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Koh Samui Travel Guide

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Koh Samui is the next biggest island that comes after Phuket, and one of the most visited islands in Thailand. This paradise island is abundant with coconut trees, and home to an endless number of white sandy beaches scattered around the island and many natural resources. The island is also famous for its high-end hotels and resorts and luxury private villas for rent, and restaurants. Before the end of the twentieth century, the island had an incredibly small community with only locals mostly occupying the island themselves. They live through harvesting coconuts and fishing. Roads did not exist until the early years of 1970. Visitors soon discovered this beautiful island and became very popular. There are many activities to keep any visitor occupied during a visit in Koh Samui. These range from scuba diving, golf, yoga, cooking lessons, Muay Thai training, island hopping, boating and so much more. If you love beaches and a real island atmosphere, then Koh Samui is the place to be. Watch a video of Koh Samui.

If you want to experience the Koh Samui that once was before it became a tourist hotspot, the peaceful Laem Sor beach area can show it to you. The quiet island-village atmosphere of this unexplored place makes it a sought after coastal retreat for those seeking tranquility and serenity amidst verdant tropical surroundings. This is the kind of place that lets you step back in time and experience the joy unadulterated nature brings to you. Laem Sor mainly comprises of a small coastal village with a handful of bays that offer secluded tropical beaches dotted with coconut palm trees bending over water at unbelievable angles. It reverberates a kind of atmosphere that was once prevalent throughout Koh Samui. Luxury villa recommendations: Villa Sairee and Villa Malabar How to reach Laem Sor Beach This idyllic coastal area is a 20-minute drive from the Lamai Beach and about a 35-minute drive from …

Once a sleeping fishing community by the sea, today Koh Samui’s Fisherman’s Village is a must-visit. Wooden shophouses have been converted into charming boutiques, bars, and restaurants to become one of the most fantastic and popular attractions after dark. There’s something special about Fisherman’s Village that adds to the unique Koh Samui experience. Whether heading out for dinner, to pick up some street-style snacks or simply enjoy a sundowner as you people-watch the atmosphere is energized and exciting in the bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, shopping is fun yet relaxed with an eclectic mix of outlets that are interesting to browse in. The overall vacation ambiance is perfect after a day of tranquility by your holiday villa infinity pool or relaxing on a sandy beach as the turquoise waters gently lap at the shore. Couples enjoy a romantic stroll and a bite to eat whilst this well-preserved part of the island …

Koh Tao is one of the most popular scuba diving destinations in Thailand. In fact, if you want to get your PADI certification, consider the islands around Koh Samui, one of which is the beloved Koh Tao. The island is surrounded by shallow bays, rock pinnacles, and reefs that are perfect for both new and seasoned divers. Koh Tao has a friendly feel and a laid-back atmosphere that is visually stunning. It is common to overhear stories of different critters, sharks, and turtles on the island. In this definitive guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about scuba diving in Koh Tao and tips on how to get the most out of your money. The best time of year for scuba diving in Thailand While Koh Tao is a popular scuba diving destination in Thailand, the best diving time is July to August. During these months, the water temperature …

The art scene of Koh Samui has blossomed for decades now, with many pieces manifested through the inhabitant’s experiences of their environment and how it shaped them. This makes the art of Koh Samui a must-see if you have even a remote interest of art and the history of the island. While exploring Koh Samui and its surrounding islands will treat you to some beautiful hidden gems, there are a number of institutions that encapsulate the rich history Samui has to provide. Art Samui Museum Possibly the most full-featured art gallery on the island, Art Samui is a fantastic establishment for those wanting to view a wide array of artworks. The gallery displays pieces that have shaped the Thai art scene. Focusing on the fittingly named ‘Trick Art’, Art Samui proceeds to offer an extra dimension to their artistic enterprises. Many of the pieces exemplify a sort of optical illusion …

A journey to discover Ang Thong National Marine Park. A spectacular marine wonderland; setting out on an adventure to explore a landscape of 42 islands. For many, if they think of Thailand, it is a vision of green island beauty nestling in sparkling blue waters; sunshine lighting up an inspiring picture-perfect scene. As a holiday hotspot, the island of Koh Samui is every bit the dream location, complete with white-sand beaches, green palms swaying in the tropical breeze and a chilled-out Thai holiday vibe. Explore at sea and discover a scenic paradise Getting out on the water defines any trip to Koh Samui, and during June – September the island’s climate is simply glorious and the conditions at sea are the best. If a speedboat through stunning scenery, snorkeling and kayaking in a rich marine setting appeal then, a daytrip into the Ang Thong National Marine Park is a must. …

