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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.

When looking for accommodations for a dream vacation to Thailand, nothing beats the luxury, privacy, and comforts of an ocean view private luxury villa. Usually perched on a hill, mountain, or cliff, these villas offer breathtaking views of the natural surrounding and the ocean – greeting your every waking moment. Phuket villas and Koh Samui villas are known for offering breathtaking views of the ocean that surrounds the islands. Here are 5 benefits and advantages of staying at a luxury villa with an ocean view:   #1 The Vast Ocean and Crystal Blue Sky Greet Your Every Morning If you arrive at the villa in the evening, that first ray of the sunshine that peeks through your window in the morning will call you to open your curtains. And once you do, you will be utterly enraptured by the warm heat of daybreak, and the magnificent sight of the sparkling …

Koh Samui’s Bophut Beach has a distinct Bohemian flair that attracts tourists from around the world. With a generally laid-back and tranquil atmosphere, Bophut has surprisingly maintained and preserved its Thai-Chinese traditions and cultures – as evident with the architecture that remains around the village or beach area. The core of Bophut is the Fisherman’s Village, with its unique old Chinese shop-houses and an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops. So why should you not miss this northern coastal beach area? Here are 4 reasons why: 1. Attractions and Activities Bophut Beach has every kind of activity for the whole family. The Samui Crocodile Farm is a perfect afternoon excursion for both parents and kids while the Samui Go Kart is ideal for teenagers and young adults to spend a good time racing on the tracks. For adults, the Samui Shooting Range is perfect for both novice and expert marksmen, while …

Chaweng Beach is the most lively and one of the most popular beaches on Koh Samui. The 7-kilometer strip of beach is the perfect epitome of a tropical paradise – with clear waters and white, soft, powdery sands.  The beach also has a bustling nightlife, with plenty of bars, pubs, and discotheques that provide the perfect party atmosphere. If you’re planning to stay for the weekend, or for several days in this popular resort town, here are the top 10 activities to do in Chaweng Beach. #1 Relax and Sunbathe on the Beach The 7-km beach is the main attraction of this resort town, and it’s the focal point of the tourism industry. Lie on the beach under the tropical sun, enjoy the warm waters, and get to experience first-hand luxuries of hotels and cafes that are only a few meters from the white sands. #2 Aquapark Chaweng If you’re …

A holiday to Koh Samui, may not be as complete without a visit to a local shop or street shopping for souvenirs. Here’s our list of where you can go for shopping around the island of Samui:   Central Festival Samui This is one of the largest and most complete shopping locations in Koh Samui. This huge shopping mall is strategically located in a prime resort town of Samui Island – Chaweng Beach. With state of the art facilities, the Central Festival Samui is magnificently designed to match the current trends, but keeping the island or tropical atmosphere. Some of the features in this mall include kids playground, restaurants, food court, well-landscaped locations, and a central open-air atrium.   Chaweng Walking Street This is one of the most colorful and exciting locations to do your shopping. One cannot help but marvel at the wide array of beautiful colors that pared …

Here is a list of our recommendations of the best luxury hotels and resorts in Koh Samui, Thailand:   #1 Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa Conrad Koh Samui Resort and Spa has one of the most stunning ocean views. It is also located near lush rainforests, making it an ideal choice for visitors who want to be close to nature. The hotel was recognized as the Best Luxury Wellness Spa for Asia in the 2013 World Luxury Spa Awards. It offers several luxury villas in its residential wing. There are various lounges and restaurants to select from when you visit this spa. It is also ideal for weddings, events, and meetings.     #2 Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui This hotel is home to one of the best private white sandy beaches in Koh Samui. Guests can enjoy secluded villas that overlook the Gulf of Thailand. Some of the …

The majority of people would travel and go for a holiday to be able to relax and retreat from the hustle and bustle. However, there are few who take relaxation in being active in doing physical activities to keep themselves as fit and healthy as possible even during a holiday. If you are up for some action while on a vacation, consider renting a luxury villa that has the facilities that you require. The island of Samui or ‘Koh Samui’ in Thailand offers the best private luxury villas that can accommodate these types of holidaymakers. Private villas are private holiday homes that are made available for short term rental. They are normally located in secluded areas (beachfront, oceanfront, on a cliff or mountain) and with dedicated staff such as a manager, concierge, chef, and housekeepers. This is where you can enjoy being active and at the same time enjoy quiet …

Koh Samui is a magical place and is one of the top tourist destinations in Thailand due to its magnificent beauty and tropical island environment. Among the many features that attract millions of tourists other than the white sandy beaches, is the culture of the people and Buddhism is a cultural religion that is well nurtured in the island. Here are the top 3 beautiful temples you must visit when in Koh Samui: Wat Plai Laem The striking beauty of this temple is unmatched with many others around this place. It is located the Northeast coast of Samui, and one feature that attracts many here is the giant white 18-arm statue of Guanyin. Guanyin is believed to the goddess of love and protection. The temple is beautifully surrounded by a lake making it even a more tranquil place to be. Those who make offerings to the temple are each given …

If you have visited the island of Koh Samui, you know very well that these photos below are just a few of the many things that make Koh Samui a wonderful place for any holidaymakers. If you have not been to the island, this is your chance to add it to your bucket list and schedule a trip.   1. White Beaches The world-class beaches of Koh Samui are outstandingly amazing, coconut trees swaying, fine white sand, and crystal clear water. They just provide about all the beauty of an island and nature one can imagine. 2. Sunset Display Koh Samui has spectacular sunset viewing sites characterized by peaceful auras, quiet and ambient romantic sceneries that provide amazing sites for pictures and watching. The arresting sunset views are so sensational that they create warm vivid memories that never go away. 3. Ang Thong National Marine Park An archipelago comprising 42 …

Koh Samui is an island that is so rich in features ideal as retreat destination or in reducing stress from the hustle and bustle of city life. The island is part of Surat Thani Province in Thailand and is associated with being a perfect place for those who are looking for a luxury holiday destination. The reason for this is Koh Samui has a great number of luxury hotels and resorts, private luxury villas, golf courses, and many other places and activities fit for discerning travelers. Below, we listed the top golf courses on the island for the golf lovers:   Santiburi Country Club Santiburi Country Club, Samui is rated as the best championship golf course in Samui. It is equipped with 18 holes. Its beauty cannot escape the eye as the course stretches along the beautiful hills on the northern coastline of Samui. The geographical positioning of the golf …

Koh Samui is one of the islands that constitute Thailand; it’s the third largest and is widely known for its welcoming tropical atmosphere and pristine beaches. One of the main attractions here is sailing and hence boats are popular and are easily available. Here are our recommendations for activities to do when you charter a boat in Koh Samui.   VIP Snorkeling at The Angthong National Marine Park Angthong National Marine Park offers breathtaking opportunities for snorkeling. Clear waters and islands of the marine park give the visitors an experience to remember. Here you get to watch the beautiful marine life that surrounds the area. Boat charter offers an exceptional VIP opportunity to the spectacular Angthong Marine Park to ensure the trip is incredible. During this trip, all the necessary gear including the swimming and snorkeling equipment is provided by the boat charter companies.   Sunset Cruise By chartering a …