Kelly Ella Maz Koh Samui

Quick Guide to Koh Samui

One of Thailand’s largest and most popular islands is Koh Samui. Only a short flight from Bangkok and you’ll arrive in tropical paradise! This guide to Koh Samui has everything you need to know about accommodation, restaurants and activities.
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  • For a relaxing stay at a beautiful resort check out Santiburi Beach Resort & Spa. They have a secluded section of pristine beach and each guest is given their own villa in lieu of a standard hotel room.

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  • You’re on an island, so forget about sightseeing and just head to the beach! Mae Nam is my faovurite beach, followed by Bophut and Chaweng.
  • When the sun sets the best way to spend your night is with The Thai Experience – Koh Samui’s only closed door restaurant and dining experience!
  • If you really want to see more than just beaches check out Big Buddha on the north end of the island.
  • In the middle of the island you’ll also find a few waterfalls.
  • If you happen to have a rainy day or need a break from the heat check out Central Festival for some shopping. They also have a nice theatre if you want to catch a movie.
  • Shopping around Chaweng Beach or Fisherman’s Village is also good!

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  • June’s Art Café has the freshest health foods – like incredible salads, soups and even a chicken burrito. Great juices here too!
  • There’s an excellent night market at The Wharf (Fisherman’s Village) on Monday & Friday nights. Friday is the bigger night, but there are still a lot of food vendors on Mondays.
  • Ninja Crepes ha great no-frills authentic Thai food. I love their cashew chicken stir fry!
  • By far the best meal we had on Koh Samui was the dinner we had at The Thai Experience.

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  • Chaweng is the area of Koh Samui with the exciting nightlife, with countless bars and nightclubs in this area.
  • For evening entertainment check out a lady boy cabaret show or a Muay Thai fight!