A sparkling jewel in the crown of the Thailand’s stunning island destinations, Koh Samui is a paradise found. Famed for its gorgeous, palm-fringed white sands, and clear Gulf of Thailand waters Koh Samui boasts a picture-perfect landscape of mountains and rainforest. A dream vacation hotspot, Samui exudes a glamorous castaway feel whilst offering so much more. So, if you have never visited Thailand’s third largest island, here are 5 Reasons to Fall-in-Love with Koh Samui. 1. Beautiful Beaches and Treasured Islands Koh Samui’s powdery white sands lapped by blue waters promise the ultimate beach holiday experience; from lively Chaweng Beach on the island’s east coast to more tranquil stretches such as the secluded luxury of Taling Ngam on the western side of the island. Peaceful Bophut Beach, by the hubbub of Fisherman’s Village with its shops and dining in the northern part of Samui, sits close to Choeng Mon Beach …

(Updated August 15, 2017) The splendor of Samui is not just the island’s stunning beaches and incredible, laid-back beauty, but its fine dining experiences. For all its relaxed, beach-style Koh Samui serves up some of the best menus in Thailand, with some chefs and tables attracting international attention. Holidaymakers can enjoy cuisine from across the globe, from romantic tables looking out across the spectacular coastline, to wonderful al fresco dinners right by the soft sands and the air-conditioned comfort of bistros serving up gourmet dishes. Saffron Where: Overlooking Lamai Beach Cuisine: Thai Style: Understated elegance The distinct flavors of traditional Thai dishes are created with authenticity at Saffron whilst age-old recipes are reinvented to add fresh appeal to The Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant. With views over the bay through floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor dining terrace, surrounded by greenery, Saffron is a truly hidden dining gem. The evocative spice-shop drawer …

The decision to visit Thailand comes with real ease for any traveler considering the incredible perks of this beautiful holiday destination offers – innumerable, world-class beaches, excellent snorkeling spots, and an unmatched reputation for hospitality.  The difficult part is deciding which of Thailand’s idyllic islands to travel to. Phuket and Samui are the most famous islands in Thailand. Both islands have welcomed millions of travelers yearly. Hence, you may find it difficult to decide which location should be your next vacation spot. To make it easier for you, we have compared Phuket and Koh Samui in terms of location, transportation, weather and other factors that would make an impact on your perfect holiday.   Location Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and is located in the Andaman Sea in the South. It is 862 kilometers from Bangkok and is connected to the mainland by a number of modern road …

Koh Samui, Thailand is a gorgeous place to travel. The sights to behold are like something straight out of a dream – white sand beaches next to crystal blue waters, misty rainforests, and ornate temples with golden statues. A vacation to the island of Samui is sure to be remembered and treasured, especially if travelers spare time and add these six attractions to their itinerary. Lat Ko Viewpoint Lat Ko Viewpoint is one of the best places in Koh Samui where one can see spectacular panoramic views of the ocean. Located between Lamai and Chaweng Beach on Route 4169, visitors can walk along the paved path to the rocky, rugged coastline and see the almost glowing blue water touch the clear blue skies above in the Chaweng Bay. To fully experience the breathtaking beauty of Lat Ko Viewpoint, visitors should come early to watch the magnificent sunrise. Wat Phra Yai …

Choosing the perfect venue is one of the biggest and most difficult decisions when planning for a wedding. It has become increasingly popular for many couples to hold their wedding in one just place – with the ceremony, reception and honeymoon packaged together. Thailand, a country in Asia is a popular choice for a romantic wedding ceremony. The Land of Smiles offers numerous destinations which provide a perfect venue for one such special event. Some of the best beach wedding destinations in Thailand are Phuket, Koh Samui, and Krabi. In this article, we list some of Thailand’s best wedding venues as compiled by TripAdvisor. Dominating the list are some of the best luxury hotels in Samui, as the island has gained popularity among travelers who want to have their wedding and honeymoon in Thailand. Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui (Ang Thong) There is no reason to decline the commanding and scenic views …