If you haven’t been to Koh Samui, where have you been!
Bring it on! The beauty, the bars, the babes and the banter! That’s Koh Samui for you! A cosmopolitan melting pot, in every sense of the word. It’s hot! Everything’s hot! Everyone’s hot! Here, it’s hot and happening!
The island of Samui is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world! Once there, you’ll understand why. In fact, you’ll ask yourself where have you been! It’s a bucket list priority. This tropical paradise offers a plethora of magical activities in which to indulge the senses. Samui has many places to visit, leisure activities to participate in, delectable foods to tease your taste buds and a host of history and culture to quench your thirst for knowledge.
Situated in the Northern Hemisphere, with its tropical climate, it attracts hundreds and thousands of tourists each year. It’s easy to see why this year’s World Swimsuit Magazine has chosen the island of Koh Samui as its destination.
What makes Koh Samui a choice holiday destination!
If it’s beaches, you’re after, then this is the place! Beaches are a plenty and hug the coastline with pearl white sand and are fringed with coconut Palm Trees. From the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach to the lively Lamai Beach, there is an energy that pulsates and sweeps the island.
Samui welcomes both budget travellers who stay in simple beach bungalows, as well as those who enjoy the accommodation of many of the resorts or villas. Accommodation is plentiful and well positioned with many boasting exquisite views of the Thailand Gulf.
For the discerning shopper, one may revel in the shops that endlessly line the streets, haggling, bartering and bantering with the local shop keepers to take home a bargain. Alongside the shops are many wonderful restaurants. One is spoilt for choice with cuisine from around the world. For those who enjoy pampering, then this is the ideal destination to enjoy a spa treatment as only Thailand can offer. Seek to restore balance to your mind, body and soul.
There are many tours for holiday makers to take which showcase the island and all that it has to offer. They may be pre-booked online or booked through one’s hotel. Join a group on many of the cruises that sail the Gulf of Thailand, taking in a safari tour on powerful 250cc quads where one can trek through the jungle and across the beach, experiencing a working rubber plantation and witnessing the excitement of the illusive cock fighting, or perhaps booking up to go game fishing, there are tours on offer.
For those drawn by the energy of the full moon, then Full Moon Parties which take place according to the calendar will be of great appeal, so be sure to first check when the moon is full.
Many enjoy escaping the heat and spending a day at The Paradise Park Farm, while others enjoy boating around the island. This is always a favourite, as not only is it relaxing, but one gets to enjoy parts of Samui only accessible from the sea.
For those who enjoy spending time in the kitchen cooking, why not book up for a Thai cooking lesson. After all, this experience will certainly spice up one’s life.
Amongst other activities to partake in on this magical island is the Thai Boxing Stadium in South Lamai. Foreigners are often fascinated by watching the lady boxers.
There is also a shooting range in the Main Road close to Chaweng. For those who enjoy adrenalin rush activities, then the thrill of go -karting as well as bungy jumping and buffalo fighting is also on offer.
Besides these activities , In the South East at Leam Set is a magnificent butterfly garden where butterflies and other tropical insects may be seen. One may see many interesting sculptures created from cement and crafted by the hands of a fruit farmer. The plethora of things to do offer a balanced diversity.
Nathon is the harbour town of Koh Samui where one will find banks, post offices, restaurants and shops. It has a long pier where boats arrive from the mainland. So, if one needs to return to the reality of life temporarily, then Nathon is the place to go to.
What to know about Koh Samui – The easy going and relaxed paradise!
- The meaning of “Koh” is island
- The Currency is The Thai Baht
- It is situated in the Gulf of Thailand in the Province of Changwat Surattani, 700km from Bangkok
- There is a population of 64 000
- The main town is Nathon
- Hat Chewing is the most popular beach
- The people of Samui are called “Chao Samui”.
If you haven’t yet visited, where have you been? It’s a must! If you’ve visited before, you’ll be back again and again! This is the stuff that dreams are made of.
Thailand is the home of the coconut and following the locals who drink the water from the fruit, they are the most popular source of hydration wherever one turns. Hydration and skin protection are two of the most important survival tools when holidaying at any tropical destination.
While enjoying the natural goodness of the coconut, don’t forget the Piz Buin to nourish your skin and stay hydrated!