A Koh Samui Vacation
If you’re looking for a vacation destination with a little bit of everything, Koh Samui should be in your travel bucket list! This Thai Island lies off the east of the Kra Isthmus and as Thailand’s third largest island, it has enough to do to entertain even the most discerning tourist. With plenty of beach-front resorts and luxury villas that will have you living just meters away from the water, let this island show you some of the best of what Thailand has to offer.
If you re a nature lover, be sure to take advantage of the many day trips into mountainous jungle interior of the island. Keep an eye out for the waterfalls, especially for Na Muang (18 meters high) and Na Muang II (80 meters), Na Muang can be reached by car and Na Muang II can be reached after a 30 minute walk. If possible, see both of these natural wonders during your stay. If you are interested in some of the wildlife of Thailand, Koh Samui has a crocodile farm, a monkey reserve, a butterfly garden and a renowned aquarium, and that’s just for starters!
Koh Samui boasts many bars, discos and cabaret shows, especially in Lamai and Chaweng. Check out the Ark Bar or the Soin Green Mango for dancing that can last until dawn. And not to be left over this list the famous Bar Solom this stylish two-storey bar and club is found by the side of Chaweng Beach Road, at the start of Soi Bar Solo, and is a popular choice for kick-starting the night. Samui’s finest Ibiza-style club has a cool, sleek look as well as six plasma screens showing major sporting events, a pool table and half-price cocktails from 14:00 to 20:00.
In Bophut you should not miss Coco Tams located just outside of The Wharf Samui. It is a very nice easy going rustic beach bar.
In Lipa Noi you should go and check out Nikki Beach Samui, considered one of the sexiest places on Earth. Featuring chic settings, festive atmosphere, top-notch catering, and deliciously potent cocktails, Nikki Beach Samui is a trendy venue that has all the assets for a memorable day (and night) on a cool tropical beachfront.
One of the best reasons to make Koh Samui your vacation destination is the ocean water; the waters of this beautiful island are crystal clear, making for some of the snorkelling and scuba diving in the world. If you’ve never gone scuba diving before, there’s not time to start like the present; you’ll find plenty of schools scattered along the coastline that are willing to teach you.
If you are an active person and you like practice sports during your vacation there are many sports you can practice like Thai martial art, Muay Thai boxing. This martial art has become the known all over the world for it’s intensely fast action and close combat fighting style; in Koh Samui, you can see matches that will show you what this form of boxing is truly capable of. Chaweng Stadium holds matches every Monday and Friday, while you can see fights every Saturday at the Lamai stadium.
To see what life may have been like more than a century a go, be sure to visit Koh Samui’s oldest standing house in Ban Thale. This structure was made out of teakwood without the use of any nails. Built out of teak planks and adorned with traditional Thai woodcarvings, this house can show you some of the decorative motifs and styles that can still be seen in Thai design today.
Koh Samui has a lot to offer, so make sure that you plan a vacation there soon. Between the tranquil beaches and the lively bar scene, there really is something for everyone!