The Local Experience

Unpacked: Healthy Living Shop

A reduced packing store that offers a wide range of eco friendly and natural products. If you are looking for homemade soaps, moisturisers, herbs, essential oils, or other natural home necessities, the owner puts great effort into making and sourcing various products. Personal favorites include the rose tanaka soap and sandalwood incense. If you have spare containers this is the perfect place to drop them off so customers can reuse them.

Khraw Ni Na/ Steak Nai-Na ครัวในนา

Located near the Immigration office, on the road that 7/11 intersects with the main road is a local Thai neighborhood restaurant. They are known for their savory southern Thai dishes and beautiful hut style seating. Make sure to try their stir fried basil with seafood or their beef noodle soup.

Charlie's Bar and Restaurant

The perfect dinner spot for sunset with great cocktails and a delicious chicken caesar salad with anchovies. They also feature a tapas menu and hire local musicians to perform live music multiple nights per week. Make sure to get there in time to secure a seat!

May Massage Spiritual Healer

Pi May is a spiritual body worker who is highly regarded in our community. She brings her own special magic to Thai massage and spiritual guidance. Her sanctuary is located in Srithanu. It's important to book with her on Facebook ahead of time since her spots usually fill up.

Coffee by The Pier: Nira's Home Bakery

Nira's is a must stop during your visit, especially if you love coffee and croissants. All of their baked goods are fresh and leave you with a smile on your face. It's a great cafe to get some work done in the back room or to check out before you take your ferry to your next destination.

Craving Ramen: Japan Cafe

On the same street as Nira's is the quaint Japan Cafe with a few small tables and their beautiful dog. Owned and operated by a friendly Japanese couple, this is the perfect place to satisfy your ramen or Katsu curry craving. Another must try is their homemade fresh ginger ale or green tea.

Oyster Bar:

It can be a challenge to find high quality oysters here but look no further as Oyster Bar offers many options. Sourced from around the globe, here you will be able to select from various species of oysters, as well as quality charcuterie meats, cheeses, and European wines.

This restaurant located in Thong Sala is as local as it gets. There is no name to share in English but if you are looking for an authentic Thai food experience with amazing flavor and budget prices, this is the place to visit and support. Google map location:

Date Night or Girl's Night Out: Summer Salts

The perfect pre-party or romantic date night spot to watch the magnificent sunset on Hin Kong beach while grabbing a drink or dinner. This new sunset spot offers a stunning architectural design, stylish but comfortable seating options, and tasty international plates.