What is it that makes island life so seductive? Perhaps it’s the barefoot informality of everyday living, the feel of sand under your feet, the swaying coconut palms, the glorious sunsets over the turquoise sea, or the long warm days full of possibilities. In fact it’s all those things and much more, and where better than the Thai island of Koh Samui to experience island life to the full?
The great thing about Koh Samui is your range of options. You might well choose to spend your whole time on the beach. With its fine white sand, canopies of coconut palms and inviting sea, this is understandable.
You have many options when it comes to Koh Samui beaches. You can hang out on lively beaches such as Chaweng which are always crowded with holiday makers and enjoy the buzz of beach sports and social life. Or find your own secluded spot away from it all and sprawl on your private stretch of sand with just a book for company.
Then if you prefer something more active, Samui offers a huge range of choices. You can charter a boat and go snorkeling among the coral reefs or just take boat trips to nearby islands. You have plenty of possible destinations; the Koh Samui archipelago contains over 60 islands. Other water sports include jet skiing, water skiing, speedboats, parasailing and banana boat riding.
Back on dry land, you can get your thrills blasting off an AK47 at the shooting range, go carting or if you’re really into adrenaline sports, take a bungee jump. If golf is your thing, there are golf courses and some hotels have their own facilities. For the full Monty, head for the international standard Santiburi Country club with eighteen scenic holes in the foothills behind Mae Nam Beach.
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Michiel Van Kets writes articles for Koh Samui Travel, the leading one-stop-shop online resource for all things koh Samui for travellers looking for expertise guide, helpful info and handy travel tips. Find out where to stay, and what to see and do in Chaweng beach, distinctively the most popular beach on the island. There are different types of accommodation for all tastes and budget. Chaweng is usually the first stop for most visitors to Koh Samui Thailand