When you think of dining on a tropical island like Koh Samui undoubtedly the most popular setting would be a beachside restaurant. However, as Koh Samui also offers many elevated viewpoints to take in the amazing island and sea views you can ‘kill two birds with one stone’ and enjoy a great meal or cocktail while admiring a stunning panoramic view.

Check out our guide to the top Viewpoint Restaurants in Koh Samui:

Air Bar

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Located within the Intercontinental Hotel and set high above the beach below, Air Bar is one of the classiest venues on the island to enjoy stunning sunsets. Air Bar serves delicious cocktails, as well as tapas and snacks such as sushi and sashimi in refined yet, natural settings. Note the prices are quite high, as quality usually comes with a certain price.

Giant Summit

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The view from this Thai style restaurant is breathtaking. Located high up in the mountains and perched over a steep drop off you are awarded with a gorgeous 180 degree panoramic view taking in the sea, islands and sunset. The food is not cheap but for the views it is well worth it. When parking your car you might be lucky enough to see the local monkeys.

Jungle Club

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Perhaps Koh Samui’s most well known viewpoint restaurant this is a very popular spot to enjoy amazing food with sensational views overlooking the island’s most popular beach, Chaweng. Serving both Thai and Western fusion dishes you can opt for one of the comfortable bean bags on the numerous decks or choose a more traditional setting under the main straw dining room. And yes they also have small bungalows for rent so you can wake up to the amazing views.

Dining on the Rocks

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This award winning dining experience is located within the 5-star Six Senses Hotel. The setting of the restaurant is simply breathtaking with large wooden terraces jutting out over the rocks below and presenting dramatic 270 degree views of the Gulf of Thailand. The focus is on creating imaginative fusion cuisine with an emphasis on organic and sustainable ingredients. Delectable food, top notch service and remarkable views.