Time for Lime is a large, open-air kitchen/restaurant right off the beach, where you can learn to cook fresh, seasonal and creative Thai food (with Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian twists), under fun, expert instruction. Their excellent classes include a valuable theoretical introduction to Thai food and a five-hour option, during which you will prepare, and learn to beautifully present, your own feast. Each night the restaurant serves a different three-course set menu, and reclining chairs are placed on the recessed sandbar while music plays and wonderful cocktails (try the chili margarita) are served. Time For Lime also offers basic yet comfortable bungalows. All proceeds from Time For Lime go to the owner Junie's extremely worthy cause: the Lanta Animal Welfare, which has already offered much-needed help to the many strays on the island. Take time to visit and volunteer! Find out more: www.lantaanimalwelfare.com.