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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.

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 …