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Koh Samui Introduction

Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s most popular islands. Renowned for its natural beauty, its friendly locals and its glorious weather it attracts thousands of British holidaymakers every year. Its beaches are outstanding with long swathes of soft white sand fringed by lush vegetation and bathed by the warm clear waters of the ocean. Holidays can be as relaxing or as energetic as you wish as there is good provision of water sports. Koh Samui has a range of hotels, apartments and villas offering accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets. The island is a favourite with honeymooners who prefer a little luxury, while those on a budget prefer the humble beach huts. Restaurants serve a variety of food from traditional Thai to international cuisine which caters for all tastes. Shopping is a popular pastime on Koh Samui with very many boutiques, specialist stores and market stalls. Nightlife here is legendary with many lively bars, pubs, discos and clubs for those who love to party. There are of course many beautiful and romantic venues where you can enjoy an evening under the stars.

A Koh Samui holiday is an exotic blend of palm fringed beaches, jungle treks on elephant back and superb accommodation.

Why Go To Koh Samui?

A Koh Samui holiday caters for your every need. Sun, sand and sea for those who wish to relax on the beach or participate in water activities, a variety of leisure pursuits on land and jungle excursions. When you add sumptuous accommodation and good food to the list, a Koh Samui holiday becomes irresistible.

Koh Samui was once a backpackers dream and although many young people on their ‘year out’ still visit the island, it has developed over the years into a more upmarket and sophisticated destination with luxury hotels. There are still many options for travellers on a tight budget. Koh Samui is very popular with couples, particularly newly weds. Groups of young adults are attracted by its lively nightlife.

When To Go To Koh Samui

Boasting a tropical climate that has consistent high temperatures year round Koh Samui weather falls into three main seasons; a hot and dry springtime, a wet season from June to October and dry cooler weather which lasts from November to February. Daytime temperatures rarely drop below 30c at any time of the year and indeed can reach a sweltering 35c during spring.

Koh Samui - The Place

Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island and one of its most popular. Its beautiful palm lined beaches are the major attraction but there are also many recreational facilities to keep you entertained when you’ve had your fill of relaxing on sun-kissed sand. A variety of water sports include sailing, fishing, surfing, diving and snorkelling. On land there are tennis courts and golf courses and for the more adventurous jungle treks, on foot or on elephant back. There are also adventure treks into the jungle on quad bikes. The ultimate thrill on Koh Samui must be the Sky Fox cable ride high in the treetops giving fantastic views ending at one of the island’s magnificent waterfalls. Riders must be aged ten and above.

Koh Samui hotels, villas and beach bungalows provide accommodation to suit most budgets. There are many luxury hotels offering a level of comfort and service that satisfies your every whim. The choice of menu in restaurants suits all tastes and pockets and the nightlife can be as relaxed and romantic, or as loud and raucous as you wish. Shops and stalls abound giving countless opportunities for retail therapy.

A Koh Samui holiday offers relaxing days on spectacular sun-drenched beaches with enough leisure pursuits to entertain the whole family.

Koh Samui Nightlife

Koh Samui nightlife is renowned for its vivacity, its beach parties and its numerous bars, discos and clubs. There are of course many peaceful venues where you can enjoy romantic evenings under the stars.

Koh Samui Shopping

Koh Samui shopping is ideal for those whose holiday is incomplete without a little retail therapy. There are so many opportunities with shops and boutiques, markets and pavement stalls. The main road along the island’s largest beach, Chaweng, is packed with stalls selling everything from agricultural produce and local crafts to international branded items and counterfeit goods. Popular gifts and souvenirs include cotton and silk products, hand crafted jewellery and wood carvings.

Koh Samui Eating

A large number of restaurants, cafes and street vendors serve a variety of food from traditional Thai to international dishes from the four corners of the world. Thai food has been influenced by neighbouring countries of China, India and Malaysia and is a delicious blend of herbs and spices. Some dishes can be very hot but on the whole Thai food is deliciously aromatic.