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Though you could lose yourself for the whole holiday without ever leaving the View, you wouldn't want to miss the fun of sampling some of the local sights, sounds and tastes.
Samui boasts some of the best tropical dining in Thailand and is renowned for its fine-dining restaurants. The local magazines and our Guest book can give you some clues as to the "latest and greatest", but here are a few for you to consider.
A walk at low tide from the View's private beach across the sand to the Island View restaurant is a "must do".
For relaxed opulence, try The Four Seasons (La Tania) and the Six Senses Hideaway on the way to Bophut Fisherman's village. Thai fusion from top guest chefs is on offer at the Library in Chaweng.
In Chaweng, established favourites such as Prego and La Taverna never fail to provide wonderful meals in relaxed circumstances.
There are a number of good bistros and local restaurants in the Bophut Fisherman's Village and a night market on certain evenings.
Summer lunches by the beach in Cheong Mon are a good way to break up a day at the beach.
All day, sophisticated chill-outs are on offer at Beach Republic and Nikki Beach, with superb brunches on the weekend.
Cocktails and dinner at The Cliff or the Rockpool Bar.
And for a very local experience, with excellent food and Thai hospitality,you can't beat the pop-up beachfront restaurants of Cheong Mon and Chaweng. They appear on the beach after sunset and with the glow of the braziers, the smell of freshly cooked seafood and the sound of the sea in the background and the sand under your feet, it is a cheap and cheerful evening.
For after-supper fun, Chaweng offers a selection of outdoor nightclubs, such as the famous Green Mango club and the renowned "Lady Boy" cabaret shows.
Closer to the villa, lies the raw energy of the Lamai strip with the well known Fusion nightclub, the cool Chill In on the beach and for full-on Euro-disco, the Super Sub Club and the Bauhaus club.
Another Thai staple, Muay Thai (Thai boxing) events are staged weekly in Lamai during the high seasons.