Samui Wining & Dining
Celebrate the yin and the yang at Beach Republic and Health Republic.

P24-1Beach Republic and Health Republic sit adjacent to each other, complementing one another like lovers or long-time partners, their unified strengths offering the most idyllic wedding and honeymoon destination. Situated alongside a pristine and unspoilt tropical beach in Lamai, on the east coast of Samui, it’s the perfect location for small intimate affairs or larger-than-life celebrations. You can let your imagination run wild as the wedding planners help you organise your ultimate beachside wedding. Sit back and relax whilst the dedicated and professional team work diligently to exceed all your expectations for your extra-special day. There are many pre-set ceremony and celebration packages and options, from western to eastern and everything in between. They specialise in perfect weddings, commitment ceremonies, vow renewals, stag nights and hen nights and delight in making custom-made solutions to suit even the most exotic of tastes. You will be in good hands.


Beach Republic has a collection of 42 private pool villas, stunning private pool penthouses and spacious suites, and offers all-day grazing and dining menus featuring Mediterranean and Thai cuisine, tapas and poolside snacks. With its spectacular ocean-front setting, events area with ample seating, two chemical-free infinity pools and a whiskey and cigar lounge, it’s an excellent venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties.


For the full Beach Republic extravaganza experience, don’t miss the biggest event of the week; Sunday Sessions - The Ultimate Sunday Brunch every week from 11.30 am until 3.30 pm with chilled live music, entertainment and DJ’s until sundown. Featuring a rotating menu of scrumptious roast meat, steak-n-fois gras, P24-2mini hamburgers, seafood, smoked fish, sushi, salads, authentic Thai dishes, cheese boards and an eclectic, ever-evolving mix of traditional desserts such as crème brulée, chocolate brownies, ice cream and fresh fruit. Dairy and gluten-free options are available, and fresh vegetarian and vegan options are on offer just across the lawn at Health Republic. The price for brunch is 1,590 baht per person plus the usual taxes, with free flow wine and cocktail packages available for those who wish to sit by the pool and gently imbibe. Samui residents get 20% off all prices here, apart from special promotions. Oliver Jones, the island’s favourite singer performs live from 12.30 pm until 1.30 pm, when DJ Dave Davoted takes over on the decks until sundown.


Every day from 1:00 pm the resident DJ plays on the decks till sundown, with ‘Sundown Salute’, their daily happy hour from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm with buy-one get-one-free on bottled beer and cider, house wine and selected cocktails. ‘All-day Wine Wednesdays’ is a great opportunity to sample great priced red, white and sparkling wines and sangria, accompanied by Tex-Mex, tapas promotions and extended happy hours from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm, with live entertainment from 6:00 pm. ‘Fiesta Fridays’ gives you all-day happy hours and weekly tapas and Tex-Mex promotions.


The Beach Republic tag-line ‘Chill Different’ is really apparent here. With top-notch rooms and furnishings, poolside dining and daily first-class entertainment, Beach Republic has a genuine tropical island atmosphere, P24-6with fantastic accommodation, food and service.


Fancy something a bit different? Check out ‘Escape Break’, an excellent warm-up activity for any stag, hen night or celebration. Test your wits and teamwork skills in these live escape games. Get a team together, choose your game, get locked inside a uniquely themed game room and listen carefully to the briefing. You then have 60 minutes to search for clues, solve puzzles, and unlock your way through the game and escape. It’s make or break. Will you and your team manage to escape in time?


Right next door to Beach Republic is Koh Samui’s newest wellness centre and spa. Health Republic is a quiet, calm and tranquil beachside space, with gorgeous thatched buildings surrounded by lush-green manicured lawns and mature trees, facing onto the ocean. With daily yoga and meditation classes, a herbal steam room, fully serviced spa, fitness room, healthy-eating café (mainly vegetarian or vegan with amazing juices, light bites and raw desserts) and comprehensive detox programs available to suit your schedule. Edit, the extremely knowledgeable Hungarian nutritionist is on hand to discuss the programs or tailor-make something specific for you. Guests can book individual treatments, daily wellness or pamper programs or longer more beneficial programs such as the extremely popular 5 or 9-day detox. Stay at Health Republic or Beach Republic and enjoy easy and complimentary access across the lawn to all the adjacent facilities next door.


Whether you want some pre-wedding pampering or post-wedding detoxing, it’s all here. In Chinese philosophy, the yin and yang describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected and interdependent. The yin refers to passive, female, calming energy, beckoning you at Health Republic. The yang is positive, masculine, active energy, found in abundance at Beach Republic. Weddings are akin to the joining of the yin and yang energies, the male and female strengths combining, to create a stronger, unified resilience and power.


So, whether you are looking for a chilled party venue, an activity to activate the brain and promote teamwork or a calm and relaxing place for yoga, healthy eating, pampering or detoxing, it’s all here in Lamai. Beach Republic and Health Republic complement each other perfectly like the yin and yang energies. It is an exquisite and incomparably perfect setting for a tropical island wedding or celebration.


Karan Ladd


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