Chaweng Lake – Enjoying Koh Samui’s Recreational Waterfront

Frequented by tourists from around the world, Koh Samui is undoubtedly Thailand’s premier beach holiday destination for the masses. Littered with white, sandy beaches and breathtaking resorts this one stop holiday Mecca is a thriving tourist hub all year round due to temperate weather conditions that prevail for most of the year except for the monsoon season. Among its chief attributes lies the lesser known Chaweng Lake recreational space which offers visitors a plethora of activities and attractions on the fringes of one of the city’s most stunning lakes.

Conveniently located and easily accessible from a variety of points in the city, the Chaweng Lake is a green hued body of water that enjoys a strategic position in Koh Samui. Surrounded by large scale developments and recreational facilities Chaweng Lake is a dream come true for nature lovers and those who wish to engage with the great outdoors. Thrill seekers are also known to frequent this venue as the lake serves as a base for many adventure sports operators.

One activity that draws adrenalin junkies from the city and abroad is the venue’s bungee jumping facilities. Offering participants the opportunity to test their limits at one of the most picturesque locations in the region, bungee jumping enthusiasts visiting Koh Samui will want nothing more than to launch themselves into oblivion from this scenic locale. Another activity that is synonymous with Chaweng Lake is horse riding. Home to a number of riding schools and riding centres, the shores of the lake are perfect for this relaxing activity that requires no prior experience.

Hosting more than three iconic parties every month, the Chaweng Lake area is also renowned as a party capital of monumental proportions. The most coveted parties each month include the Half Moon Party, the Black Moon Party, and the Full Moon Party while Escape Parties also go on till the wee hours of the morning. Home to a variety of trendy pubs and nightclubs the most famous party hotspot on the waterfront is of course the famed Reggae Pub which can accommodate 4000 revellers at a time.

Travellers in search of an elegant Samui hotel should look no further than Anantara Bophut Koh Samui. Conveniently located in a picturesque area of town this luxury Samui resort pulls out all the stops when it comes to vacationing in style.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.


Atma Jnana Yoga in Bophut – A path to your inner divinity through bouncy balls!

Bophut is a charming little beach town on the coast of Koh Samui that is one of the few locations on the island that retains its Thai-Chinese influence. Recent development has seen the flourishing of the tourist trade geared towards families and couples who can sample the fine array of local attractions from a quality Samui hotel such as the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui. This world class Samui resort aims to spoil its guests with the trappings of luxury and warm island hospitality for a truly memorable stay on the island. Bophut is a town that is definitely worth exploring, as it offers you a fascinating array of local culture in the form of old Chinese shops that have been converted into trendy shops as well as quaint cafes and restaurants to pique one’s curiosity. Or simply relax and unwind on Bophut’s expansive stretch of pristine coastline, offering you white sands that is the perfect playground for the kids or the ideal spot to soak some rays for a holiday tan. For visitors seeking a more holistic pastime, Koh Samui is home to a variety of yoga studios for a reinvigorating bout of yoga and meditation to rejuvenate the body and calm the mind. A unique addition to the yoga family is Atma Jnana Yoga, which is balance ball yoga that provides yogis with excellent toning and deep cleansing. This form of innovative yoga is offered at the yoga studio of the same name, which features a range of professional and experienced yoga teachers to walk you through the basics of Atma Jnana and Hatha yoga, for the more traditional yogis. Popular with kids and challenging to adults, Atma Jnana yoga is a great way to get fit while trying something new and fun at the same time.

Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.


Spiritual Tours in Samui; relax your mind body and sole

Located on the calm, immaculate northern end of Chaweng Beach, Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui has attracted a larger number of tourists compared to otherKoh Samui Resort. With a range of restaurants and accommodation options any visitor could choose whatever they require according to their budget. With extra activities like water sports, golf, cocktail making classes, fishing and yoga this resort is one of the best Hotel in Samui.

Buddhism being the major religion in the country, there are many spiritual related places to visit while visiting. Big Buddha is one of the most popular sacred places in Koh Samui. 15 metre tall golden statue of Buddha is located at Wat Phra Yai. The four superimposed footsteps, greatly decorated is located on a top of a hill which is known as Lord Buddha’s Footprint. After climbing the 150 steps apart from the decorated footprints visitors would be able to see amazing views out over the island.

Another place where anyone can visit is the temple at Wat Kiri Wongkaram. This temple has two mummified monk’s which are placed in glass cases. Apart from them the Coral Buddha, Wat Sila Ngu where the main attraction is the pagoda entirely covered in gold leaf. It is always advised that visitors are properly attired when visiting these spiritually important places in Samui.