Weekend Trip to Ko Samui Island, Thailand

Love tropical weather, beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets, an awesome nightlife and great shopping? Well, then Koh Samui is the perfect place for you.

Thailand has some truly beautiful islands which are ideal for a soothing chilled out holiday a person can have.

The 3rd largest island is Koh Samui, the area of pristine pristine beaches, coconut trees, bikini-clad tourists, and jetskis. You may still find spots where tranquility are available and, some from the accommodation is incorporated in the mid to high range, there’s also still some cheap wooden bungalows within the quieter areas. Using its own airport terminal engineered to be along with the natural surroundings you are able to reach Samui within an hour or so should you fly from Bangkok, additionally , there is other routes available including Singapore and Phuket.

There aren’t any complaints from the visitors of Samui since it has plenty to provide including beach activities and aquatic sports to some fun time at night and classy bars and clubs. Probably the most visited areas are Chaweng, Lamai, Bophut and Maenam having a great selection of facilities and accommodation so you’re certain to find something regardless of the state of the finances.

As a result of big expat community and a large number of tourists arriving here each week all corners around the globe the choices in kinds of cuisine are extensive as well as your palate is going to be tempted by Italian, Swedish and Vietnamese to French and English.

If you are up for any little bit of pampering then Samui is really a destination where one can give yourself a break every single day to some haircut or manicure, a spa or massage. The remedies are affordable and plentiful, get one of these traditional Thai massage and treatment or oil and warm stone massage, detox treatments and colonic irrigation are for sale to those wanting a deep cleanse whilst meditation and relaxing techniques, Yoga, Reiki, and Tai Chi are wonderful when experienced outside within the warm tropical sunshine.

Family activities could be enjoyed as elephant trekking in the mountain, the elements is great for sailing or book a diving trip with PADI Diver Courses from complete beginner as much as instructor level. Experience a global course or kayak in Ang Thong National Marine Park and find out the magical caves and bizarre rock formations between the a large number of deserted beaches whilst watching out for whales, dolphins and monkeys living here.

Take a look at Chaweng as it is typically the most popular area with 6km of sandy beach and sparkling blue waters. The region comes complete with Koh Samui resorts and hotels, restaurants, spas, discotheques, bars and shopping opportunities. Lamai is a popular beach and swimming and aquatic sports could be enjoyed here. In the southern end consider the famous Grandfather and Grandmother rock formations called Hin Ta – Hin Yai, you need to see these phones realize why they appeal to more and more people.

Within the north is Maenam with soft sand and calm waters, ideal for families with young children since the water is shallow and it is much quieter, particularly through the night, compared to busier areas. Catch a speedboat in the pier here to Koh Tao. Also in this region is Bophut the industry small fisherman village but nonetheless comes with an ample quantity of restaurants and shops, in addition to cafes and beachfront bars for experiencing the beautiful sunset and distant view of Koh Phangan coming.

Big Buddha is yet another great place for swimming since it’s safe for kids and also you get unbelievable views from the 12 meter high golden Big Buddha and Koh Phangan. Restaurants, bars and shopping are available here and also the accommodation ranges from basic beach huts to tropical resorts. Catch a ship to Koh Phangan and also the monthly Full Moon Party in the pier and party till the morning.

This island is a great tourist destination and offers a variety of things to do and see. I visited the island in December 2010, and this video shows a few of things I did while I was on the island for a long weekend trip.

If you are in Bangkok, Ko Samui is just hour or so flight away. It is worth the trip.

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