Koh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand. His image is idyllic simplicity on the lost edge of the earth in the world of the tropics. Entourage – the cleanest and uncrowded sandy beaches.
how to call
By plane from Bangkok in 1 hour 30 minutes or from Utapao in 1 hour.
The most convenient means of transportation on Koh Samui are a motorcycle and a fixed-route taxi.
There are very few convenient beaches on the western coast. The coast here is very rocky and shallow – it is almost impossible to swim. The best beaches are on the east coast, but from October to January the sea is fraught with many dangers. During low tides, which, fortunately, happen very rarely, a terrible drought sets in on the beaches.
The best beach on the island is Chaweng on the east coast. These are picturesque bays, beaches with fine sand, crystal clear water and a slight slope towards the sea. South of Chaweng is Lamai Beach. The sand there is not so fine and white, and the coast is rocky in places. Almost the entire northern coast of Koh Samui is occupied by three cozy bays. To the west is Bophut – the only beach on the island where tourists and “locals” live like neighbors, and you can talk about a special local flavor. On Bophut, the motorway runs between beaches and hotels. Further west is Maenam, a beach where luxury hotels sit side by side with a hippie colony. The sand on these beaches is yellowish and coarser than on the east coast, and the beaches themselves are much more modest.
Full day boat trip (Tan Island, Bo Muang Temple, Seafood Lunch, Snorkeling, Madsam Islands) – 25 USD, Ang Thong Marine National Park – 31 USD, Elephant Safari – 30 USD. Also butterfly park, crocodile farm, snake farm, Hin Lat waterfall.
Sightseeing tour of the island. A whole bunch of entertainment and experiences: performances with monkeys, elephant shows, a statue of the Big Buddha, “Grandfather” and “Grandmother” (not relatives, but rocks), a butterfly park, a Kunaram temple with a mummified monk – and this is not the whole list. And in the afternoon, right after lunch, tourists will be entertained by a show at a snake farm.
On Koh Samui in the Chaweng beach area, all hotels are located between the road and the beach and have direct access to the main street, which stretches along the entire coast. All the famous shops, restaurants and entertainment venues of the island are located on this street. For example, the Green Mango and Reggae Pub discotheques, known throughout Thailand.