One of Thailand’s most popular island, Koh Samui, offers up all manner of delights that will leave you satisfied, exhausted and hungry for more. This charming island ticks all the right boxes. Dreamy food, dreamy beaches, and dreamy cocktails as the sun goes down – what could be better?
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If you’re into your diving or you fancy doing a PADI course then nearby Ang Thong National Marine Park has a wonderful world of underwater adventure. Tropical fish, coral reefs and safe conditions, all-year-round, make Koh Samui an awesome area for first-timers and gnarly old experts alike.
Thailand’s second most popular island is all about the beaches. If you’ve ever fancied doing the whole ‘walking along a perfect beach at sunset’ thing with your other half, this is the place to do it. Miles of silky-soft sand, fabulous hotels and even the odd mummified monk or two (more on that in a bit), Koh Samui holidays are a combination of textbook-perfect beach holidays and exotic exploration. You don’t have to be a backpacker to try the delights of a Thailand holiday.
No matter which hotel or resort you choose, you’re guaranteed one thing – amazing views. Koh Samui is where the world comes to relax and unwind, so our favourite resorts combine plenty of entertainment for families, and some all-important ‘you time’ for stressed-out adults. Here are a few of our top picks:
Koh Samui holidays aren’t just for the grown-ups. If your kids love a bit of an adventure, wrapped up with plenty of beach time and some amazing activities too, then family holidays to Koh Samui are designed to bring all of you a little closer together during your trip to paradise. Koh Samui is perhaps a little more child-friendly than its big brother over in Phuket, with more kids clubs and activities for little ones, and fewer all-night thumping clubs and bars to keep them awake. Our favourite kid-friendly hotels in Koh Samui are:
Ever tried coconut jam? It’s a Koh Samui speciality and a great way to start your day. We all know that Thai food is amazing, but you haven’t lived until you’ve tried authentic dishes like the wonderfully eclectic ‘No Names’ (another Koh Samui speciality), or proper Thai green curry made with the freshest ingredients.
Yes, we know. Those beaches, huh? Seriously, who’d want to leave them? Well, tear yourself away for some excursions because this little island is jam-packed with some pretty crazy things to see and do.
We’re in the tropics here, so the weather is going to be hot, hot, hot! Expect wall-to-wall sunshine and high temperatures in Koh Samui. Sea temperatures are similar to a warm bath, too, so you definitely won’t need a wetsuit.