Koh Samui Travel Guide - The Luxury Signature

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.

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 …

Recognized as one of the finest villa developments in Southeast Asia, the Samujana Retreats and Residences offer you the ultimate indulgence when it comes to private luxury accommodation in the beautiful island of Koh Samui. It doesn’t get any more indulgent than renting your very own private villa at Samujana. Choose from a spectacular offering of 27 private villas, each one equipped with the most modern and extravagant amenities that will give you the most unforgettable holiday of your life. Samujana offers villas with 3 bedrooms for a small group of friends and family, up to 8-bedroom villas that can accommodate a bigger group or for an intimate wedding party. Features & Amenities Each villa features an incredible infinity-edge swimming pool precisely positioned to face the vast horizon and providing the most beautiful sunsets; abundant living space for family or friends’ social gatherings; extensive living and dining areas; modern kitchens; …

Koh Samui Fun Facts -- The Luxury Signature

Koh Samui is a tropical haven located in the Gulf of Thailand that boasts many lovely characteristics and qualities that once visited; one cannot help but fall in love with. Among the many islands in Thailand, it’s one of the most well-known destinations. For entertainment purposes, here’re some fun facts about Koh Samui. “Samui” is the actual name of the island Most likely, only Thais and locals will know that “Samui” is the actual name of the island. The word “Koh” means island in the Thai language that only indicates the status of Samui. The second largest island in Thailand After only Phuket, Koh Samui ranks second in terms of the size while the third on the list is Koh Chang in Trat province. The island has an area of  228.7 km2 and has a population over 63,000. Access point to the Marine National Park With its enviable location, Koh Samui …

Party in Style with these Beach Clubs & Bars in Koh Samui -- The Luxury Signature

Koh Samui is widely known and recognized for its natural tropical beauty with an endless stretch of white sand beaches offering various island activities from water sports to visiting temples and more. On the nightlife side, however, the island is not largely promoted like Phuket. But this doesn’t mean Samui doesn’t have a lively nightlife to offer to its visitors. In fact, there are quite a number of bars and clubs on the island that some of them even earn a worldwide reputation for being one of the best party venues ever. Here’s our list of seven clubs in Koh Samui that you should not miss if you like to party in style.   Bar Ice Samui After a day in Samui’s hot sunshine, Bar Ice offers travelers a unique evening experience. The inside of this venue is made entirely of ice; from the walls, the bar, to the customers’ drinking glasses. Guests can …

Dining Experience is one of the services that top-line travelers would set their expectation high. Especially, when they stay at private luxury villas, high rollers tend to have special requests on their meals. That leaves hard work to the one in charge of the cuisine at the villa – the Chef. Who is a villa chef and what are his/her responsibilities. Get to know one of the most talented villa chefs in Koh Samui – Chef Sakda, from Villa Upni Duniya. Get some insight of “a Chef” in this high-end accommodation industry works. Hello Chef Sakda, it is very nice to meet you and thank you for having The Luxury Signature team here at Villa Upni Duniya. Can you please tell us more about yourself? Chef Sakda: My name is Sakda Boonjung. I am the head chef at Villa Upni Duniya. Nice to meet you all too. Do you like …

A private luxury villa might not be the most well-known concept when compared to other kinds of traditional accommodation like hotel and resort. Not to mention the role of professional service providers at the private villa that will leave most of you unsure to begin with. One of the most important roles among villa staff is a villa manager that is responsible for many aspects of the operation, and to make sure that guests’ experience will be superb and uninterrupted. To have a better insight on this role, The Luxury Signature (TLS) team took the opportunity to interview one of the most outstanding and experienced villa managers – Jack, from the Villa Akatsuki in Koh Samui. TLS Team: Hello Jack, it is our pleasure to have you here with us today. Can you please introduce yourself and how long have you been working in this industry? Jack: It is my …

5 Nearby Islands from Koh Samui that are Perfect for a Day Trip -- The Luxury Signature

Updated on February 18, 2019 There are close to 60 islands around Koh Samui, and each is a tropical paradise in its own right. Some are reputed ones and have a small population while others are just small dots of land in the Gulf of Thailand. But what is common to these islands are the breathtaking surroundings, the pristine beaches, and the serene atmosphere that pervades all around. Day trips to some of these islands are a favorite activity for the visitors of Koh Samui – both foreign and local. This article will look into the five famous islands near Koh Samui that are great for day trips. 1) Ang Thong National Marine Park The Ang Thong National Marine Park is made up of 42 islands. It covers a total area of 102 sq km, but only 18 sq km is actually land. The majority of the islands consist of …

Koh Samui Regatta -- The Luxury Signature

Koh Samui’s most luxurious and one of the most major events of the year – The Samui Regatta will come back again during 23th – 30th May 2015. This time marks the 14th edition of this mega event on this paradise island. This 8-day event will be held at its regular venue – at the Centara Grand Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach. The 14th Samui Regatta is an annual event that both locals and tourists are most excited to witness. This boat festival brings major income and fun to the island. Watch the video below to see what happened during the 2014 Samui Regatta event. Event Highlight in 2015 This year, Samui Regatta event is expected to have 500 competitors from over 22 countries. There will be fun races, parties and gala dinner for the 8-day boat event. Total of 5-day racing and 1 reserve day with 10 maximum races …

Koh Samui is the 3rd biggest island in Thailand. This beautiful secluded island is part of the Gulf of Thailand and is famous for its beautiful white powdery sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Thus, making it a great getaway spot from the busy everyday life. This peaceful island is far less noisy than its famous rival island, Phuket. Koh Samui is more calm and private in general, but also offers the right amount of entertainment and nightlife. As it is famous for its tranquility and island atmosphere, Samui is considered to be one of the top romantic wedding and honeymoon destinations in Thailand. Popular Wedding Venues There are many beautiful venues across the island for your perfect wedding day. The problem is there are too many so we categorized them to make it easy for you. Here are 3 best wedding venue categories that you will find in Koh Samui: …

Phuket and Samui Ranked 3rd and 4th place in TripAdvisor Top 10 Asian Islands -- The Luxury Signature

Among the many beautiful islands of Thailand, Phuket and Samui ranked in 3rd and 4th place in the recent survey of the Top 10 islands in Asia released by TripAdvisor. The survey is part of the Best Traveller’s Choices 2015 rated by millions of Travellers over the 12-month period. Thailand did a great job on conquering half of the list, they are Ko Tao in Surat Thani (1st), Phuket (3rd), Samui in Surat Thani (4th), Ko Lanta in Krabi Province (6th) and Ko Phangan in Surat Thani. On TripAdvisor’s site, there are over 300,000 reviews and opinions on Phuket page, while Samui has almost 200,000 reviews and opinion on its topic. Visitors can find out top attractions, hotels, restaurants and trends on the destination page. For Phuket, there are 19 popular destinations recommended on the island with Patong, Phuket Town, Rawai, Karon and Kata top the first five ranks. While Samui has …