One of Thailand's leading tourist destinations, Koh Samui is very popular among the lovers of sand, sun and sea. Sitting sedately in the gulf of Thailand, the idyllic island is shaded by towering trees. Thrilling water sports, action-packed adventure options, mouth-watering seafood and raunchy nightlife, Samui seems to have a magical formula.
» Idyllic natural scenery
» Adventure and water sports
Gifted benevolently by nature, Koh Samui is a beautiful island. Prominent attractions of the island are as follows.
When you think of an island, the first thing which come to your mind is beaches. Koh Samui has some lovely beaches:
Apart from the beaches, Koh Samui has many other places to offer. They are as follows:
Adventure and Water Sports
Abundant marine life and clear water make the island ideal for water sports. Diving, snorkelling, kayaking are few sports enjoyed by the visitors. For the intrepid, who love adrenalin rush, sports like jetskiing, paragliding and windsurfing are available. If you are scared of water, you can try beach volleyball. You can even hire a vehicle and go for bumpy rides off-roads.
Samui is a prominent spa destination of Thailand. It's atmosphere, natural beauty and fresh air make it an ideal place for spa.
Various means of reaching Koh Samui are mentioned below:
Nearest international airport is Phuket. However, it is a trend among tourists to reach via Bangkok.
Trains run till Surat Thani. Then you have to board a local bus or rent a vehicle to reach Don Sak. Now ferry across to the islands.
Buses running between Bangkok and Koh Samui operate daily. The journey takes around fourteen hours. The fare doesn't include ferry expenses. You can also hire car/taxi.
Most passenger ferries leave from Surat Thani town. Car ferries use the port at Don Sak.
» The cheapest means of public transport is Songthaew, a small pick-up truck equipped with benches for passengers
» Taxis are easy to find in more popular in more popular tourist places, but elsewhere, getting them is a little difficult.
» Jeeps/cars/motorbikes can be hired.
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