Koh Samui

Holidays to Koh Samui

Visitors on holidays in Koh Samui should take advantage of the fantastic location of the island: it is the largest in the Ang Thong National Marine Park and contains about 80 uninhabited islands in a large archipelago. The island is the third largest in Thailand; it is 15 miles across and 13 miles wide, making it possible to explore on foot.

Alternatively, many who take holidays to Koh Samui use the available car and motorcycle hire facilities to explore the island at a quicker pace. Car and motorcycle hire is quite affordable. These services often cater for groups who want to explore and look for something a little out of the ordinary. There is plenty of interest to discover on the island for those willing to strike out in search of it.

The Ang Thong National Marine Park is famed for being a great place for kayaking and snorkelling. With easy access to facilities around the glorious and famous beaches, tourists in Koh Samui will be able to easily partake of these popular sports for relaxation or an adrenaline filled experience. Chaweng Beach features a large number of luxury resorts and is the most popular beach on the island. The available facilities are fantastic and a large variety of nightlife entertainment makes this location extremely popular. Lamai Beach is fairly similar with an even more impressive beach, but a less busy nightlife scene.

The village of Ban Lipa Yai is worth a visit when taking holidays to Koh Samui. It is devoted to the growth and production of extremely high quality fruits, many of which visitors have never tasted, such as the durian, rambutan and langsat. The village is extremely friendly to tourists and provides a wonderful view of rural Thailand. Also on the island is the “Old House”, a 200-year-old house that is said to represent the cultural identity of Samui. The present owners, known as Grandpa and Grandma, open the house up to visitors and are extremely proud of their island’s heritage.

With regards to cuisine when taking holidays in Koh Samui, coconuts are easily available and are an island speciality. Of course with Koh Samui being an island, seafood is extremely popular and is well-known for being deliciously fresh and well prepared. There are a number of international, Thai-run restaurants on the island as well. These restaurants typically cater to the tourism sector, but offer a distinct local interpretation of international dishes; expect hot, spicy food and a wonderful chicken birayani.

Holidays to Koh Samui are typically taken by those in the 18-30 age range, but there is certainly enough to do on the island for all tourists. The restaurants, villages and marine park will attract those who are looking for more than beaches and water sports facilities.


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