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.

Koh Samui is among the finest destinations in the world for a blissful holiday. There are top-notch restaurants, luxurious villas, resorts, and hotels, the best pristine white sand beaches and the best weather, among several other fine things, that the island is famously known for. Whether you are here for a weekend holiday or have the luxury of staying for long with ultimate privacy and seclusion, the island is ideally perfect. Here are some of the best areas where you can find a luxury villa to rent in the island of Samui. Bophut This beach is also referred to as the Fisherman Village. It exudes a bohemian feeling and is unique with its charming and relaxed atmosphere and antique houses. The beach offers amazing assortments of Thailand and international cuisine. Bophut is an amazing place to spend your holiday, far from the crowd in a lovely village full of luxurious …

Other than Koh Samui’s white fine sandy beaches, the island also offers plenty of things to do, perfect for the entire family or group of friends traveling. Here’s our shortlist of just some of the fantastic places to visit and fun adventures to do that Koh Samui plays host to, none of which involve the beach.   1. ELEPHANT SAFARI Quite popular is Koh Samui’s Elephant Safari: take an adventure in the depths of the island’s wilderness on the back of a massive elephant. Featuring elephant rides and guided tours through some of the island’s most scenic locations, these safaris are an incredible way to experience the beauty both of Koh Samui and see these majestic creatures first hand.   2. WATERFALLS Waterfalls are a beautiful natural wonder, one which almost always makes its home in stunning and eye-catching surroundings. Koh Samui is plentiful with beautiful waterfalls, giving you plenty …

The experience of staying at Villa Akatsuki is second to none. I was lucky enough to get a chance to be able to call Aktasuki home for a few days and nights. Just about every detail of the villa was superb, but below I’ve made a shortlist of some of my personal favorite highlights. THE ATRIUM This is an intriguing bit of architecture: a semi-open room with soaring vaulted ceilings, beautifully furnished in a minimalist style. I found the atrium to be a compelling introduction to the villa and would later spend much time lounging on its plush couches while enjoying the serene ocean view. A great place to entertain, especially since it is right at the entrance – the atrium would be a fantastic place for a small to medium private party, event, or gathering. THE SWIMMING POOLS There are three connecting swimming pools at Villa Akatsuki: the largest …

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As an island paradise, one of Koh Samui’s most cherished resources is its vast, incredibly beautiful coastline speckled with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Let’s take a look at a few of Koh Samui’s finest beach offerings. CHAWENG BEACH Chaweng Beach is a place unlike any other. One of the most gorgeous beaches to be found on the island is ensconced by a wonderful tapestry of resorts, nightlife, restaurants, markets, commercial developments and more. Without a doubt one of the most popular areas in all of Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach is a fantastic destination for party seekers and beachgoers alike – often, the two are fused seamlessly! With its 5-kilometer white sandy beach, Chaweng provides plenty of room for everyone paying a visit to the ocean. For surfing, water sports, relaxing on the beach or taking a gentle swim, this beach truly provides it all. The …

Although Koh Samui is a relatively small island when compared to Phuket, it has a unique reputation as having some of the most upscale leisure destinations, known not just in Thailand but the world over. You may be tempted not to leave your hotel or if you’re renting one of Koh Samui luxury villas with all the amenities, it’s certainly worth seeing and experiencing all the exciting places and activities that await every traveler. From the north coast, down to the south coast, there is beauty to appreciate.   North Coast The northern part of the island is home to a string of idyllic and pristine beaches that would surely captivate each traveler. Bophut Beach Once a popular fishing village and the island’s main French outpost, Bophut Beach is fast becoming Samui’s most elegant and well-preserved area on the island. Modern buildings, interspaced with a line of old wooden Chinese shops, give …