About Koh Samui
With food and a culture second to none, the people of Koh Samui, Thailand's third largest island, are proud of their island paradise and what it has to offer its visitors. Only 45 minutes from Bangkok by air and 1 hour by road and boat from Surat Thani, Koh Samui's many lovely resorts are well connected by the islands 50 km circular road.
A hive of activity, Naton is Samui's capital and main port where fishing boats and ferries enter from the main land. Here you can find food markets and most of the main banking connections.
To the north of the island Maenam offers some of the quietest beaches with views to neighbouring islands such as Ko Pha Ngan. Strong breezes during the monsoon means that visitors come here for water sports such as wind surfing.
Bophut again offers excellent restaurants, water sports and further banking facilities while the beautiful long beach is popular with families as well as back packers.
Chaweng is probably the best known and longest beach on the island stretching for some 5 km with a beautiful lagoon at it's northern end. Chaweng has long been popular with budget travellers and it therefore offers many restaurants, clubs, supermarkets and water sports.
Further down the south east coast Lamai is Samui's second largest beach. Lamai village is quieter than the busy beach area, containing many old thatched roofed teak houses.
If a break from the beaches is needed then a visit to the interior of the island offers picturesque waterfalls, dense tropical rain forest and of course extensive coconut plantations. All of which are accessible by rough trails.
Places To Go in Koh Samui
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