‘Same Same’ of Koh Phangan resonates with laughter, good food, wine and fantastic hospitality!
Life is a party at Same Same! Kærlighed Same Same!
Spending time with gorgeous Scandinavians Heidi and Christina on a remote island of Koh Phangan in Thailand not only showed me what life is all about, not just sheer fun in the sun but baby-Hard work!!
Only hard work pays off! And by God these two girls are hard working and innovative restaurateurs who can show holiday makers how to live it up. Young Entrepreneurs who can show you how to run your business alright. Fun, relaxation ,gourmet delights, music and good rounds of Pool games, plenty of laughter and dancing to the beats all day long is what their restaurant ‘Same Same ‘offered me. I was impressed.
Heidi and Christina both came to Thailand about nine to ten years ago and simply stayed on to own and run SAME SAME successfully. They both left home to start this business in a new far east place which they now call home. It was challenging they say but passion and drive is what has brought them so far, on top of the charts on the hotels list on Koh Phangan for sure.
This action packed place is a landmark of sorts in Koh Phangan.They offer Steaks, Swedish Meatballs, Danish Food, Stone oven baked Pizzas, Homemade Lasagne and the best hangover Burgers in town Mexican food and off course the best Thai dishes. If there is a special dish you miss from your home country they will do their best to make it for you.
I simply submerged myself into a huge ‘stone over baked pizza’ which compared to none I have ever eaten in California or London or France……The bar is very lively and the staff always helpful, courteous and vibrant.
The girls laid out the most extravagant dinner buffet while we were there and of course had a ‘pool’ match competition countdown to dinner.
Big warm up parties on Full Moon nights with buffet, live music and dancing on the tables, is what you will get. My very first experience of the Full Moon parties on the different beaches and it was great. The Full Moon Buffet is their legendary offering.
It is a perfect place to start the night, specially if you are going beach hopping. These girls have my salute. It simply pays off to work hard and honestly, towards making people enjoy good food and music.
Heidi and Christina have my vote and friendship for life! Cheers girls! I miss Same same!Lessons learned from you guys makes traveling all the more worth it.
We will return soon. Of course my little son and hubby enjoyed those rounds of pool games, made fabulous memories out of each and every night which displayed a theme night. Way to go girls. Kærlighed Same Same!
Koh-Phangan is the fifth biggest island of Thailand. Koh Phangan Island is an ideal place to spend your holiday .Koh Phangan has a wealth of accommodation options,choose the ones closest to the beaches,depending on how crodwd and lonely you like them. You can always go on a safari or wildlife zones once you have perched yourself comfortably at the seadside. Haad Rin Nock beach is where the Full Moon Party is!
From Koh Samui : There are at least 3 ferries a day from Koh Samui’s Big Buddha pier to Thongsala pier Seatran Discovery and Haad Rin Queen Ferry directly to Haad Rin. Boats also leaves from Nathon pier (Songserm Express) and Mae Nam pier Lomprayah) to Thongsala 3 times a day.From Koh Tao : get Songserm, Lomprayah or Seatran boats departs frequently from Mae Haad pier and arrives to Thongsala pier. Last boat from Tao to Phangan Island is 15:00.
I took a combination of the Bus route and then a boat,I wanted to see the jungle enroute and also experience the waters-
From Bangkok : the cheapest way is take one of the overnight buses leaves Khaosan Road evening about 18.00 and in the next morning arrives Surathani, then take a boat.Bus and boat combo ticket can be arrange by travel agencies on Khaosan Road for about 700-900 Baht all the way to Koh Phangan.