Samui Wining & Dining
It’s party time at Manathai’s Waterline restaurant.

It’s party time at Manathai’s Waterline restaurant.Manathai Koh Samui resort is located at the northern end of Lamai, and stretches from the beach inland across the ring road into the foothills. The resort’s Waterline restaurant sits gloriously on the silvery sands of the Gulf of Siam, surrounded by palm trees, with a view of a tiny Thai fishing hamlet across a wooden bridge. Surrounding a swimming pool and a grassy area, it is the perfect spot for family and children’s activities. And now there are organised and supervised birthday parties available for both in-house guests and visitors. The kids can make as much noise as they want, and mum doesn’t have to do anything!


The birthday parties offer a range of activities, plus party games and music for ages four to 16. Two hours of blissful fun, with a choice of lunch and water or juice, birthday cake and a lolly bag for all children to take home. The minimum number for a party is four, and the maximum is 15. Activities on offer range from Thai dancing (including dressing up in traditional outfits), yoga, Thai boxing, balloon art, nail art, go-karting (at a local track), sandcastle building and pizza or mocktail creation. All activities are supervised by Thai staff and childminders, and everything your children create, can be eaten, drunk or taken away with them.


Parents can just relax, lounge around the pool, enjoy lunch or a snack or just come back later, knowing that their loved ones are having lots of fun and being well looked after. Children under four years old are also welcome, but must be accompanied at all times by a parent or personal babysitter.It’s party time at Manathai’s Waterline restaurant.


In addition, all children 16 years and under staying at the resort, get to stay, eat and play for free. Waterline has a regular daily program of activities, some of which are similar to the birthday activities, with the addition of a lunch time movie to keep them out of the midday sun. Visitors and local residents are also very welcome to take part, and the cost is extremely reasonable at 299 baht per day. Excellent value for a four-star resort.


Waterline really is an idyllic dining location, perfect for children and adults alike. The children’s free food menu uses only fresh, healthy and local ingredients, and all dishes are made from scratch at the restaurant. But of course, it wouldn’t be super ‘child-friendly’ without the occasional portion of chips! Choices range from; spaghetti, fish and chips, ham and cheese wraps, cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets amongst others. If your children are big eaters, they can choose two dishes or get a whopping 50% off regular menu prices. If parents or friends of parents want to dine at Waterline during the party, they get a fantastic 25% discount off all food and beverage.


The ocean side bistro offers adult diners the chance to explore and celebrate Thailand’s diverse epicurean delights, and Chef Daeng Lek Jintaporn creates exquisite dishes straight from the heart to the plate.


Exceptional service with a smile is a consistent part of your culinary journey.


Waterline Restaurant is open daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. So, whether you have big kids, little kids or even fussy kids, Waterline at Manathai can create, organise and supervise a great range of fun activities to keep all of them happy, and leave with big smiles on their faces.


 Karan Ladd


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