The secret is out! With it’s gently swaying palm trees, deserted sandy beaches, turquoise water and gentle winds Koh Samui, once the best-kept secret amongst backpackers, has become the dream vacation spot for luxury seeking international tourists.
Just fifteen kilometers long and located off the southeastern coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui no longer is famous for its monthly crop of three million coconuts! Chaweng and Lamai beaches are the most popular in this rapidly growing tourist mecca but discriminating travelers have learned there are equally splendid luxury resorts sprouting up on Taling Ngam, Bophit and the island’s twenty other beaches.
Koh Samui is 80 kilometers offshore from Surat Thani, and can be reached either by taking a eighty minute flight from either Bangkok or Singnapore, a fifty minute flight from Phuket, or a two hour ferry from Tha Thong. Samui is the perfect place to venture forth to explore the nearby pristine Ang Thong National Marine Park where one can watch dolphins play for hours and find exotic bird species found nowhere else in the world.
Koh Samui boasts a thriving adult nightlife and its local citizenry have never missed an opportunity to celebrate. And whether it’s a wild Full Moon Party on the beach, the drenching celebration of Songkran (Thai New Year), or the fact that you just happen to be visiting their little piece of paradise, you’ll be met with friendly smiles.