Koh Samui

  • Travel to the top of a hillside for unbelievable views
  • Experience classic Thai dishes
  • Engage with locals and other savvy travelers

If you like your lunch with a side of adventure, then carve time out for the 45-minute ride to the Jungle Club. Be prepared for the hair-raising cutbacks that the cab will take on the way to this local hotspot hidden high on a hillside. The payoff—some of the island’s most Instagrammable views—is well worth the daring drive. Depart around 11 a.m. to beat the lunch rush and to claim a bamboo sofa or colorful beanbag with panoramic views overlooking the trendy Lamai and Chaweng neighborhoods. Order the crispy tempura shrimp and gang kiew wan gai (green curry with chicken), and sip an ice-cold draft beer or a fresh coconut juice as house music thumps in the background. Gather with the locals and other intrepid travelers hanging around at the bar.

The Jungle Club is a 40-minute drive from the hotel.

​​THE JUNGLE CLUB: Chaweng Noi Beach Soi Panyadee School; +66-81-8940-2327;