White sand beaches, coconut palm trees, scuba diving, snorkeling, luxurious spa treatments, delicious food - these are just some of the wonders that you benefit of if you choose to spend your holiday in the dream island of Koh Samui, Thailand.
Koh Samui is part of the Samui archipelago and is the third largest island of Thailand. It evolved from the hippie paradise that was 20 years ago in one of the most popular destinations for tourists from around the world, regardless of their nature: families, couples, newlyweds, adventurers, people with money, etc.
The attraction of the island is the number one five-star beaches. The most popular are those on the east coast: Chaweng and Lamai. Chaweng spans on a length of six kilometers and is full of restaurants, shops and entertainment establishments. Lamai is famous for its nightlife, parties, bars and clubs.
In the north, the Mae Nam beach attracts lovers of surf and other sea sports but also more modest visitors who want to travel the world carrying their backpack. Mae Nam is less crowded. Also in the south and west are a few other small beaches that are very quiet.
Most accommodation in Samui are represented by bungalows, from the simplest to the most luxurious resorts and located on beaches, five-star hotels and spas with swimming pools and all facilities.
Although it would be difficult to choose from, if we were to make a top 3 of the best hotels in Samui, based solely on media promotion, it would look like this:
The Sarann Hotel - 4 stars, located in the main area with restaurants and bars of the island, just 15 minutes drive from the airport. The room prices start from 109 euros.
Pandora Resort & Spa - offers private access to Chaweng Beach and is located near the shopping center and entertainment area. Price per room starting from 69 euros.
Hotel Banburee Resort & Spa - a piece of heaven located on Laem Set Beach, near Hua Tanon, a traditional fishing village. Rooms price starting from 47 euros.
Samui Island attractions
Samui is full of meditation and yoga centers, diving schools, surfing and parasailing and hosts frequent Thai boxing matches (Muay Thai). Many visitors prefer to rent a scooter to tour the beaches but also to reach other points of interest on the island. One of them is the 12 meters high statue representing the Buddha, situated in Wat Phra Yai (Temple of the Big Buddha). There exists a meditation center where visitors can admire the fabulous scenery. Another fascinating and amazing area is the Namuang waterfalls and you must really check it out.
One of the best ways to spend a day in Samui is to rent a boat and travel along Ang Thong National Marine Park. This spectacular archipelago consists of about 40 islands with white sand lagoons and tropical forests is perfect for divers and snorkeling lovers. As famous for these activities is the island of Ko Tao nearby. There are some good diving schools in Samui, however, the perfect activity for you while visiting this island is ... lying on the beach and do nothing, just enjoy the scenery and the blue waters.
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