finest Indian restaurants on the island and draws on the rich tapestry of Indian culture and tradition. D.D has extended the restaurant’s cope to specialize in group buffet lunches and dinners, outdoor catering in private villas and hotels, as well as Gala dinners for marriage parties. D.D is conducting cookery classes to apply his expertise in Indian cuisine by teaching enthusiastic foodies the perfect way to cook Dal, Chicken Tikka Masala and Naan in the comforts of their home.


Noori India
Tel: 086 740 7873, 077 413 108, 077 413 315
Chaweng Beach Road

Full Moon Char Grill

The Full Moon Char Grill restaurant offering ocean-view dining on an elevated terrace overlooking the infinity pool and beachfront. Inspired, grilled prime cuts and original creations by the acclaimed chef, salt and oil gurus will guide you through your meal that will transport you even further into paradise.

Contact: 077 428 300-9
Average cost per person: 900 Baht
House Wine per bottle: 1,500 Baht
Credit Cards: Visa, Master, Amex
Service & Tax: 7% tax & 10% service charge
Popular Dish: No.2 and No.4
Open From: 11:00 to 23:00
Executive Chef: Bernhard Koll
Wine Guru: Mr. Santi Thongrit
Awarded by the Wine Spectator for an outstanding wine selection



OCHOS Steakhouse

Several of the leading restaurants on Samui do offer exceptional meat dishes on their menus. But not one of them has gone all the way and announced itself as a bona fide ‘steakhouse’, offering a full range of the highest quality imported meats. Introducing OCHOS, Samui’s first top restaurant to provide an exceptional dining experience for true carnivores. And although OCHOS isn’t in Chaweng itself, it’s very easy to get to, being just five minutes’ drive away on the road to Choeng Mon at Hanuman Bay. Follow the signs for AKARYN Samui Resort & Spa, in which it’s housed, and you won’t go wrong.

Contact: 077 914 700 ext. 7402
Average cost per guest: THB2,000 plus 10% SVC and 7% tax
Credit Cards: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners
Popular Dishes: OCHOS Black Angus Prime Ribs MBS2 1.5-2 kg. for 2 people sharing
Open: 06.30pm until 11.00pm



Tai, which literally means red snapper in Japanese, a fusion restaurant that combines the sophistication of European food with distinct Japanese flavors. At Tai by RED SNAPPER, you can enjoy classic and contemporary Japanese cuisines that are meticulously prepared by one of the country’s finest
chefs – Chef Noboru. Tai by RED SNAPPER takes pride in using only the finest and freshest ingredients for its delicious dishes. A wide array of beverages will elevate the dining experience to a whole new level. Those with a sweet tooth can satisfy their sweet cravings with Tai by RED SNAPPER’s mouthwatering desserts. Tai by RED SNAPPER is the perfect place to have a lunch among friends, a light snack by yourself, or a hearty dinner with the whole family.


Contact: 077 963 889
Executive Chef: Noboru Fukushi
Average Cost Per Guest: 500 baht
Credit Cards: Visa, Master, AmexCredit Service & Tax: included
Open from: 10 am. – 11 pm.
Event/Party/Group Dinner:
Vegetarian dishes are available
Free Wi-Fi for customers

Spice Zone

Snap up a chef who not only used to work full-time for the Thai royal family but also had her own cooking program on TV and let her work on both international and Thai dishes, and what do you get? Spice Zone is an amazing combination of taste and affordability. The restaurant, which is located right by the sea, serves up national and western treats in a cozy yet contemporary atmosphere.

Chef Ajarn Amintra Dinakara Na Ayuthaya has brought to Koh Samui an array of Royal Thai dining treats and you’ll find the tastes are more delicate than is usual. There are more nuances and you can sense there’s a lot of thought that goes into her dishes, whether they’re Thai or international. Feast on aromatic Pad Thai or savor a Korean steak, along with its sauces, or opt for something much simpler, such as a pizza or pasta. Spice Zone naturally supplies the wines to go with your dinner and a range of desserts that go from simple fruit-based dishes to the seriously decadent.

Spice Zone has five different seating areas: choose a table right on the beach itself, or stepping back, dine on the lawn overlooking the swimming pool and rock grotto (check out the latter – unique on Koh Samui), or going back further, a more formal dining room. But the big surprise here has to be the two very separate and decidedly romantic second-floor salas which each accommodate just one table. Ideal for couples? Absolutely – they both manage to be secluded whilst having great views out to the sea.

A newcomer to the Choeng Mon beach, the restaurant is part and parcel of Muang Samui Villas – look out for its iconic tower as you head along the Choeng Mon road. It’s open all day, starts with breakfast before moving on to lightish lunches with sunset cocktails and then evening dining. You’ll also find both a vegetarian and a children’s menu.

Spice Zone has a relaxed atmosphere, great food and drinks yet remains entirely unpretentious. Even if you’re not based in Choeng Mon, it’s definitely worth a visit or three.