Long a tourist favourite, this beach side paradise is not one to miss. Thailand’s biggest island is well known for luxurious resorts and spas, as well as its 12-meter-high Big Buddha shrine!
Why visit Koh Samui?
Koh Samui, situated off the East coast of Southern Thailand, is the hot spot of Thailand, attracting everyone from backpackers to 5-star holidaymakers. With a myriad of accommodation options to suit every style and budget, anyone seeking a relaxing, beachside Thailand holiday needn’t look any further than a trip to Koh Samui.
Koh means “island”, and Koh Samui is the largest of an archipelago of more than 80 islands – many uninhabited – located within the Ang Thong Marine National Park (The Golden Bowl). Koh Samui is a tropical paradise floating in the South China Sea, in the Siam Gulf. Being an island surrounded by crystal clear waters offers you the chance to step out of your hotel room and straight onto the sand at almost every resort. Wake up to soft lapping waves on the shore and a golden sunrise in the morning, any of our My Thailand holiday experts will reassure you as to how great this island is!
Things to do in Koh Samui
Having hosted tourists for longer than most Thai islands, Koh Samui has perfected its offering. With daily adventure trips, sun lounges, high-end resorts and world class dining options, Koh Samui is finding a resurgence with visitors outside of the usual Australian demographic. Luxury spas entice those seeking elegance, while inexpensive food stalls appeal to the backpacker in all of us. Families love the easily accessible culture and history presented, with opportunities to visit local villages and step back in time. A standout attraction is the 12-metre-tall golden Big Buddha statue at the Wat Phra Yai Temple, located on a small island just off Koh Samui.
In Koh Samui you will discover diversified breathtaking landscapes flooded with sun throughout the year, numerous Buddhist landmarks, fantastic hidden restaurants and smiling locals. If you are looking for secluded white beaches or a relaxing week by the pool, then Koh Samui is the perfect place for you. Speak to a My Thailand holiday expert today to start planning your ideal Thailand holiday.