Koh Samui sits in the Gulf of Thailand and is thirteen miles wide
and fifteen miles long. It is Thailand’s third largest island,
located four hundred miles south of Bangkok. The main attraction in
Samui is its scenic charm offering an exotic location and lifestyle.
You can be sure to enjoy an enviable mix of pace and tranquility,
across different parts of the island through the vast array of
entertainment, health and lifestyle retreats, water sports, action
activities, sightseeing and dining possibilities. The pearly beaches
are as beautiful as they come, with turquoise seas and bordered by
plantations of coconut palms.
These pearly beaches and silver sands are Koh Samui’s major draw.
The sea is warm and mostly crystal clear with lots of opportunities
for sea kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, paragliding, snorkeling, sub
aqua, fishing and boat excursions. For those leaning towards a more
nautical holiday a yacht can be chartered for the day to explore the
surrounding islands. Samui is just one of an archipelago of eighty
smaller islands and the wide choice of boat trips can provide you
with many unforgettable memories for example the spectacular Anthong
Marine Park with breathtaking views of the emerald lake.
With over thirty top class spas Koh Samui can keep even the most
ardent health and wellness followers blissed out for weeks. On
entering one of the increasing numbers of spas you’ll immediately
feel special as the pampering starts on arrival. You’ll be made to
feel good in one way or another with the vast choice of treatments
which can include traditional Thai massage ,reflexology, yoga
ThaiChi and Aromatherapy, along with a host of health programs such
as colonic cleansing, weight loss, fasting and de-toxification. On
the beach, an hour’s foot reflexology or a traditional Thai massage
costs around 300Baht.
Beyond the beaches, the forested interior offers treks on foot or by
elephant to waterfalls and natural rock bathing pools, curtained
with emerald ferns. Along with a world class golf course, there are
twice weekly Muay Thay kick boxing bouts at Chaweng Stadium.
Home to about forty thousand people, Samui is dubbed coconut island.
For good reason - along with tourism and fishing, coconuts form a
major part of the economy. Around two million are exported to
Bangkok and the Thai mainland each month. Most of them picked by
specially trained monkeys who are eager to show you their climbing
and picking talents. The coconuts go to make coconut oil and coconut
cream, an ingredient in delicious Thai green curry.
Eating out is a sheer delight to be looked forward to. Many
restaurants display the day’s seafood catch - it’s sold by weight
and you pick whatever takes your fancy. If sea food is not your
choice there is a huge range of food to choose from ranging from
Thai through to western dishes with which to whet your appetite. The
settings are usually idyllic, often enjoying warm breezes whilst the
renowned Thai hospitality sees to your every need. When the meal is
over most people are very pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the
cost is. If you do enjoy the delicious Thai food and would like to
learn how to replicate them back home, then there are many places
providing the opportunity to learn how to cook some of your favorite
On a more practical note Koh Samui has a large Tesco Lotus
supermarket which offers most of your provisions in addition to
essential items for very young children. The island also is host to
a large International Hospital which although you hope not to need
it is reassuring to know that it is there.
Koh Samui has many wonderful attractions to cater for all your
tastes whether you are after a lively night life, or prefer the more
relaxed atmosphere, or even a mixture of the and discover
for yourself - hire our villa and visit the ‘LAND OF SMILES’