"Once a fishing community, Koh Samui is now a buzzing cosmopolitan that offers a wide choice of nightlife along with cultural must-sees."

East of the mainland lies Koh Samui, the third largest Thai island behind Phuket and Koh Chang. The isle is dominated by vibrant greenery and bright white sands, surrounded by those seductive seas.

With a generous scatter of temples, a trip to the island is a great way to combine a lush beach break with a historical adventure. Take a trip to Big Buddha Beach on the northern coast, recognisable by its giant golden statue that sits on a small rocky island to the eastern end of the sands. The impressive monument is reached by a wide staircase decorated with colourful dragons, and is visited daily by Buddhist worshippers who come bearing offerings of fruit and flowers. The beach itself is fringed by waving palms, and its smooth sands and calm waters make it a great beach for families.

Amari Palm Reef

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"An idyllic setting on a secluded stretch of Chaweng Beach, soft white sands and breathtaking views, welcome to Amari Koh …"

Six Senses Samui

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"The tranquil Six Senses Samui nestles on a gently sloping headland on the northern tip of Samui Island, just 45 …"

Banyan Tree

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"Koh Samui, the paradise island famous for its inviting sapphire waters and white beaches offers a destination that combines pampering …"

Koh Samui

Fast Facts
  • Time Difference GMT +7 approx
  • Currency Thai Baht
  • Flight Time 13 hours 40 minutes from UK
  • Capital Bangkok
  • Best time to go January to April

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