If you are looking for a place of stunning natural beauty, with clear blue seas, white tropical sands and 5-star comfort, look no further than the island of Samui, located off the east coast in the south of Thailand. This tropical paradise comes within the jurisdiction of Surat Thani province, and at 228 sq km, Samui is the second biggest Thai island after Phuket, which is very popular, with more than 2 million visitors annually.
Koh Samui is a premier holiday destination, with many 5-star resorts and hotels, each with its own private section of beach, making for an idyllic holiday experience. Take Chaweng Beach Resort as an example; with 183 rooms set in a traditional Thai setting, where you can enjoy Thai massage poolside with your favourite cocktail, and as the resort is on the beach, you can explore the stunning coastline in the early morning and evening beach walks.
Best Times to Visit
From November through to the end of January is the high season, when the temperatures are between 25-30C, and if you are planning a visit during that time, you are advised to book in advance. It does rain on Samui island, but the heavy downpours are short and quickly followed by tropical sunshine, keeping the vegetation lush and green.
Koh Samui Nightlife
Koh Samui is famed for its top nightlife venues, and if you love to boogie the night away, you’ve come to the right place. Well-known DJs from Europe are resident here and whatever your taste in music, you can find it on Koh Samui, and with beach bars and discos everywhere along Chaweng Beach, choices are unlimited.
Whether you are into sailboarding, snorkelling or windsurfing, you won’t be disappointed with the Samui scene, and state of the art jet skis are always available for rent. If you want to hire a boat and try your luck at fishing, the local skippers know all the best spots and kayaking is also very popular, and cave exploration is also on the menu.
Thai people are famous for their ability to perform massage and with your very own spa in the resort, you can enjoy a soothing massage at any time. In-house aromatherapy and essential oil massage services in a classic Thai setting allows you to make the most out of your time in this paradise, plus you have a state-of-the-art fitness gym to keep you toned and fit.
There are many stunning Buddhist temples on Koh Samui and your resort would have a tour desk, where you can get more information and make short day tour bookings. There are unique temples hidden in the jungle and a local guide can show you many architectural treasures that can only be found on this idyllic island.
If you would like to book a few weeks at one of the premier Koh Samui 5-star resorts, an online search will take you to their website, where you can explore the amenities and make your booking.