Koh Samui is the third biggest island in Thailand. It is located on the Gulf on Thailand some 800km south of Bangkok, and 80km east of Thailand southern coast. It is an incredibly popular destination for visitors to Thailand and there is plenty of excellent accommodation options on the main beaches.
As the island is fairly large there are is no shortage of activities and beautiful beaches that will suit everyone, whether you are a backpacker or a family on vacation. Koh Samui is the quintessential tropical island paradise with palm fringed white powder sand beaches and a crystal clear blue sea.
The main and most commercial beach is known as Chaweng Beach. At seven kilometers long it is the longest beach on the island, with white powdery sand and clear blue waters. The beach has everything from expensive resorts to backpacker friendly bungalows along the beachfront. The beach also has many restaurants that serves all kinds of cuisine from all over the world, and of course delicious spicy Thai food and fresh seafood. The beach also has excellent nightlife on the main walking street just in from the beach.
Mae Nam Bophut, Bang Rak (Big Buddha) and Choeng Mon are much quieter options than Chaweng. These beaches is also absolutely stunning and there is no shortage of places to stay. So if you want a more authentic Thai experience, do not want to party all night or just want to have some beach to yourself then these beaches are worth checking out.
There are plenty of attractions on Koh Samui aside from the beaches. You can easily rent a scooter on the island, which makes the interior more accessible and is a great way to explore.
Wat Khunaram is a beautiful Thai Buddhist temple that is well worth a visit. The temple is well known for displaying a mummified monk. Wat Phraya, or The Big Buddha Temple is another beautiful temple with a wonderful 15 meter tall statue of Buddha.
There is plenty for everyone to enjoy on the island of Koh Samui, with a multitude of water-sport activities, swimming, diving, snorkeling and much more. There is plenty of accommodation on the island that will suit all budgets. From long term holiday rental, villas, bungalows and much more. Do an online search and start planning your vacation on this beautiful island.