The Paradise Island of Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui is Thailand’s second largest island and arguably the most beautiful with its stunning beaches and temples.  Thailand has long been a backpackers favourite and Koh Samui draws in all sorts of travellers especially the luxury traveller.  Koh Samui now has amazing high end restaurants, bars, spas and resorts to complement the more traditional temples, family run restaurants, and local towns towards the south-west of the island.

Koh Samui Attractions

Big Buddha and Wat Phra Yai 

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Standing 12 metres tall the Big Buddha is Koh Samui’s most famous landmark.  Even though you’ll see it as you fly into the airport, you still want to climb the many steps to get closer.  Free to enter the rest of the Wat is worth exploring to take in Buddhist culture and its many works of art displayed.

Angthong National Marine Park 

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These 42 islands to the northwest of Koh Samui are as beautiful as they are dramatic, you’ll see amazing coastlines and lush rainforests and you’re able to kayak, snorkel, and scuba dive.  Must sees include the beautiful beach of Koh Mae and the scenic lake Thale Nai.

Lamai Overlap Stone 

If you want to reward yourself with a panoramic view of the east coast of Koh Samui get a 4WD car or a dirt bike and head towards the Lamai Overlap stone then make a final climb on foot to enjoy a view 150 metres above sea level.

Namuang Waterfall 

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10km from Nathon the hideen Namuang waterfall is worth tearing yourself away from the beach for.  Although scenic you may not be amazed by the first waterfall you meet which is 18 metres high, but trek 30 minutes further into the forest and you’ll find the bigger 80 metre waterfall.

Koh Samui Canopy Adventures 

To experience more of Koh Samui’s lush green forests from a totally different point of view, zip line your way through the treetops and get your adrenaline pumping.

Bophut Fisherman’s Village 

Famous for the Chinese-Thai culture, you’ll see historic buildings find places to eat and drink and be able to enjoy a stunning beach which is slowly being taken over by high class resorts.  Jump on a ferry and you can arrive at Koh PhaNgan to celebrate at the full moon parties.

Hua Thanon Wet Market 

A must visit for foodies and for those who might be doing some catering for themselves the wet market is a great way to get in touch with the local lifestyle through food.  You’ll find a large selection of seafoods and spices and food to takeaway if you don’t fancy cooking.

Luxury Accommodation in Koh Samui

There are many great 5 star luxury hotels, resorts and spas all across the beaches of Koh Samui.  However to enjoy this little piece of paradise away from the masses Thailand property rental is a great alternative way of experiencing luxury accommodation in a more authentic way.  You can find luxury beach side villas or apartments from as little as 1,000 THB per night and of course you can secure better deals for longer term stays should Koh Samui seduce you enough.

If you are really living it up and splashing out, 125,000THB per night scores you this stunning 6 star, 9 bed, beach residence with 24 personalised services provided by 14 professional hospitality staff.

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Post sponsored by Luxury Living Samui.

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