Where to eat Christmas dinner on Koh Tao?
Spending Christmas on Koh Tao? Great choice! The island is even more magical than usual over the festive season when everyone is in high spirits. Most visitors love spending Christmas in the tropics. And who wouldn’t? After all, you get all of the cheer but none of the cold! That said, many travellers and holiday-makers still want to indulge in a traditional Christmas dinner on Koh Tao while they are here.
Looking for ideas on where to eat at Christmas on Koh Tao? Many of the island’s best restaurants offer set menus, buffet lunches, and dinners on the 24th of December and/or 25th of December. So whenever you want to celebrate, we have you covered with this comprehensive guide!
Important note: Please be aware that the island is very busy at this time of year, and spaces are in high demand. So, wherever you decide to have Christmas lunch on Koh Tao, booking ahead is highly recommended – if not essential!
Barracuda Rooftop Restaurant and Bar
Barracuda Rooftop Restaurant & Bar is the sister restaurant of Barracuda at Darawan.
Located on the northern corner of the walking street that runs along Sairee Beach, the restaurant boasts a fantastic view looking out over the ocean and is fully stocked with an array of beers, wines, and cocktails to accompany their Christmas menu. Koh Tao locals and tourists alike are welcome!
The team at Barracuda offer a three-course Christmas dinner on Koh Tao on Sunday 25th. Christmas lunch is also available as the restaurant is open for 3-hour seatings between 2pm – 9pm. The meal price includes a welcome drink, and there will be live music for both afternoon and evening sittings.
More info and booking: Please contact the team directly by calling +66 (0)80-146-3267 or send a DM through the Barracuda Rooftop Restaurant and Bar Facebook page.
Sandbar Koh Tao
What better setting than right on the beach for eating at Christmas on Koh Tao? Sandbar is a newly-opened chic eatery offering oceanfront buffet and bubbles! Accessible either directly from the beach or from the walking street that runs alongside the beachfront venues, Sandbar is located in South Sairee, next to Bans Diving resort.
Enjoy Christmas lunch on Koh Tao at Sanbar or book a table for the evening. Seatings are available on Sunday 25th December from either 1pm – 4pm or 6pm – 9pm. Reservations include a welcome drink, and bookings for six or more people receive a complimentary jug of rosé sangria.
More info and booking: Drop in any time or email the reservations manager at [email protected]
The Hacienda Bar and Grill
Located between Mae Haad and Chalok, just off the main road behind the petrol station and Leo Bar and Nightclub, Hacienda is a popular and affordable choice for Christmas dinner on Koh Tao.
Already well-known for its classic Sunday Roasts and array of ‘pub grub’, it’s no surprise that The Hacienda also offers a fantastic Christmas menu. Koh Tao visitors who celebrate the holidays on the 24th will be pleased to hear that bookings are possible on both Christmas eve and Christmas day. Seatings on the 24th are from 6pm – 9pm, and bookings can be taken anytime between 12midday – 8pm on the 25th.
More info and booking: Please contact the team directly by calling +66 (0)77-456-316 or send a DM through The Hacienda Bar and Grill Facebook page.
Viewpoint Resort Koh Tao
Viewpoint Resort is located on the western cape of Chalok Bay. A boutique resort in a tranquil setting boasting a large oceanside swimming pool and beautiful garden areas, you can reach Viewpoint by foot from Chalok or by (a pretty steep!) road if you prefer to drive or take a taxi.
Ths year, Viewpoint Resort is hosting a Christmas eve buffet dinner on 24th December and a three-course Christmas day dinner on 25th December. A free pick-up and drop-off service is available, and both events are open to resort residents and outside guests.
More info and booking: Please contact the team by calling +66(0)77-456-444, +66(0)91-823-3444, or send an email to [email protected]
Koppee Espresso Bar and Restaurant
Also located in Chalok, Koppee is a relaxed beachside venue in the middle of the bay, complete with a small plunge pool for the ultimate relaxing Christmas day experience.
This Christmas on Koh Tao, the team at Koppee are offering a two-course Christmas dinner with a selection of desserts served with either tea or coffee. Tables are available on Sunday December 25th from 6pm onwards, with DJ Skinny Mark on the decks playing funky tunes from 7pm-10pm.
More info and booking: Please contact the team directly via their Koppee Espresso Bar and Restaurant Facebook page or Instagram account.
French Market Koh Tao
The French Market is one of the few Koh Tao restaurants dedicated to serving a wide array of European fare. Located on the main road that leads out of Mae Haad towards Chalok, seating is available roadside, inside in the cool air conditioning, or in the garden area at the rear – where you’ll also find a couple of petanque courts.
This year, the team at French Market are offering Christmas dinner on Koh Tao on both the 24th and 25th of December from 7pm – 11pm, and the fully-stocked wine cellar ensures there will be plenty of good cheer to go along with your meal.
More info and booking: Please contact the team directly by calling +66 (0)77-457-119 or send a DM through The French Market Facebook page.
Cafe Del Sol
Cafe Del Sol is another fantastic European restaurant located near the bottom of the ‘down road’ in central Mae Haad, close to the pier.
A great option for visitors who want to celebrate with a Christmas dinner on Koh Tao on December 24th, Cafe Del Sol is offering their festive menu on both Christmas eve and Christmas day. Bookings for their three-course Christmas lunch and dinner are available throughout the afternoon and evening on either day.
More info and booking: Please contact the team directly by calling +66 (0)77-456-578 or send a DM through the Cafe Del Sol Facebook page.
We hope we’ve given you some great ideas on where to eat at Christmas on Koh Tao! Whichever venue you choose, the team at Island Travel wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
PS: Remember to book your Christmas dinner on Koh Tao in advance to avoid disappointment!