Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island, situated 80kms east of Suratthani, just off the western coast of the Gulf of Thailand. The Island is a tropical gem located in the warm blue waters off the country's south-eastern seaboard. Holidays in Koh Samui are fun and relaxing as the island is rich with natural resources, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees.
Almost entirely developed now as a tourist island, Koh Samui remains low-rise and the holidays here are popular not only for travel but also foreigners owning villas and property on Koh Samui.
Koh Samui - Overview
Honeymooners, serious travellers and family groups alike will find holiday heaven on Koh Samui, which is world famous for its outstanding beaches, crystal clear, sheltered waters, and beautiful tropical interior.
The beauty of Koh Samui holidays is that it’s blessed with superb beaches, and has a wealth of inland treasures to search out and admire. Holiday visitors will love the island’s natural waterfalls, such as the Na Muang and Hin Lad waterfalls. Serious trekking may be required to reach these places of natural beauty, but you’ll be rewarded with the chance of a refreshing dip in the plunge pools when you get there.
If you have booked yourself a holiday package, then check with the hotel, as most of the hotels in the island offer numerous water sport facilities and activities to indulge in the Koh Samui beaches.
Etiquette in Koh Samui
• Appropriate gifts are flowers, good quality chocolates or fruit. • Don’t give marigolds or carnations, as they are associated with funerals. • Try to avoid wrapping a gift in green, black or blue as these are used at funerals and in mourning.