Jee Kong Chinese Temple
Just on the other side of the Chaweng lake from the main road you will find this small chinese temple.
If coming from Chaweng turn left at Reggae alley and you will see this temple on left on the way to the local markets.
Very colourful and worth a look.
The Reggae Pub is by far the best place to chill after a day of volleyball or playing in the water. It’s a multi-story complex constructed from indigenous hard woods boasting the BEST sound system on the island. It is family owned (a very extended family I might add) and the employees are most friendly and willing to help you plan your daily activities. The music is . . . Yo man, pure natty dread!
I get the feeling that there is an extreme rivalry among the locals for the nighttime tourists as I heard that a rival family torched the Pub several years ago and the current structure is the "new and improved" pub. Whatever the story is the result is very nice. There are two or three bars, a main dance floor on two floors. There is even an outdoor cinema on the grounds.
Please remember to tip. That bartender, waiter or waitress makes less than the cost of a tee shirt for a 10 hour shift! The tee shirt girl, even less.
The cheapest way into the island is by sea. There are hourly trips from Songkhla to the island and the approximate time for the journey should be between 1-1 1/2 hours. The ferries are generally safe and you can fit you goddamn car in it!
Dining Italian style at Olivio
Set in the northernmost tip of Chaweng Bay
in the boutique resort of Bann Haad Ngam,
this restaurant not only boasts fine cuisine,
but also a panoramic view across the
turquoise blue water and mountains.
Perfect for that delicious and
romantic dinner at sunset.
Besides the generous choices on the menu
at Olivio an extensive ‘bistro’ style daily menu
at a fixed price is offered. For example:
Carapaccio of large scallops with shallot, spring onions
and saffron vinaigrette
Ravioli of eggplant and ricotta with blue cheese
Intermezzo of crushed lemon with white wine and mint
And a choice of:
Rack of lamb baked under a nut crust with rosemary jus
Fillet of salmon in almonds with tomato confit and asparagus
Lemon mousse with thyme and honey sauce
+ Coffee or Tea
1095 Bahts ++
The wine menu offers a selection from
Chile, Australia, South Africa, California, France and Italy
Dinner is available from 6-11:00 pm
Hinta – Hinyai
Also known as the grandfather and grandmother rock, the main attraction of this place is that there is a rock which looks like a male’s and female’s private part. It is located nicely at an array of rock formation with a small little beach and also a reggae pub at the side. It takes a small climb/hike to get here. Upon arriving, you will immediately able to locate the grandfather rock but then we were looking around for a while and were not able to locate the grandmother rock.