Travel Tour Koh Samui , Thailand travel tipsBest Places in Koh Samui
Koh Samui is a beautiful tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand. It is the third biggest island in Thailand and lies about 800km south of Bangkok and 80km off the east coast in the south of the country. Koh Samui has been a popular holiday destination for tourists for a long time, it is possible to stay at resorts, cheap bamboo bungalows, and it is even possible to rent a villa on the island.
Koh Samui is a very popular island paradise with white powdery sand and palm fringed beaches. The island has something for everyone, from independent travelers to families on vacation. There are some commercial beaches on the island, as well as quiet beaches that are much more relaxed.
Chaweng Beach is by far the busiest beach on the island. The beach is seven kilometers in length and has white powder sand and clear blue waters that are perfect for swimming and water-sports. Chaweng Beach has a wide range of accommodation that will suit all budgets. There are also plenty of good quality restaurants along the beach and on the main street that is slightly inland. There are also exciting clubs and bars and it is a fantastic place to go to if you want some nightlife.
Quieter beaches include, Mae Nam Bophu, Bank Rak and Choeng Mon. These beautiful beaches are perfect if you want to have a part of a beach to yourself so you can relax without the crowds. There are plenty of accommodation options on these beaches that are suitable for families or backpackers.
There are plenty of attractions on Koh Samui aside from the beaches. You can easily rent a scooter on the island, which makes the interior more accessible and is a great way to explore.
The beautiful Wat Khunaram Ko Samui temple is worth visiting. It is a classic Thai Buddhist temple and contains a mummified monk. The Big Buddha Temple, known as Wat Phra Ya is also worth a visit. It has a fantastic 15 meter high Buddha statue.
The Island of Koh Samui has something for everyone, whether you are a backpacker or a family on vacation. You can enjoy swimming, sun-bathing, partying and wide variety of water-sports on the island. You can find suitable accommodation on the island, including bungalows, resorts and even long term villa rentals. Check out accommodation online and start planning your holiday on the tropical island paradise that is Koh Samui.