Koh Samui is an island in Surat Thani province in south-central Thailand. This is a paradise for couples to enjoy honeymoon. Many people when step foot on the island must be startled before the beauty here, a paradise far from the land that you think as if not in Thailand or Vietnam. Because of its geographic location far from Bangkok in the south, visitors are mostly foreigners. Koh Samui is also suitable for families on vacation, by the beach and not too crowded. The name Koh Samui is transcribed from Thai meaning Coconut Island.
When is the best time?
Excluding the rainy season from October to December, you should go to Koh Samui any time of the year.
Because Kho Samui is far away and is island tour so you should stay here for 3 days 2 nights, or longer, to be well worth the trip as well as to enjoy a full holiday.
Koh Samui Travel
Koh Samui has many beautiful beaches, but if you do not have a lot of time then you can choose the following 3 beaches:
Chaweng beach: long sea, smooth white sand, no sideways, very crowded. Therefore, resorts close to the sea are also very expensive. But the price of masage at Chaweng is cheaper than Maenam and Bophut. There are many options for staying here.
Bophut beach: white sand, slightly sideways, sandy granules larger than Chaweng, quiet resort appropriate.
Maenam beach: very quiet, golden sand, a little rough, go sideways. Room rates are also softer than other beaches.
In Bophut there is a fisherman Village weekend with a night market, people who like shopping and street food should go. In Maenam there is also a smaller night market, You should try Goong Kata (a buffet with a hotpot).
Go Koh Tao Island
It must be said that Koh Tao is far away from the mainland, so if you have decided to come, it would be a whole week. If time is tight then Samui is better. Go to the hotel and stay at Sairee beach. This is Koh Tao’s most crowded and most beautiful beach. The beach is a few hundred meters away from the hips, very suitable for children. Clear water, fine sand, white. Anyone who knows how to swim can play snorkelling swim away from a fish watching
This island is specialized in scuba diving services, so if you want to use scuba diving services here, ask for a combination of accommodation and accommodation, as this will save you a lot of money
The snorkelling tour in koh Tao enjoyed. Clear water, can see a lot of fish, coral, and aquatic plants of all shimmering color.
Actually, Nangyuan Island is part of koh Tao, only one resort is Nangyuan Island Dive Resort , besides no other hotels.
Big Buddha (Buddha statue)
The large Buddha statue is located in the northeastern part of the island, which is the must see point number 1 on the island. This building, 12 meters high, was built on a hill so visitors could see this statue from far away. Around the area there are many souvenir shops, but the whole area still looks religious. That is why visitors here are forced to wear long pants, undershirt. It also aims to show respect for the monks here, as well as the beliefs of the local people.
Hin Ta and Hin Yai
In the southern part of Lamai, you can see two huge rocks that local people call Hin Ta and Hin Yai, meaning “him” and “her.” The reason for this name is because the shape of these two stones looks quite similar to the genitals of men and women. Around that area the scenery is so beautiful, the water there would love to let you down to swim.
Angthong National Marine Park
This is a populations of islands, tropical forests and coastline stretching from North to South Koh Samui . From Ang Thong boat trips to the islands, small islands, visitors will be taken to Talay Nai to watch the colorful coral reefs and explore deep ocean floor with fascinating scenes.
Wat Khunaram, located some miles west of Lamai. What attracted many visitors to visit that is the flesh of a lost monk but still preserved intact. His name is Loung Pordaeng and he died in 1977. According to legend, he was sitting here meditating and then passing away. Many believe that it is because of his ability to meditate that he has kept his body intact until today.
What to eat in Koh Samui
In Koh Samui there are about 50 restaurants (not including restaurants in hotels) and countless eateries along the coast, some of the top rated restaurants are as follows:
– Five Island: sell seafood lunch and dinner, located on Taling Ngam.
– Hua Thanon Market: sell all kinds of things from 6 am to 6 pm, located in Lamai south.
– Rocky ‘S: international dishes, lunch and dinner, also in Lamai.
PEE SOON: Thai food, at SOI 4 Street (Chaweng Food Center), near Chaweng Lake.
– Moso Bistro (Sawadee Restaurant).
In the Lamai Walking Street or Fisherman Village there is also a fine-dining restaurant.