Starz Club Samui, Chaweng Beach
Chaweng Beach , Koh Samui
Tel: 66 8 4744 9074
Concierge.com's insider take:
Even the most jaded globe-trotters get into the campy spirit as the silver lamé curtain rises on the cabaret at Starz Club Samui in the heart of Chaweng. Out strut the kathoeys, or "ladyboys." The term refers to any cross-dressing man in Thailand, where transgender experimentation is the exception to the country's otherwise conservative social mores. A Mariah Carey impersonator hosts the Starz Club show, which is free with the purchase of drinks like the Lusty Lady, with Thai brandy, honey, and Champagne. Only the occasionally protruding Adam's apple reminds the festive crowd that these ornately attired belly dancers, feathered Vegas showgirls, and Madonna wannabes are not exactly as ladylike as they appear.
Shows nightly at 9 and 10:15 pm.