Thailand’s second most popular tourist location, Koh Samui is all about beaches and beachside fun. This city, with a full-time population of only about forty thousand locals, has some of the area’s best white-sand beaches. Originally a destination for eco-adventurers who saw her un-touched rainforest interior as a perfect place to explore, it wasn’ ... Read more
t until the nineties that vacationers started visiting Samui by the hundreds to enjoy her sunny beaches. Chaweng and Lamai Beach are two of the islands most popular (and crowded) of these, and both have plenty to eat, drink, and do. If you are looking for a little less of a crowd consider checking out some of the other great beaches on the north and west coasts. The third largest of Thailand’s island archipelago, Samui has some of the best snorkeling in the region. Her combination of easy currents, calm surf, and abundance of expert guides, makes snorkeling here one of the best places in the world for the novice. Top hotels here include Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa and Thai House Beach Resort. Visit Samui and enjoy an island still overflowing with pristine natural charm.
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  • 9.8
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  • 8.8
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  • 7.6
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  • 6.9
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Sydney

Island of happy hues, beaches and people too. Lots to do or just have no agenda. Each beach is unique so have an explore via moped or car. West side is quiet but beaches more rugged. East side bustles and Chewang beach itself has pitch perfect sand. Heaps of health retreats if you are keen for a wellbeing getaway.

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Tel Aviv

Great island that provides both action and relaxation at the same time, the island is pretty big and there are many options for hiking and sight-seeing around. There is a pretty big party area (The "green mango" - if it's still named like that) for those of you who are looking to party, and great beaches if you just want to lay down and enjoy Thailand great sun.

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Rimini

Quiet island located in the Bay of Bangkok in a few hours by ferry from the city of Surathani. Hub for koh Phanga and its Full Moon Party and Koh Tao with its crystal clear sea. Chaweng is the main night life spot

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Los Angeles

Beautiful beaches, fantastic night life, wonderful food (especially all the tropical fruit)...what's not to love??

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Mueang Nonthaburi

I went to Silavadee Resort at Samui last month for my anniversary with my husband. I got very perfect travel experience. Hotel is very suitable for romantic sunset. Great dinner & unforgettable memory for us. I just got this promotion by my friends recommend good deal via www.thailandsuperquality.com. Thanks a lot, my dear friend. ^^

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Los Angeles

If I had to name my favorite spot, it would be the Angthong National Marine Park. The hubby and I took a group tour from the main island to here, about 1-1.5 hours by speed boat. We went kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking. Unforgettable!

We also liked the Chaweng area on the north side of the island for its numerous restaurants and nightlife.

Although this sounds silly, you must try McDonald's here. They have different menu items than the U.S. such as corn pie and the samurai pork burger.

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Lisbon

Koh Samui is just great! You'll find it all here, whatever it is you are looking for. Whether you want to relax, enjoy genuine Thai cuisine, do some shopping or looking to party. Rent a scooter and visit the various spots of the island. Watch out for fisherman's market, where lots of expats have set up shop and boosted prices.

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Stay at the Sala Samui Hotel in Koh Samui. Its everything you are looking for,

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United States

awesome holiday i have been 16 times good food bars great out door life 13 years ago i spent 3 months on samui love it loads of fun

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Cheltenham

When the rest of Thailand is raining, head for the beaches of Koh Samui. Sunny skies fom May to September mean you can avoid the monsoon elsewhere in the country.

If you are looking for shopping, clubs, restaurants, a myriad of accommodation options and the best swimming beach on the island then head for Chaweng.

Families who like good value eating and shopping should look at Bophut.

Those who like a more local feel should try Lamai Beach.

And if it's peace and quiet you yearn for, then Baan Taling Ngam is a good option.

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