If you like palm-covered beaches and opaque mountainous rainforests, mixed with an eclectic nightlife, then Koh Samui is the place for you! Located in the Gulf of Thailand, about 35 km northeast of Surat Thani, it is Thailand’s 3rd largest Island after Phuket and Koh Chang. Over the past few years, it has become the go-to place for families & couples as well as the casual holiday maker looking for perfect tranquil sceneries.
Over the last few years Koh Samui has built up into an upmarket, boutique paradise that boasts dazzling events such as the Samui Regatta; a vibrant annual sailing tournament which started in 2002. It has now grown into a spectacular spectator sport and competitors come from all around the world with their beautiful yachts to join in on the fun. You can catch this fantastic boating extravaganza between the 21st and 30th of May, every year!
You may also want to try the Ten Stars Samui Art Party. This is an annual bash that unites the world of art. From local Thai artists to international artists. The local art talent is a proud jewel sat in the heart of Koh Samui’s crown. Whether you are an art fan or not, this festival is varied enough to have something for everyone.
Koh Samui is traditionally beautiful and has, in recent times, been enjoying increasingly contemporary facilities to add to that beauty.
Running alongside the extent of authentic wonders such as the Big Buddha at Big Buddha Beach, or the breathtaking Naming Waterfall in Nathon, you will also notice the vibrant nightlife. Chaweng is the Island’s party central and is a must for anyone wishing to dance the night away! There are copious clubs at the Soi Green Mango. Clubs like the Solo Bar and the Sweet Soul Cafe offer everything you could want from a modern club, which all share the same loud, brash, and downright fun qualities. There are also various venues that can give you something a little different from clubbing. Take The Swing Bar on Lamai Beach for example. This magical scene is beachside based and whilst you’re sipping on a cocktail, you can watch amazing feats like the fire-dancers! If you fancied a bar that was a little of the quieter side however, then you can always find that here too with places such as the Q Bar and the chilled out Lava Lounge.
As well as the majestic international airport and the ultra modern infrastructures, the Island also contains the Central Festival Samui, which describes itself as ‘the most complete and largest lifestyle shopping complex centre in Samui’. The 90,000sqm of pure shopping greatness includes a host of shops and restaurants but perhaps even more impressive is the charmingly landscaped garden, which is topped of with a fantastic children’s playground.
Tranquil, natural, scenic and fun. To wrap it up, there is something here at Koh Samui for everybody to enjoy.