Koh Samui Travel Guide

The island of Koh Samui is nestled between Indonesia and what was once known as Indochina. It is a lush tropical treasure in South East Asia. The small island of Koh Samui is a picture of lush jungle interiors with small bamboo villages and beaches which are fringed with turquoise. However, this beautiful natural landscape is just a small fraction of the attractions which are found here. The island also has great historical and cultural attractions which offer a taste of the Asian traditions. Its unique heritage can be seen in many Buddhist temples found in this island with their gilded red roofing and fishing villages situated to the South of the island. There are Koh Samui boutique hotels where you can get a taste of a unique accommodation on the island.

In the past decades, a new wave of international hotel chains along with resorts have emerged on the island and thousands of tourists flock the island throughout the year. The island also has a growing wave of bohemian artists who add to the unique cultural mix. For the visitors, the island offers a casual alternative to the traditional beach destinations. There are numerous family-run seafood restaurants where you can have a great taste of the authentic Southeast Asian cuisine.  Visitors can sample the numerous boozy nightclubs found here along with the upscale boutiques and cafes on the island. The island has great spa getaways where you can replenish your spirits and energies. If you would like to delve into the island’s past heritage, you can partake of the various activities here such as coconut harvesting or even try out the Muay Thai martial arts.

Koh Samui also offers a very diverse palette when it comes to dining options. There are numerous restaurants here serving succulent treats and great cuisines ranging from the Euro gourmet to the local Thai cuisine.

Must Do Things in Koh Samui

It is tempting to spend your holiday on the island secluded in the Koh Samui boutique hotels where you are pampered with some really unique treats, but you will really be missing out 90% of the fun.  There are some nice top attractions on the island which are not to be missed. These include the following:

  • Big Buddha
  • Elephant Rock
  • Fishermans Village
  • Koh Samui Waterfalls
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park
  • Koh Phangan Full Money Party
  • Laem Sor Pagoda
  • Hin Lad Waterfall
  • Wat Plai Laem

The Best Time to Visit Koh Samui

It is best to visit the island when it has a favorable weather. The months ranging from September to December are often characterized by heavy rains as well storms. The ideal month for visiting Koh Samui is in June. It is a dry month and the temperatures are really favorable. Most visitors generally arrive between July and August. The months from Mid-December to March offer wintry weather thus opening another great travel window to this wondrous Thai island. Book yourself into one of Koh Samui boutique hotels and experience the fine attractions in a unique surrounding.