From the moment we arrived in Samui there was hype about the upcoming Nikki Beach opening White Party. A few girls dressed in white were handing out CD's and information about the party. We took a flyer just out of interest ... We hadn't even thought to seriously about going, but our friend Mike (who we were visiting) got an invite and reserved 'exclusive' table seating with bottle service.
So the morning was spent driving around Samui on the scooter both looking for something white to wear. Kim had a spankin' new pair of white sneakers already, and I had the faithful white havaiana thongs, but we needed a little more than that. Scooting around Chaweng during the day also meant we found these delicious little pancakes, as well as some white clothes.
The evening started off with a few drinks at the UK bar, Ban Taling Nam aka. Lawn Bowls. We then moved onto top-cats for a few celebratory birthday drinks for Mike, the owner, before finally arriving at Nikki Beach around 8:30pm. We missed the VIP celebrations that took place earlier in the day including Muay Thai boxing, monkeys, elephants and the red carpet walk, but we were drinking elsewhere ... The roof of the main bar area is supposed to be something pretty special, due to the amount of copper used or something. It looks pretty, anywhoo.
We escorted over to our little area, with our bottles of bacardi awaiting us. Started off with some katoi cabaret dancers, then moved into bongo drums and saxaphone before some guy was dancing on a ribbon hanging from a crane very cirque-de-solei esque and then an impressive fireworks display. It was a good night, the sea of white (probably about 1,000 people, and only a few fools wearing blue or green) was very impressive.
Just after 3am they just suddenly turnt the music off ... there was still about 700 people who were just like WTF? No, 'Thanks for coming', nothing. Oh well, what to do in time's like this? Eat, of course!
We would have settled for some chips or something from 7-11 but hear there's an all night restaurant in Na-Thon. Sweet. By now it's 4am, and Jit restaurant is bustling.
Jason recommends the pad Thai, and tells us about the orange noodles. Well, som maak (very orange, indeed!) Even the chicken has turned a shade of orange, tossed in the wok with peanuts, bean sprouts and egg. A ton of dried chilli was sprinkled over the top, and honestly, I couldn't even tell you what it tasted like ...
It was 4 in the morning!