Sunday 27 December 2009

Blue Star Mountain Restaurant, Lamai

Blue Star Mountain Restaurant, Lamai

After my trip report to the Magic Garden in the Samui hills or rather mountains of last month with the road opposite Wat Kunaram in Lamai, we went again today but this time it was with my family and my good friend Eric from the Netherlands who visits Samui twice per year for the last 10 years.

Before we went to the Magic Garden we decided to have lunch in one of the many mountain restaurants, all of them claiming great view points. We ended up in Blue Star Mountain, run by a local Samui woman, Khun Ladda and her Swiss husband of 22 years, Jean.

Blue Star Mountain has a lovely location just before reaching the Magic Garden, there are sign posts to this restaurant and to all of the other restaurants as soon as you're within a few hundred meters.

Make sure to avoid lunch time or the time around 1pm since the restaurant is used by a lot of the 'around the island' tour jeeps. The food is a lot more expensive than on the lower parts of the island but that makes sense since everything has to be brought up the mountain.

The views are spectacular indeed, here Koh Taen and Koh Mudsum can be seen in the distance.

A view direction Nathon over the lush jungle and Durian trees which were just being harvested.

If you're on your trip around the island, don't forget to take the turn opposite Lamai's Wat Kunaram and have a great couple of hours in Samui mountains, visiting the Magic Garden and eat something at one of the many viewpoint restaurants.


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