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.

Jep’s Restaurant (tel. 03864-4112) on Ao Hin Khok, serves-up delicious Thai dishes and so-so Western fare under canopied trees. Hat Sai Kaew isn’t known for its culinary options, but the best options in that area (and the island) is Kitt & Food (tel. 03864-4087), where the fish with salty crust is a top pick. On Ao Phai, Sea Breeze (tel. 03864-4124) does a booming trade in barbecued meats.

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