There’s no better way to celebrate in style than with Christmas in Koh Samui. Mid-way through December the rainy season subsides to give way to all day sunshine. Some of the celebrations here may not be so different to usual family traditions. Here are some of the best things to do to celebrate Christmas in Koh Samui.
Angela’s Bakery and Cafe
Angela’s Bakery in Maenam makes fresh mince pies, which are so popular that phoning ahead is necessary to avoid disappointment.
This is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious Christmas breakfast. The day can start with freshly baked scones and bagels, pancakes or even a full English breakfast.
Lunch can be a selection of sandwiches in order to tide everyone over while saving space for dinner. Angela’s is located at Samui Ring Road, 64/29 Moo 1, Tambon Mae Nam. For more information, why not check out Angela’s Facebook page here.
Poppies restaurant is renowned for fine Thai and international cuisine in a romantic tropical garden and seaside setting.
Guests can choose to dine under the stars, by the sea or in an Ayuthaya-style teak pavilion overlooking the pool. Poppies is the perfect destination for a Chrsitmas celebration, although reservations in advance are needed for Christmas dinner.
Complimentary eggnog is served upon entry – some can be served without brandy so no one misses out. A traditional dinner of butterball turkey with dried apricot and pecan nut stuffing is accompanied by chipolatas wrapped in bacon, fresh vegetables, a choice of roast or mashed potato and either gravy or cranberry sauce.
They even serve Christmas pudding. Every tradition is honoured on this beachfront restaurant. Booking and info.
In addition to the traditional turkey, SALA Samui offers a seafood buffet to start, a dessert bar to finish and a separate children’s menu is available.
Guests are under the care of international chefs, live music by resident musician Mark James will play in the background and then the evening’s entertainment includes a Thai dance performance by the children of SALA Samui’s staff.
This is a fantastic way to combine some well-loved Christmas traditions with a touch of Thai culture.
For something a little more laid back, try going to Nikki Beach for a buffet lunch. The holiday favourites, such as turkey, are served, but dishes such as cottage pie and sushi are also on the menu.
The pool, the loud music and the signature Nikki Beach mojitos always attract a crowd, which means there will be at least 300 new people with whom to celebrate Christmas. Maybe plans could be made for New Year’s’ Eve with new friends!
Because Thailand is not a Christian country, Christmas is not observed as a national holiday.
This means that all the stores will remain open as usual. If your guests are in the mood for a laid back Christmas with all their favourite treat, visit Tesco-Lotus on Christmas Day to pick up candy canes, a good selection of cheeses and Christmas Pudding.
Christmas Villas in Koh Samui
Christmas in Koh Samui can be magical whether you head out or stay in the luxury of your Samui vacation home. Villa staff are on hand to prepare a Christmas dinner, whether you want turkey and all the trimmings, or a a Thai banquet – the choice is yours!
Our villas in Koh Samui offer everything you and your guests need for a celebration including large dining areas, indoor/outdoor living spaces and plenty of space for large groups.