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A fabulous dining experience at the Rockpool at Kanda Residences

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A fabulous dining experience at the Rockpool at Kanda Residences | Samui Times
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If you are a lover of seafood then you are going to love the monthly Seafood Market held at the Rockpool restaurant at Kanda Residences on the last Friday of every month. Here you can enjoy choosing fresh fish from live BBQ stations and treat yourself to the ‘eat as much as you like’ oyster bar.

The name Kanda has origins in Native America and denotes Magical Powers, in Hindu it means a wise person and in Thai it means beloved.

Kanda rockpool seafood 1The Kanda Residences in Koh Samui are nothing if not magical. This five star terrace resort enjoys an incredible location in a serene cove and the RockPool restaurant within the resort has to be one of the most elegant dining spots in Koh Samui that sits just inches away from the turquoise sea of the Gulf.

Just meters above the beach there is a formal dining area that has tables set on a semi al fresco hard wood verandah with a marquee style roof structure and an open plan kitchen where the fine art of exquisite food preparation can be seen taking place if you are dining from the a la carte menu. However to really enjoy the unsurpassed RockPool experience you should head down to the sophisticated bar/lounge deck that extends over the water’s edge where you can enjoy true alfresco dining.

What makes the dining terrace such a fabulous experience is the combination of fine dining, with relaxing but indulgent comfort. The terrace sits under the shade of the branches of an ancient tree. The rocks below the deck are surrounded by interesting shadow created from imaginative floodlights that also give you a visual experience of the waves lapping onto the shore. The low level lighting and use of candles creates the most romantic and magical ambiance and the use of sofas rather than chairs provide sumptuous comfort and takes the formality out of fine dining.

Kanda rockpool seafoodThis is the most perfect spot for enjoying a pre-dinner sunset, exotic cocktail and the delights of the sea from the seafood market that as well as providing you with incredible selection of fresh catch such as snapper, seabass, prawns, mussels, crab and barracuda offers roast vegetables including ‘cooked to perfection’ roast parsnips, Som Tam and Thai salads and fruits, and of course the famous Oyster bar with Fine De Clair, American and Irish Oysters.

In terms of liquid refreshment the drinks menu is just as impressive as the food. The menu has a fabulous range of aperitifs, whisky and bourbons, rum, vodka and gin. There is plenty to shout about on the cocktails menu too with every classic you would expect to find in a restaurant of this quality as well as a superb range of signature cocktails such as Grilled pineapple and cardamom martini, Burnt lemon and vanilla margarita, Spit roasted Mekong Mary and the delicious RockPool Martini.

The impressive wine menu is not only bursting with the treasures of the grape but also includes a piece on “A balanced approach to good wine, ‘The techniques of wine tasting” and a guide to champagne. The well thought out and extensive wine menu includes whites, reds, rose’s and champagnes. After your meal you have the opportunity to indulge in an equally impressive range of cognac, calvados, Armagnac, liqueurs, port, pimm’s and grappa and of course coffee’s and less obviously rare and beautiful teas as well as homemade ice teas.

Even more pleasingly is a 20% discount on bubbles to compliment your meal and a 15% discount on the presentation of a local business card.

This is a not-to-be-missed monthly event for all lovers of seafood. For reservations contact

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