The Best Island Restaurants in Phuket

If you’re lucky enough to be chartering one of our private charter boats then you may want to consider visiting some of these fabulous island restaurants that you can only reach by boat if you are staying on Phuket

Island restaurant at night

Here’s our favourite selection on Kho Yao Noi

La Sala Restaurant – This hidden gem dishes up some amazing, authentic Thai food. It is located with Pavilion Resort so if you are staying there it will be easy to find. Our favourite dish was the Pomelo Salad. It was full of juicy prawns and tangy pomelo.

Chaba Café and Gallery – If you’re looking for something on the healthier side then this is the place for you. The café serves up not only nutritious but delicious food too. They have plenty of options for the vegan traveller. Our top picks were the Buddha bowl and the coconut ice-cream, yum!

Our top pick for Koh Yao Yai

Baan Rim Nam Restaurant – Perched on stilts over the water at Koh Yao Yai, this unassuming little restaurant could be easily missed. It doesn’t look like much but boy does it deliver! Amazing bbq seafood is what is on the menu here. Note, they don’t serve any alcohol due to religious reasons.

For more information on Kho Yao Island reach our dedicated article.

How about Rang Yai Island

Rang Yai Island is a private island with only the one restaurant and bar. The prices are quite high but that’s completely understandable considering they need to bring everything in by boat. The food is good Thai but what makes this restaurant so special is the fact that it is a private island. You can sit on a beach chair under the shade of a tree whilst sipping on a cocktail and eating a Phad Thai. It doesn’t get much more relaxed than that. Finish off the combo by taking a dip in the sea.

Then There is Koh Naka Noi

Situated on this lovely island is the 5 star resort, The Naka. This is certainly not a cheap option but definitely worth the extra money. The food here is gourmet Thai and presented beautifully. The pomelo salad there is to die for. Big juicy pieces of pomelo tossed with toasted coconut and topped with big prawns, doesn’t get much better!

No matter where you are thinking of heading, there are some terrific options for island restaurants on the list provided above. But this is merely a taster of what is available throughout the wide-range of eateries on islands throughout Phuket.