Koh Samui is the largest of hundreds of islands in the calm, crystal seas of the Gulf of Thailand. At 250 square kilometers, it is the third largest in the Kingdom of Thailand. Situated 700 kilometers south of Bangkok it's a gentle 45 minutes flight from Bangkok or an easy 1 hour and 40 minutes from Singapore. The direct flight from Hong Kong takes 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Koh Samui Accommodation
Koh Samui has a variety of accommodation, hotels, resorts, luxury villas and guesthouses to suit all budgets, ranging from luxurious 5 star hotels to budget or cheap bungalows on the beach for more information please click below link:
The most famous beaches are Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach on the east coast, which are long majestic sweeps of sand, hugely popular and backed by a host of hotels, restaurants, shops, bars and discos. However, if the traveller seeks a quieter scene, the smaller beaches and covers on the south, west or north shores afford tranquil hideaways. Moreover, each locale has its own character and ambience, offering a refreshing change of scenery as one tours the island.
- Chaweng Beach live, beautiful and white sandy beach.
- Lamai Beach beautiful beach suitable for swimming.
- Maenam Beach local Village area with cozy atmosphere.
- Bophut Beach overlooking beautiful Koh Phangan Island.
- Choengmon Beach beautiful stunning ocean view.
- Other Beaches variety of activities based on location.
Getting there and around island
Bangkok Airways operates several flights daily to Koh Samui from Bangkok (about 1 hour), as well as from Phuket. Alternatively, the island may be reached by taking the bus or train from Bangkok to Suratthani Province (10 - 11 hours), from where it is a taxi ride to the express ferry pier at Don Sak (2 hours to Koh Samui) or the slow night ferry pier at Ban Don.
Among the tourists' favorite spots are Chaweng Beach which is famous for its clear water, the calmer waters at Lamai Beach and the beautiful sunset view seen from Bo Phut Beach. The scenic waterfalls found here are at Hin Lat waterfall and Na Muang waterfall. Should you decide to stay off the waters, a visit to an interesting old temple at Wat Laem Saw temple is recommended or you can choose to watch the magnificent 12 meters high Buddha image at Wat Phra Yai temple, also known as the Big Buddha Temple, at the northeast area of the island..
Shopping in Koh Samui is by far most intense in areas such as Nathon, Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach. You will find all kind of shops and boutiques here. There are a number of skilled tailors and dressmakers, who can sew a perfect fitting suit or dress of your choice. You will also find several sport shops, beauty shops, clothing and fashion boutiques (brand names in the shops and the copies outside) a few DVD and CD shops, photo shops and opticians etc.
Nightlife & Bar Girl
The most vibrant nightlife activities can be found around the beaches of Chaweng and Lamai. Resorts also provide magnificent entertainment such as dinner cabarets, where professional singers and dancers display their talents in stylish surroundings.
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