Happy Elephant Restaurant, Haad Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Thailand.
Disclaimer: Happy Elephant isn't the best restaurant in Thailand. It's probably not even the best restaurant on Koh Samui, to be honest, but it is rather quaint, it features a subdued decor (funny how that can be tough to find in South East Asia), fresh food, and a view over the ocean that makes everything else wholly inconsequential. Dining at sunset, looking out over Koh Phangan, washing curry down with warm Beer Chang... I can deal with that.
My first night in Samui on this trip, the power was out across the island. Not sure then why I opted for the yellow curry with duck, but it turned out to be quite delicious. I suppose duck that has been on ice all afternoon has a little extra zing to it.
Another bonus is that this restaurant is on my favorite part of the island - Haad Bo Phut is a pretty beach, and never feels overly crowded, regardless of how busy the big resorts are. There's enough space for everyone!
Bophut Koh Samui, Suratthani Thailand, Koh Samui Island, Surat Thani, Thailand
- Phone:+66 77 245 511