How to Spend 7 Days in Koh Samui, Thailand – Make the Days Count!

Koh Samui is the second largest island in Thailand, and one of the most sought-after destinations in the country. Read on to know how you could spend a week in Koh Samui.

Chill out on the beach!

Turquoise blue water, clear skies and white sand beaches what more do you need for a perfect beach getaway! Koh Samui offers it all.

Go Diving

The tropical waters of Koh Samui support a variety of marine life and the crystal clear waters offer excellent visibility and are ideal for diving!

Get a Thai Massage

Reserve a day to unwind and relax with therapeutic Thai massage sessions. Rejuvenate your body mind and soul with the perfect wellness experience during your stay at a Koh Samui Resort the likes of Sunset Coast Samui Resort & Villas.

Thai food

Thai Cuisine is undoubtedly one of the most colourful and flavorful cooking styles in the world. Streets in Koh Samui have a number of stalls that serve up some of the best street food you could find in the world. You should certainly allot at least one day to explore these streets and indulge in delicious food.

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Visit a temple

Koh Samui is home to an array of tranquil Buddhist temples. Wat Plai Laem, Wat Ratchathammaram, Wat Khiri Wongkaram and Wat Khao Chedi are some of the temples you might want to consider visiting during your stay here.

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The Big Buddha Temple – Koh Samui’s Star Attraction!

The Big Buddha Temple or the Wat Phra Yai as its known locally is considered to be an iconic attraction in Koh Samui. Read on to find out more details about this must visit place!

How to Get There

The Big Buddha Temple is situated on a small outlying island named Koh Fan off the northeast coastline. It can be easily accessed from many Koh Samui resorts including the likes of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort.

Things to See

Upon reaching the temple, visitors can take in the majestic 12 m high golden Buddha flanked by Naga statues. The views of the neighbouring islands and Bang Rack Beach too are fantastic so remember to snap away. The surrounding grounds are packed with souvenir shops and restaurants and are worth a closer look as well.

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to pay a visit is considered to be during early mornings or evenings. If you do happen to visit during an afternoon do wear a pair of sunnies, sun block and a pair of socks to protect your feet from the scorching tiled floors.

Tips to Remember

While the temple is a popular tourist attraction, keep in mind that it’s also a working temple which attracts many worshippers seeking blessings. So, make sure to behave in a decorous manner.

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Tropical Attractions in Koh Samui – The Angthong National Marine Park, Hin Ta and Hin Yai, Turtle Island and More!

An island located on the eastern coast of Thailand, Koh Samui is a prominent tourist destination. The second largest island of Thailand after the tourist hotspot known as Phuket, Koh Samui is home to a tropical jungle that covers a vast area, beautiful beaches and other stunning attractions. These attractions include the Angthong National Marine Park, Hin Ta and Hin Yai on Lamai Beach and Turtle Island.

The most obvious and prominent tropical attraction on this island is the Angthong National Marine Park. While it is not directly on the island, this National Marine Park is well located within the line of sight from Koh Samui. Comprising of over forty islands, the Angthong National Marine Park is an archipelago that is exquisitely preserved and which is home to a wide variety of marine species and other wildlife. The Angthong National Marine Park also hosts a number of towering limestone mountains which add some diversity to the scenery. Another tropical attraction is found on Lamai Beach and is known as Hin Ta and Hin Yai, which are also known as the Grandpa and Grandma rocks. They are named in this manner because they look like male and female genitalia. The Lamai Beach itself is also quite beautiful and well worth the visit. Another beautiful beach is the Chaweng Beach located in front of the Anantara Lawana Resort. Tourists can stay at a Chaweng resort, engage in shopping or swimming and dine in style along the beach.

Turtle Island is another tropical attraction that is well worth one’s time. Known as Koh Tao, this island is considered to be one of the best scuba diving destinations in the country. This reputation has been bestowed on Turtle Island because its coral reefs are home to a myriad of marine species that make for wonderful underwater views.

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