Koh Samui really is a dream destination in the gulf of Thailand, 84 kilometers away from the mainland. It’s surrounded by more than 60 other islands, many of them famous dive-sites full of natural wonders. It has an area of 274 square kilometers and is 21 kilometers wide and 25 kilometers long.
Lush green hills, swaying palms and charming local customs – you can find all of this on our favourite island.
There are many beaches, each one with it’s own unique and special beauty, that will make your Koh Samui travel experience into something you will never forget.
The island was once part of an ancient Chinese trade route, and you can still see that in Bophut, where the locals have blended their traditional lifestyle with modern day tourism and created a heaven for both locals and travelers alike. The architecture there is a mix of Thai and Chinese influences and many of the old buildings are being preserved and converted into restaurants and cafes.
If you want to spend the whole day, laying on a white sandy beach, or enjoying water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing or kite-surfing – then Chaweng beach on Koh Samui is the place for you. Hundreds of hotels, spas and shopping outlets can be found here, as well as an exciting night-life.
Lamai is another popular beach that attracts many tourists, besides it facilities for tourists, Lamai beach has many old houses and a local community charm. On the south end of Lamai is one of the most famous tourist attractions called Hinta Hinyai – Grandfather Rock and Grandmother Rock.
If you want a grassroots level Koh Samui travel experience then see the ethnic ways of the local fishermen, visit the south side of Koh Samui. You will find a truly relaxing atmosphere, and environment unique to southern Thailand.
The island is not just about white sandy beaches and crystal clear water, but a variety of activities such as mountain climbing and swimming under beautiful waterfalls.
If you have time for a one-day trip from Samui, you might want to visit the nearby islands of the Angthong National Marine park. This group of 42 limestone islands lie 31 kilometers west of Samui island, virgin tropical rainforest, white sandy beaches, coral reefs are all preserved for future generations.
Koh Phangan is another island located to the north of Koh Samui. About 75% of the island is mountainous and covered with tropical vegetation. It’s mainly known for its full-moon parties, but has to offer a lot more than just that.
Koh Tao is known as one of the most popular and breathtaking destinations in SouthEast Asia. There are many schools and dive operators.
Koh Nagyuen is a small private island next to Koh Tao. This amazing natural wonder is made of three ajoining islands, connected by a wide strip of sand that was formed by the ocean curves. It’s a perfect place for honeymooners.
Many people from all over the world visit Koh Samui for its natural splendors. With its award-winning airport and convenient ports it is a joy just to arrive on the island. Once here, there are activities for every taste: Eating, clubbing or heading to the serene spas.
Amidst the natural wonders, there are many adventures to take – whether you are a golfer, a diver or merely a sun-lover. It is easy to enjoy your holiday on the island of coconuts.
Koh Samui is not just for backpackers. Families can come and watch Muay Thai, monkey shows and go elephant trekking together.
To fully understand the life of Samui, why not immerse yourself with the locals and see real island-living? With amazing and well-kept temples, such as Big Buddha, Wat Laem Sor and other temples.
There is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to absorb and cherish.
Whether you come to relax or look for an adventure, Koh Samui is truly every travelers paradise.