Koh Samui is one of the most fabulous and popular islands in Thailand. A holiday on this idyllic island means white pristine beaches, emerald warm waters, world-class international cuisine, water sports, lush tropical forests, fascinating Buddha temples, luxurious spas and beach front villas. The island is a place where the most breath-taking natural wonders meet the opulence of a very modern tourism. It is perfect for enjoying an exotic holiday that mixes so beautifully the true Thai experience with the comfort and luxury of a 5 stars vacation.
Koh Samui has some of the most impressive waterfalls hidden in its wild mountain interior, but two of these spectacular cascades can be easily accessed by tourists – Namuang and Hin Lad. The best time to visit them is from September to March, during or just after the rainy season. This is when there is enough water flow to make them look truly amazing.
The Big Buddha
The Big Buddha is the most famous temple on Koh Samui. With a height of 12 meters, this gold statue of the Lord Buddha in a seated position is a must if you are visiting the island. Tourists from across the world come here to discover the peace and mystery which transcends from the Big Buddha, inviting us to contemplate, relax and meditate.
If you love sailing then you will definitely adore sailing on the serene warm waters that surround Koh Samui. You can opt for a sailing safari on your own catamaran accompanied by a safety vessel that will carry your supplies and luggage so you can stop overnight at some of the resorts located near the island.
Ang Thong National Marine Park is truly unique. This collection of pristine islands gravitates around Koh Samui and offers you the chance to enjoy a kayaking trip of two hours. Simply relax and feast yourself with some of the most spectacular sceneries you have ever seen.
Luxurious Beach Front Villas
Extravagant villas, modern amenities, infinity pools and spa treatments- these are just a few of the delightful temptations that Koh Samui uses for alluring its tourists. The island hosts more than 700 resorts and hotels, and thousands of bungalows and private beach front villas. There are many and very diverse choices for all types of budgets and tastes. But you can be certain of one thing – it will be the most luxurious holiday experience ever.
Koh Samui loves to celebrate and it would use any excuse for throwing a good party. And the festivals here are fascinating for travellers- vibrant, colorful, hypnotic and overwhelmingly joyful. The King’s Birthday is one of the greatest celebrations on the island and it marks his Majesty King Bhumibol‘s birthday, on the 5th of December.