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Where to Stay in Koh Samui Thailand – Relaxing areas, the Best Beaches and Nightlife Hot spots. While Koh Samui has the features you’d expect of an island- extravagant palm trees and beautiful beaches- it’s also known for its dense rainforest and luxurious spas and resorts. The most popular aspect of the island is definitely the 12 meters tall gold Big Buddha statue located at the Wat Phra Yai temple in the Bophut area

Where to Stay in Koh Samui Thailand – Relaxing areas, the Best Beaches and Nightlife Hot spots

Koh Samui (also known as Ko Samui) is the second largest island in Thailand, located off of east coast of the Kra Isthmus. While Koh Samui has the features you’d expect of an island- extravagant palm trees and beautiful beaches- it’s also known for its dense rainforest and luxurious spas and resorts. The most popular aspect of the island is definitely the 12 meters tall gold Big Buddha statue located at the Wat Phra Yai temple in the Bophut area. Regardless of your expectations of Koh Samui, we guarantee that you’ll be impressed with this island. Samui is all about finding the beach that fits your criteria because there is a variety to choose from. We will cover off all types of Koh Samui accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Koh Samui hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Koh Samui, the best Koh Samui hotels, best…
9 Things You Must Do in Thailand

9 Things You Must Do in Thailand

For many, visiting Thailand is a no-brainer if you’re going to travel the world. Be prepared to experience many awesome activities - there really is something for everyone here, and many of them are necessary for your bucket list! Here are some of the top travel picks for 9 things you must do in Thailand. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to Thailand? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Thailand:  Phuket or Krabi – Choosing the Perfect Destination for your Thailand Trip 9 Things You Must Do in Thailand Loy Krathong Festival Our top 10 hot tips on how to barter your way to the…
Best Day trips from Koh Samui

Best Day trips from Koh Samui

On the eastern coast of Thailand, you’ll find Koh Samui, Thailand’s largest island. Best known for lush rainforests against sandy beaches and luxury resorts, Koh Samui is gaining popularity on other Thailand beach destinations. This 230 square-kilometer island offers plenty of tourist activities, but you might also want to take a few day trips from Koh Samui while you’re there. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular day trips from Koh Samui. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to France? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Thailand: Where to Stay in Koh Samui – Relaxing areas, the Best Beaches and Nightlife Hot spots Sailing…
15 Things to do in Koh Samui Thailand

15 Things to do in Koh Samui Thailand

Koh Samui is Thailand’s largest island, lying in the Gulf of Thailand off the Eastern coast. Koh Samui is well-known for tropical beaches, mountainous rainforests and luxury resorts. Budget travellers and backpackers will also find plenty of hostels and beach bungalows if 5-star isn’t your style. Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to France? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Thailand: Where to Stay in Koh Samui– Relaxing areas, the Best Beaches and Nightlife Hotspots Sailing to Ko Phangan From Koh Samui via Private Yacht Fishermans Village Bophut Samui Best Day trips from Koh Samui Phuket or Krabi – Choosing the Perfect Destination for your…
Sailing to Ko Phangan with Sailing in Samui

Sailing to Ko Phangan From Koh Samui via Private Yacht

I decided it would be very cool to spend the day sailing around Koh Samui. I booked a sailing boat (Viva 2) through Sailing in Samui. We ended up Sailing to Ko Phangan, a near by island, the plan was to do some snorkelling on the way but the day did not go as planned..... Plan your trip to Thailand Need data for your trip to France? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Thailand:  Where to Stay in Koh Samui– Relaxing areas, the Best Beaches and Nightlife Hot spots Fishermans Village Bophut Samui 15 Things to do in Koh Samui Thailand Best Day trips from Koh Samui  Phuket or Krabi –…
Mantra Samui Resort- Hotel Review

Mantra Samui Resort- Hotel Review

We were put on an earlier flight by Bangkok airlines. We had booked a car from the Mantra Samui to pick us up, but they had our old flight times so were obviously not waiting at the airport to pick us up at the earlier time. We tried call the Mantra Samui from the airport which was a shambles! The phone number they had on an email they sent me was wrong. At one stage we had 3 airport staff helping us to find the number. The Mantra Samui car arrived; we stood around for a while (with 2 other couples) then got shoved into a taxi van to be taken to do the hotel. We had booked the “hotel Luxury car” If this was luxury, we had booked at wrong hotel. When we arrived we were then told the Mantra Samui “luxury Mercedes” was out on maintenance. Maybe I was mistaken but…
Coco Tams at Fishermans Village Bophut Samuii

Fishermans Village Bophut Samui

We got to Fishermans Village and wandered around for a little bit, as it was only 4:30, the stalls were still setting up so we decided to sit on the beach and have a drink, we stumbled upon "Coco Tams", a very cool "on the beach" bar. I remember reading reviews about how good the Coconut ice cream here was. I had a few huge Strawberry Mojitos and we also had some of their very famous coconut ice cream with a shot of baileys. They have huge big bean bags to sit on that didnt look to impressive but in fact were surprisingly comfortable. It was lovely to sit on the beach drinking cocktails and listening to the waves. Read more on Koh Samui:  Where to Stay in Koh Samui– Relaxing areas, the Best Beaches and Nightlife Hot spots Sailing to Ko Phangan From Koh Samui via Private Yacht 15 Things to do in Koh Samui Thailand Best Day…