The Thai island of Koh Samui offers everything you would want for an island escape from idyllic beaches to lively nightlife; here are some tips to help you plan your holiday to this tropical paradise.
Stay by the Beach
Koh Samui is blessed with pristine shorelines, so to fully appreciate life by the sea it’s best to stay by the beach. From Bophut resorts to Chaweng hotels there are plenty of beachside accommodation options to choose from; look to opt for those that offer water sports, spa treatments and kids’ clubs too.
The Big Buddha Temple and Wat Plai Laem are two sacred sites worth visiting, while Fisherman’s Village near Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort is a great place to soak up some local culture. The Na Muang Waterfall, the nightlife at Chaweng and excursions to the Ang Thong National Marine Park are also worth experiencing.
It always helps if your resort in Koh Samui organises excursions inclusive of transport. Alternatively, you can look to hire a scooter or car and enjoy some independent exploration. For short distances, you can also make use of a local songthaew (passenger vehicle) or hire a taxi.
The latter half of December to January and then again from July to August is generally the high season though prices are higher too. February to June and September to October is the shoulder season with fewer crowds. The low season is from November to the beginning of December; it may rain during this time, but rates are lower too.
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