It is a holiday destination not too many people will have heard about. Ko Samui a beautiful island, is located in the Gulf of Thailand. Like its popular neighbor, Bangkok, Ko Samui is also a fascinating mix of the old and the new. Like all island holiday destinations Ko Samui uses its beautiful beaches to attract tourists which has now become its main business. The most common way to get to Ko Sumai is to book a ticket to Bangkok. From Bangkok there are flights to Ko Samui which touch down at Samui airport, or you can go by ferry to Samui’s Nathon pier. Hotel accommodation ranges from budget to 5-star so you can take your pick.
Besides the beach activities there is a host of interesting places to visit in Ko Samui. Ancient Buddha statues, modern temples, visits to nearby islands namely Koh Tao, Koh Tan, Koh Phangan and Koh Matsum. The best way to go sight-seeing in Ko Samui is with the pickup taxi. The service runs throughout the day and night. Cars, motorbikes and jeeps are available for those who would like to drive themselves around. The natural beauty of Ko Samui can be seen in its magnificent waterfalls and rock formations like the Hinta Hinyai. Tours can also be taken to Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and to Marine National Park. For those who enjoy the outdoors there are jeep safaris, elephant trekking, mountain and jungle tours. Water sports would include fishing, diving and snorkeling – Ko Samui has world famous diving places along with Angthong, Koh Phangan , Marine National Park and Koh Tao. Professional diving schools are located in these areas and they offer a comprehensive range of diving facilities.
Ko Samui has a host of local festivals which feature Thai music and dance. Special attractions on the island include the tropical zoo, butterfly garden, monkey theatre and elephant trek. For those who enjoy a vibrant night life, there is dusk to dawn entertainment. Cabaret shows, bars and discos can be found in Lamai and Chaweng. The best discotheques offering live music are the Reggae Pub, The Club and Super Sub and The Green Mango. The seafood is the popular choice when visiting Ko Samui – you can enjoy a mix of Thai, European dishes; the tropical fruits are delicious and enjoying a fresh Samui coconut is a must. For the compulsive shopper Lamai, Nathon and Chaweng specialize in silk items, jewelry, antiques, handicrafts and souvenirs. All these wonderful offers can become available to you. The schedule for flights to Ko Samui can be checked online and a firm booking made to see this amazing island.
Ko Samui Island – A Beautiful Place that may Hypnotize you