Welcome to Samui - one of the most beautiful tropical holiday islands in
the world. On this website you will find everything a tourist needs to
know about Koh Samui.
Back in the 1970s, Samui was known
only to a few of the most adventurous backpackers. Nowadays, 5-star
resorts, that rival any world-class destination, occupy the prime
beachfront and cliff-top locations, bringing the jetsetter crowd to this
now well-known and easily accessible island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Chawengís main beach is five kilometers in length and is lined
with 5-star luxury resorts, boutique hotels, budget accommodation and
great oceanfront restaurants. Chaweng Beach Road is filled with
restaurants, bars, spas, shops, street stalls and mobile food vendors.
Lamai is Samuiís second most popular beach is around
four kilometers long and the waters are perfect for swimming. And just
outside of Lamai town on the ring-road is the famous Hin Ta-Hin Yai
rock formations that has dozens of small local Thai restaurants
Mae Nam is nestled on the northern shores of the island.
Maenam Beach stretches for several kilometers and overlooks the
neighbouring island of Koh Pha-Ngan. Many visitors love it for
its peacefulness, soft golden sands and wonderful views.
Nathon is the islandís main administrative centre and the
major ferry port for boats to and from the mainland.
Bo Phut is best known for Fishermanís Village. Itís a
single narrow street that still has authentic wooden houses that
Samui folk have lived in for generations. Parts of it have been
modernized but itís still awash with restaurants, bars, shops and market
Big Buddha is home to the magnificent golden Big Buddha
statue that watches over the island from the north-east corner of Ko
Samui. It is one of the first things you see as you fly into Samui
Choeng Mon lies just 15 minutes or so from the middle of
Chaweng, but it seems like worlds away. The beach is a favourite for
many locals as itís quiet, picturesque and safe for swimming most of the
In between Fishermanís Village and Big Buddha is where
youíll find Bang Rak. Thereís a few very good resorts and some
private villas for rent along the beachfront.
Taling Ngam, in the south-west part of the island, is known as
the ĎVirgin Coastí. Itís largely unspoiled with lots of secluded
bays. The west coast overlooks the famous Ďfive islandsí and some
of the closer islands of the Angthong National Marine Park.
Thong Krut is a picturesque little village. Located in the
southwest corner of the island, this is where youíll come if youíre
after a long-tail boat to take you to the nearby islands of Koh Tan
and Koh Matsum.
Hua Thanon the predominately Muslim village is home to the
descendants of some of the islandís earliest settlers. Thereís still a
thriving fishing fleet and fish market.
Whether youíre planning an action-packed holiday, or a time to unwind
with the family, this website will offer you all the information you
need to plan your perfect Samui Holiday.