The standard fish and rice dishes available at the island's resorts will keep you sated, but it'd be a shame to miss out on some of the upscale dining, as well as great local seafood restaurants, that are available around the island. Most bungalows on Samet have their own dining areas for inexpensive, fresh seafood (don't miss the locally caught squid and cuttlefish, which are barbecued on skewers). Every day around sunset on Ao Hin Khok and Ao Phai beaches, tables are set up under twinkling lights for big seafood barbecues brimming with the day's catch.

The somewhat oddly named (yes, it's after the TV show) Baywatch Bar (tel. 08182-67834 mobile), on Ao Wong Deuan, does great kebabs and Thai dishes, as well as reasonable Western fare. On Ao Phai, just south of Had Sai Khaew, Naga Bar (tel. 03864-4035) is a popular hangout and serves a fine menu of local eats and tasty baked items. If you fancy drinks by the bucket and dancing after dinner, head for the Silver Sand Resort (tel. 03864-4301), which is also on Ao Phai. Indeed, many restaurants on the island can turn into all-night party affairs depending on the crowd -- and the amounts of alcohol consumed.

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