Koh Samui is one of the favorite destinations for anyone who visits Thailand, and for a good reason too. It has many sandy beaches, coral reefs and even attractions to offer anyone who wants to visit. It is in the south-eastern part of the country, in the Chumphon Archipelago and surrounded by around sixty other smaller islands; making it interesting to take a boat trip around the island as well. Throughout the year it is possible to visit this beautiful island as it has warm weather even during the winter months.
A brief history
Although the island was probably inhabited about fifteen centuries ago, it only recently became noticed by the general public. The history of Koh Samui consists mainly of how fishermen lived peacefully; it only became a world renowned destination for holidays only recently. Since the 1980s Koh Samui’s economy has grown and it has enabled for the island to develop nicely.
Where to stay?
The island has many beautiful places to offer where you can spend your holiday, and they come with great deals and prices as well, so you do not have to worry about not getting your money’s worth. Remember that you should not be confined to your hotel only, there are many beaches and to be discovered, and the smaller islands around are just waiting to give you a real taste of adventure.
There are plenty of things you will need to check out while at Koh Samui, namely the Ang Thong National Marine Park is a must. Other than that, do not forget to visit the large Buddha statue peeking at 12m tall; a truly magnificent sight to see. After an exhausting day though, it is always a good idea to visit the local tiger zoo and pet some animals. These are only a fraction of what you can find on the island.
What to do?
Koh Samui is not all about beaches and parties, there is a plethora of things to do around Koh Samui, and you should make a bucket list of what to do next. It might be overwhelming at first, but make sure that you give yourself some breathing room before your embark on your next adventure.
If you really enjoy this amazing island, then consider moving to Koh Samui as an option to have a place where you can stay whenever you feel like visiting. The neighbors are amazing, you have the option to buy any kind of food, so you will not feel nostalgic; and the local market is cheap and has almost anything you might need for your stay.
Slice of heaven
When you first see Koh Samui, you will realize that paradise does exist and that it is nestled in Thailand. The many beauties it holds and the sheer amount of attractions to be checked out, it is only natural that you would like to visit it as much as possible. By owning a piece in this heaven, you can do even more, you can explore and enjoy the many mysteries and secrets on and around the island. Rest assured that for a long while you will find a way to entertain yourself no matter what; if nothing else, you can always enjoy the beautiful beaches.