Big Buddha at Big Buddha BeachDiscover the beauty of Samui by exploring the island - there's only one main road so it's very easy! Take in Big Buddha Beach and the nearby Wat Plai Laem, beautiful Na Muang Waterfalls, the famous rocks of Hin Ta and Hin Yai, go elephant trekking in the jungle and finish with sunset on Ang Thong beach.
Check out the historic Chinese shophouses and watch the boats arrive from the mainland at the Island's unofficial capital, Na Thon - a great place to get a slice of traditional Thai life and to sample excellent Thai food too!
Koh Samui's largest, liveliest resort is a great setting for a fun-filled holiday, with plenty of atmosphere. Keep an eye out for the beach parties at the famous Ark Bar, or do what we do and work your way from one end of the resort to the other, stopping off for a cold Singha beer and satay or spring rolls as you go!
The 40 or so islands that make up the Ang Thong National Marine Park, to the northwest of Samui itself, offers picture postcard scenery of sheer limestone cliffs, hidden lagoons and white sand beaches - no surprise the area was the setting of the book 'The Beach'.
Koh Samui is a short flight from Bangkok, with a myriad of flight options to get you there - the flight to Bangkok from Heathrow is around 11 hours direct, or there are flights from around the UK via a hub destination such as Dubai that take a little longer, but can often be cheaper. As the easiest way to get to Koh Samui is to fly via Bangkok, it's easy to arrange a Bangkok and Beach twin centre holiday, which tends to be great value for money too.
Koh Samui also has connections to other parts of Thailand, with daily direct flights to Chiang Mai for a superbThailand multi centre holiday, as well as other beach resorts such as Phuket and Krabi. Nearby islands such asKoh Phangan are reached by ferry from Koh Samui.
Flights also connect Koh Samui with other parts of the Far East such as Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, so a multi centre holiday to the Far East taking in Koh Samui is easier than you may think.
Here are a few important facts about a visit to Koh Samui, to help you plan your next trip!
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