If you’re in Samui for a healthy holiday then you’ll want to pitch up at some of these spots to refuel after your paddle, yoga class or beach walk. We’ve enjoyed eating all of these places and hope you do too.
Treehouse on Silent Beach – This is how Samui used to feel about 10-15 years ago, but now with all the modern conveniences of healthy food and fast wifi! It’s a great place to hang out for a few hours, enjoy some fresh Thai food, healthy western options and great zingy fruit shakes. There’s also a small massage place on the beach. We sometimes stop here for lunch or fruit shakes during one of our north coast paddle tours.
Bophut / Fishermans Village
The Yogarden Cafe – my favourite spot for yoga, fruit shakes, healthy food – and just hanging out! Treat yourself to the Banoffee pie after your class. Located in one of the side streets in Fishermans Village. Open Monday – Friday, and half day on Saturday’s.
Greenlight Cafe & Bar – wide range of smoothies, scrummy salads and wraps that will keep vegans and pescatarians equally happy, plus a good selection of desserts and coffee. Drop by for their daily yoga classes and on Friday night for their Salsa Party. Open every day.
June’s Art Cafe – June has been feeding the bright-eyed souls of Koh Samui for more than 10 years (and probably much longer). My favourite dishes are the Pesto Fish Salad and Ian raves about the chicken sandwich. They also have some delicious healthy desserts that are all made on the premises.
Prava – Located on the walking street in Maenam, this is a sweet little cafe with loads of options for everyone! I love the salads and fruit shakes.
Absolute Sanctuary – Drop by for a yoga or pilates class and stay for a freshly pressed juice at the pool bar, or a tasty lunch in the Love Kitchen. Last time I had their seafood quinoa risotto for lunch – tasty and good for your belly!
Tanya’s Cafe – a sweet little cafe on the very south end of Chaweng Beach Road. I can recommend Tanya’s gluten free cakes and chai latte’s (call ahead and she might even be able to source Almond Milk for you). And she also makes a delicious Thai appetiser called Miang Kom and some other simple dishes. And I’ve heard her coffee^ is good too!
Vikasa – If the sea view doesn’t nourish your soul, then the wonderful range of juices, salads, soups and wraps will. Drop by for a yoga class, and stay for brunch! My favourites are the Mediterranean Plate or Salad Bowl (sometimes with a serve of hand-cut Sweet Potato fries). Mmmm!
Bang Kao / Laem Sor area
Sweet Sisters Cafe – We encourage everyone to get off the main ring road and explore the southern part of the island. You’ll love the quiet roads and sleepy beaches. Stop by Sweet Sisters for breakfast or lunch and you won’t be disappointed. It’s part of the slow food revolution, so be prepared to wait a little while for your meal.
^We both gave up coffee a few years ago. Ian tries the occasional decaf coffee, but I mainly stick to fresh coconuts and hot tea.