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Finding Natural Beauty at The HeightThe Height Restaurant, Koh Samui
The Height Restaurant, Koh Samui

'Reaching the heights' can mean two things. Firstly, it can mean physically going somewhere elevated. And, secondly, it can mean attaining a high level of achievement. So when a restaurant is named The Height it's usually for one or the other of these reasons. But, for this particular restaurant, it could easily be for both.

The Height restaurant I'm talking about is the Thai restaurant at the stunning Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, in Laem Nan. And to get there is easy. As you're nearing Lamai on the ring-road, coming from Chaweng, just take the first concrete road on the left past the landmark IT Complex and follow it a kilometre to the very end. You'll pass other resorts along the way, but nothing passes Silavadee. And that means it's very peaceful and private up there.

The resort is set on a hillside and the pathway from the reception leads you down a hundred metres or so to The Height restaurant. Come for a drink before it's dark and you'll see that it looks down upon its own picture-postcard beach. Although it isn't technically a private beach, no one else has access to it by land so it just as well might be!

And the contemporary-style restaurant has areas for every requirement (and weather situation!). At the top there are two air-conditioned sections, seating 24 and 8 respectively, and these are most attractive with high vaulted wooden ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows all around creating a spacious atmosphere. Go down a short flight of open-plan stairs and you're on an expansive open-air terrace that can seat a further 18 (these are quickly snapped up when the weather's fine so be sure to reserve a table here if that's where you'd like to be). And descend another level and you'll reach a bar with terrace seating for a further 18 on one side and a large cigar lounge on the other.

Wherever you are, you'll be looking out to the sea and feeling the peace and calm that only comes from being in such a beautiful natural environment. Of course, you could come here with your friends or family, but there's a certain something here that induces a feeling of romance.

And when it comes to the food, you'll definitely be reaching the heights, too. The superb Thai menu is prepared by a culinary genius, and that's Executive Chef Vicky (Khun Suravichit Auttiya) – a true master of his craft. Hailing from the Esarn region in the north-east of Thailand, Chef Vicky's has had an amazing 30-year international career which has taken him to Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, China and Austria before returning him to Thailand top resorts in Phuket and Samui. When it comes to this nation's world–famous cuisine, chefs just don't come better! And here are a few recommendations of his dishes.

“… and you'll see that it looks down upon its own picture–postcard beach.”

From the appetizers section, I'd like to personally suggest the Phra Goong Lai Sua which comprises grilled tiger prawn with lemon chili, lemongrass, coriander and mint leaves. It is as good as it sounds!

And that will certainly set you up for the main course dishes, and for that I'd particularly recommend the outrageously tasty Tom Yum Goong – spicy prawn soup with chili, lemon juice, lemongrass, galangai, straw mushrooms, tomato, coriander root and spring onion (a great example of one of the nation's most well-known dishes), and the Massaman Nuea – a traditional southern beef curry with onions and potatoes that will satisfy even the most demanding gastronomes.

And I've left some space for a dessert, as you should, too! Various icecreams are available, but what better way to finish a wonderful Thai meal than by trying one of Thailand's famous sweet dishes. Go for the superb Sticky Rice Mango – fresh mango and sticky rice served with coconut milk and sesame seed, and you won't go wrong!

Yes, The Height and Silavadee have a real gem in Chef Vicky, and if you want to have an evening of International cuisine (and be amazed yet again!) do try their superb Moon restaurant.

The Height restaurant is open from 7:00 am, with dinner from 6:00 pm
(kitchen closes at 10:30 pm).

For reservations and further information, telephone 0 7796 0555.

The Height restaurant at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort Lamai 208/66 Moo 4,
Tambon Maret Koh Samui,
Suratthani, 84310 Thailand
Tel : +66 (0) 7796 0555
Fax : +66(0) 7796 0055
E-mail : info@silavadeeresort.com www.silavadeeresort.com
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