Food and Drink
Aukotan, big shop for everything except for fresh food. The closest shop to Villa Sabai Jai, 7 min by vehicle.
Pod´s, this is where you buy your fresh or frozen food. They have for example buffalo mozzarella, homemade plain yoghurt, sourcream, cheeses, bacon etc, 10 min by vehicle.
Fishmarket, here you can buy fresh fish and seafood. Go down early in the morning when it´s really fresh and you can be sure you get what you want, 10 min by vechicle.
Organic lettuce, there is an organic lettuce grower on the island. Beautiful and tasty different kinds of lettuce. Make your own salad and eat it in the villa! Might not be opened when there´s lack of water on the island.
Fruit, you will find fruit stands along the roads. Ask the staff to pick a ripe fruit for you. Try some of the fruits you never tried before!
You will find much more information and maps where to find the different places in our binder in the villa.
There are lots of restaurants (more than 150) on the island, most of them located in the small villages, around 10 minutes from the villa by motorbike, ATV or taxi. There are five restaurants within 10-15 minutes walk from the villa. If you prefer to eat at the villa you could pick up your own food. Another option is that you order take away food, thai food, pizza or tapas to eat at the villa. Ed from Barracuda restaurant (one of the best chefs on the island) can come up to the villa and cook an “in house dinner”.
Barracuda Restaurant, Sairee village. One of the best restaurants on this island.
Jamahkiri Restaurant, luxury dining within 10 minutes walking distance from the villa
Eagle View sea food, small family restaurant across from Jamakhiri within walking distance from the villa. Very simple restaurant with fresh fish that the owner himself has caught. The meal is served on their terrace sitting on cushions. Exotic, a touch of real Thailand! Why not finish off with a drink at Jamakhiri afterwards, to feel the contrast! Within 10 min walking distance from the villa.
Haad Tien Restaurant, on Tian Og Beach (Shark Bay), very nice restaurant for lunch and dinner just by the beach, mixed food. Also a beach bar where they serve lunch. Beautiful beach resort with a fantastic beach for swimming. One of our favourites! 10 min walk from the villa or swimming/ snorkeling daytime.
Coral View Restaurant, on Sai Daeng Beach, on top of the nice Coral View Bar is this simple restaurant, which serves mostly thai food. 10-15 min walk from the villa or swimming/ snorkeling daytime.
New Heaven Huts, on Sai Daeng Beach, nice beach restaurant with very good food and nice owners on a lovely small beach. You can sit in the shade under the trees with your feet in the sand and look out over the sea. Within 10-15 minutes walk from the villa or swimming/ snorkeling daytime.
Whitening, by Songserm pier on the beach in Mae Haad. Very good mixed food!
Dolce Vita, italian high class food and good wines, Mae Haad
Café del Sol, western, speciality mediterranean food, one of the first and still most popular restaurants on the island, Mae Haad
Pranee´s Kitchen, simple thai restaurant with very good food, even take away, Ananda Hotel, Mae Haad
Ka Ku Re Ya Restaurant, fantastic japanese food, only 12 seats, don´t forget to make a reservation, 086 059 0408, Mae Haad
Tik, simple thai restaurant by the road with very good food (maybe the best thaifood on the island), even take away, Sairee village
Su Chili, authentic very good thai food, also Easan food
Gallery, better class restaurant with very well cooked thai food. Don´t forget to make a reservation! 077 456 547
Sairee Cottage, popular restaurant with good mixed food at good price. Just by the sea. Their barbecued chicken kebabs are just great!
Sairee Sairee, popular restaurant with good different kinds of food. Don´t be afraid to try the steak tartare!
This is just a few restaurants, you will find a lot more restaurants and information in our binder in the villa.
Popular bars on Sairee beach are: Fizz, Lotus, Maya, AC and Fishbowl. This is where you will find most of the islands nightlife. If you wish a softer and more laidback nightlife we recommend Chalok Beach.